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Masonry in a Marine Environment

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by danaapti Comments (1)
Attendees of Workshop 1, "Masonry in a Marine Environment," could not help but return home determined that preservation practice should involve more boat travel. Gorgeous weather and scenery accompanied a Saturday afternoon excursion via inflatable Zodiac boats through the Juan de Fuca Strait to Cole Island. Ongoing stabilization of former Royal Navy structures on the island gave attendees a unique opportunity to observe masonry deterioration resulting from proximity to, and even immersion in, salt water.
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