Boatbuilding Program Offered in Portsmouth, NH

From May 4 through October 2018, the Hand On Boats program at the Boatshop at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth will continue construction of a replica Piscataqua River Wherry, based on the lines off of a historic vessel.

Hands On Boats is designed for adults who are interested in wooden boats and want to be part of constructing a new boat while learning alongside a master builder.

The project is broken into phases focused on a particular aspect of construction, with multiple session days offered during each phase. Sessions are offered full or half day (morning only) and are limited to six participants to ensure ample opportunity for one-on-one interaction and guidance.

2018 Hands On Boats Session Dates
May 18, 19, & 20   (Stem, transom and planking)
June 7, 8, 9, 17 (Father’s Day!) & 18   (Planking)
July 13, 14, 16 & 27   (Planking)
August 24, 25 & 26   (Planking)
September 9, 10 & 11   (Bottom & thwart risers)
October 4, 5, 6, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28   (Thwarts, rails, finish and painting)

Click here for information on registration.