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Assessment of fastener corrosion and salt damage in the bilge of the Eureka


Author:
Samuel L. Zelinka, Grant Terral Kirker 1977-, and Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)
Source:
USDA
Year:
2018
Subject:
Corrosion and anti-corrosives, Fasteners, Corrosion, Brown rot, Effect of salt on, Wood, and Deterioration
Abstract:
This report summarizes inspection of corrosion and salt damage on the National Historical Landmark ferryboat Eureka, built in 1890 and displayed at the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park of the U.S. National Park Service (NPS). The USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) was contacted by the NPS because of concerns about white "corrosion products" that were forming on metal bolts in the bilge of the Eureka. Photographs shared by NPS showed signs of salt damage on the wood in addition to corroded bolts. As a result of conversations between FPL and NPS, an inspection was conducted. This report summarizes the findings of the inspection and gives recommendations that can be used to preserve the Eureka and possible actions to take during the next dry-docking of the ship.
Format:
1 online resource (7 pages : illustrations (some color))
Language:
English
Publisher:
United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory
Series:
Research note
Collection:
USDA publications
Permanent URL:
https://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplrn/fpl_rn356.pdf