I've previously posted a bit about history of Hawk HERE.
|Boat parts, brought out of warehouse storage at the FDR Historic Site.|
|Rudder post and stern runner. Finely crafted by George Buckhout, of Poughkeepsie.|
|Many hands make light work, especially when most of the backs out there are over 50...|
|28' backbone was brought to the visitors center on top of a pickup; very carefully tied down.|
It travelled all of 1.5 miles from nearby NPS storage warehouse.
|Installing the rudder.|
|Challenge pennants from the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club.|
|Hat's off to FDR, and his support of Ice Yachting!|
|Sheer legs could only be raised about 80% of the way. Ceilings aren't high enough in the Visitors Center.|
|Not all parts exist; diamond stays will need to be made.|