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The Art of Wooden Boatbuilding

Presented by Essex National Heritage and Salem Maritime National Historic Site at NPS Regional Visitor Center, Salem MA

Feb 29 2020
The Art of Wooden Boatbuilding

Familiarize yourself with the historic art of wooden boatbuilding at several traditional l boatyards across Essex County.

Join us for a five-part series exploring the principles behind the design and construction of traditional wooden boats. Participants will have the opportunity to experience hands-on practices at several traditional boatyards within the Essex National Heritage Area.

This event is the kick-off lecture by Justin Demetri with Harold Burnham. 

CALLING ALL BOAT LOVERS! This introductory talk will set the stage for our Art of Wooden Boatbuilding series. Experts Justin Demetri and Harold Burnham will

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Lecture on February 29 – $15/person

Available online or call 978-740-0444.

Contact: 9787400444


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Additional time info:

This lecture is part of a 5-part series. Tickets may be purchased for separate events or as a package.

Series Dates:

February 29 at 10:30amLecture at the NPS Regional Visitor Center in Salem with Justin Demetri and Harold Burnham

March 28 at 9:00am“Building the Schooner” at Essex Shipbuilding Museum.

April 25 at 9:00am“The Haul Out” at Maritime Gloucester

May 9 at 9:00am“Rigging a Tall Ship” at Salem Maritime National Historic Site

May 23 at 9:00am“Building a Dory” at Lowell’s Boat Shop

Rates: (Discounts available for members of Essex Heritage, Essex Shipbuilding, Maritime Gloucester, or Lowell’s Boat Shop)

Lecture on February 29 – $15/person

Each individual workshop session – $75/person

Package price for all five sessions – $250/person

Optional activities for each session – $20/person

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


NPS Regional Visitor Center

2 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA 01970

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