Wavertree Restored


Wavertree was a cargo ship in 1885 and now the flagship of the South Street Museum Fleet. It was restored in 2015 and finished up in the summer of 2016. The cost of the restoration was around 13 million dollars. Some of the New York Harbor School students, including myself, helped assist her way to South Street from the Staten Island's Caddell Dry dock Repair & Co. It was an amazing experience especially that it was restored in Staten Island, where I was born and raised. I was a passenger on and occasionally operating one of our school vessels, Virginia Maitland Sachs, that stood by the side of Wavertree. The video above is me steering Virginia. There were a lot of vessels present at the special event and that showed the significance of the ex-cargo ship coming to South Street.