Sunday, January 30, 2011

Planking Is Underway At a Steady Pace

The First Plank is On!

A Whole Lotta Planing Going On. Thanks in particular to our friends Matt, Alex and Steve from the Heritage Center

It Takes Time to Get the Fire Right but the New Steam Jenny is Great! Thanks to Eric B. and Tony F. for contributing all the parts.

Daisy is Pleased that the Project is in the Planking Phase

Churck Redman

Steam Bos and the new Steam Jenny

The Steam Jenny is working well
On Tuesday this past week we started planking. We hung the starboard aft garboard first which was sponsored by Jim Lane, Zach's grandfather. (See our website for plank owner details). Despite all the snow it has been a great effort with so many people lending a hand. We have been able to get a lot done in the past day or so and slowly the schooner is starting to take shape. Last week, we had a great new arrival both to Essex and the boatyard, Justin Ingersoll who worked with Harold on the restoration of the schooner Ernestina at Boothbay Harbor shipyard in 2008/9. Justin is a graduate of the Landing School and is a skilled shipwright. When we saw him arrive in the yard in his 1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass we couldn't get over our good fortune to have him here. He is a determined worker and a great help.
A Snowy Scene

Henry S. and Harold Carrying a Plank

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