For the past four decades, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD has been maintaining and restoring the historic 1889 bugeye, Edna E. Lockwood. September 20, 2017 was a banner headline day in that process. Edna's hull, which was restored at the museum in the late 1970s, was taken off her original 128-year-old bottom and put atop a new bottom built by shipwrights at the museum. The old bottom will be on permanent display at the museum. Edna's restoration will continue until the fall of 2018 when she will set sail again during Oysterfest.
Video by Sandy Cannon-Brown