Donate

The life and work of the Carpenter’s Boat Shop is supported by the sale of boats and furniture made by the apprentices and by the generous contributions of many people year after year. We are deeply grateful to all those people without whom we could not continue.

If you would like to make a contribution, you can do so online, using the button below.

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If you prefer, you may send a donation in the mail to:

The Carpenter’s Boat Shop
440 Old County Road
Pemaquid, Maine 04558
(If using a GPS to navigate to The Boat Shop, substitute Bristol in place of Pemaquid.)

helping with a sewing project

Volunteer

The Carpenter’s Boat Shop has a special program called Friends of the Boat Shop. Currently there are over 15 people who volunteer at different times each week to help with the ongoing work and mission of the Boat Shop.

Some volunteers help us with our boat building projects and help maintain our small fleet of a dozen boats. Other volunteers build Adirondack chairs and Shaker oval boxes which are sold to generate income for the Shop. A few even offer courses to our apprentices in sewing, boat design, and specialized wood working techniques. We are deeply grateful to this remarkably kind, talented, and helpful group. We are pleased to welcome more.

Wish List

Below is a list of some specific items that would be very useful to the shop or community life. Please contact us if you would like to contribute in this way.

For the Campus and Kitchen

  • Hannaford’s Supermarket gift cards – variable
  • 4-slot toaster
  • Standard household dishwasher (used is fine)
  • Solar portable lights x4 $80 each
  • Printer
  • Commercial refrigerator (used is fine)

For the Workshops and Sailing Program

  • Solar panels for sailboat $50 
  • Chainsaw chaps (3 pairs) – $90/each
  • 3-ton floor jack (used is fine)

drawer full of metal files

We are very grateful for the response to our wish list. As a reminder, consumer grade tools and equipment do not hold up well to the extended use that Boat Shop equipment receives. Heavy duty, commercial grade, or contractor grade tools are more reliable and have a much longer life span at the Boat Shop.