Frame Up! in the Basin

Frame Up! in the Basin

Celebrating the Birth of a Schooner

Don’t have plans for Labor Day yet? Never seen a schooner framed up? You’re in luck!

Plan to join the Essex Shipbuilding Museum and H.A. Burnham Boat Building in celebrating a very special day. On Monday, September 6, 2010 eleventh generation shipwright, Harold Burnham, will start construction on a new schooner – the Pinky Schooner Ardelle. The keel will be signed and frames will be raised. In celebration of the birth of this new schooner, the Essex Shipbuilding Museum will have demonstrations on traditional boat building techniques. You will be able to try your hand at: steam bending a plank, making a trunnel, putting together and mounting a frame, and we will unveil a new exhibit. Of course food will be available for purchase, including: ribs from The Farm Bar and Grille, chowder from Woodman’s of Essex, hot dogs from Kayems, beverages from Ipswich Ale, and more yummy stuff. There will be toy boat building for kids, and music by John Hicks and Friends to get your toes tapping. Roundtrip transportation will be available from the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center to Essex with two runs around noon and two return trips around 4:00 pm. Visit our website for additional information or call 978-768-7541.

WHEN: Monday, September 6, 2010 ‘ Noon until 4:00 pm

WHERE: Essex Shipbuilding Museum’s shipyard, 66 Main Street, Essex, MA, and H.A. Burnham’s Boat Building yard