BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A reconstruction of the historic vessel Virginia has already survived a hurricane, and it hasn't even been built yet.
Volunteer shipwrights have been working with Morse High School students to reconstruct the Virginia for years.
Built in 1607, it was the first ship built in North America by English colonists at the Popham Colony, about 12 miles away from Bath.
Project managers from Maine's First Ship had planned to have the vessel complete in about four years, but Sandy had plans of her own.
Winds from the hurricane hit the project site hard on Monday, and destroyed the cover shed surrounding the vessel.
"I'd say it was worse than we expected," said Fred Hill, a member of the MFS board.
While the ship itself was not damaged, it is a set-back.