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A Special Evening with Dr. Robert Ballard

Adventurer, expeditioner, and oceanographer, he is best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic, in addition to the German battleship Bismarck, the lost fleet of Guadalcanal, the U.S. aircraft carrier Yorktown (sunk in the World War II Battle of Midway), and John F. Kennedy’s boat PT-109. One of his most important discoveries was of hydrothermal vents and “black smokers” in the Galapagos Rift and East Pacific Rise along with their exotic life forms living off the energy of the Earth through a process now called chemosynthesis.

Boatshop Workshop: Adirondack Chair

Our historic shipyard on the banks of the Kennebec River serves as a delightful backdrop for a one-day class! The iconic Adirondack chair, built from lightweight and durable cedar, comes together quickly and easily under the supervision of Boatshop staff. Hundreds of these chairs have
been built at the museum by all ages and skill levels—no experience is necessary and all tools, jigs, and materials are provided! Bring a lunch or grab a bite from the Sail Shed. Don’t miss this popular summer workshop!

Boatshop Workshop: Building a Fireside Stool (July 24 & 25)

Our three-legged fireside stool is simple, yet elegant, completed over two evenings. It’s a great introduction to woodworking—in fact, it is the first project every student undertakes in our Discovery Boatbuilding program.  Comprised of three octagonal legs that are fastened with wedged, kerfed through-tenons, this stool is a great introduction to boatbuilding techniques on a smaller scale. It is perfect for sitting by the fire, working in the home shop, or a plant stand. No woodworking (or boatbuilding) experience necessary!

Boatshop Workshop: Building a Fireside Stool (July 24 & 25)

Our three-legged fireside stool is simple, yet elegant, completed over two evenings. It’s a great introduction to woodworking—in fact, it is the first project every student undertakes in our Discovery Boatbuilding program.  Comprised of three octagonal legs that are fastened with wedged, kerfed through-tenons, this stool is a great introduction to boatbuilding techniques on a smaller scale. It is perfect for sitting by the fire, working in the home shop, or a plant stand. No woodworking (or boatbuilding) experience necessary!

Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making (Nov 20 & 21)

The Shakers are renowned for their traditional and simple furniture design and practical inventions. We build nesting Shaker boxes in the Boatshop because they are beautiful, handy, and employ small boatbuilding techniques like steam bending and clinch nailing. Two evenings are all it takes to build three boxes from cherry and cedar. Students have built over 500 boxes over the past 15 years in this accessible, yet challenging, class. All materials are provided and no experience is necessary.

Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making (Nov 20 & 21)

The Shakers are renowned for their traditional and simple furniture design and practical inventions. We build nesting Shaker boxes in the Boatshop because they are beautiful, handy, and employ small boatbuilding techniques like steam bending and clinch nailing. Two evenings are all it takes to build three boxes from cherry and cedar. Students have built over 500 boxes over the past 15 years in this accessible, yet challenging, class. All materials are provided and no experience is necessary.

Rozalia Project and ‘American Promise’: Education, Science and Data Cleanups in the Gulf of Maine and beyond!

In this presentation, learn about the path Rozalia Project took to go from learning about the problem of marine debris and microfiber pollution, to developing the Cora Ball, a consumer-scale solution to microfiber pollution, pioneering marine-debris related educational programs and launching  a global citizen science microplastic mapping and monitoring program.  Ashley will share Rozalia Project’s scope of work and impact as well as their current, exciting work  removing marine debris from remote islands along Maine’s stunning and important coast. 

Maine Woods Foraging Workshop

In partnership with Maine Food and Beverage Education Center, join natural forager, Rachel Alexandrou, on a museum plant walk to learn safe foraging practices and taste local foraged ingredients.

Boatshop Workshop: Build a Toboggan (Dec 11 & 18)

Back by popular demand, this winter, join us in the Boatshop for two weekends to build your own classic wooden toboggan! This class is open to five total groups of up to three people per group. Each group will build an eight-foot toboggan using boatbuilding techniques like steam bending, riveting, and ropework. No experience is required and all materials provided. Note: this design meets specifications of the U.S. National Toboggan Championships held annually in Camden.

Boatshop Workshop: Build a Toboggan (Dec 11 & 18)

Back by popular demand, this winter, join us in the Boatshop for two weekends to build your own classic wooden toboggan! This class is open to five total groups of up to three people per group. Each group will build an eight-foot toboggan using boatbuilding techniques like steam bending, riveting, and ropework. No experience is required and all materials provided. Note: this design meets specifications of the U.S. National Toboggan Championships held annually in Camden.

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