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

Out to sea!
06/10/2021

Out to sea!

The post pretty much says it all. We are sad to see her go but proud of the work we did and happy she has a new lease on...
06/09/2021

The post pretty much says it all. We are sad to see her go but proud of the work we did and happy she has a new lease on life!

Well the Shallop is supposed to leave Thursday and sail to Gloucester.  I’ll do my best to let you all know when and may...
06/08/2021

Well the Shallop is supposed to leave Thursday and sail to Gloucester. I’ll do my best to let you all know when and maybe you can get a good look at her sailing out of the river!

Well the Shallop is supposed to leave Thursday and sail to Gloucester. I’ll do my best to let you all know when and maybe you can get a good look at her sailing out of the river!

View out the window this afternoon.... I was once told that the best way to attract tourists was to stick a mast or two ...
05/18/2021

View out the window this afternoon.... I was once told that the best way to attract tourists was to stick a mast or two in the air... well we did that

04/29/2021

Thanks for this great take Lynne and Andy!

04/28/2021

So this just happened

04/23/2021
Terry getting to know his doryWe are building sister banks dories for Terry and his friend Josh @oldpointmarine They are...
03/24/2021

Terry getting to know his dory
We are building sister banks dories for Terry and his friend Josh @oldpointmarine
They are both professional Mariners and intend to use their dories for fishing. These are the ideal customers, those that will enjoy the process and use the hell out of the boat. I promise to post pics of halibut coming over the rail of one of these dories.
Photo @full_ahead

Terry getting to know his dory
We are building sister banks dories for Terry and his friend Josh @oldpointmarine
They are both professional Mariners and intend to use their dories for fishing. These are the ideal customers, those that will enjoy the process and use the hell out of the boat. I promise to post pics of halibut coming over the rail of one of these dories.
Photo @full_ahead

#Repost @mysticseaportmuseum ・・・Happy 100th birthday to the L.A. DUNTON! On this day in 1921 it was launched at the A.D....
03/23/2021

#Repost @mysticseaportmuseum
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Happy 100th birthday to the L.A. DUNTON!

On this day in 1921 it was launched at the A.D. Story yard in Essex, Massachusetts. The DUNTON is representative of the famous Gloucester schooners that fished the banks of the Western Atlantic for cod, haddock, halibut and other fish in all weather and in all conditions. Known for their speed and graceful hulls, these schooners also had a large carrying capacity and a tall, but simple rig. The DUNTON came off the drawing board of the famous naval architect Thomas McManus. (Photo courtesy of Dana Story, MSM 1964-2-26)

#ladunton #schooner #dunton #woodenboat #mysticseaportmuseum

#Repost @mysticseaportmuseum
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Happy 100th birthday to the L.A. DUNTON!

On this day in 1921 it was launched at the A.D. Story yard in Essex, Massachusetts. The DUNTON is representative of the famous Gloucester schooners that fished the banks of the Western Atlantic for cod, haddock, halibut and other fish in all weather and in all conditions. Known for their speed and graceful hulls, these schooners also had a large carrying capacity and a tall, but simple rig. The DUNTON came off the drawing board of the famous naval architect Thomas McManus. (Photo courtesy of Dana Story, MSM 1964-2-26)

#ladunton #schooner #dunton #woodenboat #mysticseaportmuseum

03/19/2021

Spring is right around the corner, gotta get these boats done!

Young Myles making headway on oars for @officialmayflower shallop!
03/11/2021

Young Myles making headway on oars for @officialmayflower shallop!

Young Myles making headway on oars for @officialmayflower shallop!

Check out our spot on Chronicle from last week!
03/01/2021
Visit America's oldest operating boat shop

Check out our spot on Chronicle from last week!

As Route 1A winds toward the New Hampshire border we make our final stop in Amesbury, along the Merrimack River, at Lowell’s Boat Shop - established on this site in 1793

Our graduate apprentice Molly killing it up at Maine Maritime Academy!
02/12/2021

Our graduate apprentice Molly killing it up at Maine Maritime Academy!

Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and we are celebrating!

⛵ Meet Molly MacInnis - A student in Marine Transportation Operations.

"I chose a STEM education because I grew up building and repairing wooden dories and skiffs; I value hands-on learning. My proudest STEM accomplishment is becoming the Schooner Crew's Second Mate aboard Bowdoin and being able to teach others terrestrial navigation."

#MaineMaritime #ChartYourPath #WomeninSTEM

@essexshipbuildingmuseum Has you covered for Valentines Day, show your love and support a great organization ・・・Valentin...
02/10/2021

@essexshipbuildingmuseum
Has you covered for Valentines Day, show your love and support a great organization
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Valentines Day is this Sunday, don’t forget to click on the link in our Bio to preorder your gifts for your loved ones. 😘🥰😍#valentines #s6ship #lovedones @chebacco_market

@essexshipbuildingmuseum
Has you covered for Valentines Day, show your love and support a great organization
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Valentines Day is this Sunday, don’t forget to click on the link in our Bio to preorder your gifts for your loved ones. 😘🥰😍#valentines #s6ship #lovedones @chebacco_market

#Repost @willnoursephotography ・・・This cold spell has done a great job forming up ice floes in the river ❄️❄️. Given the...
01/31/2021

#Repost @willnoursephotography
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This cold spell has done a great job forming up ice floes in the river ❄️❄️. Given the bend in the river in front of @lowellsboatshop they tend to jam up on their way out to sea. Shot with a Mavic 2 Pro

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#naturephoto #main_vision #landscape_captures #awesome_earthpix #natureaddict #rsa_rural #awesomeearth #nature_wizards #gottalove_a_ #allnatureshots #instanaturelover #artofvisuals #dronephotography #beautifuldestinations #uav #agameoftones #inspire1 #exklusive_shot #dronesdaily #peoplescreatives #dji #djimavic2pro #dronestagram #drones #dronephotography #icefloe #merrimackriver #lowellsboatshop #winter2021

#Repost @willnoursephotography
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This cold spell has done a great job forming up ice floes in the river ❄️❄️. Given the bend in the river in front of @lowellsboatshop they tend to jam up on their way out to sea. Shot with a Mavic 2 Pro

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#naturephoto #main_vision #landscape_captures #awesome_earthpix #natureaddict #rsa_rural #awesomeearth #nature_wizards #gottalove_a_ #allnatureshots #instanaturelover #artofvisuals #dronephotography #beautifuldestinations #uav #agameoftones #inspire1 #exklusive_shot #dronesdaily #peoplescreatives #dji #djimavic2pro #dronestagram #drones #dronephotography #icefloe #merrimackriver #lowellsboatshop #winter2021

Instagram happy today I guess.  I’ve always loved the way the shop looks as I turn out the lights at the end of the day....
01/28/2021

Instagram happy today I guess. I’ve always loved the way the shop looks as I turn out the lights at the end of the day... half lit, half in the shadows. It’s a pleasing sight to see it so full of boats... a little over ten years ago this place nearly got turned into condos if it weren’t for the money and effort of a handful of people who had a vision and couldn’t let that happen... you know who you are

Instagram happy today I guess. I’ve always loved the way the shop looks as I turn out the lights at the end of the day... half lit, half in the shadows. It’s a pleasing sight to see it so full of boats... a little over ten years ago this place nearly got turned into condos if it weren’t for the money and effort of a handful of people who had a vision and couldn’t let that happen... you know who you are

It got even better#anotherbeautifulsunsetatlowellsboatshop
01/28/2021

It got even better

#anotherbeautifulsunsetatlowellsboatshop

It got even better

#anotherbeautifulsunsetatlowellsboatshop

Nice one tonight #anotherbeautifulsunsetatlowellsboatshop
01/28/2021

Nice one tonight
#anotherbeautifulsunsetatlowellsboatshop

Nice one tonight
#anotherbeautifulsunsetatlowellsboatshop

Pretty lucky to get to work at this bench on a day like today.  It really never gets old.  If I had the new iPhone I’d h...
01/26/2021

Pretty lucky to get to work at this bench on a day like today. It really never gets old. If I had the new iPhone I’d have gotten a picture of the two eagles that just floated by on a bergie bit.

Pretty lucky to get to work at this bench on a day like today. It really never gets old. If I had the new iPhone I’d have gotten a picture of the two eagles that just floated by on a bergie bit.

A touch of pride every time I get to brand a new boat
01/25/2021

A touch of pride every time I get to brand a new boat

A touch of pride every time I get to brand a new boat

Not my work... but the best one I’ve seen yet.
01/22/2021

Not my work... but the best one I’ve seen yet.

Not my work... but the best one I’ve seen yet.

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

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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The launch of the Fuller Shallop! Congrats #lowellboatshop I was driving by when the festivities began. Headed home and flew my bird (DJI Air 2 drone) to catch the final prep:)) #artwithdrones #aerialfilm #djimavicair2 #merrimackriver
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.