Author Archives: Kim Hoare

Summer 2019 Class Schedule Posted

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We have doubled the number of classes that we are offering this summer!!   Registration is now OPEN!  Just follow the links below to sign up for these exciting opportunities… Woodturning for Beginners -June 24-28 (1/2 days)Young People’s Woodworking (ages 10-14) – July 1-3 and 5Adirondack Chair Building – July 1-3 and 5Boat Building with Bobby […]

A Facelift for our Barn Chapel

Thanks to a grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, our beloved Barn Chapel is currently undergoing its first restoration since being constructed in 1987. The restoration includes all new windows, overhangs added to all of its eaves, a new roof, chimney repairs, and cedar shingle siding replacement. This restoration will greatly increase the […]

Joyful Welcome to the Class of 2018-19!

Front row:  Zosia Mrozek-Folkierska, Ian Sawyer, Corey Ross, Josh Richards, Kiran Chapman, Kim Hoare (Executive Director); Back Row:  Elly Lang, Breanna Arntz, Dan Marsh, Sam Strain, Kelan Nee We are pleased to welcome our newest apprentice class. The ten apprentices are a diverse group coming from all over the country and internationally.  This year’s crew […]

Boat Shop Hosts Bowdoin Freshmen Orientation Group

For three days last week, The Carpenter’s Boat Shop was pleased to welcome a group of ten freshmen and their two upperclassmen leaders from Bowdoin College in Brunswick as a part of their pre-orientation program.  After spending their first night on the Bowdoin campus sleeping in the Farley Fieldhouse, 511 first-year students divided into 60 […]

Sign up for Summer 2018 Classes Now!

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Summer Class season at the Boat Shop is almost upon us! We are offering up 4 excellent one-week classes this summer. Coopering (Barrel-making) – June 25-29 Young People’s Wood Working (Ages 10-14) – July 2-3, 5-6 Women’s Wood Working – July 9-13 Boat Building with Bobby Ives – July 30-Aug 3 Click on the class titles to learn more […]

Community READ – The Boys in the Boat

It is a true pleasure and great opportunity to partner with the Skidompha Library in Damariscotta on their Community READ 2017 that features the Daniel James Brown book, The Boys in the Boat. This historic non-fiction books focuses on the United States Crew Team that wins the gold medal in the 1936 Olympics. Skidompha kicked […]