.

Special Delivery for Havre de Grace Skipjack

The massive delivery came with police escort.

A special tree for a special ship. New mast for Skipjack Martha Lewis at Hutchins Park on April 10, 2014. (Credit: Havre de Grace Office of Tourism)
A special tree for a special ship. New mast for Skipjack Martha Lewis at Hutchins Park on April 10, 2014. (Credit: Havre de Grace Office of Tourism)
The 60-year-old oyster ship that drops her anchor in Havre de Grace will soon be able to hold her sails a little taller.

A new mast for the Skipjack Martha Lewis arrived in Havre de Grace on Thursday complete with police escort. It was hauled in from the Eastern Shore after a five-state search for the right tree. (Get more on that story here.)

The mast was delivered around 1 p.m. on Thursday to the site of the old Save-a-Lot site on Market Street, according to Dianne Klair, who has been volunteering to raise funds for restoration of the Martha Lewis.

McLean Contracting, the company that is working on the Hatem Bridge and staging its equipment on Water Street, provided the transport, according to Klair.

Next, the tree will be shaped into a mast, which Klair said the public will be able to watch.

Related: Skipjack Martha Lewis Needs $30K–$45K in Renovations
Harford County Native April 12, 2014 at 03:43 AM
Just hope someone doesn't decide to damage it while it sitd at Hutchins Park. Glad they finally got this.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »