The Schooner Western Union was built in Key West in the late 1930s as a cable tender — a repair ship for telegraph lines.
Now the 92-foot wooden boat is owned by a nonprofit. Most recently, it's been used for sunset sails and wedding charters.
But it needs repair. And the state of Florida just agreed to spend $500,000 to fix it up.
The Western Union is the official flagship of the state of Florida (and the city of Key West).