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Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 Restoration Update:

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Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 Restoration Update:

Posted on February 16, 2012

The owner reports that as of mid-February, LV-112 is in dry-dock, nearing completion of Phase 1 of hull restoration. The crew at Fitzgerald Shipyard are doing a great job and progressing well. The historic ship now has several coats of high quality two-part epoxy industrial marine coatings painted on her hull’s exterior. Before applying the coatings, LV-112’s hull was cleaned, sandblasted, inspected and repaired. Most of the marine coatings were generously donated by Sherwin-Williams / Seaguard Marine, Industrial Marine Coatings Division. John Bouthillette, the dedicated marine representative from Sherwin-Williams, was a tremendous help in securing this donation and guiding the process for preparing and applying the coatings. Phase 2 of LV-112’s restoration, to be performed by Amex, Inc., of East Boston, will be the entire weather deck, deck houses and superstructure. He hopes to have this portion of the ship’s exterior completed by summer 2012.