Report 11 - Pass Cavallo project (Page currently down)
PHOTO GALLERY 15: OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2001
We are almost ready to begin the treatment of the wood using polyethylene glycol (PEG). In order to protect the ship during the conservation phase, we have built a protective cover over the treatment pool.
October 29, 2001: Jim Jobling and his team have started to construct a customized protective roof over the vat.
|The roof was constructed from a modified greenhouse kit.|
|Corrugated fiberglass panelling was used to
construct the ends of the structure.
|The frame was covered with two layers of clear plastic that are inflated to provide an insulating barrier. A third layer of black pastic will be used to protect the ship from sunlight and to retain heat, as well as to retard algae growth.|
|View through the double doors of one of the eight vats that will be used to store the PEG|
The roof structure will need to be removed in order to move the ship when treatment is completed.
2001, Conservation of the Hull of the Belle, Conservation Research Laboratory Research Report #7, Photo Gallery 15, World Wide Web, URL, http://nautarch.tamu.edu/CRL/Report7/hull15.htm, Nautical Archaeology Program, Texas A&M University; La Salle Shipwreck Project, Texas Historical Commission, Austin, Texas.