PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WTVY) -- The oldest gulf schooner known to still exist calls Panama City home, and is celebrating a birthday soon.
The Governor Stone will mark it's 140th anniversary next month.
A celebration will be held October 22nd at Saint Andrews Marina where the Bay County historical society will unveil a bronze plaque designating the sailing vessel as a national historic landmark.
The restored vessel usually sails twice a month around Saint Andrews Bay, but for the next several Saturdays volunteers will be sprucing up the schooner ahead of next month's birthday celebration.
Kay Cherry, President of Governor Stone Inc., says "Anyone who wants to come and be involved ,we need sanders we need painters we need cleaners we need helping hands and willing hearts to spiff her up make her look really good for her birthday party."
If you would like to volunteer to help clean the vessel up or learn how you can sign up to cruise on the schooner head to the Governor Stone's facebook page. >> https://www.facebook.com/GovernorStone/