She goes in!
Steve Willard, “paint master”, with Ardelle on mooring in background
Harold Burnham adjusting bilge block before the launch
The Ardelle on launch morning
The garland arrives, just before the launch
Harold relaxes afterward with a friend
Bob Brophy carves “Gloucester, MA” on the stern
The crew starts work on the port side “car”, upon which Ardelle will lean for the “Essex side launch”