2015 Boat Raffle (Five Tickets)
This 15-foot Whitehall pulling boat was originally built by the Washington County Vocational Training Institute, circa 1960. Maine Maritime Museum’s Boatshop recently restored her to her original glory while leaving a bit of that historic patina to hold on to her history. Built of Maine white cedar over white oak frames, this boat will be a pleasure to row. Whitehall boats were used as working craft in the 19th century. Efficiency was critical in these human-powered craft, so they evolved easily driven hull shapes. Working watermen weren’t immune to good looks, either, so these “livery boats” were often beautiful. The most famous of the type, the “Whitehall” boats of New England, are still considered a touchstone of small craft elegance. Specifications: - Cedar on oak -bronze fasteners - L.O.A: 14’9” - Beam: 4’3” - Draft: 1’ Weight: approx. 200 lbs. The drawing will be held on October 13, 2015. Proceeds from this raffle will support the museum's Discovery Boatbuilding Program in which seventh and eighth-grade students from two schools in Midcoast Maine learn traditional wooden boatbuilding techniques.