They said the restoration of this forgotten hulk was an impossible task, that it was a project with ‘magnificent scope for failure’. It took 22 years to prove them wrong.
Why were more than 300 people and over 140 corporations prepared to spend 22 years and millions of dollars in time, equipment and donations to bring her back to life?
Told through the voices of the people involved, this is the story of overwhelming and impossible tasks — financial and technical — the relearning of forgotten skills, and the perseverance, bloody-mindedness, dedication and generosity of volunteer workers, skilled craftspeople, donors and sponsors and a true restoration of a great sailing vessel from a bygone age.
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