- Removing the original rotted rub rails and bulwarks and the entire deck house;
- Rebuilding new decks and deck house to historic integrity;
- Designing, building, and installing steel channel construction on the hull to circulate sea water to cool engines; and
- Removing the modern wheelhouse and designing and constructing a modified, historic, riveted replacement.
During this phase of restoration, Darren and his team hosted riveting demonstrations to the public at the Tottenville shipyard. Traveling on the John J. Harvey, over 50 people from Society of Industrial Technology Roebling Chapter visited the shipyard.