What a terrible thing to happen, but thank god 50% of the ship was off for restoration. It sounds like there's much hope for a full restoration. If only world opinion about ship preservation would be so positive without an event like this...sigh.
Charley, just one correction on your post. San Francisco Maritime NHP does sail just one of the historic vessels in the collection; the 59-foot scow schooner ALMA, built in 1890 and restored to sailing condition in 1990, she goes out in the bay every Saturday.