October 11th Photos Page

Onboard again this Saturday to work and also to attend a dedication ceremony for a memorial plaque honoring fellow volunteers who have died.  It was a beautiful day weather wise and we had eight members of the Brass Team onboard.  Projects worked on today included finishing up the detailing in Turret #2, polishing the Windlass Wheels and Capstans on the Forecastle, and of course a few more portholes.  By next Saturday, if the weather cooperates, I will be done with all the main deck portholes.  That's about it for this trip, the Saturday Gang had a good turnout and we got a lot accomplished.  A few few photos from today's visit are below.

 

October 11th Photo #1
Crowd gathered on the Forecastle for the Dedication Service.

October 11th Photo #2

Podium setup under the guns of Turret #1.
October 11th Photo #3
Crowd mingling following the ceremony.
October 11th Photo #4
Plague which will be on permanent display outside the CPO's Mess on Deck 2.
October 11th Photo #5
Refreshments were served following the ceremony.
October 11th Photo #6
Members of the Brass Team shining up the brass wheels
 that control the Windlass Motors one deck below.
October 11th Photo #7
More work on the wheels with the Philadelphia skyline in the background.
October 11th Photo #8
Brass Team taking time out for a "Photo Op" on the Forecastle.
October 11th Photo #9
The final product of a days effort, standing tall & ready for inspection!
October 11th Photo #10
Another shot of the wheels and ships superstructure.
October 11th Photo #11
All the tours have left, the decks are empty,
time to call it a day and head home to Virginia!
 

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