ship is back over at New Bedford State Pier and has the masts,
bowsprit and main boom lowered into place during the morning.
It happens quickly and Ernestina begins to look like a sailing
lays alongside without masts ready for the crane to arrive.
The sling is
placed prior to lifting the mast vertical and into position
over the ship.
coins with a 1994 silver dollar from the last time the masts
were out and the installation of the foremast new.
coins to go under the heel. There is an 1894 silver dollar.
slides into place to rest against the sampson post.
Company raises the mast.
goes in with Fred Sterner orienting the tenon to set down
correctly in the step eleven feel below on top of the keelson.
Once the mast
is in the crew run the lanyards that are used to adjust tension
on the shrouds.
Chief Mate Jed
Deering organized the rigging and the crew for the operation.