The information below provides additional history about one of the sixteen points of interest along the tour.  Visit Essex, Massachusetts and enjoy our self-guided tour to learn more about each historic Essex location on the interpretive signs.

 

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John F. James and Son Shipyard in Essex, Massachusetts
SHIPYARD OF JOHN F. JAMES AND SON
Spring 1921

 

Eighteen men appear in this photograph getting the Racing Schooner Mayflower ready for an April launch. Altogether, 59 men completed this vessel in 59 1/2 working days so she would qualify as a contender for the Dennis Cup. However, the Canadians considered Mayflower to be a "yacht disguised as a fishermen" and never raced the Bluenose against her.

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John F. James and Son Shipyard in Essex, Massachusetts