George Thomas built this modified Swampscott Dory from plans and instructions given in John Gardner's book, Building Classic Small Craft (available from The WoodenBoat Store). George planked the boat with cedar on oak frames, and seats and trim of mahogany. The spars are Douglas-fir and the sail was made by Nat Wilson of East Boothbay, Maine. George launched the dory in Lake Winnipesaukee last July.
First-time builder Arne Ojala of West Barnstable, Massachusetts, started building this 18′3″ Swampscott Dory in January 2012, from plans by Iain Oughtred, that he bought at The WoodenBoat Store. He built the hull of the CAP’N LEWELL A. SWAN from 5/8″ Eastern white pine planking on frames of black locust, also constructing the stem and transom from black locust. The bottom of the hull is built from 1″ pine with locust rub strakes on the bilges to protect the hull when beaching.