Sunday, September 4, 2011

Schooner Festival Is A Great Day for Essex-Built Schooners!

Three Essex-built, Burnham built schooners together at today's Schooner Festival in Gloucester! Photo by Marty Luster
We have been really busy since we became a charter business on Friday afternoon. We had our first customer Ethel Rhodes of Gloucester who joined us on our first -ever charter sail. Yesterday was Heritage Day at Maritime Gloucester and we had two public and one private charter. It was great...everyone enjoyed themselves. Today we had the entire building crew and their families out to race in the Schooner Festival. Although we did not finish in the top of the fleet, it was a great day and we were able to sail with our three fellow Essex-built, Burnham-built schooners the Thomas E. Lannon of Gloucester, the Fame of Salem and the Lewis H. Story.

Tomorrow we will be running charters in the afternoon at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. or please just give us a call at 978-290-7168.

Hearding out to the schooner race/ 

Passing Eastern Point

Sailing with the schooner Fame

The last three photos were kindly provided by 
Len Burges

No comments:

Post a Comment