Between March 5-13, the staff and apprentices will be taking a week-long holiday for a bit of rest, relaxation and renewal. If you are wishing to be in touch, we look forward to contacting you upon our return. In the meantime, peace!
The Carpenter’s Boat Shop is remembering one of our matriarchs, Ruth Brookes, who died on Friday, February 19. Back in 1979, it was Ruth and her husband Kenneth who offered up the name, “The Carpenter’s Boat Shop” to the fledging idea of Bobby and Ruth Ives. Ruth Brookes served on the Boat Shop’s Board […]
All of the work shop space at the Boat Shop is heated by wood. This includes our main 3-story Work Shop, our Restoration Shop and the original Boat Shop that is still used by our Friends of the Boat Shop (FOBs aka volunteers) to build Adirondack Chairs. In addition to heating these spaces by wood, […]
On January 15, we celebrated our co-founder Ruth Ives’ Birthday! Sadly, Ruth died 9 years ago from a brain tumor, but by continuing to celebrate her birthday, we are able to keep her joyous spirit very much alive within the Boat Shop community and beyond. We started our day at the breakfast table with reading […]
We do a lot of heavy lifting at the Boat Shop. We move boats, lumber, firewood, large pieces of furniture… you name it. Thus, we do a lot of reminding of each other of some of those basic elements that keeps lifting safe. Bend at the knees, lift with your legs, not with your back, […]