A huge shout-out to Quantum Sails for the donation of a set of custom net sails for the O’Day Mariner in the Ship Shapes Exhibit. Made from an open weave fabric, the intent is to let the wind blow through the sails so we can leave them up at all times. Kids are going to have a blast climbing around on this boat and pulling on the “strings” to set off on imaginary adventures!
Volunteer shipwrights from the Maritime Heritage Alliance are building a facsimile of a Mackinaw boat on the ship shape exhibit deck next to a fully rigged modern fiberglass O’day Mariner sloop.
Eventually the exhibit will include some graphic that tell the story of the evolution of water transportation.
Kids are going to have a lot of fun here. And I expect adults will, too!
At a TC Ticker recess event on July 13, the new name for the dock formerly known as “Coal” was unveiled. In order to connect the programs and activities currently being offered at the Discovery Center, the new name will be Discovery Pier. (Photo courtesy of the TC Ticker.)
To see more check out the Ticker article.