Decks Rebuilt & Recovered – New Displays – New Acquisitions & Restoration Projects – Progress on S/S NARAMATA & C.N. TUG NO. 6 Restorations – New Information
Summer 2012 has been just outstanding for the S/S SICAMOUS Inland Marine Museum! We’ve been able to move forward in just about every area of our work, from necessary repairs to SICAMOUS, work on fantastic new displays on the cargo deck, new information on S/S SICAMOUS crew members plus the crews of other Okanagan Lake ships, painting the ships, activities and events on board, increasing the number of visitors to the ships, involvement in the community – you name it!
None of this would have been possible without the time, hard work and inspiration that came from the wonderful volunteers we have on board. We also are very fortunate to have a really dedicated Operations Manager in Don Wright and the services of willing and energetic summer students – Matteo, Forrest, Monique, Brittney and Keith.
The inspired work on the displays is thanks to Ted Senior, who has applied his considerable creative talents to SHOWING visitors the stories and presenting important information in a visually appealing, evocative way.
Peter Ord and Penticton Museum has played a critical role in helping us achieve this.
And a huge “Thank You” to the City of Penticton for stepping up to the plate and getting the urgently needed repairs to SICAMOUS’ decks and giving the old girls a new coat of paint!
We have a great crew of volunteers working on the restoration of C.N. Tug No. 6. Thanks to the diligence and quick-thinking of President Jim Cooper we now have the lifeboat from Tug No. 6, a vintage dingy and canoe in our collection.
Earl and Matt have been busy working on the S/S OKANAGAN stern saloon, giving it a new roof and working on finishing the decking around this historic artifact from a muc-loved vessel.
Matt has been busy as well working on the historic Dredge Shed – especially, evicting the unwelcome tenants, that is, some 100,000 bees!
There is much more to come as we move the museum forward!