I had brought up the Art Shanty Project at the last meeting, but didn't really get a chance to bring up the topic of assembling one for next year's event. I was at the shanties today and found out that my favorite shanty will be destroyed unless someone was willing to disassemble it and move it off the ice. This is REALLY last minute (it must be removed on the 15th), but I was wondering if this is something that anyone else would be interested in?
The shanty is the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition shanty aka the Shackelton Shanty. It looks like an old boat tuned upside down. It is quite large (10' wide x 21' long), warm, fairly weather-proof, and could be pretty easily modified. Here's the blog for the shanty so everyone can get an idea of what it looks like and how it's been used this year: http://antarcticshanty.blogspot.com/
There are a lot of factors to consider in this matter:
1. people to help disassemble the shanty
2. means of transporting the pieces
3. storage for the next year until the event starts again (multiple storage locations are a possibility)
I'm willing to pitch in and get a rental truck if we can't find trucks and trailers and am also willing to spend the full day out there working on this. Unfortunately, my car is too small to haul anything and I don't have space to store it.
If this is something that other people here would be interested in, please contact me ASAP either though this thread or through private message. If you PM me, I'll sent you my phone number so we can hopefully arrange an emergency meeting.