What’s Old is New Again
The lead ballast removed from Ernestina-Morrissey last summer has returned to Boothbay Harbor Shipyard.
As the lead was removed from the bilges it was stacked on pallets.
The plans for the present rehabilitation include a keel with external ballast.
The wood keel on the ship is being removed. Judging from the type of wood, identified as pine from Portugal, the keel was replaced during the reconstruction in Cape Verde. The wooden parts of the new keel will be made of the Danish oak now curing in the sheds of the shipyard.
The pallets of lead were delivered to the foundry where the lead was recast. The external ballast sections were delivered to the shipyard recently.
It is exciting to know that the dismantling of the ship is well underway and the restoration is beginning! Check back often for the latest news!