We have lots of news for February and unfortunately Janaury came and went without too many postings and yet there was plenty of news. We also had our post holiday party in late January which is an annual tradition that started way back and was formerly held at the Waterline Center at the Essex shipbuilding museum. It evolved into a party at the barn and has now stretched into the house and aboard the Pinky Maine where we stash the rum. Harold has been really working on a number of projects that will be included in an upcoming post. In the meantime, we will find out tomorrow on Ground Hogs Day how long the winter will continue..we hope to get the Maine moving again out of the creek so we assume the groundhog will let us know how much longer we have to wait.
Harold Burnham bears a family name that is virtually synonymous with Essex, the birthplace of approximately 4,000 schooners. He is the 28th Burnham to operate a shipyard in Essex since 1819,
Growing up in a family of shipbuilders and a town where shipbuilding is a tradition handed down over the generations, Harold has learned the standards of the past and traditional techniques. Harold Burnham has carved out a place in history as a master boat designer, shipwright and sailmaker. Like his ancestors before him, Harold has a holistic approach to vessel design, construction and operation which makes him uniquely efficient. In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree in maritime transportation and fisheries from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, he draws upon extensive experience at sea, and of course, techniques learned in the famous shipyards of Essex.
The author of this blog is Laurie Fullerton. Go to www.burnhamboatbuilding.com or www.schoonerardelle.com for a look at Harold's website