20 Years of Discovery Boatbuilding

June 4, 2016 — Sept. 18, 2016

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Maine Maritime Museum developed the first curriculum in the state integrating a comprehensive traditional boatbuilding program with middle school students. The Discovery Boatbuilding Program uses the museum’s rich maritime history and working Boatshop to teach basic woodworking, boatbuilding, problem solving, and teamwork.

Twenty years later, we celebrate the successes of this ongoing program with photos, videos, and personal stories from alumni and staff. Through an innovative and hands-on traditional boatbuilding curriculum, seventh and eighth-grade students develop an understanding of basic woodworking techniques, wood technology, and thinking in three dimensions, and eventually go through every process of building a 12-foot, flat-bottom skiff of a traditional Maine design.


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Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington Street
Bath, Maine 04530