Pilots hard at work, despite the damp weather!
Get any of those spring projects done this weekend? We did!
This past weekend, May 9th & 10th, was the 73rd Pilot Weekend at Mystic Seaport. Mystic Seaport Pilots are special Museum volunteers who devote an on-site weekend of service twice a year. These dedicated folk come from all over the country to roll up their sleeves and work side by side with Museum staff on a variety of projects.
What did 75 Pilots accomplish this weekend?
They spread one ton of mulch on our peerless gardens
They created one new garden
They planted 45 plants
They dug 22 plants for replanting
They built three floats
They launched eight boats
They deployed 25 fenders
They scraped eight davits from the Charles W. Morgan
They sorted and cataloged 900 rowing magazines
They made four muslin patterns from 1871 pattern books, to be used in the creation of role player costumes
They rehoused 2100 Rosenfeld images
They scraped 50% of the bulwarks on the Charles W. Morgan
They created three rope fenders
They serviced two antique engines were serviced
They scrubbed the decks of five small craft
President Steve White and his wife, Maggie, joined the 75 Pilots who spent a weekend doing service projects for Mystic Seaport.
Scrubbing the decks
Recognize this Shipyard volunteer? It’s former Museum President Doug Teeson, an active Museum volunteer and member of the Pilots.
This hearty crew built three floating docks last weekend!
Supervisor of Grounds Kara Franco and her helpful garden crew.
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Our Fall Pilots’ Weekend is October 17-18 and we’d love to have you be part of the crew! To join in the fun, go to http://www.mysticseaport.org/pilotprogram
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
And to all our Pilots, a simple thank you just isn’t enough for all you do. We are so deeply grateful for your continued service and hands-on commitment to your Museum.