Every year in January there is a work weekend for the long Martin Luther King weekend. Crew members will come from far and wide; Ohio, Virginia and New York to name a few. It's a chance to spend some time on the ship with your fellow volunteer crewmates and to get a lot of work done. We have an exciting and busy year coming up in 2016 with trips to Norfolk and New York. There's lots of preparation to be done to make sure the ship is ready for the busy sailing season ahead.
There is always a long list of things to do. These are a few of the things that were checked off the list this weekend: two fire hydrant valves that had been leaking were overhauled, the engine relief valves were overhauled and checked for regular inspection, the deck on the generator level in the engine room was scrubbed, ground smooth and primed, two water tight doors were chalked tested, the steam trap in the Modine heater in the engine room was overhauled, the refurbishment of the Engine Room head was completed and the work on the shower started, and one of the life boats was moved to the shed to have some work done. As I said, these are just a few of the things that got done.
There are always some crew members on board on regular Wednesday and Saturday workdays. The work weekends are bit more special because we have more crew members and tackle some bigger jobs. There is always something to do. If you don’t know how to do it, there someone to show you how to it. It's also good to spend some time with good friends after a hard days work. If you think you might be interested in coming down to Canton to be a part of this wonderful living history Museum just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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