Harold has never been a fashion icon but he has been consistent and everyone knows him best by his red shirt and Carhartts. Well, his 14-year old daughter Perry, has helped out with the construction of the schooner Ardelle but the work cannot be done with school clothes. So when it came time to get Perry some work clothes...the choice was simple. Perry calls it her "mini-me" outfit and actually she looks very good in a red shirt and Carhartts...but she always looks great!
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