The boatyard is along a tidal river and sometimes - during those very high water days - it slows down the work some. We have considered the fact that we do feel like we are building Noah's Ark...and wonder if global warming keeps up if we might end up living as they did in Water World...but lets really hope not. Besides, Water World - the movie - is too painfully bad to watch although the sailing scenes are great. In any event, as the days tick by we seem to be getting more regular tides...but it has been a challenge lately!
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