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.”
We are looking for an enthusiastic board member to lead our development initiatives to secure financial support for Lowell’s Maritime Foundation. The board member will lead the board in achieving fundraising goals while cultivating relationships with funders, employees and volunteers. Our candidate would be an active participant in the community and a visible part of fundraising events.
The successful board member will build lasting relationships with donors, and keep them informed on how their financial support is helping LMF achieve its mission. Preferred candidates will have fundraising experience, be self-motivated, and work well in a team environment.
Watch the new mini documentary FORE & AFT about our Apprentice William
FORE & AFT, a new mini-documentary produced by Gusto, a Matter Company.
Matter donated the time and resources of its talented Gusto team to bring this captivating story to life. The team poured their hearts into the film, which represents 18+ months of collaboration and hard work in the making.
BOATS FOR SALE
UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS
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.
Ice Ship to Calcutta
Part of the LBS Winter Speaker Series (Pre Registration is recommended)
Join us at the Museum of Old Newbury for an unforgettable evening on Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024 at 7:00 PM.
On June 15, 2023, the Museum of Old Newbury purchased a slate tablet from an auction in Cincinnati, Ohio, a notebook-paper sized piece of thin stone, double-sided and framed in walnut. Notes kept on slate were ephemeral. Slates were used to keep the “rough log”, and they were erased after the notes were copied down into the ship’s official log.
This slate deck log became, accidentally, a permanent record of the last moments of a man’s life, and revealed a gripping story of love, loss, murder, and bicycling in the Himalayas. Intrigued? Come hear the whole wild story and see this piece of ultimate ephemera for yourself.
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Shelburne Dory Heritage Project
This May and June a team of boatbuilders and historians including Lowell’s director Graham McKay traveled to the Shelburne (Nova Scotia) dory shop to build a dory with master builder Milford Buchanan. Ultimately the process will be recorded and published