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

#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

Apprentice Zoom with our apprentices @lbsapprenticeship and those from @rtbbronx Normally we would be doing our own thin...
05/11/2020

Apprentice Zoom with our apprentices @lbsapprenticeship and those from @rtbbronx
Normally we would be doing our own things 400 miles apart and oddly enough the pandemic has brought us together. Perhaps these guys will be able to meet each other in person when this thing is over! Check out @rtbbronx they do amazing work

Great Mother’s Day GiftDory Window BoxesAvailable today, check out our website and DM is to coordinate pickup
05/09/2020

Great Mother’s Day Gift
Dory Window Boxes

Available today, check out our website and DM is to coordinate pickup

05/05/2020

Tour of john noon boat shop

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION “REBUILDING THE PILGRIM SHALLOP”Wednesday April 6 @7Pre registration required, visit our website fo...
05/03/2020

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION
“REBUILDING THE PILGRIM SHALLOP”
Wednesday April 6 @7
Pre registration required, visit our website for the registration link! @ Lowell's Boat Shop

04/28/2020

Shipyard archaeology

Join us tomorrow Tuesday April 28 for a Facebook live presentation on the archaeology of a Newburyport shipyard.  just v...
04/27/2020

Join us tomorrow Tuesday April 28 for a Facebook live presentation on the archaeology of a Newburyport shipyard. just visit our page at 11 am and feel free to participate!

This is Ivan one of our @lbsapprenticeship students (and I don’t know if I can even call him that any more because he ha...
04/22/2020

This is Ivan one of our @lbsapprenticeship students (and I don’t know if I can even call him that any more because he has certainly reached the level of journeyman)
Ivan showed up today with a new gudgeon he made for the @officialmayflower shallop. Where do you find a high school student who can fabricate something like this in his home forge? We are so lucky to have apprentices like this! @ Lowell's Boat Shop

04/21/2020

Knot tying

Join us at 11 today April 21 for a Facebook LIVE tutorial on tying knots.  Have a piece of line ready!
04/21/2020

Join us at 11 today April 21 for a Facebook LIVE tutorial on tying knots. Have a piece of line ready!

04/14/2020

Splicing Line

Learn to splice TODAY Tuesday at 11 am Check out our page at 11 today April 14 for a Facebook live tutorial on ...
04/14/2020

Learn to splice TODAY Tuesday at 11 am
Check out our page at 11 today April 14 for a Facebook live tutorial on splicing line!

This one is ready for paint and varnish.  We mostly use paint from @kirbypaintco another heritage family owned and opera...
04/08/2020

This one is ready for paint and varnish. We mostly use paint from @kirbypaintco another heritage family owned and operated business in New Bedford. This little beauty is headed for Connecticut! @ Lowell's Boat Shop

04/07/2020

Lowell’s Boat Shop history tour

Jeff talking over plans and ideas for launching the shallop before the world turned upside down.  We can’t wait to get b...
04/04/2020

Jeff talking over plans and ideas for launching the shallop before the world turned upside down. We can’t wait to get back to work with @lbsapprenticeship to finish this project and get her in the water. Hope you’re all staying safe out there. We are hoping to do a Facebook live history tour on Tuesday, stay tuned for details

03/31/2020

Tour of projects at Lowell's Boat Shop

Found this carved into a wall of the shop today as I was looking for some lumber.  Joe was an apparent here back in 2013...
03/30/2020

Found this carved into a wall of the shop today as I was looking for some lumber. Joe was an apparent here back in 2013 and he left his mark where so many other have over the years. It’s in no way vandalism, it’s a feeling of ownership which we hope all apprentices end up with. We are still writing the history of the shop every day and this is part of it. A few inches away I wrote my own name and the date and noted the COVID 19 shutdown. All around the shop are notes of great snowstorms and hot days and the like. It’s just a small part of the history that’s alive here
Join us tomorrow at 11 am for a Facebook live tour of the shop!

03/25/2020

All of our boats gets HIN Hull Identification Number
Here we are burning a number into a dory, LMR Is our builder code, 00717 is the sequential number since we started numbering boats this way in 1977, E is the month (this boat will deliver in May 🤞) 0 is the last digit of the year and 20 are the last two digits of the year. This boat, LMR00717E020 is headed to Florida

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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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
The Gundalow, based in Portsmouth, visiting the boat shop and available for tours