Robbins Reef Trip Report, Thursday, May 24, 2018
Crew: Megan Beck, David Dallon, Erin Urban
Weather: Sunny, 70s, brisk breezes
Access: Left Miller’s at 9:30 AM on the Julia Miller captained by Michael Sabatino; back at 3:30 PM on the Nicolas Miller with Tony Semple at the helm.
Purpose of the trip: We had stairwell work and wanted to put another coat on the Watch Gallery.
Task accomplished: David painted the Watch Gallery; it was the fourth coat. Megan and Erin scraped the stairwell brick walls and ceilings, swept up and then David and Megan primed part of the cast iron wall and the stairwell ceiling from the kitchen to the sitting room. Erin cleaned up and took measurements for the iron plate that will seal the kitchen wall for Scott Van Campen and Steve Kalil. We checked out the three stationary round windows that are sealed with plywood on the fourth floor; they need glass and rims. Friends at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum are making turnbuckles for them as part of a class in metal work.
Next steps: We will continue to scrape and prime the stairwell ceiling and walls. When it is complete we will paint it. Volunteers will have to get up to the Lantern Gallery next.
We are going to need a good crew to address the Lantern Gallery. People will have to do it in shifts, because it is wicked hot up there. We will scrape the roof and put sealant on it. At the same time other volunteers will scrape the two metal ladders, and we will use the sealant on them and then prime and paint.