was onboard again this past Saturday working and taking photos. I
spent the day with Bruce and the Brass Team polishing brass from the O5
level Control Station located in front of the ships main Fire Control
Station. There is brass everywhere on the ship and the effort to
polish all of it is a tall order. I've finally decided to go out and
buy myself a new digital camera and quit relying on the old one time use
cameras to take photos. Hope to have it by the time I go up to New
Jersey next Saturday, we should see a big difference in the quality of photos then.
a briefing Saturday morning by the ship's Executive Officer two things of
interest were put out to all volunteers onboard. One is that
the ship is scheduled to be moved to her final berth on Monday September
3, 2001. The second is that volunteers who have worked helping to
restore the ship over the last 7 months or so will be permitted to Man the
Rails during the move, that's going to be an awesome experience!
here are the photos from Saturday, not as nice as I would like them to
be though. As always there were lots of volunteers
onboard doing what needs to be done to be ready for the move in just 2
weeks. Time is running out to come down and volunteer your services,
there's still lots to do believe me, hope to see you onboard soon!