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The Schooner OMF Ontario, a long-time project of the Oswego Maritime Foundation, is currently in a Sodus Point shipyard for repair. The work being performed on the hull is a result of the damage done by steel-eating microbes, apparently present in the stagnant waters at the shipyard in Oswego where the OMF Ontario was built.

OMF Ontario sailing Lake Ontario

From Jim Miller's article Hull of a Job:
A 25-year effort by the Oswego Maritime Foundation to build the OMF Ontario "planned as a floating classroom" was nearly complete when hull damage caused by microbes was discovered. Now, work to replace the hull is being done in Sodus Point. (Finger Lakes Times 27-May-2009)


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3 Comments to "Floating Classroom undergoing repair in Sodus Point"

  1. Seth C. Burgess Said,

    I hope we get to see much more of the beautiful OMF Ontario here in northern Wayne County--of course under more fully operational circumstances!

    What a great idea to get children out of the confines of the school building for a day to learn about Lake Ontario and perhaps some of their local ports and embayments.

    Posted on Wed May 27, 12:41:00 PM EDT

  2. Gil Burgess Said,

    I saw this vessel sailing into Sodus Bay last summer and I'm looking forward to seeing the beautiful thing underway again!

    Posted on Wed May 27, 08:44:00 PM EDT

  3. Seth C. Burgess Said,

    Keep your camera at the ready and send any spottings to info@waynecountylife.com

    Posted on Wed May 27, 08:52:00 PM EDT


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