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1 Presented by Captain Bill Hamilton Friends of the Governor Stone, Inc.

2 Restoring the Governor Stone A National Historic Landmark Vessel The Governor Stone is displayed, owned, maintained and preserved by the Friends of the Governor Stone, Inc. Preserving the vessel has unique challenges because it is a working, sailing, on-the water historical artifact. The Governor Stone is continuously exposed to the elements; wind, sun, rain and corrosive salt water and requires continuous maintenance to preserve the condition of the vessel. In spite of the best efforts of the organization some aspects of the vessel have deteriorated to the point where immediate repairs are necessary

3 The keel, laid 135 years ago is original to the Governor Stone. Inspections have revealed areas of deterioration and damage from ship worms in the interior wet surface of the centerboard slot. The vessel has a significant leak when the vessel is underway where it was bored for the engine shaft. Restoring the Governor Stone A National Historic Landmark Vessel If deterioration continues the keel could weaken to the point where it is broken by loads generated by the engine, driveshaft, masts or lateral forces on the large centerboard. Should this happen it would be unlikely the vessel could be made seaworthy again.

4 Restoring the Governor Stone A National Historic Landmark Vessel Planks covered by the rub rails and at the water line on both sides of the vessel show significant deterioration. Temporary repairs have been made to the chain plates that mount the bowsprit. All four chain-plates are at risk of failure and need to repaired when the rub-rails and planking are replaced.

5 The rigging installed in early 90’s is reaching the end of its useful life and metal shackles and other fittings detract from the appearance and historical accuracy of the vessel. Modern materials of historically accurate appearance are available and will be used for the restoration. Restoring the Governor Stone A National Historic Landmark Vessel

6 The current sails, sail covers and protective hatch covers are badly deteriorated. They are stained, have been patched and there are numerous worn areas where pin hole light shows through The forward sails, the club foot staysail and the jib, are not the proper size or design for the vessel Restoring the Governor Stone A National Historic Landmark Vessel New materials make it possible to acquire sails that are strong, long wearing, stain and mould resistant modern material that will look and feel in every respect to be vintage material.

7 The cabin, steering box and freight hatch covers of the vessel are deteriorated and in immediate need of replacement. These structures leak, allowing a significant amount of fresh water to accumulate in the bilge. Fresh water contributes to the growth of organisms that are damaging the keel (rot). Restoring the Governor Stone A National Historic Landmark Vessel

8 The cabin, and to a lesser extent the steering box and freight hatch covers are not of original design and do not accurately portray details of period shallow draft coastal freighters. Since the structures need to be replaced our objective is to replace them with period appropriate structures built to restoration standards. Restoring the Governor Stone A National Historic Landmark Vessel

9 Replacement of lifelines with USCG approved, removable lifelines and stanchions which would improve safety while sailing and when removed would not detract from the historical appearance of the vessel. Estimate $6,000 Restoring the Governor Stone A National Historic Landmark Vessel Replace the engine with a modern diesel equivalent that would meet emission standards, be quieter, more compact and a longer term solution. Estimate $20,000.

10 Restoring the Governor Stone A National Historic Landmark Vessel GrantCashIn-KindTotal 1Repair Weakened Original Keel$12,360$14,470$26,830 2Repair Deteriorating Hull Planking$8,550$2,767$11,317 3Replace Deteriorated Rigging with Historical$13,910$2,420$16,330 4Replace Deteriorated Sails with Historical$14,000$1,100$15,100 5Restore Deck Components to Historic Appearance$1,180$8,372$3,612$13,164 6Project Management and Administration$4,137$13,503$17,640 Total$50,000$12,509$37,872$100,381

11 Restoring the Governor Stone A National Historic Landmark Vessel Grant Removable Stanchions$6,000 Engine Replacement$20,000 Replacement of Funds to Operating Budget$12,500 Total$38,500

12 Friends of the Governor Stone, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Friends of the Governor Stone, Inc. is a non- profit organization that serves as a steward of the public’s interest in the schooner Governor Stone. Our mission is to present, protect, preserve and restore the Governor Stone.


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