04/22/20 - In the Yard

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 just in time for high tide, when a skilled and determined team maneuvered her onto her blocks and brought her safely to shore.

We said good-bye for now (and a big thank you!) to some of our crew members, who have returned home to hug their families and take a nice hot shower. The rest of the team will stay with Roseway in Gloucester and practice social distancing to keep themselves and their neighbors safe.

In the coming weeks, our remaining crew members will treat Roseway to some much-needed TLC. They plan to replace the cutlass bearing and generators and install a new waste tank, among numerous smaller projects. Please let us know if you are interested in supporting any of these projects from afar!

Today we received some great news: members of the U.S. Coast Guard gave Roseway a clean bill of health at her yearly check-in. Their approval means that we're on track to complete our repairs in time for Roseway's projected splash date of May 11.

Stay tuned for more updates from the yard, right here in our Ship's Log!