Here the last of the scaffolding is coming down, and the Thayer has emerged, like a butterfly from a cocoon, into full visibility. The topside and bottom planking was painted by hand, to avoid an inappropriate sprayed finish on the hull. The fancy carved “gammoning knee” has not been installed. This piece of finish, the upper timber of the stem which will give her that classic “clipper bow” effect, is among the jobs that will be completed with the vessel back at Hyde Street Pier.
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