Bringing the Evelina M. Goulart Home

Bringing the Evelina M. Goulart Home
Part Two of the Evelina M. Goulart Symposium
On Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. The Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum will present the 2nd part of the Evelina M. Goulart Symposium, where we will learn how a score of determined individuals figured out how to get a 120 ton, sixty-three year old transitional Essex-built dragger from floating in the Essex River Basin behind a tugboat, to high and dry in cradle without the benefit of your typical heavy boat-hauling equipment.
The evening will begin with the heart-warming documentary, ‘The Evelina M. Goulart Comes Home.’ by Paul Van Ness, and will be followed by a lively panel discussion by Peter Souza, Brian Duffy, Kathy Groh Freuhauf, and Kurt Wilhelm who, along with scores of other volunteers, brought the Goulart to shore. There will be an open discussion over coffee and snacks designed to foster involvement and interest in this project. The event will be facilitated by Barry O’Brien.
‘The Evelina M. Goulart is a very unique 90-ton historical artifact,’ said Barry O’Brien, who has been producing the four-part symposium. ‘She survived two hurricanes at sea, set records for swordfish catch. She has great stories to tell. The Evelina M. Goulart is a testament to the thousands of two-masted wooden fishing schooners launched from the Essex shipyards’and Essex holds the world record for schooners of this type. This Symposium will allow all the people she has touched ‘ the fishermen, the community that returned her to the site where she was built, the historians, and anyone interested in boats, restoration and the region to relive their interest.’
Rich background information on bringing Evelina M. Goulart home, with articles and audio interviews can be enjoyed on the Essex Shipbuilding Museum website at:
The Symposium will take place at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum’s Waterline Center at 66 Main Street in Essex, MA. Admission for this session of the Evelina M. Goulart Symposium is $10. Contributions to support the mission of the Essex Shipbuilding Museum are gratefully accepted. Space is limited. To register to attend one or all four sessions of the symposium or to learn more, visit