For anyone considering visiting the Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights workshop aboard the ferry boat Eureka, you’re in for a let down. Access to the Eureka has been restricted to Park staff and volunteers due to a broken gangway. It seems that a design flaw in the gangway causes something to break about every year or two and the boat has to be closed off.
Last month, the model shipwrights meeting was cancelled outright. This month, we’ve pushed for an alternate meeting location and got one.
The April 2014 meeting will now be held in a conference room in the lower level of the Maritime Museum building, otherwise know as the old Bath House. Entrance is on the sea side of the building through the left hand door. The entrance will be opened up around 9:15am or so and we’ll start our meeting at our regularly scheduled time, 9:30am.
Unfortunately, there is no word yet as to when the Eureka will be open again to the public.