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Yard Work at D.N. Kelley & Son Shipyard, Fairhaven, MA
April 18, 2003

Extensive work is in progress at the yard this winter with a particular focus on the forward end of the ship. The planking has been finished strengthening the bow in a large way. Now after some fairing and bungs to cover the fastenings, caulking will go in and painting will complete this part of the job.

It is a close shave on the beginning of the season but the crew are working hard to have everything together and running smoothly by the second week in May.

With this shot you can see the extent of the work and get a feel for the underwater shape of Ernestina.

Sanding the starboard bow where eight new planks went in.

The starboard bow is coming along.

DN Kelley and Son Shipyard Main Offices. Ernestina is on the ways directly behind his building off water street in Fairhaven, MA.

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

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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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