On Thursday, March 2nd, members of the Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights got an opportunity to tour the facility where all the big stuff belonging to the San Francisco Maritime National Park are stored. The trip was set up and organized by Paul Reck and R. Karnell of the Park Service, who gave the tour.
This was a rare and unique opportunity to see what’s stored away in the enormous San Leandro warehouse. Some of it was there in preparation for use at Hyde Street Pier, like the C.A. Thayer’s and Balclutha’s spars. Other items were there waiting for restoration. Other’s still were just being stored there to protect them from deterioration, in the hopes that they will be displayed or worked on at some time in the future.
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Due to the temporary closure of the Eureka, the Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights meeting was scheduled to meet in a conference room located under the bleachers, next to the Bathhouse building. But it seems that this is one of those busy months where everyone has commitments every which way, so there will be no May meeting. The June meeting will take place as scheduled on Saturday, June 21st, at 9:30pm under the bleachers (sounds so clandestine). Hopefully, the group will be back home aboard the Eureka some time in August, when repairs are scheduled to be complete.
Hello to any visitors who arrive here wondering where the content is!
Well, I just started constructing this blog for the Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights and, honestly, they don’t even know about it yet. So, please be patient.
Last week I was on the phone with our lead volunteer and de facto president Paul Reck. We were discussing the membership roster which nobody seems to be currently maintaining since our organization is primarily lacking… well, organization. I suggested that maybe we just need to put together a blog site to make people aware of our group and to promote ship modeling. Plus, we can use it as a central location to post important internal information. He suggested I put something together and present it to the club. The result is what you see here.
Clearly, this is not a complete site, but the structure is now in place. I’ll populate it will a small amount of content to get started and we’ll see what the club members think. If people like it, we’ll start using it and hopefully it will help us get organized.