Progress in the Shipyard~ June 15, 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! And thank you to Robert Mitchell of Mitchell Photography for the great photos!  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.

Main Cabin Flooring

Sam Perkins has been working hard to finish the installation of the Douglas fir finished flooring in the Main Cabin (Fish Hold). Once complete he will begin trimming for the lift-out-panels that will provide access to plumbing, tanks, and bilge storage areas

Dorade Boxes

Jason Brassard is busy scribing the new dorade boxes to the deck in front of the Main Cabin Housetop. These boxes will help maintain ventilation in the space all while keeping water from dripping into the interior.

Fuel Filters

This image shows a very nice installation of Racor fuel filters for the starboard side generator. All filter systems for each engine have now been installed and will be plumbed to each engine in the coming days

Galley Cabinetry

Installed above the starboard galley counter are a very nice set of custom cabinets ready for hardware and final fitting. The fit and finish of all fine carpentry on board is terrific. This is just another great example of how details make all the difference.

Main Cabin Shower

The head enclosure and shower stall are being installed this week. You can see the shower pan and plumbing all in place awaiting a waterproof liner that will finish the space. Toilets, and bath fittings are set to be installed over the summer.


David Thorpe and David Short are hard at work in our beautiful carpentry shop. Processing material from rough sawn lumber to finished installations is an important aspect of this project and requires a full set of quality tooling to handle the volume. The Ernestina~Morrissey is lucky to have high quality facilities to pair with talented shipwrights.

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

If you would like to help just click the yellow DONATE button at the right.