Author: Ed Neal

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Construction Updates on Four Boats

As the assembled crew lifted  Jim White’s LAURENTIA cutter hull off the strongback and carefully turned it over, the sun came out and dramatized the glow of the interior.   The early August event got...

BOATBUILDING BASICS WORKSHOP Wraps Up

It’s over.  At least the construction phase is over.  Each team finished their Six-Hour Canoe on time and decided who should get the boat.  The new owners  will now take over.  They’ll have to...

BOATBUILDING BASICS WORKSHOP Underway

The 2020 BOATBUILDING BASICS WORKSHOP started February 8th and will run for five Saturdays.    Twelve participants working in teams of four are learning by doing as each team builds a Six-Hour canoe.  The...

Four New Boats for the Summer

The last day of the Boatbuilding Basics Workshop has a bittersweet feeling.  As keels and decks are screwed and glued in place,  the building process ends and the team disbands.   The workspace is...

Boatbuilding Basics Workshop Filled to Capacity

Registration closed January 31st. and we’re happy to report our 2019 Boatbuilding Basics Workshop sold out!  We will be building four Six-Hour Canoes with sixteen participants starting February 9th.  Based on the enthusiastic response...

Back again! Our 2019 Boatbuilding Basics Workshop

It might be the most fun and satisfying thing you’ve built.  It’s called a Six-Hour Canoe and you will learn how to build it hands-on at the Boatbuilding Basics Workshop starting February 9th. You...

Boatbuilding Alfresco

Tom Baugher is building a 15ft. center console power boat in his backyard.  What  is so remarkable is that Tom has built the boat totally outdoors without any roof or sidewalls to shelter  the...

FIRST LIGHT Launched!

The balmy weather of April 30 was just right to launch FIRST LIGHT built by Mike Latham.  Mike together with Paula Smith and Mike’s sons Daniel and Jacob floated her free for the first time...