Posted by Carolina Salguero
This post is still under construction. Some more photos coming soon!
Looking something up in our files, I happened upon an old photo of the MARY WHALEN's bow as it looked before her haul out by GMD in January-February 2007, when this blog began. The photo of her bow looking so nasty really drove home how much work has been done around here. So for encouragement's sake, here is a series of before-and-after photos.
|Fall 2006, before shipyard. Note that the anchor cannot be raised and is tied off with a line, and many fenders have been burned off leaving her bow snaggle-toothed with weldments. Weldments are not a Altoid product, they are the vestiges of where things were once welded.|
|2007 after shipyard. The spirket place (Charlie Deroko introduced me to that term) was repainted white based on old photos of the tanker. Charlie even forwarded a poem using the term spirket.|
|2005 before purchase, she was literally in the weeds in Erie Basin. The eagle on the front of the house is not original. That was a gift to Hughes Brothers and they removed it and kept it before selling the boat.|
|2008, after most of the house was repainted|
|Main deck and boom, 2005 before purchase. In the midst of all that deck clutter was a marine toilet, possibly one removed from the boat. Lying on deck to the right of the photo is a spud that is for sale at time of writing.|
|2011 Main deck and boom in final stages of refurbishing said post as reported in blog post about shipwork and pizza|
|2006 Captain's Cabin|
|2008 Captain's Cabin|
|wheelhouse before purchase 2005|
|1/12/2008 First time her house lights were working since acquisition. Thank you Ed Fanuzzi for that work!|