And the world turns; technologies go by the wayside and then come back to solve new problems.
Long ago the sail was the primary technology used to power world trade, then came steam and diesel.
Now with the need for cleaner technologies in our industry, sail is coming back in a new way. Computer-controlled power assist sails on motor powered vessels is some of the latest technology incorporated in new ship designs.
As the old comes back to the new, the new is going into the old.
W&O is supplying the latest in marine piping systems to a 115 year-old historical sailing vessel, the Ernestina-Morrissey. The ship is undergoing total refurbishment at Bristol, Maine, in the Boothbay Maine Shipyard.
Seacor was chosen for the potable & sanitary water system because it is light weight, corrosion resistant, and easy to install. Seacor is a high performance CPVC piping system that meets all the safety requirements of the IMO, Us Coast Guard and IACS class societies.
W&O is proud to be a part of our maritime history and supports the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association.
You can find more information about the Ernestina project here.