|Chad Gadbois, who is working on the Double Eagle refit here in the yard, Justin and Harold stopped for a mintue so I could snap this shot. Great to have you guys around!|
|Harold, Bruce Slifer and Alden Burnham are bending steamed oak to make masthoops for the schooner Adventure.|
|Bruce Slifer has been doing a ton of voluteer work on the spars and rigging for the schooner Adventure.|
|The steambox is going to soften the oak.|
|Daisy and her favorite pillow.|
|Spring in the boatyard|
Things are moving on all cylinders here at the yard. A lot of different projects underway bringing back old friends and family who are all helping out. Alden Burnham, 18, is doing his final senior project here so it is great to have him around during the day. Chad, Bruce, Justin, Tom Ellis, Bernie Powers, Chuck Redman, Henry Sostek and many others have been dropping by or working here this past month. So, it is great to have so many hands here. The schooner Ardelle will be departing the yard in a few weeks for our first charter in Gloucester on May 3 but for a little while we hope to have her in the basin...her favorite spot for Essex residents as they get to see her to and from town or on their way to work in the a.m. Anyway, the bugs are not out yet but the days are getting longer. Its a good time to stop by so come by and see what we are up to.