Progress in the Shipyard – January 29, 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, 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.

Foc’sle plumbing:

Storage tanks have been installed, now the team is assembling the plumbing manifold for overboard discharge and deck pump-out. This image shows a very clean assembly that will be well labeled and easy to use


The aft cabin continues to come together beautifully. Varnished moldings have been added to complete the bunk and bench installations.

Assembling bunks:

Tom Gerhardt is carefully laying out the positioning of outboard cleats that will be used to support bunks along the port side of the Main Cabin.

Windlass Assembly:

Ross Branch has been working hard to finalize the assembly of the final galvanized metal components. This image shows a test fit prior to the final placement next week.

Fish Hold Construction:

Kaz and Dave working together to install a vertical partition for bunks along the port side of the Main Cabin. Having recently completed the bunk construction in the forward cabin, the team is moving quickly and efficiently to accomplish similar work in the final accommodation space.

Finished Bunks:

The Foc'sle (forward cabin) is looking terrific. With the bunks completed, work will pivot into the Main Cabin and galley space. It is exciting to imagine a full compliment of crew filling these bunks in the future

You can easily access all our past posts about the Ernestina-Morrissey rehabilitation project HERE.

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