• Saturday
    • 5:00pm until 7:00pm
  • Penobscot Marine Museum's Phillips Library, Searsport, Maine
  • Did you ever wonder how to build a heavy, sawn-frame schooner outside through a New England Winter? Harold Burnham, a 14th-generation shipwright from Essex, Massachusetts, will shed light on that topic when he discusses the construction of his 45-ton pinky schooner ARDELLE. Burnham and his volunteer shipyard crew of friends and family built the 55-foot vessel using locally milled wood, as well as components salvaged from the replica pinky MAINE built by the Apprenticeshop of Bath in the early 1980s. (The original pinky MAINE was built in 1845 by Ebenezer Burnham.) Harold's presentation will be illustrated with photographs by Dan Tobyne, author and photographer of Thoreau's Maine Woods (Down East Books).

    Color prints of Tobyne's photographs will be offered in a silent auction during the event to benefit Windward Passage, a Castine-based organization that provides traditional sailing experiences to Maine teenagers aboard the gaff-rigged sloop VELA.

    The event is free, fascinating, entertaining, and open to the public