Maine Boatbuilding Students Launch New Craft

Bangor Daily News: After months of nailing, sanding and varnishing, several boat-building students launched their work into Rockland Harbor (ME) on Friday morning.

“It feels good, but weird,” said Seth Walton of Hillsboro, Va., who over the past three months has been building an 11-foot Susan skiff as an intern at the Apprenticeshop, a nonprofit wooden-boat building school.

“It’s been an inside boat so far,” Walton said before his skiff, the Major Helen, entered the harbor Friday morning. “It’s hard to get it wet.”

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