Ernestina Will be on the Railway a Few More Days.

Ernestina was moved down the railway to wet her bottom today.  This accomplishes two things.  The planks of the hull can soak and swell after spending 4 months dry and it can be determined if there are any places where the caulking needs to be replaced.

Ernestina slid down the rail just enough to get the bottom wet without lifting off the blocking on the railway.  After a few hours she will be hauled back up.  With the Columbus Holiday the earliest they will move her is next Tuesday.

Behind Ernestina you can see Friendship of Salem arriving. She’s next on the railway.