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Yard Work at D.N. Kelley & Son Shipyard, Fairhaven, MA
April 1-14, 2003

Extensive work is in progress at the yard this winter with a particular focus on the forward end of the ship. On the other hand, the propeller was pulled and reconditioned also. As of April 14th the planking was almost done and the caulking will be next be later in the week.

Two locking nuts retain the propeller on the end of the shaft. There is also a pin through the shaft to make sure the propeller can't back off when the ship goes astern.

Engineer Steve Swift works on the propeller from a scaffolding back aft.

A bird's eye view of the planking job on the port side.

Erin makes a great meal for the crew in the galley.

Another plank is in on the port side.

The starboard bow is coming along.

Antonio Marques wedges in the plank below.

The shutter plank goes in on the port side.

Paul and Indu prepare the transom for painting.

We would like to thank Lotus and IBM for donation of software, hardware and funding to enable regular electronic updates from the ship.

NOAA Chart is provided courtesy of Maptech using Cruising Navigator 4.3 and grabbing the image using Grabit Pro 6.02.

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Copyright 1997-2003
Schooner Ernestina
89 North Water Street, P.O. Box 2010, New Bedford, MA 02741-2010
phone 508.992.4900 -- fax 508.984.7719

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