Harold drilling holes in a plank before trunneling.
Chuckie caulking - a long way to go!
Harold is holding a custom made mallet courtesy of Henry S. Thank you Henry!
The sail is laid out
Getting farther along with the planking today, we thought we would post a few more great photos provided by Dan Tobyne. Today, the 10th strake is completed and Harold and the crew are starting to talk about the "whiskey plank" party...it may fall around the end of March and comes just after the last plank is put on the boat. So, stay tuned for the party date..hopefully within the next two weeks!
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