Edna E. Lockwood progress continues at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Boatyard Manager Michael Gorman reports work continues on the historic restoration of 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, with each of the nine-logs making up her new hull pinned together and shipwrights moving on to fitting chunks in her bow and stern over the summer.

This past spring brought much progress to the project, with the hull flipped via crane in April and the two wing logs pinned to the rest of the assembled hull in May. In September, Edna’s topside will be moved to the new hull so shipwrights can begin to marry the two, an important step in the restoration project. New stems, hatches, and additional structure will be installed this fall, with sails to be sent out for new ones to be made.

The team is restoring CBMM’s queen of the fleet and National Historic Landmark Edna E. Lockwood by replacing her nine-log hull, in adherence to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Vessel Preservation. Shipwright apprentices working on the project are generously supported by the Seip Family Foundation and the RPM Foundation. All work takes place in full public view through 2018, when Edna will be placed on the marine railway and launched at CBMM’s OysterFest in October.

To keep up with the project, visit CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. or go to ednalockwood.org

The new hull for 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood is flipped in the boatyard of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md.