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.
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.