Ernestina-Morrissey Is Launched!

From the crew:

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We sea-ed the day here in Boothbay!
Today was the day! The shipyard successfully launched the Ernestine-Morrissey this afternoon with her floating free at 12:56pm on August 30th, 2022. This is a historic moment as we are now closer than ever to heading South!
As exciting as this launch is, we want to remind everyone that the work is not yet over and so the crew will still be very busy at the shipyard! So please stay tuned as we reach even more historic milestones!

The tide is high, the rail car carrying Ernestina-Morrissey is moving!

The keel is fully in and the stem is getting wet!

Ernestina-Morrissey fully afloat, the stern is being drawn in to the dock.

Tied to the dock showing her proud bowsprit!

Back in her element!