Dana Hewson, vice president for Watercraft Preservation and Programs at Mystic Seaport; Quentin Snediker, director of the Museum's Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard; and Kip Files, captain of the Charles W. Morgan, will team up in this special presentation before the Morgan departs in May.
But tropical humidity and termites have damaged the 'Pilar', a two-engined Wheeler Playmate, and canvas on the cabin top needs replacing, said Dana Hewson, a watercraft preservation specialist. Hewson, senior curator at Mystic Seaport, a shipping museum in Connecticut, said "I was asked to participate in the project because the museum and myself have a lot of experience working with traditional boats that are either restored and exhibited in the water or restored and exhibited on land as Pilar is on land."
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