Community READ 2017

“The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown

The Carpenter’s Boat Shop is pleased to partner with Skidompha Library (Damariscotta) for a Community READ celebrating the incredible story of the American Men’s 8-man Crew Team that won gold in the 1936 Olympics as told in Daniel James Brown’s book, The Boys in the Boat.  The Community READ runs from June 26-August 1 and encompasses a number of different events and opportunities.  Please keep scrolling down to read about them all!

Let’s start with the full schedule…

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***Please note that a second performance of “Woody Guthrie’s American Song” has been added on Sunday, July 16.

***Tickets for the two ticketed events can be purchased at both Skidompha Library and The Carpenter’s Boat Shop.

FREE Book Giveaway

As long as supplies last, you can pick up a free copy of The Boys in the Boat at both the Boat Shop and Skidompha Library.   All we ask is for you to fill out the Book Giveaway Signup Sheet that you will find at both locations.

Exhibit at The Carpenter’s Boat Shop

Come visit the Boat Shop to view our Olympic Rowing-themed exhibit featuring

  • a wooden single rowing shell,
  • pair of oars crafted by George Pocock – the boat builder featured in The Boys in the Boat
  • artifacts from the 1936 Berlin Olympics including many items from Daniel Barrow, a bronze medal winning single scull rower, donated by his daughter Kathleen Flory from Walpole, ME
  • a taped interview with Gold-medal winning Olympic rower, Ellie Logan who grew up in nearby Boothbay Harbor, ME
  • rowing-themed art work by local Round Pond artist, Isham Martin (
  • and more..

The exhibit is available for viewing throughout the entire READ until August 1.

Boat Raffle

Boat Raffle
Tickets: $10 each or 3 for $25
(For purchase at The Carpenter’s Boat Shop and Skidompha Library)

9 ½’ Monhegan Skiff
Custom built at The Carpenter’s Boat Shop
Marine plywood sides, cedar bottom, pine seats and rails, oak chines, Spanish cedar quarter knees and breasthook, oars included
$1,800 value
Winner to be drawn on August 1 at The Lincoln Theater
(need not be present to win)
All proceeds benefit Skidompha Library and The Carpenter’s Boat Shop


Jewelry Raffle

Thanks to the generosity of AGA Correa and Son, we are also raffling off a beautiful piece of jewelry during the Community READ.

This piece is a lovely Fish Float Sphere Pendant!  It consists of 18k Yellow Gold hand-twisted ropework that provides a frame around a 16mm Aqua Chalcedony sphere.

Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $25.

Tickets are only available on-line at

The proceeds of this raffle will go to benefit Skidompha Library and The Carpenter’s Boat Shop.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Second Mate:  The Bradley Inn, Cupboard Cafe, Damariscotta Dental, Granite Hall Store, King Ro Market/Total Sum, The Lincoln Home, Maine-ly Pawn, Masters Machine Company, Round Pond Coffee, Schooner Cove, The Seagull Shop, Shapers Fitness Gym, Supplies Unlimited, Mrs. Wanda Van Horne