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. He has carved out a place in history as a master boat designer, shipwright and sail maker. 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, Harold draws upon extensive experience at sea, and of course, techniques learned in the famous shipyards of Essex.