The first step is to break up the old, damaged frame and remove it in pieces. Then, the screws holding the planks to it can be backed out.
|New frame fastened in place. Next old frame forward has been removed.|
|A white oak strip gets steamed.|
|Frame bending jig with frame just removed.|
|Two frames in place. The upper one has been clamped for screwing.|
|Screws in place, mostly in newly drilled holes.|
Meanwhile, Dockmaster George was finishing cleanup chores from last weekend's Old City Seaport Festival. Among many tasks, the cannons used in the pirate battles needed their barrels cleaned out and oiled.
|Multi-talented George cleans a cannon barrel.|