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Fall Appeal Letter

carved wooden door with text "hearts to god, hands to work"

Dear Friends, We are living in interesting times!  Like so many organizations across the country, The Carpenter’s Boat Shop suspended our programming in March and experienced a big second-quarter drop in donations.  Amidst the crisis we also recognized an incredible opportunity: the pandemic gave us the gift of time.  Even as our staff worked hard […]

Letters to Our Community

hand-carved boat shop sign

Dear Friends, As you may have heard through our recent announcement, we have had a leadership change at the Carpenter’s Boat Shop. Sonia Turanski has stepped down as Executive Director, and I am stepping in as Interim Director. We will miss Sonia’s creativity and drive, but we are also excited for the new possibilities that are inherent […]

Leadership updates from the Carpenter’s Boat Shop

Sarah Highland

Dear Friends of the Boat Shop, This season has brought many changes to the Carpenter’s Boat Shop. Under the leadership of Sonia Turanski, Covid-19 protocols were put in place, a new two semester curriculum has been developed, new staff were hired, boats were sold, using her significant writing skills, many grants were completed, and the […]

We are off to a great start this year. Please take a minute to meet our new apprentices. We encourage you to come by for tea to get to know them better.

First Row (left to right): Nolen Michael, Newcastle, ME – 18 years old; Lulu Scherman, Nyack, NY  –  22 years old; Justin Barker, Portland, ME – 31 years old; Koala Largess, Baltimore, MD – 34 years old. Second Row (left to right): Austin Reynolds,Knoxville, TN  – 28 years old; Griffin Louis, New Orleans, LA – […]