Originally Posted by weephee
Since this subject has over 100 entries, rather than reading them all, I was wondering if a wooden ship of this size could not be raised and restored if not left too long. Has there been any discussion on this possibility.
It went down intact it almnost appears. Thats an interesting question.
What would they restore it to though it was in bad shape and shouldnt have been sailing in the first place. She had been up for sale for a while with no buyers and was financially backrupt essentially and couldnt make enough even as a dockside attraction. These are so expensive to maintain. As Paulo has pointed out the succceessful tall ships are kept afloat by countries governments or really well endowed foundations.