Sunday, March 27, 2011


This morning we heard a lecture from Captain Rybka about the history of the Niagara after the war, which is something we rarely talk about. It is really a depressing story about bureaucracy and poor planning with a helping of cautionary tale for not caring for important pieces of our history. The boat was left to rot, rebuilt and left to rot more times than is remotely fair, but that is the way of our culture it seems. We sometimes fail to remember how important things are till they're already ruined.

Afterwards, there was more work on the galley, and work getting the boat prepped for uprig. We've been getting the yards ready to send aloft and coiled the anchor rodes in their home. Stays are being tarred and seized as needed. We're getting ready to really start things up; less than a month till the sailing season starts.

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