News Briefs May 22, 2014

Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:03 PM.

She also said GAL would comply with the county commission’s request for a 2 percent reduction in its budget request.


Governor Stone to get more restoration

The Governor Stone, a National Historic Landmark built in 1877, began a new chapter in her history on Monday.

The Friends of the Governor Stone are dedicated to preserving the vessel and continuing to share her history and beauty with the communities of the northern Gulf Coast. In order to do this, the Governor Stone traveled by tow to Diberville, Mississippi for additional restoration work by Master Boat Builder Bill Holland, who has done work on the Governor Stone in the past and was a valuable consultant for just completed restoration project.

“The Governor Stone is a national treasure, a living museum that must be preserved and maintained for future generations,” said Friends of the Governor Stone President, Katie Cherry. “The tours and opportunities to sail on this vessel return us to a time in history that can only be appreciated by actually experiencing the wind in the sails.”

The trip to Mississippi will cover 193 nautical miles over a period of at least four 4 days with overnight stops at The Landing in Ft. Walton Beach, Pensacola Yacht Club and Gulf Shores Marina along the way. Once Holland completes repairs at his boatyard. the Governor Stone will sail back to her homeport of St. Andrews.

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