Progress in the Shipyard ~ May 18, 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.

Companionway Details

This image is an example of the high level of fit and finish being accomplished by our team here at the Shipyard. This is the Aft Cabin handrail at the companionway entrance.

Finished Floor

Throughout the ship we are seeing the signs of a livable interior space. This image shows the completed floor in what will be the head compartment of the main cabin (fish hold). The finish is in primer, final coats will happen later once much of the traffic through this space has slowed.

Fuel Manifold Plumbing

More detailed plumbing from the Engine Room. This image shows the feed and return manifolds with associated plumbing being fitted in place.

Main Cabin Bunks

Nearly there! Just a few steps away from being completely fitted with bunks for a full complement of 32 sailors. This is the centerline bunk area inside the Main Cabin. This area of the ship, at one time the Fish Hold, will now house 16 cadets when underway as a training vessel.

Main Cabin Sink

Just forward of the bunks along the port side is a utility sink and cabinet space. Fiddles made of Douglas fir and cabinetry of heartwood pine, every corner of this ship is turning out beautifully.

Windlass at the ready!

Fully mounted and operational, this replica of a traditional windlass from the late 19th century sits oiled and ready for use. In a operational "pull" test, with four shipwrights manning the lever arms, we managed to pull approximately 6200lbs of pressure. We were all very impressed with this simple yet effective piece of machinery.

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

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