Heavy Lifting

Ernestina-Morrissey’s bow, fore-deck and stem were renewed during the 2008-2009 work funded by a grant from the National Park Service’s Save America’s Treasures Program matched by Massachusetts DCR and private donors.  That work must be supported during this project’s keel work.

An I-beam was inserted through the forepeak.

The I-beam is supported on either side by another beam with a jack for leveling.

This photo was in July taken before the I-beam was inserted. It clearly shows the new stem from 2008-2009.

You can just see the I-beam just aft of the stem at the very top of the photo.

Here is the new 2008-2009 foredeck being put to good use. The covers are off the hatches to allow good ventilation in the bow area.

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