Kaplan Tarps participates in SS Andrea Doria Restoration
On July 30th the SS Andrea Doria lifeboat one was launched in NY marking the 60th Anniversary of the tragedy off Nantucket. Mark Koch, a dive manager from the New Orleans area, has acquired the Andrea Doria’s Lifeboat #1, The 28-foot boat looks great—shiny, bright white, and totally renewed, except for a few of its historic dents and mystifying bullet holes. Yes, bullet holes. All of its mechanical components have been reconditioned and the human-powered cranks that drive the big brass propeller operate perfectly. (att.NMHS Blog) Mark contacted Kaplan Tarps to make a cover for transportation between museums and storage.