Schooner Governor Stone
S.O.S.  S.O.S

Vessel asail On the first major sortie after her over $100,000 restoration, which included 4000+ volunteer hours over 8 months (see Features at right*), the Governor Stone lost a prop blade.  Severe vibration damaged the stern post and the adjoining timber.  A judicious grounding and twenty four hour monitoring prevented her from sinking (her fourth time.) Repairs required a master boatbuilder, so she went to Bill Holland Boatyard in Mississippi.  The Friends are exhausted; the coffers are bare.  But we are determined to continue to maintain this historic vessel.  Nothing stops the FOGS!!
Total cost of this incident -Broken prop $16,534 

We need you to help us keep the Governor Stone sailing.  You can keep history alive.
Click the blue DONATE button or mail to Friends of the Governor Stone, P.O. Box 4716, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549.  Donations are tax deductible.

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