One of the other cool things about living here is that in August the "cousins" come to town for up to a month and stay just down the road at an old family property. They usually come down to the boatyard in a big gang and head out on the Fat Cat, a Marshall Cat boat, and various vessels to spend some of the last great summer days down rivah. Pictured in some of these photos are Patty, Tom, Sara, Olivia, Stephen, Andrew and Matt as they head down to the dock and out to the beach.
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