How Time Flies…

It’s hard to believe that a week has gone by since the start of the photographic hull survey. The work has been hot and tiring, but fun and quite interesting. I’ve learned quite a bit as well.

Anyway, here are some photos of what’s been happening on board the ship!

We were fortunate to have welding and riveting expert Vern Mesler stop by.

Vern and Chris Jannini looking at rivets at the stern of the ship:

Vern and Chris looking at rivets

Vern and his wife Nan Jackson examine the aftpeak area:

Nan and Vern aftpeak

Chris was right! The lower part of the jigger mast is wood. Curious!

lower part of jigger

Numbers and letters (big mahalo to Alvin) for labeling frames and strakes:

numbers and letters

Strainer design:

strainer suction line

Volunteers in safety gear in lazarette:

volunteers safety gear

Mossend stamp:

Mossend stamp knee

Robert Jamieson and volunteers dealing with a hose connected to one of the submersible pumps:

dealing with hose

Geologic features in a ship! Ripple marks in the sediment in the aftpeak:

ripple marks

Dr. Lloyd Hihara from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa/Hawaii Corrosion Lab visited the ship. Chris, Dr. Hihara, and Vern looking at the hull:

discussing corrosion

Some of Robert Jamieson’s wonderful drawings of the ship:


More work on the pumping system:

suction work

Chris in the forepeak:

Chris forepeak

Hole in the collision bulkhead leading to the chain locker:

hole in bulkhead

The lower set of bow ports:

lower bow ports

I was very glad that I had the opportunity to climb down into the forepeak to have a closer look at the condition of the hull there.

Hole in the bulkhead between the pump room and port tank #1:

hole in OT bulkhead

Chris labeling the frames and strakes in the pump room:

labeling pump room

Finally, a couple of photos taken this morning to remind me that there is a bright world beyond the rusty hull…

I was surprised and delighted to see dolphins in the harbor! Unfortunately, the photo isn’t very good because they had gone past the ship by the time I got my camera. You can just make them out in the area between the coconut tree trunks and the building.


Perched on one of the lines on the ship, a young sparrow begging for food from its mother:

young sparrow and mother


One comment on “How Time Flies…

  1. starbuck5250 says:

    I love all the photos; finishing up with the local animal life is inspired. But the drawings just call to me. Good work all! It must be ridiculously hot in the hold.

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