We all know the much-loved Wavertree has been undergoing a massive restoration at Caddell’s Dry Dock and Repair for the past year or so. If that wasn’t exciting enough, we now hear that Wavertree is being restored to sailing condition!
Newsday: “It started out as a stabilization but we turned this into something much larger,” [said Capt. Jonathan Boulware]. “We have taken the ship completely apart — rigging down, masts out, the poop deck off. We’ve replaced the main deck, the ’tween deck, reballasted the ship. There’s nothing in the ship that will not have been touched.
“She will sail again” in New York Harbor, Boulware said, although it will be at least several years.”
Wavertree is anticipated to return to South Street Seaport in late September of this year. Somewhat bittersweet, as her return will mean saying goodbye to Peking – which will leave New York harbor for good.
Read more from Newsday here…
posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee