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It was when he was thus below that the cow grazed the schooner just for'ard of amidships on the port side, lashed out with her mighty tail as she sounded, and ripped clean away the chain plates and rail of the mizzen-shrouds.
I saw the mast go relatively quietly, but then there was this almighty noise like an explosion when the deck disintegrated and the chain plates peeled the deck away," says Power, an eight-time Hobart racer from the Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne.
Known as the last tall ship built in Key West and the oldest working wooden schooner in the United States, the 130-foot vessel received improvements to its stays, chain plates, planks and rigging.