Members of HRIYC help the National Park Service extricate FDR's ice yacht Hawk
from the basement of the FDR library. NPS planned a major renovation of the library then and Hawk had to go - it wasn't in the plans for the redesigned museum. Before going to warehouse storage a mile away, we set it up in the Wallace Visitors Center; It was the first public display of the ice yacht in a long time.
Many thanks to Tom Smith for capturing the event on film. Photos courtesy & copyright Tom Smith.
|Basement of the FDR library. Hawk had been out of view for many years.|
|The removal team.|
|Then director Sarah Olsen hands over the tiller to then commodore Bob Wills.|
|Backbone comes out the casement window,|
|The pieces went on a 150 yard walk from Museum to Visitor Center.|
|Plank come out.|
|One of the sheer legs of this lateen rigged boat.|
|Mighty big & heavy runners on Hawk.|
|Arriving in the Wallace Visitors Center.|
|Hawk was then displayed for 2 weeks over the December holidays.|
|Starboard runner bolted on.|
|Gammon strap bolts plank & backbone together.|
|Buckhout built Hawk in 1901.|
|Beautiful velvet covered, horsehair cushions.|
|The late Bob Lawrence oversees the assembly.|
|Mostly complete, happy assembly crew.|
|FDR was vice commodore of HRIYC in 1908.|
More HERE during a later display in 2014.