The Point Ruston Ferry was taken down to the dry-dock facility at Vigor Marine yesterday. While at dry-dock she’ll undergo routine maintenance and inspections, including a complete hull cleaning and survey (to check for any weak areas or stress points), as well as receive a beautiful new coat of paint. Following the deep-clean, we are very excited to then be taking her up to Seattle a few weeks in August, where she’ll be moored at the Historic Ships Wharf at Lake Union Park between August 9th – 19th. While there we’ll be hosting a series of open houses and other events that will be announced on our website in the near future. Hopefully our local Ruston friends can make a day trip up to Seattle to check out her temporary digs – and if anyone hasn’t been to Lake Union Park it’s well worth the visit. The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), Center for Wooden Boats and the Northwest Marine Center are all located at the park, so it’s a very cool location. Here’s a link to an article on the park that also has some great photos of the other historic vessels that will be keeping the Point Ruston company while she’s in Seattle: http://seattletimes.com/html/
Loren M. Cohen
Manager of Legal Affairs
MC Construction Consultants, Inc.