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Harold A. Burnham, Shipwright (2020)

About the Film

Short film featuring master wooden boat builder Harold A. Burnham. Shot both in the Burnham ship yard and on the water, the film touches on shipbuilding in Essex, the Burnham family, learning from old-time boat builders, designing boats using half models, milling lumber, lofting, framing, community involvement, navigating on the water, maintaining a wooden boat, and rehabilitating a historic schooner.


For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Maggie Holtzberg-Call, Daniel Jacobs, the distributor, or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Maggie Holtzberg-Call, Daniel Jacobs
  • Produced by: Mass Cultural Council
  • Cinematographer: Daniel Jacobs
  • Editor: Daniel Jacobs
  • Other Credits: Drone Operator: Jeremy Rothman - Music: Art Maks, Maggie Holtzberg, Mitch Nelin, Kevin Sorupa, and How to Change a Flat Tire
  • Funding: National Endowment for the Arts, Folk and Traditional Arts
  • Original Format: AVCHD
  • © 2020, Mass Arts
  • 9mins, Color
  • Categories:
    Arts & Crafts, TraditionalMaritime Lore