Log update of the Glory of the Seas.
I wanted to tell of my Glory expedition.
One of my life goals was to visit the wreck site of the Glory and to retrieve any artifacts of her before she is totally lost to history. Well several weeks ago during an extremely low, minus 3 tide I was able locate and with great success, excavate several iron securing pins from the site. These pins where utilized to secure framing/knees and structures together. The vessel utilized hundreds of thousands of them and during her demise(burning) many of these were lost. They were the reason for her burning. Collecting her iron and copper for salvage. The wood is long since been decayed..but from the sand I was able to acquire several pieces. Two are now displayed on the shelf the model resides upon.
A copper plaque will notate the location and story behind the recovery.
I am so excited to finally possess actual material from the actual vessel that lived its final days in Puget Sound Washington. It is a dream come true.....to own part of my favorite Donald McKay clipper.
How many folks can boast of such....?