Is the key to this adventure lost?
…Or, waiting to be found?
You be the judge.
Long ago, meals were prepared here for seaworthy men who ventured far from port.
Ready to put backs into grueling labor required for
hauling in up to 2,000 salmon at a time.
Now, a lonely pencil occupies the galley.
Awaiting the hand of
shipwright, Nate Slater, who dreams of
adventures to come.
He puts graphite to paper-
charting the course that will resurrect
a hull that seems forgone to adventure…
But, rotting away is not an option.
A small team of weekend woodworking warriors
return to the Harbor History Museum
in Gig Harbor, Washington every Saturday
to pursue their own unusual experience…
an enterprise fraught with physical work…
the restoration of
Decayed Douglas Fir is removed and replaced by
new, hand-crafted planking.
Displays around the vessel reveal the
agony of extracting and replacing ancient nails and plugs.
Submerged under layers of peeling paint,
and behind flaking layers of rust…
Men and women who dare to dream of adventure
still can see
once again on the waters of the Puget Sound.
Think about future adventures aboard The Shenandoah…
Can you imagine-
What will they be?
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