NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: SYLVINA BEAL SAILS TO MARITIME GLOUCESTER!

And a pretty schooner she is, despite her generally decrepit state. Essex shipwright Harold Burnham, Mary Kay Taylor, and a crew of friends picked up the 1911 schooner in Maine over the weekend. Burnham and Taylor are planning to restore the knockabout to her original splendor and when completed, the Sylvina W. Beal will be the oldest fishing vessel in the harbor.

Stopping by to take a few snapshots of the Sylvina Beal I ran into Maritime Gloucester Education Director Amanda Madeira and Education Coordinator Kelsey Bradford, along with Plum Cove fourth graders at the “crab lab.” Don’t you just love everything about Maritime Gloucester?!? There is always some outstanding maritime-related educational program or event taking place. We are so blessed to have this wonderful resource in our community!

Note- the Sea Pocket Aquarium has reduced hours after October 13th. For more information, visit the Maritime Gloucester website here.

Read more about the Schooner Sylvina W. Beal here.

5 thoughts on “NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: SYLVINA BEAL SAILS TO MARITIME GLOUCESTER!

  1. A little TLC in be in the events held annually there in Gloucester great addition! Crab Lab Plum Cove school I remember when this school was being built played basketball games here in winter too! Thanks For sharing Kim! 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂

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  2. Exciting News! I lost track of her and I am relieved to learn she will be restored! I had a complimentary ride (not under Sail) on her in Eastport Harbor at the turn of the Millennium, we happened upon her by chance. I painted a small painting of her that my friend cherishes. Many of my family members of the Sylvina name have sail on her. I first heard about here in ad in the back of Yankee Magazine in the 1980’s.

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  3. IIRC correctly from my time sailing on the Beal, she never was actually a fishing vessel. She was fishing tender. Fishing vessels would off-load their catch onto the Beal so they could keep on fishing. She is one of my favorite schooners and I’m very happy to see that she will be restored!

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