Progress in the Shipyard ~ March 4, 2022

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.

1. DC Electrical Boxes

Wiring continues throughout the Engine Room.

2. Craft Bearing

The first of three individual shaft lengths is installed along with a watertight intermediate Craft Bearing.

3. Cutlass Bearing

The final bearing in the propulsion system is installed in the shaft log. Next, we will install the Hundested variable-pitch shaft and propellor.

4. Driveline Housing

A view of the shaft line from inside the ship. This shaft housing will mate with a custom shaft-seal to keep the seawater out of the vessel while the shaft turns.

5. Electrical

Chargers, Inverters, and Battery switches coming together in the Engine Room.

6.Main Engine wiring

The main engine is being connected to controls and the DC charging system.

7. Mast Tabling

The team discusses details of the intricate main mast tabling.

8. Masts and Cross Trees

Completed spars are now outside under cover. They are receiving some of the more detailed installations in preparation for rigging.

9. Rigging Hounds.

These beautiful blocks will be custom mounted to the masts with grooves carved into the rounded top edge to support rigging wire.


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

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