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1 November-31 December 2012

posted Jan 3, 2013, 9:09 PM by Ling Ong
The various projects we are working on continue as time permits. The wooden rails and stairs are being refurbished. Steering gear has been painted. The pump system and rewiring completions awaiting parts and time to finish the  work. The new gangway is ready to be installed as soon as a new platform is fabricated. There is a lot to be painted to arrest rust.
The project to review pictures from the internal survey and create narratives to aid in repair and preservation work is moving forward. This will take us a long way toward getting  focused on drydock work.
We celebrated the 134th birthday of Falls of Clyde at our annual meeting on 16 December (her actual birthday was 12 December). Dr. Hans Van Tilburg entertained attendees with a talk on the historic voyage of the replica Chinese junk Princess Taiping.
As we end 2012, Friends of Falls of Clyde wishes all of those following our work a very Happy New Year. In 2013 we will be recoating our main and poop decks to prevent leakage as well as completing the projects we started in 2012. Of course, we continue to work towards getting Falls into drydock and kicking off a capital campaign once the drydocking is scheduled.