Time: May 10, 2017 all day
Location: South Street Seaport Museum
Street: 12 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: https://southstreetseaportmus…
Event Discipline: museums
Organized By: Michelle Tabnick Communications
Latest Activity: May 11, 2017
The Preservation League of New York State has selected the 1885 sailing ship Wavertree at the South Street Seaport Museum to receive an award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.
The League's statewide awards program honors notable achievements in retaining, promoting and reusing New York State's irreplaceable architectural heritage.
"It's been many years since the League honored a maritime vessel - the John J. Harvey Fireboat in 2002," said Jay DiLorenzo, President of the Preservation League. "The return of the wrought-iron Tall Ship Wavertree to as-built sailing condition not only required strict attention to detail and best practices, but the assembly of a team of artisans skilled in long-lost trades. The public-private partnership among the City and other funders is commendable, and we hope the vessel will continue to be used for trades training. The restoration of the Wavertree helps to chart a new and exciting course for the South Street Seaport Museum, and we are pleased that this effort will receive statewide recognition."