This is a notice we hoped we would never make. With a great amount of reluctance but a hefty dose of reality, The Phyllis A. Marine Association has decided that it is no longer feasible to continue to restore the vessel. We have been at this for 17 years through the help and assistance of a great many people. We thank you all tremendously, but we have never been able to put together the huge finances that we need to do this job right and we are all 17 years older.
The organization will continue with hopes to increase our historical records and continue part of our mission statement. The hard part now is to raise the funds to remove the vessel. That will be difficult.