Barn doors will open and the "Sawdust" (top photo taken by Tia Schlaikjer) will launch from inside.
Pictured below is the "Sawdust" going into the barn in October. Wait until she comes out the front doors into the basin, looking great!
Burnham Boatbuilding is pleased to announce the launch of a custom-built 25-foot gaff-rigged yawl originally built by the late Carroll N. Borden of Haverhill and finished by his son, Eric Borden also of Haverhill, MA The Borden family are long time residents of Haverhill, Carroll N. Borden served as a Haverhill firef...ighter and built a superb yawl that Eric has long wanted to complete and he has been working with Harold since late fall on this family treasure and it is sure a beauty. The yawl, named "Sawdust" will launch this Sat., June 19 at 6 p.m. (high tide) from the barn doors of Burnham Boatbuilding in Essex into the Essex River basin. The Essex Shipbuilding museum will offer a great vantage point for both photographers . This is the first barn launch since 2002 so it should be interesting...and the yawl is beautiful so if the light is right it could make a nice photo op. from here or the museum side!