Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sailing on the Ardelle!

The Ardelle has its first sail!

On the Essex River basin..fotos by Perry Burnham

We had 18 people aboard...shipwrights, friends and family

Plenty of room for everyone.

Perry Ardelle Burnham and her Dad.

Steve and Henry Hastings on the stern

Bruce, Harold, Zach and Erik Borden

Wow, we have come a long way!
Nice shot of the bow
Great team work!!
Daisy really enjoyed her first sail on the Ardelle. Thanks, Patty, for the foto!

Chuck and Harold. Photo by Patty Fredette

Reaching by...

After a long day loading ballast and rigging the topmast, we finally got the Ardelle out for her first sail today. It is hard to believe how far we have come since last Labor Day weekend when we hosted Frame Up day.    
Today was Chuck Redman's last day as a full-time shipwright with us. He joined us just over a year ago when he was considering attending the Landing School in Maine. At that time, we told him that he could do that or help us build a schooner. In the year he spent with us, he helped loft the vessel, made all the molds and many patterns, helped build the  keel and frames, made the sails, drove trunnels, cut and fit stanchions, worked on the shelf clamp, laid the deck, worked on the rails and caps and now he is headed of to a full time job with Mark Lindsay at Boston Boat Works. Awesome job, Chuck, we are very proud of you and and what you have done. We will see you soon!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Harold for letting me lend a hand now and then. It was an honor. She is a beauty!