Even More Background Information on the Evelina M. Goulart Symposium!

The goal of symposium was to bring together maritime experts, historians, master shipwrights, and many Essex Shipbuilding Museum volunteers, past and present to tell stories to place this transitional dragger in context with the history of fishing in the North Atlantic. The Evelina M. Goulart first fished out of Gloucester and then out of New Bedford from 1927 until about 1985, when she was damaged by Hurricane Gloria, limped back to Fairhaven Harbor, and eventually sank at her dock. The Essex Shipbuilding Museum accepted the vessel as a gift from Captain Bob Douglas in 1990, who had raised the boat from the bottom and had it towed back to Essex. Using the Evelina M. Goulart as an example, this symposium investigates the importance of keeping history alive and the role of historical artifacts in the preservation and interpretation of history.

For those that are interested, we would encourage you to get involved with the Museum to determine the future of this remarkable artifact. If you are interested, you can contact the office during business hours. We will post additional reading and listening resources on this page for your enjoyment.

Read Bob Hick's article "Saving the Evelina M. Goulart in Messing About in Boats. Click Here.

This article appeared in Bob Hick's publication: Messing About in Boats in 1990. It is reprinted for your enjoyment with his kind permission. To learn more about Bob's publication,  Click Here.

Listen to the Story of the Return of the Evelina M. Goulart by Captain Bob Douglas.

Listen to a 20 minute audio recollection by Captain Bob Douglas as he arranged for the return of the Evelina M. Goulart as a gift to Essex, MA. This interview was conducted by Barry O'Brien in early February.

Read Deirdre O'Regan's article about the "What to Do About the Evelina M.Goulart" in the Summer 2010 #131 issue of Sea History.  Click Here


Read Erik A.R. Ronnberg, Jr.'s paper on "Preserving the Remains of the Evelina M. Goulart - An Argument for Chain Saw Archeology," presented on May 27, 2010 at the Symposium   Click Here