An afternoon with AK Shipbuilding on The Mary E

                                 

     It's time to start letting people know what I have been up to!  I thought I'd kick off this blog with my recent visits to the Mary E at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine. I spent the afternoon with Andros Kypragoras Shipbuilding as they were busy at work restoring this schooner to her former glory. The Mary E was built in 1906 and is the oldest Maine-built wooden fishing schooner still in existence. She was built in Bath on the banks of the Kennebec River, very close to where her restoration is taking place now. The work is nearing completion and she is almost ready for the upcoming season at the Maine Maritime Museum.  

     The guys were real sports and didn't mind me crawling around the boat taking pictures while they were working. Thanks to Andros Kypragoras Shipbuilding and The Maine Maritime Museum for allowing me the privilege!

 I arrived at lunch time.

I arrived at lunch time.

 Aaron Freeman back to work fitting margin planks for the deck house.

Aaron Freeman back to work fitting margin planks for the deck house.

 Tim Clark painting the transom

Tim Clark painting the transom

 chain plates made by Matt Harkins

chain plates made by Matt Harkins

 Tom Ward, Andros Kypragoras and and Matt Harkins fitting one of those beautiful chain plates

Tom Ward, Andros Kypragoras and and Matt Harkins fitting one of those beautiful chain plates

 Ryan Graham down below working on the cabin sole. 

Ryan Graham down below working on the cabin sole. 

 quite a team!

quite a team!