Project update, dated
February 6, 2019 12:55 p.m. Eastern
Hello Bob-Lo fans!
There have been a lot of requests for an
update, so here we go.....
Right now it is all about protecting the
ship through the winter season. After 2
years of waiting, we were finally able
to dredge the river where we are. This
allowed us to move the boat much closer
to the shore (approximately 28 ft from
shore). We also moved her forward about
80 ft allowing boaters easier access to
the marina entrance. With the ship
secure to shore, we placed 3 large
piling clusters at the bow of the ship
to block ice and protect her hull.
The ship being closer to the shore will
be a huge help to the crews this spring
when we plan to aggressively start the
restoration process again.
As many of you may have seen, the ship
has a fresh coat of paint! We want you
to know that this is a white primer
designed to preserve any remaining good
steel. It also makes the ship’s
presentation much better for the public
in the meantime. She will, however,
receive a final paint job later in the
We look forward to seeing everyone out
on the river this spring / summer! Thank
you all for your ongoing support! We
love and appreciate all our