Building the Walden Dory
July 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This exciting and unique Boatbuilding course works with Henry David Thoreau’s book “A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers” to re-create his “Musketaquid”, the small dory he built with his brother John. By using information contained in the book, students will complete aspects of building the Musketaquid, including design, lofting, pattern making, framing, set-up, and lapstrake planking. No prior boat building or woodworking experience required. This course runs 6 consecutive days beginning July 29th through Aug 3rd, 9am-5pm.