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Ardelle Report From Al Bezanson

0630  Oct 9th…. Ardelle is docked at Baltimore Marine Center in Canton close to Pride of Baltimore II and a flock of other schooners who will be participating in the 127 mile Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race to Portsmouth, VA.  The race begins Thursday afternoon and the wind that is forecasted may be a bit challenging for some of the gaff rigged boats.  Harold is among a lot friends there, and Canton/Fells Point is swarming with cordial volunteers.  About 38 schooners are entered.  Each boat will have a transponder aboard for tracking.  Avid schooner fans might enjoy watching the race all night, keeping an eye on the weather buoys and wind forecast along the route.  On Saturday there is a Pig Roast and Awards Ceremony that goes on for most of the day in Portsmouth.  More information here:

http://www.schoonerrace.org/schedule.htm

http://www.schoonerrace.org/pdfs/spinsheet12.pdf

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?level0=100#

Al Bezanson

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One Year Anniversary of the Launch of the Schooner Ardelle From Len Burgess

Great weather Monday night for a special sail to celebrate the launch of the schooner Ardelle. It was one year ago last July 9, 2011 that the schooner splashed down into the Essex river in front of about 2500 people. It was a textbook Essex side launch that occurred at high tide about 6 p.m in the evening. What a sight is was. And, a year later here’s Capt. Harold Burnham’s doing what he loves! It would not have been possible without the amazing help of all of the shipwrights, friends and family who helped build and launch the Ardelle!

Harold lights a candle for the cake that celebrates the one year anniversary of the launch of the schooner Ardelle.

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Shipwrights, friends, family and crew gather aboard for a special night

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Tom and Kay Ellis of the schooner Lannon sailed close by firing a salute with their cannon and guests sing Happy Birthday to the Ardelle.

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Friends, shipwright and our most awesome cook, Cathy and Bruce Slifer sail past during the song! They should have been on board!

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Zack the young apprentice who was the only one onboard the Ardelle when it was launched last year was Harold’s crew for the night.

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Steve reads a tribute to Harold and the Ardelle.

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Bernie Noon was at the Helm most of the evening

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Harold did video interviews during the sail with some of his loyal helpers.

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Pinky Schooner Ardelle Launch Video From Len Burgess

This is a short, six minute documentary of the launch of the Pinky Schooner Ardelle at Essex, MA. July 9, 2011. Produced by Len Burgess for the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.The opening music features three players from the North Shore Celtic music scene: Steve Levy on banjo, David de la Barre on whistle and Linda Shields Swicker on guitar playing a set of Irish reels. The Waterfront Park String Band as well as Daisy Nell and Cap’t Stan with the Crab Grass Band entertain the crowds after the launch. The day’s play-by-play MC was Barry O’Brien. Included in the documentary are 3 great points of view of the actual launch courtesy of Kirk Williamson and GateHouse Media.

–Len Burgess

The Ardelle Heads for Safer Waters 08/27/2011 6:25am

 

The Ardelle Heads for Safer Waters 08/27/2011 6:25am

I caught the Brand New Pinky Schooner Ardelle in the Annisquam River this morning. I’m guessing it was headed back to where She was Born to stay out of the way of the impending Storm.

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It’s Ardelle Day!!!! Complete Coverage Round Up

She’s A Coming and we will be live blogging it!
Here is the first video of her making her way to Gloucester this morning from Nancy Dudley at The Essex Shipbuilding Museum-

Expected at The Heritage Center around 6PM, be there to welcome her!
Not To Miss!!! Welcoming the Ardelle to Gloucester August 24th at 6:30PM

Here is a link to the progress of The Ardelle including through The Weeks From Our Boy Marty Luster-
http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/?s=Ardelle
There are several pages of posts so go to the bottom and click older posts to go back in time.
We will be updating all day.
This just in from Bill O’Connor-
Hi Joey,

The Ardell and the Lannon were just tacking off of Eastern Point and it made for a nice photo.

Enjoy,
~Bill O’Connor
North Shore Kid

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Schooner Ardelle Sails Into Gloucester Harbor Photos from Anthony Marks-

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Photos From Vickie S. Van Ness-

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Frame Up – Pictures of the Pinky Schooner Ardelle From Elinor Teele

The Schooner Ardelle 2-19-11 From Photoholic1

Chickity Check It! Boatbuilding With Burnham

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Did You Know? (Ardelle’s Rum Plank)

4th Annual Digital Photography Workshop

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The Ardelle at Sunset Photo From Len Burgess

Chickity Check It! Daisy Nell writes children’s book about Essex Schooner Ardelle

Did You Know (Ardelle Launch)

Top Pick For Saturday- VIEW THE LAUNCH OF THE SCHOONER ARDELLE FROM THE ESSEX SHIPBUILDING MUSEUM

Unique Essex Side Launch of Wooden Schooner Ardelle Set for Today July 9th and Ardelle Photos From Len Burgess

ARDELLE MAKES A SPLASH IN ESSEX photos by Marty Luster

Launch Of the Ardelle Photos From Anthony Marks

Video- The Schooner Ardelle Hits The Water From Roger Torre

Ardelle Launch Photos From Len Burgess

Scenes From The Schooner Ardelle Launch From Rick Isaacs

VIDEO- SCHOONER ARDELLE LAUNCH FROM JOANNE MARKS

Mike Dyer Ardelle Launch Photos

Schooner Ardelle Gets Her Masts Installed- Photos From Len Burgess

Schooner Ardelle with Masts and Rigging Photo From Anthony Marks

Karen Pischke’s Ardelle Photos

Not To Miss!!! Welcoming the Ardelle to Gloucester August 24th at 6:30PM

Pinky Schooner Ardelle Heeled Over for Stability Test- Photos Mike Dyer

VIDEO- SCHOONER ARDELLE LAUNCH FROM JOANNE MARKS

This one from the perspective behind the Schooner where all the action was including the jacking of the bow and the hammering away at the blocks!

Click here for the dozens of posts containing the building and launching of The Schooner Ardelle here at Good Morning Gloucester.
I think it is safe to assume that no one covered it as well all the way through as the GMG team.
Great Job everyone!