Friendship of Salem Restoration Moving Along
The Friendship of Salem will remain docked at Derby Wharf for at least another year.
Every week, we set out to answer a question sent in by one of our readers as part of our You Ask...Patch Answers column.
Earlier this week, we received an email from a city resident who was curious about how the Friendship of Salem restoration effort was going.
The painstaking process of gluing together damaged sections of the ship's hull has officials with the Salem Maritime Historic Site telling visitors that the ship probably won't set sail again until 2014.
"We're coming to grips with the fact that we won't be sailing at all this year," Friendship mate John Newman said Tuesday afternoon. "The only reason we'll take her out this year is if we take her somewhere for more maintenance."
Check out the photos attached to the post for a closer look at recent progress on Salem's well-known historic tall ship.