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Shipwright to speak at marine museum

Harold Burnham, a 14th-generation shipwright from Essex, Mass., will discuss the construction of the pinky schooner Ardelle in a talk at Penobscot Marine Museum. Burnham's presentation will be illustrated with photographs by Dan Tobyne, author and photographer of Thoreau's Maine Woods, published by Down East Books.

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The free event will be in the museum's Stephen Phillips Memorial Library on Saturday, March 31, from 5-7 p.m.

Ardelle is an authentic wooden pinky schooner, completed in 2011 to run day trips and private charters out of Essex. Pinkies — so-called for their distinctive, high pointed or "pink" stern – were a common New England boat type used for commercial fishing in the 19th century.

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