The keel for the new Pinky Ardelle. Photo by Dan Tobyne
Todd Harrington's foto of The launching of the Schooner Fame in 2003 in the same spot more or less.
The keel for the new schooner Pinky Ardelle is layed just about in the same spot as the schooner Fame keel once rested in 2003. The result was a beauty and here is a picture of Fame on launch day. In the not so distant future, this keel will turn into something that is clearly worth watching go up and by spring slide down the ways into the water...here's hoping!
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