Established in 1793, Lowell’s Boat Shop is the oldest operating boat shop in America.
“A National Historic Landmark and working museum, Lowell’s is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the art and craft of wooden boat building.”
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Order your own custom made Lowell boat. We continue to build our full line of dories and skiffs as we have for more than two centuries.
Traditional Boatbuilding with Graham McKay
WHEN: This class runs over two three-day weekends,
February 24, 25 and 26 AND March 3, 4 and 5
9AM – 4PM on Fridays and Saturdays; 9AM -2PM on Sundays
Lowell’s Boat Shop Members: $875 Nonmembers: $960
Open to all levels, this class will help students learn to take the lines from and replicate a historic 10′ four-plank lapstrake dory-skiff, originally built by local boatbuilder Myron Cowden in the 1960s. Basic lofting, layout, wood selection, hand and power tool use, planking, fastening, etc., will be covered with ample opportunities for hands-on practice. All materials and tools will be provided, however students are encouraged to bring and use their own tools if they have them.
The class builds one 10′ four-plank lapstrake dory-skiff, which is raffled off at the end of the class for the cost of materials.
Instructor: Graham McKay is the Executive Director and Master Boatbuilder at Lowell’s Boat Shop.