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First Thursday Lecture Series
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Sea & Sky Artist's Retreat Weekend, Oct. 14-15

Current Exhibit

Sea Dogs! Great Tails of the Sea

Upcoming Race

2006 Head of the Weir River
Sat., October 21, 12:30 p.m.



Press Release

A Shipbuilding Legacy
The Hull Lifesaving Museum welcomes Harold Burnham.

Release Date: January 28, 2004
Event: Shellback Dinghy Workshop
: Thursday, December 2nd, at 7 p.m.
Location: Hull Lifesaving Museum, 1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, Massachusetts, map, directions
Fee: $3 members, $ 5 non-members
Contact: Corinne Leung
Contact Phone: (781) 925-5433
E-Mail: [email protected]

In Essex, shipbuilding is a tradition handed down over time. As each generation learns from the past, the standards are both faithfully preserved and continuously refined. Harold Burnham bears a family name that is virtually synonymous with Essex - the birthplace of approximately 4,000 schooners.

The Burnhams arrived in Essex in 1635, spawning a shipbuilding legacy. As the 28th Burnham to operate a shipyard in Essex since 1819, Harold has carved out a place in history as a master boat designer and shipwright.

Like his ancestors before him, Harold has a holistic approach to vessel design, construction and operation which makes him uniquely efficient today. In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree in maritime transportation and fisheries from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, he draws upon extensive experience at sea, and of course, techniques learned in the famous shipyards of Essex.

Join us to hear Harold discuss building the schooner Thomas E. Lannon, the Chebacco boat, the Story, and his current projects.

About the program
The Mariti me Artisans Speakers Series is a pro ject of the Mass Bay Maritime Artisans, and is hosted by the Jones River Landing and the Hull Life saving Museum. The Mass Bay Mariti me Artisans is the boatbuilding department of the Jones River Marine Ecology Center. MBMA is a loose association of boat builders, designers, suppliers, curators, and sailors. Its purpose is to foster a sense of community and collaboration among people working in the tradition of small wooden boats in the waters of Massachusetts Bay.

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