Schooner 'Redbird' Launched in Essex
MIKE SPRINGER/Staff photo
Spectators watch from the Town Docks as the schooner Redbird, owned by Stan and Daisy Nell Collinson of Essex, is launched in the Essex River by a crew from the Salisbury-based Jocelyn Marine Services at high tide Friday afternoon in Essex. The Collinsons bought the 32-foot brigantine schooner a year ago in Portsmouth, Virginia. After sailing the Redbird back to Cape Ann and off the coast of northern New England last season, they put the boat in dry dock at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, where they made extensive repairs before Friday's launch.