SUPPORT THE REHABILITATION OF THE SCHOONER SYLVINA W BEAL!

Support the Rehabilitation of the Schooner Sylvina W. Beal. The Burnham Marine Railway at Maritime Gloucester has been hauling boats since 1849. It is the oldest continuously operating marine railway in the country. Currently the Schooner Sylvina W. Beal sits on the railway, built in 1911 in the Adams Yard in East Boothbay, Maine, she is the oldest existing auxiliary knockabout fishing schooner in North America. Over her long life , she has proven to be a worthy vessel, completing over 108 years of active commercial service as a fishing vessel, a sardine carrier and a windjammer. Harold A. Burnham and Mary Kay Taylor as stewarts of the historic vessel aim is to have her listed on the National Historic Register and rehabilitate her for future use as a commercial charter, education and research vessel operating out of Gloucester, Massachusetts. There hope is that she will help to keep our maritime heritage and culture alive and present on Cape Ann!

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