This was a physically tough and exhausting project. In total 6 layers of flooring covered the original hardwood floor in the hallway of the historic Link Trainer Building. Each layer had to be carefully peeled, and hundreds of rusty nails removed. The large area had to be worked in small sections at a time. This hallway connects the library, office, restrooms, and exhibit rooms of the Museum.
Richard Haddad led the project with help from volunteers John Bloom & Anthony Alberico. The bottom layer which was the most difficult to remove, was accomplished with the help of outstanding members of the Navy Reserve Captain Scott Hahn USN, Captain Bruce Fuchs USN, and CRD Rey Horta USN, who have been longtime supporters and volunteers of this Museum with Navy Heritage Project. We are grateful to all of them for their help and service. Our hope is to restore the hardwood to its original beauty. For now, the floor is temporarily covered with carpet squares donated by the Aiport.
The second phase of this restoration project is currently taking place.
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