Coming to Pemaquid every summer with the Basking Ridge youth group* has made me believe what an incredible place the Boat Shop can be in the summertime, but the hidden gem that seemed to elude me every year was this perfect game of hockey to be played outdoors. Bobby Ives had always explained to us […]
UPDATE! All of our 3-day Visitor visiting slots are now full. We are still accepting names for our wait list should someone cancel so please do still be in touch. Thank you! Are you or someone that you know interested in applying for our 2017-18 Apprenticeship program? Now is the time to apply! An important […]
Most woodworkers would agree that the table saw is the most dangerous power tool. With its blade spinning at 5,000 rpm (revolutions per minute), just one slip can cause a tremendous injury to its user. We are quite blessed at the Boat Shop to have two SawStop table saws, one in our main Work Shop […]
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, […]