|They made it!|
The schooner Ardelle is enroute to Washington, D.C. at this time with six crew aboard including Bruce Slifer, Henry Szostek, Mike "Doc" Dyer, Fred Ebinger, Pierre Erhard, Bob Brophy of Essex and Harold. All of the crew were key in helping build the Ardelle during 2010-2011 and there seems to be a talent pool deeper than the Atlantic out there so they seem to be doing great. They appear to be quite optimistic they will get to D.C. before this weekend and are now in the Cheseapeake. We wish them fair winds and hope they reach their destination safely. Good luck all and you have lots of folks following your route on the GPS...or just getting updates. A great maritime voyage and wonderful sea story! You can track the schooner's progress by going here and typing in the name of the vessel. or try this http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/#
The Gloucester Daily Times has a story this week about their voyage and the good people at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum are sending updates via the crew and posting it on their Facebook page so do go to the ESM Facebook page or schooner ardelle page or maritime gloucester page. Here is the story in the GDT with Maria Burnham quoted. Nice job! http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x708369759/Burnham-sailing-to-pick-up-award-in-DC
For those of you who don't know exactly why the Ardelle is heading to D.C. here is the story in the Boston Globe.