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Win This Boat!

This sailing skiff was donated to the Boatshop in 2023, and museum volunteers lovingly restored the mahogany plywood and oak framing. The hull was painted Alerion green with a grey bottom. How gorgeous! A Sprit rig, this beautiful boat is ready to sail into the sunset. Two oars are included.

Length overall: 10′ • Beam: 46.5” • Weight: 150 lbs

All proceeds from this sweepstakes support the museum’s Discovery Boatbuilding program, a hands-on, comprehensive wooden boatbuilding and woodworking program for local students. Be sure to stop by the Boatshop to see students building this year’s fleet!


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    bud warren says:

    Years ago, my dad bought an old cedar skiff – similar in length to but more “shapely” than this perky little skiff offered in the MMM sweepstakes. I grew up in this boat, learning to row and to sail her on the New Meadows. She was my magic carpet for voyages of discovery – to the deep salt marsh past Thomas Point, the magical Back Cove, to distant islands past Birch Point and beyond. In her I learned to use and how to row with and against a current, to set and follow a compass course and to do necessary chores at our summer cottage – emptying the garbage and chemical toilet at an outgoing tide (something I’d never do today!), to row daily up to White’s farm for the family’s milk or even over to Gurnet for lobsters. She taught me to sail easily and carefully, and (after a few mishaps) even how to jibe safely. She = was and the one that’s offered is a perfect boat for

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    Katherine says:

    I would absolutely LOVE to win this boat to teach my grandchildren to sail !! What a beauty. Fair winds and following seas.

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