restoration of the Jean Dale is a major financial undertaking
for the Core
, explains museum director
Karen Amspacher. "We've consulted with the Smithsonian
and the North Carolina
on methods for restoring the boat," she said. "Our
main goal is to restore the Jean Dale for nomination as
a historic vessel to the National Register of Historic Places."
That means replacing rotted planks and restoring the pilothouse
to its original configuration -no minor feats considering
the cost of labor and wood. The museum also wants to build
a roof to protect the boat from the elements, and there
are plans to eventually have exhibits and a teaching area
to share the legacy of boat building with the public.
raise funds for the $100,000 restoration project and subsequent upkeep of the boat, the Core
Sound Museum has teamed up with artist Bob Dance to offer
special reproductions of his painting "The Jean Dale" (above)
and Dance's painting " Cape Lookout Classics". Proceeds from "The Jean Dale" edition
prints were provided for the boat's restoration and proceeds from the sale of the "Cape Lookout Classics" edition will continue to benefit both the the Jean Dale and the Museum. To see the restored Jean Dale, visit the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum on Harkers
Island, North Carolina.
Note: The Jeal Dale Restoration is now complete! Visit this beautiful, one-of-a-kind working boat in person at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center in Harkers Island, North Carolina. Proceeds from the sale of the limited edition prints "The Jean Dale" & "Cape Lookout Classics" purchased at the museum will contribute to the continued upkeep and care of the restored Core Sound Sink Netter 'Jean Dale'.
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