Foremast to be replaced after 18 years in service!
On Saturday, September 19th, we removed the foremast, which is scheduled for replacement this winter. The crew will be working daily from Tuesdays through Saturdays this winter in the basement of the Erie Maritime Museum on the construction of the new standing rigging for the new mast.
The new mast was made several years ago in anticipation of this project. After detecting a small amount of rot, the decision was made this summer to replace the mast now.