Wooden Boat Magazine Features a Short Piece on the Ardelle
David Wyman, naval architect and marine engineer has been a sound advisor to Harold in designing the Ardelle
The Wooden Boat March/April 2011 issue came out with a great article mentioning the schooner Ardelle in their CURRENTS section and mentioned pinkie schooners and their design. However, there was an omission which we feel should be corrected for the record in mentioning the Ardelle’s design. Although the Lewis H. Story, the Fame, and the Lannon were designed and built by Harold – all of the vessels have been created in partnership with other talented individuals. Prior to 2004, Capt. David Fulsom of the US Coast Guard worked very closely with helping Harold with the Coast Guard regulations. Since Capt. Fulsom's passing, Harold has worked very closely with Mr. David Wyman, naval architect and marine engineer of Camden, Maine. On the Ardelle in particular, David has been extremely generous in sharing his knowledge and expertise and has made her a better vessel and we are extremely grateful to him for his efforts in ensuring that the vessel meets all Coast Guard regulations and standards. Thank you, Wooden Boat, for the article and for using Dan Tobyne's great photos and THANK YOU David Wyman for all you do! HAB
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