Figurehead Appointed

The "Friendship of Salem" gets a make over. The final touches are the return of the figurehead under the bowsprit and the top part of the mizzen-mast. Both were restored this winter and springtime.

I spoke to the captain this morning as they were re-installing the figurehead. He was telling me she, the figurehead, has no name but she weighs 250 lbs. Figureheads were so important to the crew that before the ship crossed the ocean they would remove it, store it in the hold, then return it before entering another port. They would do this while underway!
Re-installing the figurehead. click to enlarge


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