Progress in the Shipyard – February 9, 2021

Thank you, Bristol Marine, for sharing the latest news of the great work your crew is accomplishing during the pre-launch fitting out of Ernestina-Morrissey!  In the attached series of photos, (thank you again! Bob Mitchell for your great photos) you will see progress on the restoration of the Ernestina-Morrissey at Bristol Marine’s Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor.  Currently, all work on the Ernestina-Morrissey at the Shipyard is being funded through the generosity of the Lenfest Family.


Tom Gerhardt is working hard in the cabinetry shop preparing new cabinet installations for the accommodation spaces. The cabinetry shop has been a very busy space this winter. A separate team of carpenters prepares the various pieces for installation in this shop first before final fitting on the ship. Photo Credit to Robert Mitchell

Deck Beams

Kevin Danfelser and Jon Brassard have been busy with difficult overhead sanding and painting. The deck beams in the forward cabin are being finished to match the high quality painted and varnished surfaces throughout the boat. Photo Credit to Robert Mitchell

Engine Room Floor

Jason Brassard is not sitting idle. He is preparing specific areas of the floor for a safety railing that will surround the main engine once it is installed. In a rough seaway it will be nice to have some strong support to keep safe when operating in and around dangerous machinery. Photo Credit to Robert Mitchell

Metal Fabrication

Devon Campbell is preparing a weld in our fabrication shop. He has been working closely with our mechanical team to organize the safe installation of our generators and main engine. Next week we expect to see the engines landed in the mechanical space on the ship and Devon's work will ensure these heavy items are managed with care. Photo Credit to Robert Mitchell

More Doors

More magic from the carpentry shop. Like the aft cabin, the head spaces in the main cabin and forward cabin will receive the same beautiful doors. One more to build once the glue dries and the clamps are removed. Photo Credit to Robert Mitchell

Winter Pier

While this may look like a serene postcard image there is a hive of activity inside those picturesque buildings. Photo Credit to Robert Mitchell