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On the last Friday of 2018, Julius and Mary Anne met Anne Louro, the Preservation Planner in the offices of the New Bedford Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development, to receive a $100,000 grant from the City’s Community Preservation … Continue reading
On October 25 this was the only opening left in the sides of Ernestina-Morrissey. Shutter Plank day had arrived. This last plank “shuts up” the hull and is 26 feet long, 3 inches thick like all the planking, and from … Continue reading
The last plank for the rehabilitation of Ernestina-Morrissey was placed on October 25, 2018 at Bristol Marine’s Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Some of you have stopped by the shipyard to watch the progress and you know how truly amazing … Continue reading
Under cool, sunny skies the ceremonial, final “shutter” plank was laid into the hull of New Bedford’s very own historic, Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey. The October 25th event marked a major milestone in the complete rebuild of the Schooner that has been … Continue reading
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Tuesday, November 27, reminds everyone, in this season of shopping and gift giving, to remember the organizations that work to bring good to our world. SEMA’s mission is to raise funds and support Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey. For #GivingTuesday we ask you … Continue reading
The shutter plank (the last strake-plank) has been pounded in, the Ernestina-Morrissey’s hull is fully planked! A HUGE Thank You! to the Ernestina-Morrissey project crew at Bristol Marine’s Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Thanks to the Whiskey Plank Club for … Continue reading
The planks are being attached with silicon bronze screws and trunnels. A trunnel (tree-nail) “is like a large dowel, pounded into a hole drilled through the pieces of wood to be fastened together, and set by pounding wedges into both … Continue reading
These photos were taken in July, 2018. Thank you, Bristol Marine! First a layer of cotton is fitted in the seam with a caulking iron struck by a caulking mallet then a layer of oakum is tamped into the seam … Continue reading
During the Boothbay Harbor Windjammer days in June the crew presentated a demonstration of the planking process for the public. After you check out the video take a look at the photos below for further explanation. The planking started in … Continue reading