The Ardelle shipwrights taking a quick coffee break!
Boston Globe reporter interviews Harold. Thank you for coming by!
The place is chaotic but work is getting done. It should be a long day but in the end, tomorrow will be the longest!! Getting the boat from dry land and into the water, using wedges, sledgehammers, and a lot of Yankee ingenuity, blood, sweat and tears is what makes the launch celebration so real. It is a hard day but a very satisfying one for all..we hope!!!! So, we will see you tomorrow on launch day! Stay tuned.
Harold Burnham bears a family name that is virtually synonymous with Essex, the birthplace of approximately 4,000 schooners. He is the 28th Burnham to operate a shipyard in Essex since 1819,
Growing up in a family of shipbuilders and a town where shipbuilding is a tradition handed down over the generations, Harold has learned the standards of the past and traditional techniques. Harold Burnham has carved out a place in history as a master boat designer, shipwright and sailmaker. Like his ancestors before him, Harold has a holistic approach to vessel design, construction and operation which makes him uniquely efficient. In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree in maritime transportation and fisheries from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, he draws upon extensive experience at sea, and of course, techniques learned in the famous shipyards of Essex.
The author of this blog is Laurie Fullerton. Go to www.burnhamboatbuilding.com or www.schoonerardelle.com for a look at Harold's website