Some great work being done by our volunteers in Boonton Yard!
Over the past several weekends, our volunteers have been undertaking the arduous work of prepping and painting the roof on our Raritan River No. 10. Two years ago, we began the process of replacing the entire ceiling, which had been severely damaged by water entering through the roof. Volunteers welded in two new patches to replace some shoddy repairs, and now we are protecting our work with a heavy duty epoxy primer (the white finish seen in the last photo). This part of the paint job is by far the most labor-intensive, but it is also the most important for the longevity of this artifact. Next will come body work and primer on the rest of the body, followed by a polyurethane finish coat. We also plan on replicating the factory-built walkways and ladders. Thank you to our volunteers for their dozens of trips up and down the ladder to get it done!