On the Workbench

Dories for Schooner Adventure!





Two Traditional Banks Dories

This year, the apprentices will be building two historically accurate banks dories for the fishing Schooner Adventure in Gloucester. Drawing from the lines taken off a production Hiram Lowell dory (ca. 1936) and historic patterns in our collection, apprentices have begun building two traditional banks dories to present to the Schooner Adventure for use in the interpretation of the fishing industry and their programming as a testament to both Lowell’s production history and the history of the Gloucester Fishing Fleet.

Visit Schooner Adventure’s website:  http://schooner-adventure.org/



Repairing the Fleet!





The shop’s 2015-2016 apprentices spent the year repairing the shop’s existing fleet for use in our summer programming. Replacing dory frames, rails, and even taking the bottom off the shop’s chase boat, it is thanks to our apprentices that our fleet successfully saw 1,500+ kids on the water.



A 27′ Surf Dory



Lowell’s Boat Shop Apprentices are currently hard at work on a 27’ Surf Dory, which will be one of the largest boats ever produced at the historic shop.