North End Shipyard Spring
By Doug Mills
RCN America Network
One of the surest signs of spring is when the North End Shipyard starts hauling out the schooners of the Maine Windjammer Fleet. On Thursday the American Eagle was hauled out for a new coat of paint and it's yearly inspection.
The 92' schooner American Eagle was built in Gloucester, Massachusetts in 1930. For 53 years she was a working member of the famed Gloucester fishing fleet. She is also a National Historic Landmark.
She will spend about a week on the railway at North End Shipyard. The American Eagle is planning it's first trip of the season on May 17th.