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Photo courtesy of Todd B. Harrington
The 2006 launching of Schooner ISABELLA

Harold Burnham bears a family name that is virtually synonymous with Essex, the birthplace of approximately 4,000 schooners. He is the 28th Burnham to operate a shipyard in Essex since 1819.

Growing up in a family of shipbuilders and a town where shipbuilding is a tradition handed down over the generations, Harold has learned the standards of the past and traditional techniques. Harold Burnham has carved out a place in history as a master boat designer, shipwright and sailmaker. Like his ancestors before him, Harold has a holistic approach to vessel design, construction and operation which makes him uniquely efficient. In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree in maritime transportation and fisheries from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, he draws upon extensive experience at sea, and of course, techniques learned in the famous shipyards of Essex.

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Capt.Harold Burnham:
978-768-2569 or 978-290-7168


H.A. Burnham, Boat Building & Design 11 Burnham Court , Essex, Massachusetts 01929
Phone: 978.768.2569