12-foot wooden ship's mast was donated to the Art Foundation
by Thomas "Sarge" Pauley after he removed it from
his 1955 Crisscraft cabin cruiser, the Billie Jean. The mast
was installed in the late 1970s when the boat was converted
to a commercial salmon fishing boat. It has been up and down
the West Coast chasing salmon and served as the radar tower
and outrigger sling for the boat.
It needed a lot of work when Art Foundation Vice-president
Neil Farrell got it. He stripped the mast down to bare wood
and ground off the surface rust on the metal parts. The
mast was sanded, primered and painted a light blue. The
metal parts were painted silver. A 2-step base made of 2
X 12 boards was attached to the bottom. This mast is solid
and also has steel cables that go with it, if someone wanted
to anchor it for added support. It would look fantastic
mounted on a 3-4-foot base of red brick.
ship's wheel mounted at the top of the pole was donated
by the Morro Bay Harbor Patrol and adds a nice nautical
flair to the pole. It too was stripped and refinished.
The Art Foundation is selling this flagpole as a fund raiser
and would like to get $500-$750 for it. Any amount paid
would be completely tax deductible.
Call Neil Farrell at 772-5677 (work) or 772-3290 (home)
if you are interested. We will deliver too!