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What really goes on under the shrink wrap?

Posted by Tall Ships America on April 9, 2012

Winter maintenance of a tall ship is just as important as the regular sailing season. At the end of the fall season, the ship is downrigged and covered in shrink wrap while a winter maintenance crew made up of a mix of volunteers and professional crew sand, scrape and repair throughout the cold weather.

This year, Pride of Baltimore 2 is preparing for the War of 1812 Bicentennial celebrations along the Atlantic Coast.  This video is a fascinating look at what goes on under the white wrap…


2 Responses to “What really goes on under the shrink wrap?”

  1. Lynn said

    So glad someone is recording and posting this. Most of the public do not realize the work it takes to keep these vessels sailing,

    • Erin said

      Thanks, Lynn! I thought the video was really well done and hopefully enlightened the blog readers about another aspect of tall ship life…

      Fair Winds,

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