Fall in the Shipyard

In September the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard requested an amendment to Ernestina-Morrissey’s rehabilitation contract. ¬†Project Director David Short recommended additional frame and plank replacement in the bow. ¬†The Commission and DCR approved the change and the work has started.

The forward section is still in place but the shipwrights have advised and the Commission has agreed to replace frames in this section and the work has begun.

A new frame being installed under the foredeck which was rehabilitated in 2008-2009 and will stay in place.

One new frame is in place on the new keel and the port section of the next one is resting on the keel ready to be positioned.

Meanwhile, the floor timbers are being fitted to the cant frames at the stern.