The 1885 ship WAVERTREE, the crown jewel of the South Street Seaport Museum's fleet, left for the shipyard on May 21st to undergo a massive New York City funded stabilization and restoration project. W is leading the $9 million plus stabilization and restoration project, the largest of its kind undertaken in the USA in recent history. W attended the sendoff for the ship (on the right in the photo above) as it left the South Street Seaport for Caddell Drydock and Repair in Staten Island, where the ship will be preserved and re-rigged. The WAVERTREE will return to the South Street Seaport in 2016. The restoration of the historic ship is a key part of the South Street Seaport Museum's plan to revitalize the lower Manhattan waterfront and highlight the meaningful historic connections of this important part of New York.
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