Progress in the Shipyard~ September 7, 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.

Spar construction begins this week!

1. Aft Cabin + Nav Desk

The Aft Cabin is looking terrific! The crew have done an incredible job of building out this space to reflect the layout and spirit of her past. Oak, Cypress, and Mahogany all complimenting each other with a bright finish!

2. Aft Cabin + Officer’s Mess

This is another view of the Aft Cabin looking towards the Starboard aft corner where a mess table and storage cabinet have been installed.

3. Clean Deck

Looking like a ship ready for action! Notice all the bright white dorade cowls built by Frank Luke in East Boothbay. We are excited to see rigging begin in the coming months.

4. Complete Plumbing System

The engine room is chock full of plumbing systems, manifolds, and tanks. This image shows the majority of this work, nicely arranged and secured to the bulkhead. Fuel plumbing is colored yellow in accordance with USCG regulations. Large diameter bronze plumbing is designated to our Fire Suppression and Dewatering systems. The grey CPVC is USCG certified for fresh water systems.

5. Foredeck + Propane Box and Charlie Noble

All components here, with the exception of the Propane Box, have been refurbished as opposed to being replaced. Looking like new after some careful attention and thoughtful rehab.

The black “Charlie Noble” is the stove pipe to vent the cook stove.  This replacement was constructed by students at New Bedford Regional-Vocational Technical School in 2014.  Read more about their work HERE.

6. Main Cabin (Fish Hold)

The Main Cabin of the ship is looking quite welcoming these days. All furniture installations are complete, including the primary Mess Table. Notice the ship's library along the centerline bulkhead.

7. New Cooking Stove

What a beautiful piece of equipment! The Viking Series 7 Range has been installed in the Galley complete with a custom fireproof metal bulkhead to protect the forward scuttle. We are all very impressed with how well this fits in the space.

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.