Floating fleet workshop completed

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Shipyard Manager Christian Cabral reports that CBMM shipwrights and apprentices have completed the construction of a new floating feet workshop. This new timber frame structure will serve as a dedicated workspace for CBMM’s four apprentices, for maintenance work on the floating fleet, and as the home base for the keel up restoration the 1912 river tug Delaware.

Over the summer staff members will begin construction of a pavilion that will house Delaware and provide a living exhibit as the restoration continues. Their goal is to erect this structure, also a timber frame construction, in August.

In tandem with the new building’s assembly, CBMM apprentices and shipwrights will also begin to shape Delaware’s now freshly milled keel, providing the backbone for the tug’s restoration.