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43626Re: 1812 Re: USF Constitution

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  • Robert White
    Mar 31, 2011
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      There were indeed some major renovations. Brand spanking new spar deck and
      recanted which required the replacement of all of the braces underneath.
      Additionally the gunnel in most areas was reduced by over a foot. It appears
      that in an earlier renovation instead of relying upon the original plans the
      renovators at the time worked off of pictures and the gunnel looked to be about
      13 inches taller. Unfortunately the 13 inches were nothing more than canvas
      where the sailors would air their hammocks and other gear. She is getting close
      to being finished with this fit out. Note the prior renovators were not the
      historical group stationed in Boston which does all work on her now. Bob White

      From: whittakermp <whittakermp@...>
      To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thu, March 31, 2011 9:11:36 AM
      Subject: 1812 Re: USF Constitution

      Roger that Vic. She's grand. I have an "official certificate" from the time a
      few years ago when the United Train of Artillery was invited to fire the salute
      from her at her annual turning. I look forward to seeing the restored


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