Lowell's Boat Shop

Lowell's Boat Shop A National Historic Landmark and working museum dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the art and craft of wooden boat building.
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Operating as usual

Our Apprentice Program in action@mollym86 and @aaron_cross14 Both are in college and are home on winter/COVID vacation. ...
12/22/2020

Our Apprentice Program in action
@mollym86 and @aaron_cross14
Both are in college and are home on winter/COVID vacation. They are former apprentices and we are employing them while they are home. The best part is... we are employing them because they are capable which is in part due to their apprenticeship and in part due to their maturity and experience in the wider world. This is what what we are all about and it makes us proud to have them back as it should make our supporters proud that this is the sign of a successful apprentice program. Thank you

12/21/2020

Lowell's Boat Shop

The calm before the storm#thisisnotapainting
12/18/2020

The calm before the storm
#thisisnotapainting

RAFFLE TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE Win this original painting of the dory Provident by @ellendoremus Drawing this Thursday D...
12/12/2020

RAFFLE TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE
Win this original painting of the dory Provident by @ellendoremus
Drawing this Thursday Dec 17. Link in bio for tix!
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Our Online Store is open until Dec 18 Shop online for all your favorite Lowell’s gear and handmade items. Follow link in...
12/09/2020

Our Online Store is open until Dec 18
Shop online for all your favorite Lowell’s gear and handmade items.
Follow link in bio!

Quick get your bids in! Auction ends at 4pmLink in Bio for our auction and store
12/06/2020

Quick get your bids in! Auction ends at 4pm
Link in Bio for our auction and store

ONLINE AUCTION ENDS AT 4pm TODAY!Link in bioWe have a few trees left 7-8’ better hurry!
12/06/2020

ONLINE AUCTION ENDS AT 4pm TODAY!
Link in bio
We have a few trees left 7-8’ better hurry!

Hurry! Only two days left to bid and shop!  We also have a fresh supply of 7-8’ Christmas trees!  Click link in bio for ...
12/05/2020

Hurry! Only two days left to bid and shop! We also have a fresh supply of 7-8’ Christmas trees! Click link in bio for more info. No better day than a rainy Saturday to shop online and support a non profit!

Visit our online open house to find unique gifts and support a National Historic Landmark at the same time!  Get Lowell’...
12/02/2020

Visit our online open house to find unique gifts and support a National Historic Landmark at the same time! Get Lowell’s gear and visit out online auction for Sox tix, a getaway from @larkhotels, rum from @privateerrum and @rumsonsrum and much more!
Link in bio for the open house!

VIRTUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE and ONLINE AUCTIONWith items like a beautiful handmade boat, a @larkhotels getaway, rum from ...
12/01/2020

VIRTUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE and ONLINE AUCTION
With items like a beautiful handmade boat, a @larkhotels getaway, rum from @privateerrum and @rumsonsrum more! We also have an online store with all your Lowell’s gear! Visit website for links!

Come get your Christmas Tree and Wreath at Lowell’s This Friday Saturday Sunday 11-4We have all shapes and sizes this ye...
11/26/2020

Come get your Christmas Tree and Wreath at Lowell’s
This Friday Saturday Sunday 11-4
We have all shapes and sizes this year including some cute little Charlie Browners! Apparently there is a national Christmas Tree shortage so we have fewer than in years past so don’t wait!

A few apprentices working late on Thanksgiving week.  They are getting there!Come get your Christmas 🎄 at Lowell’s and s...
11/24/2020

A few apprentices working late on Thanksgiving week. They are getting there!
Come get your Christmas 🎄 at Lowell’s and support this kind of programming in your community

10/30/2020

Nice little morning in October
Photo @mjbrittan

Plus a bonus view from the bench
10/16/2020

Plus a bonus view from the bench

Apprentice William sanding his skiff on a dreary Friday afternoon in October
10/16/2020

Apprentice William sanding his skiff on a dreary Friday afternoon in October

Lowell's Boat Shop completes $500,000 fundraising campaign
10/16/2020
Lowell's Boat Shop completes $500,000 fundraising campaign

Lowell's Boat Shop completes $500,000 fundraising campaign

NEWBURYPORT — Lowell's Boat Shop finally completed its "500 for 225" campaign last month, raising $500,000 in two years through donations from the community and matching state and federal grants.

09/23/2020

Trails and sails tour

#Repost @drippixx・・・Ran the lower part of Main Street this morning... this angle of the wood dory boats at mooring in fr...
09/09/2020

#Repost @drippixx
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Ran the lower part of Main Street this morning... this angle of the wood dory boats at mooring in front of @lowellsboatshop nearly tripped me mid run. Had to stop and grab it. #myamesbury #mainstreetsandbackroads #merrimackriver #amesburyma #boats #earlymornings #fogessentials #igessexcountymass #igmassachusetts #foggymorning

We have developed small batch Covid safe fall programming for students who need more hands on non-zoom learning opportun...
09/04/2020

We have developed small batch Covid safe fall programming for students who need more hands on non-zoom learning opportunities. Visit the link in bio for more information!

09/01/2020

Young Apprentice William @wsail343 driving trunnels into the shallop with a wooden beetle he and the Saffos boys made from a broken oar and some live oak offcuts from the shallop framing. Trunnels are “tree nails”....wooden pegs that hold the boat together

Our Marsh Madness program yesterday got a special treat... a close up and personal look at a 6’ sturgeon mortality which...
08/27/2020

Our Marsh Madness program yesterday got a special treat... a close up and personal look at a 6’ sturgeon mortality which was recovered from the river by USGS scientist Micah Keiffer. Our executive director Graham McKay is a deputized sturgeon handler and collects “floaters” for Micah to dissect in his lab. This particular fish is interesting in that it was killed by a propeller strike which makes it particularly interesting for conservation studies. Our programs are experiential and we try to take advantage of teaching moments when they present themselves, this is just one such example!

The fleet coming home on a hot hot day.  This is day 1 of our Castaways program.  We offer several short programs for yo...
07/28/2020

The fleet coming home on a hot hot day. This is day 1 of our Castaways program. We offer several short programs for youth in a COVID safe manner, check out the link in the bio for more info

SUMMER PROGRAMS We are running the outdoor youth programs that we feel we can run in a safe manner. Rowing and exploring...
07/14/2020

SUMMER PROGRAMS
We are running the outdoor youth programs that we feel we can run in a safe manner. Rowing and exploring the river and marshes. See link in bio for program listings

Young William is an apprentice at Lowell’s... he has a passion for boats and with his summer plans being nil thanks to C...
07/10/2020

Young William is an apprentice at Lowell’s... he has a passion for boats and with his summer plans being nil thanks to COVID we have provided a place and the guidance for him to build himself a sailing skiff this summer. Our mission is to preserve and perpetuate the art and craft of wooden boat building. There is nothing that fulfills that mission more than this. For those of you that support us and our mission, we thank you @ Lowell's Boat Shop

A new fire retardant cedar roof going on thanks to all of the donors to our 500 for 225 campaign.  The shop has been str...
06/24/2020

A new fire retardant cedar roof going on thanks to all of the donors to our 500 for 225 campaign. The shop has been strengthened beneath, had a fire suppression system installed, and a new roof going on.
THANK YOU

06/23/2020

Building a boat the Lowell’s way

06/16/2020
Gettin there
06/05/2020

Gettin there

06/02/2020

Harold Burnham’s Saul loft

05/26/2020

Tour of the wreck of the ada k Damon

A visit to the wreck of the ADA K DAMON on FACEBOOK LIVE tomorrow Tuesday May 26 at 10 am.  Visit our page to w...
05/25/2020

A visit to the wreck of the ADA K DAMON on FACEBOOK LIVE tomorrow Tuesday May 26 at 10 am. Visit our page to watch live and comment

Homeschool history discussion Friday on zoom at 10 am for students 8-13.  Free form bring your questions!Zoom meeting ID...
05/21/2020

Homeschool history discussion Friday on zoom at 10 am for students 8-13. Free form bring your questions!
Zoom meeting ID 845 5245 2484
Password: HISTORY

05/19/2020

Wood types and uses

FACEBOOK LIVEWood types and their uses for building wooden boats today at 11 am.  Visit our page for the live b...
05/19/2020

FACEBOOK LIVE
Wood types and their uses for building wooden boats today at 11 am. Visit our page for the live broadcast

Homeschool history discussion today on zoom at 10 am for students 8-13.  Free form bring your questions!Zoom meeting ID ...
05/15/2020

Homeschool history discussion today on zoom at 10 am for students 8-13. Free form bring your questions!
Zoom meeting ID 895 4247 4129
Password: HISTORY

Address

459 Main St
Amesbury, MA
01913

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(978) 834-0050

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Hi! I recently purchased this boat, it’s 10’2” and I believe a Chaisson Dory replica. The previous owner bought it around 2010 I was told, from Lowell’s Boat Shop. Anyone here recognize the boat? I’d love to learn about her history. I was told she was built around 1973, possibly at Mystic Seaport. The name is “Little Heron” and it had that name when the previous owner purchased it. I plan to restore her and use her as a Tender to my sailboat.
First Responder/Law Enforcement/President Trump boat parade in Marshfield/Scituate yesterday. Twin Lowell's dories participated. 10 mile row. 500 vessels.
New England Lyman Group loves all lapstrake boats and we are welcoming all to our Virtual Boat Show for June 6th. All of us would like to come together in these times and gather and support our lapstrake boats. Awards will be given out, and an online auction will be held for all classic boat items to purchase. We will be open to all lapstrakes, regardless of the manufacturer! •If you like to enter please send 5 photos and a brief description of your classic lapstrake boat/s to [email protected] Please enter by May 17th! You may win one of our awards! •We hope to show off your restoration project or your favorite boat on our website newenglandlymangroup.com This is where the boat show will take place on June 6th! - Lapstrake Lovers Unite!
Thanks for posting this picture, my grandfather, Sam Smith, is in the overalls...he built boats at Lowell's from 1911 until his death in 1963...
Thank you Lowell's Boat Shop for our incredible tree! Best deal in town and it supports local culture, history & business. Win-win-win!
Plymouth Plantation Shallop getting ready for renovation for the plantation 400th anniversary in 2020
Your woodworking workshop was terrific and inspired my gingerbreading this year:
Pure red, white and blue!
The Craig Ryder sailing on Northwood Lake
The Craig Ryder.
Saw this during my family’s visit to this amazing shop this morning. Teaching the younger generation how to sail. Just thought I’d share. Thanks again for what you folks are doing.
A picture i took from the Piscataqua prior to a sunset cruise yesterday