Join us for the Art of Wooden Boatbuiding series exploring the principles behind the design and construction of traditional wooden boats. Participants will have the opportunity to experience hands-on practices at several traditional boatyards within the Essex National Heritage Area.
At the Workshop: Building a Schooner at Essex Shipbuilding Museum, you will: Learn about the site and its history from local expert Justin Demetri; fit a plank using traditional steaming methods; experiment with buoyancy in the test tank; learn about assembling and raising the ribs of a vessel; make a trunnel (or tree nail) like the ones used to hold a vessel together; and more!
Each individual workshop session is $75 per person; tickets may be purchased here. Optional activities for each session will be $20 and available for purchase on-site the day of the session. The optional activity on March 28th is a tour of Harold Burnham’s boatyard at 1:30 p.m.
The dates and subjects of the remaining workshops follow. Saturday, April 25th: The “Haul Out.” Saturday, May 9th: Rigging a Tall Ship. Saturday, May 23rd: Building The Dory
Ryanc @ essexheritage.org ~ 978-740-0444