Via Essex Shipbuilding Museum
With a grant from the Essex County Community Foundation, the Essex Shipbuilding Museum is hosting events around the construction of a traditional clamming skiff and clam basket-making workshops.
The skiff under construction in our shipyard is a re-creation of a traditional Essex Clam Skiff and is a collaboration between ESM and the Topsfield Vocational Academy. Under the guidance and instruction of our staff boatbuilder Jeff Lane, the students have completed all aspects of the build from choosing and milling lumber, lofting the design, and building the skiff. This is the third year of our partnership with TVA and in that time students have built other vessels such as a Grand Banks Dory for the Schooner Adventure and helped maintain the Schooner Lewis H. Story.
Events Coming Up!
June 8, 2019 By Skiff and Basket Exhibit opens
June 8, 2019 Spring in the Shipyard Fundraiser: Come see the exhibit, have some clams, and join in the celebration of all the hard work!
Photos by Creative Collective for ECCF #essexcountycreates