Splish Splash!

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 the ship doesn't get stuck in the mud as the railways dip her back in the water. It was a successful morning, and we are so grateful for the flexibility of the GMR crew in the logistics involved in getting our girl floating. 

Roseway will remain alongside the dock at GMR for approximately a week so that the wood can re-swell and we can ensure that the shaft is properly realigned before she gets underway for Boston. Within the next week, our engineer will also do some wiring and plumbing work to ensure the crew is set up with the essentials when the ship returns to her home port. 

While World Ocean School will continue to dedicate the next few weeks to historic preservation of our beloved National Historic Landmark, we would like to recognize all the important, meticulous work that our small crew has made up to this point in our 2019 maintenance period. Captain Flansburg, Sarah, Tucker, Nick, and Patrick have completed an incredible number of important projects in a short period of time. We are so grateful to have had such a skilled and dedicated group onboard in the midst of this pandemic season. Thank you!

Take a look at some photos from yesterday's splash, and continue to check our Ship's Logs often for more updates on all things Roseway and World Ocean School.