Kitsap Maritime Newsletter December 2016
Hello Fellow Tall Ship Admirers,
We are sending this to let you know how the Tall Ship Fiddlers Dream restoration is progressing. It has been a very busy year for everyone involved with this great project. Just to inform you about where we started and where we are today, here are some dates of achievement.
January 2014 – Ownership of Fiddlers Dream was donated to Kitsap Maritime
July 2014 – Completed the down rigging and required hull repairs
January 2015 – Removed all of the non-serviceable items from the ship such as furniture,
plumbing and decking (which we found to be rotten in some areas)
March 2015 – Started replacing the deck beams and placing sub deck
March 2016 – Completed installation of the new sub decking
July 2016 – Installed the framework for a new chart house
August 2016 – Did a lot of sanding and preserving in preparation for the deck planking
October 2016 – Completed installation of the King Planks (center)
November 2016 – In progress of completing the cover boards (sides) and then start installing the deck planking in December
It has definitely been a busy time for us and the restoration is turning out to be quite complicated to meet all of the Coast Guard requirements. Our crew of experienced shipwrights and volunteers has had a challenge through this project and there are more ahead.
We recently have been blessed with new volunteers
And they are hard at work under the guidance of our
This picture shows our crew installing the
covering boards in November.
Work parties are available during the week
or on weekends. If you would like to join in
contact us at 360-633-7421 or send us an
email at email@example.com or look us
up on our web site www.kitsapmaritime.org.
We need to raise $200,000 to complete the
restoration of Fiddlers Dream. Our goal is to
be complete by June 2017. Please consider
helping us raise the funds necessary.
We appreciate all of the support we have received from our donators of time and money. We have recently added new ways to help us finish our restoration. One is through Amazon Smile. If you want to order something through Amazon, go to www.smile.amazon.com and choose Kitsap Maritime as your charity of choice. Then order what you want and 5% will go to Kitsap Maritime at no additional cost to you. It’s a great program and we hope you take advantage of it.
We are pleased to announce that we are now offering memberships into Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation. There are different levels that offer discounts and other items for being a member. Here is what is available:
Sailor – As a member you will receive a membership card and $5 off any tour or sailing excursion offered by Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation. $40.00 per year
Family Sailors – Membership cards for everyone in the family and $5.00 off each family member for tours and sailing excursions. $75.00 per year
Engineer – As an engineer you will receive a membership card and $10.00 off any sailing excursion offered by Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation. $100.00 per year
Family Engineers – Membership cards for everyone in the family and $10 off each family member for any sailing excursions. $190.00 per year
Deputy Captain – As a Deputy Captain you will receive a membership card and $15 off any sailing excursion offered by Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation. You will also be able to be “at the Helm” of the Fiddlers Dream under the guidance of the Captain on any scheduled sailing excursion. $250.00 per year
Director’s Circle – This is an individual life time membership which entitles you to $50 off any sailing excursion as well as a membership card. Also, your name will be added to the Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation Lifetime Membership Board and permanently displayed in the office. $750
Patron of Tall Ship Fiddlers Dream – This membership entitles you to everything in the Director’s Circle membership plus one free sailing excursion a year. Also you will receive a commemorative plaque with Purple Heart Wood (used on Fiddlers Dream) honoring your dedication to preserving Tall Ships. $1,500
At this time we are offering these memberships for a 2 year period. This means it will start on January 1, 2017 and end December 31, 2018. As a member you will also receive the newsletters and other information keeping you informed of what your organization is doing.
Come and visit us and see our progress and learn about our plans for the education program and sailing excursions. Enclosed is an envelope to return your donation or go to our website www.kitsapmaritime.org.
Chairman of the Board