The Restoration Process
We are restoring and retrofitting the full rigged ship Eleanor and the brig Beaver at the Gloucester Marine Railways located on Rocky Neck in Gloucester, Massachusetts. While we redesign the 103-year-old replica Beaver, we are also recreating the Eleanor. Both masterpieces will be historically correct ships from the 1770â€™s and will be an invaluable part of The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. We are also creating drawings of the Dartmouth, which will be newly constructed from the keel up.
Master Ship Renovator, Leon Poindexter
A master shipwright, Leon Poindexter builds, repairs and restores large, traditionally built historic wooden sailing vessels and their rigs. As a veteran with more than 30 years of industry experience, Mr. Poindexter is known for his artistry and has worked on many vessels on the National Register of Historic Places.
Leon has also served as the master shipwright for 20th Century Fox to retrofit the tall ship Rose for the Academy Award Winning motion picture Master and Commander starring Russell Crowe. It is no wonder why he was chosen as the architect and contractor for the Boston Tea Party Ships.