|The launch of the schooner Ardelle. Saturday, July 9, 2011 in the early evening. Here we are one year later!|
We had great weather last night for a special sail to celebrate the launch of the schooner Ardelle. It was one year ago last July 9, 2011 that the schooner splashed down into the Essex river in front of about 2500 people. It was a textbook Essex side launch that occurred at high tide about 6 p.m in the evening. What a sight is was. And, a year later here's Capt. Harold Burnham doing what he loves! It would not have been possible without the amazing help of all of the shipwrights, friends and family who helped us out! Thank you again...we could not have done it without you.
|Harold lights a candle to celebrate the one year anniversary of the launch of the schooner Ardelle|
|Tom and Kay Ellis and friends on the schooner Lannon hail the Ardelle on its one year anniversary.|
|Friends, shipwright and our most awesome cook, Cathy and Bruce Slifer sail past during the song! They should have been on board!|
|Our friends and guests aboard the schooner Ardelle to celebrate the one year anniversary of the launch of the schooner Ardelle.|