New Year in Boothbay Harbor

As the New Year begins, the dismantling of Ernestina-Morrissey continues but in the sheds the new construction begins!

Silk removing the ceiling, what remains of the engine room bulkhead is on the right. credit H.Burnham

Here is a photo from November to compare. The “ceiling” is the planking that covers the frames on the inside of the ship.  The ceiling is still in place in the photo below. You can see the exhaust pipe overhead and the bulkhead that is nearly gone in the more recent photo.  You can also see the hull aft to the transom encompassing the stern post, aft cabin and lazerette, also gone in the photo above.

Engine room looking aft, the only equipment left is the exhaust pipes and part of the bulkhead to the aft cabin

Pine keel, (from the stern) likely from the Cape Verde rebuild credit H.Burnham

Rudder box and rudder post credit H.Burnham

Ross cutting the rabbet into the sternpost credit H.Burnham

Ross working on the sternpost. Note the rabbet cut and tenon on the bottom. credit H.Burnham

As 2016 begins it is exciting to see work on the new structures for a SAILING Ernestina-Morrissey. Many thanks to the Schooner Ernestina Commission, Massachusetts’ Department of Conservation and Recreation, DCR representative Capt. Harold Burnham and Boothbay Harbor Shipyard.