After the little robots scraped all the paint off the ship they are replacing it with new paint.
First they put big towers up next to the ship and then men in things that look like space suits got up on the towers and sprayed paint on the ship. Right now it looks like a checkerboard with two colors of paint.
I wonder if they are going to leave it like this or if they are going to put on different colors ? The men on the towers are very brave to be that far off the ground, but they are also dangerous because they have long sticks that shoots the paint onto the sides of the ship. I think that if they got a chance they would probably try to squirt me with the paint.
They are also doing some work on the top of the ship and they have a little machine that lifts the men up and lets them paint and fix things on the deck and the upper parts of the ship.
They have also covered portions of the ship with plastic to prevent the new paint from getting on the cannons and other parts of the upper deck.
Editor’s Note: The robotic scrapers made quick work of the old paint and the new coats are being applied. A plan is being considered to re-float the ship and move it a few feet forward or backward to allow the bottom of the hull to be painted in the area where the support blocks currently are positioned. The BAE shipyard workers are painting the hull and the volunteers are painting the upper portions of the ship using a lift and ladders. Portions of the upper deck are covered with plastic sheeting to protect them from the spray paint. For more pictures and information about the ship please visit our web site at SS Jeremiah O’Brien.