CANCELLATION POLICY

Sometimes even our best laid plans get derailed – we get it. If you find you must cancel your registration for a class, workshop or program, please do so ASAP; we often limit the class size, and if you can’t attend, it’s possible someone else is waiting to take your place. If you cancel before the two-week out mark, you will get a full refund. If you cancel two weeks or fewer from the class/workshop/program start date, you will be credited the registration fee to use toward a future LBS class/workshop/program, less a $50 administration charge and any materials fees.

Often our classes/workshops/programs require a minimum number of participants to run. We reserve the right to cancel any class/workshop/program due to under-enrollment. We will do our best to give those that have registered a two-week notice of cancelation; of course all registrants will be refunded in full.

Women on the Water

WHEN: 3rd Thursday evenings, 6-9PM; June 18 – September 17

Join us at Lowell’s Boat Shop every 3rd Thursday of the month for a Girl’s Night Out adventure. Depending on our numbers and the tide, we’ll row together in the Surf Dory or in teams in our Banks dories to different destinations along the Merrimack – for a hike, a dip, or simply for the sheer pleasure of rowing on the river. After our rowing outing, we’ll head to The Ale House for libations and a bite!

Members: $15

Nonmembers: $17

Women on the Water

WHEN: 3rd Thursday evenings, 6-9PM; June 18 – September 17

Join us at Lowell’s Boat Shop every 3rd Thursday of the month for a Girl’s Night Out adventure. Depending on our numbers and the tide, we’ll row together in the Surf Dory or in teams in our Banks dories to different destinations along the Merrimack – for a hike, a dip, or simply for the sheer pleasure of rowing on the river. After our rowing outing, we’ll head to The Ale House for libations and a bite!

Members: $15

Nonmembers: $17

Build Your Own Plymouth Rock’r Rocking Boat

WHEN: Friday, January 20 through Sunday, January 22

Friday and Saturday 9AM-5PM; Sunday 9AM-4PM

LBS Members: $250; Nonmembers: $275

Materials fee: $255 (same for both Members & Nonmembers)

Total cost: LBS Members: $505; Nonmembers: $530

In this class, each student will build their own Plymouth Rock’r, a children’s rocking “chair” inspired by the design of the traditional Banks Dory. In building this glued lapstrake dory, students will learn how to shape the bottom, stem and transom; determine bevel angles; and spile and shape planks. Students will also fashion the breasthook and stern knees, as well as the seat and rockers. Students will complete building their Plymouth Rock’r in this 3-day class.

Instructor: Bob Fuller is a 3rd generation master craftsman. He owns South Shore Boatworks, and specializes in building traditional wooden ships wheels and patternmaking for bronze hardware, as well as building and restoration of wooden small craft. Bob teaches classes at the WoodenBoatSchool and in his shop. He has demonstrated his skills at National Park Service events, the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, and The Australian Wooden Boat Festival. Bob lives in Plymouth, MA with his wife Peggy, and is teaching his daughter Christina to be a 4th generation wheel builder.

 

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.

Make Your Own Cribbage Board

WHEN: Wednesdays, February 1, 8, and 15;  6-8PM

COST: LBS MEMBERS: $125         NONMEMBERS: $135

(we will apply Member discount post registration & send notification we have done so)

 

Looking for a winter project that will help brush up your woodworking skills, and connect you with some fun people for cribbage games?

Design and make your own cribbage board with assistance from the Boat Shop boatbuilding staff.  Learn (or bolster) some woodworking skills using basic power tools, and the hand tools that have been used at the Shop for generations. On the third night of the class, we’ll finesse the details of the boards, and Sally McKay will give a cribbage overview and refresher lesson. Could be the start of some lively and entertaining cribbage tournaments over the winter!

 

Seafaring and Sail Training for Adults

When: Friday, September 18th – Sunday, September 201th

Join us for a weekend sail training adventure aboard the wooden 131’ gaff-rigged schooner Harvey Gamage! A collaboration between Lowell’s Boat Shop and Sailing Ships Maine, this voyage offers the opportunity to cruise the Maine Coast as a member of the Gamage crew, helping to put the Schooner through her paces. Sail handling, navigation, watchstanding, and using the schooner’s safety and anchoring equipment will all be a part of your daily life at sea. Our itinerary will be dictated by the weather, but may include a visit to historic Jewell Island, occasions to observe marine mammals and sea birds up close, a talk about the Maine fisheries and aquaculture, and an evening of stargazing with an astronomy buff. Enjoy delicious meals and restful nights at anchor — interrupted only by your night watch, a memorable experience.

Space is limited. Please email dorothy@lowellsboatshop.com if you have questions.

Program Dates & Rates

  • Board Friday, September 18, 2020 at 4pm in Portland, ME (dinner will be served on board)

  • Disembark Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 4pm in Portland, ME

  • Fee of $595 per person ($1090 per couple) includes 3 meals per (full) day (dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday). While adult beverages will be allowed at dinner (BYOB), the hands-on nature of this distinctive program requires that participants be mindful and aware at all times while on watch.

  • Due to the uncertainties presented by the Covid-19 epidemic, we are not requiring deposits at this time. You are welcome to register to hold your spot without any financial obligation; once we are able to confirm, we will connect with you and request payment. Click on the FREE ticket to hold your spot.

Please note: If you are looking for an experience with no sail training involved, we will be offering opportunities to sail and stay onboard the Harvey Gamage during the Gloucester Schooner Festival (September 4-6); details coming soon.

Women on the Water

WHEN: 3rd Thursday evenings, 6-9PM; June 18 – September 17

Join us at Lowell’s Boat Shop every 3rd Thursday of the month for a Girl’s Night Out adventure. Depending on our numbers and the tide, we’ll row together in the Surf Dory or in teams in our Banks dories to different destinations along the Merrimack – for a hike, a dip, or simply for the sheer pleasure of rowing on the river. After our rowing outing, we’ll head to The Ale House for libations and a bite!

Members: $15

Nonmembers: $17

Seafaring and Sail Training for Adults

When: Friday, September 18th – Sunday, September 201th

Join us for a weekend sail training adventure aboard the wooden 131’ gaff-rigged schooner Harvey Gamage! A collaboration between Lowell’s Boat Shop and Sailing Ships Maine, this voyage offers the opportunity to cruise the Maine Coast as a member of the Gamage crew, helping to put the Schooner through her paces. Sail handling, navigation, watchstanding, and using the schooner’s safety and anchoring equipment will all be a part of your daily life at sea. Our itinerary will be dictated by the weather, but may include a visit to historic Jewell Island, occasions to observe marine mammals and sea birds up close, a talk about the Maine fisheries and aquaculture, and an evening of stargazing with an astronomy buff. Enjoy delicious meals and restful nights at anchor — interrupted only by your night watch, a memorable experience.

Space is limited. Please email dorothy@lowellsboatshop.com if you have questions.

Program Dates & Rates

  • Board Friday, September 18, 2020 at 4pm in Portland, ME (dinner will be served on board)

  • Disembark Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 4pm in Portland, ME

  • Fee of $595 per person ($1090 per couple) includes 3 meals per (full) day (dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday). While adult beverages will be allowed at dinner (BYOB), the hands-on nature of this distinctive program requires that participants be mindful and aware at all times while on watch.

  • Due to the uncertainties presented by the Covid-19 epidemic, we are not requiring deposits at this time. You are welcome to register to hold your spot without any financial obligation; once we are able to confirm, we will connect with you and request payment. Click on the FREE ticket to hold your spot.

Please note: If you are looking for an experience with no sail training involved, we will be offering opportunities to sail and stay onboard the Harvey Gamage during the Gloucester Schooner Festival (September 4-6); details coming soon.