With Gloucester well known for it's fishing heritage nearby Essex is known for it's ship building heritage. Many of the over 4000 vessels built in Essex were used in Gloucester's fishing industry. When fishing was good in Gloucester so was the ship building activities along the Essex River. At one time there were 15 ship yards in Essex alone constructing 50 vessels per year! Not bad for a town with a population around 3200!
So with that I figured with light snow falling it would be a unique time to head on over to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum yard and snoop and click!
Framed by a frame!
Schooners in the Essex River!
Harold Burnahm yard!
"Evelena M. Goulart"!
Her hull under the shed roof!
Below the waterline!
Chain holds the transom together!
Rudder & prop!
Tree atop yard crane!
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!