Sometimes, you don’t need to pay laborers to work on a ship. Sometimes, the laborers will pay you.
At least that was the case Monday, when Massachusetts’ Essex Shipbuilding Museum held a fundraiser to benefit efforts to save the 83-foot, 86-year-old schooner Evelina M. Goulart. According to an article in the Gloucester Times, participants paid to do ship-related work — sail raising, anchor weighing, knot tying and other tasks — while sailing around Gloucester Harbor on several vessels, including the Ardelle and Thomas E. Lannon. The event raised $5,000.
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