Friday, February 24, 2012

Moving Ahead with the Eleanor

Last night, the Board of Directors of the Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration and Sailing Society held their monthly meeting. Now that the historic Hudson River sloop Eleanor is housed at the former L&B building, one of the principal topics on the agenda was establishing a work schedule for the restoration. For those curious about this project and interested in getting involved, your opportunity begins in March.

  • Saturdays in March  Beginning on Saturday, March 3, and for the next two Saturdays (March 10 and March 17), ship restorer Casson Kennedy will be working to document the boat by creating a "lines drawing." The work of "taking the lines" will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 3:30 p.m., at which time Kennedy will explain the process and the progress of the day and answer questions. People are welcome to come by at any time to observe the work going on. On the fourth Saturday, March 24, the Society is planning an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for people to stop in and check on the Eleanor's progress.  
  • Wednesdays in March  Wednesday evenings--March 7, 14, and 21--are opportunities for volunteers to roll up their sleeves and get to work on the Eleanor by scraping paint. Volunteers are asked to bring their own equipment: protective goggles, work gloves, a dust mask or respirator, and a paint scraper. The work sessions begin at 5 p.m. and continue until 8 p.m. 

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