Restoration to preservation... it's a lifelong process with a ship of this magnitude. It takes lots of love, labor and finances to keep her afloat. Insurance, dock fees, electricity and such all take a bite before her day to day maintenance even begins. Your donation would be used to preserve her for today's children to learn about sailing, the 1800's; and will keep her in great shape for generations to come! These Brigantines are truly works of art whose value is incomparable in the mass produced era we live in today.