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11 Days
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Cedar-Strip Boatbuilding: Build Your Own Canoe or Kayak

Enjoy the contrast of light and dark wooden strips, the quiet lapping of water on wood, and the pride of craftsmanship that stems from building your own cedar-strip boat. You'll be involved in the process from start to finish—cutting thin cedar planks and assembling an appealing pattern for your canoe…
Mon, Sep 16th, 2019  –  Thu, Sep 26th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Ken Koscik
2½ Days
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Laminated Canoe Paddles

In this class students will build one laminated paddle, similar to the fancy wooden paddles often seen in canoe outfitters shops. Not just show pieces, laminated paddles have several unique qualities that make them highly functional on the water. The lamination of several types of wood makes the shafts strong…
Fri, Aug 2nd, 2019  –  Sun, Aug 4th, 2019
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Josh Tolkan
1 Day
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Lofting and Pattern Making for the Herring Skiff

We're getting ready to embark on an ambitious community boat building project: a replica of the 1950s herring skiff, the classic boat of the North Shore fishing industry. Construction of the boat will be done in courses during the winter of 2020. Lend a hand with step one: lofting the…
Sat, Sep 14th, 2019
9am-4pm
Instructor: Josh Tolkan