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.
What we found was that despite chilly temperatures, workers charged with repairing the damaged hull of the Friendship of Salem were still plugging away at Derby Wharf earlier this week.
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.