Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Adventure On the Rails

Getting ready to bring the Adventure around.

Bill Holmes on the bow of the schooner Adventure

Grab a line!

Before she is hauled out.

 The schooner Adventure came out of the water yesterday  at the Gloucester Marine Railway at Rocky Neck in Gloucester. The marine railway is the current "home" of the schooner Adventure and Harold is involved with this original Essex schooner doing some contract work this winter and spring. The hope is that the Adventure will sail in late summer and all involved - including Executive Director Johanne Sousa and the non-profit organization members are keeping fingers crossed. The photos are of the yard staff and the woman behind the scenes is Viking Gustafson. She is the manager of Gloucester Marine Railways and operates the railway herself. The operation yesterday was a success with Viking on the railway and the "Old Lady" being hauled up the rails looking great!!
Stern looks good!

Coming around...

The railway operates pretty much as it always has.

A big chain is key!

Adventure getting set up on the railway

Getting closer.

Here she comes up on the railway

Just a few mussel shells on her hull..

Bruce Slifer and Bill Holmes on deck.

The manager of Gloucester Marine Railways and operator Viking Gustafson on the railway

Well done, Viking!

1 comment:

  1. The crew at Gloucester Marine Railways, under the direction of Viking Gustafson and Doug Parsons, did a fabulous job of bringing Adventure up on the railways. The haul out went smoothly and precisely as planned- a very professional job.