Ship's Log

Updates from World Ocean School aboard Schooner Roseway

Transitioning into the Final Stages of Yard

Gloucester Marine Railways

Friday, May 29, 2020 Roseway has been docked alongside at GMR since her splash on Thursday. GMR's crew has worked on realigning the shaft after several days of letting the wood re-swell, the crew are deep cleaning the starboard side of the Engine Room and giving the generat…

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Splish Splash!

Gloucester Marine Railways

Friday, May 22, 2020  Yesterday morning, the Roseway crew and GMR crew splashed the ship into Gloucester Harbor on the 11:27am high tide. Splashing Roseway is a slow and steady process, and it is essential to do so with enough water under the hull to ensure t…

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Making Good Headway on Multiple Projects

Gloucester Marine Railways

Monday, May 18, 2020  While it is critical for Roseway to haul out each year to work on seams, one of our biggest projects this yard (that we haven't posted updates on in awhile!) is her shaft realignment and propellor servicing project—a project that can only take pl…

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05/12/20 - A New Splash Date...and New Generators!

Gloucester Marine Railways

Roseway's anticipated splash date has passed, but we are grateful for GMR's flexibility to splash us in the next few weeks. Though we did not expect this change of plans, there is still plenty of good work and exciting upgrades taking place onboard before she floats...includ…

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05/08/20 - Flexibility is Key

Gloucester Marine Railways

While we've seen tremendous progress in yard thus far, our small but mighty team has been reduced due to a local need for skilled marine workers. Some of the GMR crew's efforts have been rerouted to a barge that ran aground just south of Boston. This rerouting of human power has …

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05/05/20 - Momentum Continues on Cabin Top Project

Gloucester Marine Railways

Significant progress has been made on Roseway's cabin top rebuild over the last few days. Once the old cabin top was removed, it was sanded and cleaned to prepare for many layers of new material. A layer of resin, a matt of fiberglass, and another layer of resin were to…

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05/01/20 - Making Good Progress in Yard!

Gloucester Marine Railways

Roseway's small but mighty team has made significant progress over the last few days in yard. We last posted that several deck planks near the lazarette were going to be replaced. Take a look at the quarter deck now! You can get a peak into Roseway's empty lazarette...then g…

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04/27/20 - Cutlass bearings, waste tanks, and deck planks, oh my!

Gloucester Marine Railways

Realigning the propeller shaft is a multi-step process that includes disassembling multiple bearings that support the shaft as it rotates. Part of this project includes removing and replacing Roseway's cutlass bearing, the forwardmost bearing that supports the shaft through …

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04/22/20 - In the Yard

Gloucester, Massachusetts

All Hands on Deck

The Roseway crew helped pull off a spectacular feat on Monday morning: hauling the ship out of the water and into the yard at Gloucester Marine Railway! Our beloved 137-foot Schooner Roseway needs all the help she can get to make it on land. Our crew lined her up …

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04/14/20 - Underway for Gloucester!

After several days at a secure anchorage in the Chesapeake to avoid high winds, Roseway is once again underway for Gloucester. It was a well-deserved respite for the crew, but they were anxious to get back into their routine and wrap up the final leg of this voyage.&nbs…

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