Progress in the Shipyard – October 30, 2020

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.

Restored Edson Pumps

These pumps arrived on the Ernestina when it arrived at Boothbay Shipyard in 2014. Edson was particularly excited to have an opportunity to restore these vintage pumps to their original condition. They have been recently returned and installed in the same position they were for decades prior on Ernestina-Morrissey.

If you scroll down to the end of this 2015 post you will see these Edson pumps before they were removed for the work to be done. The  Edson Company is based in New Bedford, MA. It is wonderful to see the Ernestina-Morrissy now five years later almost ready for the next chapter in her amazing life!

Battery Boxes

This image shows our newly constructed battery box foundations. We will be laying fiberglass across the top platform to make the tray watertight according to USCG regulations. This foundation will secure one of the two 24v battery banks.


Forward Cabin Progress

The crew is excited to be fitting out the forward cabin. This space will be a busy area of the ship, where the galley and crew mess are set to be located. You can see the bunks and partitions being painted as we work our way aft through the space.

Just above the light to the left of the ladder is the hole for the foremast. You can just make out the mast partners between the deck beams that reinforce that area of the deck.


Aft Cabin Companionway

This shows the terrific final installation of companionway stairs in the aft cabin. The construction has now been beautifully finished with satin-polyurethane varnish. We cannot wait to see the remainder of this cabin finished to the same level of detail.