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Old 06-03-2015, 05:37 PM
 
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From the pictures, it looks like they are doing an excellent job with the restoration, I really was just curious if there was a difference in wood then and now and how they dealt with the differences.
The Big E himself, Capt. Wagner, was amazed at the quality of the wood used in the original construction and how well it held up as opposed to the materials used in the conversion at Dravo in 1947. Even in 1967 the wood used by Dravo on the boiler and texas deck extensions was starting to rot while not a stick of original construction wood had deteriorated.
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