Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School

Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School The boat building school was founded in 1989 and has members from several nearby counties. We meet every Tuesday night from 7-9:30pm at the boat school located across from the Upper Bay Museum in the Northeast Town Park.

Over the years, we have held classes in the old post office building in Havre de Grace, as well as the Seneca cannery building. The school is now located in the North East Community Park.

Operating as usual

Dave restored an old steering wheel for the Whirlwind. Cool old color and looks great!
09/02/2021

Dave restored an old steering wheel for the Whirlwind. Cool old color and looks great!

Dave restored an old steering wheel for the Whirlwind. Cool old color and looks great!

Hardware dry fit and deck installed on the strip-built skiff. Inwales also finished.
08/18/2021

Hardware dry fit and deck installed on the strip-built skiff. Inwales also finished.

First coat of epoxy on the deck of the Whirlwind
08/11/2021

First coat of epoxy on the deck of the Whirlwind

First coat of epoxy on the deck of the Whirlwind

Day 6 - Launch Day! Thanks to the current mayor and previous mayor of Northeast. And many thanks to the folks in the boa...
06/26/2021

Day 6 - Launch Day! Thanks to the current mayor and previous mayor of Northeast. And many thanks to the folks in the boat school for making this happen. 5 happy and fortunate teens!

Day 5 - painted the outsides, n seats, n paddles! Now drying and getting ready to launch Saturday!!! 9am at the Northeas...
06/25/2021

Day 5 - painted the outsides, n seats, n paddles! Now drying and getting ready to launch Saturday!!! 9am at the Northeast Town ParkPArk

Day 4 - inside sanding and paint! And a visit from Susan.
06/24/2021

Day 4 - inside sanding and paint! And a visit from Susan.

Day 3 - Boats mostly built - now to paint! Visits from Ned n Baltimore Bob
06/23/2021

Day 3 - Boats mostly built - now to paint! Visits from Ned n Baltimore Bob

Teen Boats Day 2 - not as hot!
06/22/2021

Teen Boats Day 2 - not as hot!

Teen Boats 2021 - 5 teens
06/21/2021

Teen Boats 2021 - 5 teens

Boat school Christmas Party, canvassing the 1931 Old Town last ewek, then filling it today.
12/31/2019

Boat school Christmas Party, canvassing the 1931 Old Town last ewek, then filling it today.

The skiff with a coat of epoxy, can't have too many clamps - or paper clips, 1931 Old Town has been oiled - to be cancas...
12/13/2019

The skiff with a coat of epoxy, can't have too many clamps - or paper clips, 1931 Old Town has been oiled - to be cancassed Dec 19, and the BNMorris ready for the wales to be replaced.

Putting varnish on the inside of the 1931 Old Town - canvas has been ordered, a first coat of epoxy on the skiff, and a ...
11/28/2019

Putting varnish on the inside of the 1931 Old Town - canvas has been ordered, a first coat of epoxy on the skiff, and a first coat of paint on the BNMorris. Happy T'day everyone!

Working on a 1931 OldTown, second coat of primer on the 1914ish BNMorris, and taking the 1st veneer try off the Whirlwin...
11/15/2019

Working on a 1931 OldTown, second coat of primer on the 1914ish BNMorris, and taking the 1st veneer try off the Whirlwind, going for a second try!!

This Friday!!
10/17/2019

This Friday!!

This bushwack boat, including the gear shown in the pictures, will be auctioned at the Upper Shore Decoy show on Friday October 18th.

Bids will be taken in advance. If you would like to offer a bid, send us a message! @ Upper Bay Museum

The skiff gets a stem, Deb fiberglassing her kayak, repair on 2 ribs of the 1931 canoe, the model shop and Men Sanding!
10/16/2019

The skiff gets a stem, Deb fiberglassing her kayak, repair on 2 ribs of the 1931 canoe, the model shop and Men Sanding!

Skiff getting sanded, paddleboard has it's top, new veneer on the Whirlwind dash and the 1931 OT has canvas removed for ...
10/09/2019

Skiff getting sanded, paddleboard has it's top, new veneer on the Whirlwind dash and the 1931 OT has canvas removed for repair.

Planking on the skiff is finished - whiskey plank is on. Top glued to the paddleboard, removing copper wires on a CLC ka...
10/02/2019

Planking on the skiff is finished - whiskey plank is on. Top glued to the paddleboard, removing copper wires on a CLC kayak, and taking the sponsons off the OT sponson canoe.

1932 Old Town Sponson canoe - AA grade - knu guys next project
09/25/2019

1932 Old Town Sponson canoe - AA grade - knu guys next project

Filled the BNMorris, John working on the Whirlwind deck - with the skiff in the background
09/23/2019

Filled the BNMorris, John working on the Whirlwind deck - with the skiff in the background

09/14/2019

Going to be putting canvas on the Morris this coming Tuesday!

Warren trying out the Cocktail racer with the "new" 8hp motor on the Bush River
09/14/2019

Warren trying out the Cocktail racer with the "new" 8hp motor on the Bush River

Canvas on the 1903(?) B.N.Morris, readying to place the top on the paddleboard, epoxy on the deck of the Whirlwind and m...
09/11/2019

Canvas on the 1903(?) B.N.Morris, readying to place the top on the paddleboard, epoxy on the deck of the Whirlwind and more strips on the skiff. Good night at the shop!

The old Morris - another coat of varnish and soon to be in canvas
08/21/2019

The old Morris - another coat of varnish and soon to be in canvas

The football gets smaller on the skiff, John ironin on a final piece of veneer on the Whirlwind, Susan doing some of Big...
08/17/2019

The football gets smaller on the skiff, John ironin on a final piece of veneer on the Whirlwind, Susan doing some of Big Don's "coloring" on the Morris, and a visit by the Cub Scouts

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07/10/2019

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**Help Support the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery Memorial Campaign** @SSHMarinersGenealogy

The Descendants of Sailors’ Snug Harbor Mariners have been reaching out to Historical and Genealogical Societies, Museums, Military Veterans Groups, and Concerned Citizens, to invite them to join a Letters of Support Campaign to support their efforts to gain access to the old Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Staten Island, in New York City, to honor their Ancestors and all of the 6,500 Merchant and Naval Mariners interred there (1834-1976), by installing a Memorial Monument (Obelisk) and holding an annual Memorial Service. Some of the Mariners were famous Sea Captains and some sailed on famous Merchant and Naval ships dating back to the American Revolution. Many were just average seamen whom sailed and endured for many years on the sea under arduous conditions. The Mariners were from many areas of the United States, Canada, and foreign countries. https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2244490/sailors-snug-harbor-cemetery

Sadly, the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery is devoid of gravestones or markers, except for 15 remaining gravestones. The Cemetery is closed and not open to the public. The Board of Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor have rejected the Descendants' requests to access the SSH Cemetery to honor their Ancestors. https://nypost.com/2018/12/29/caretakers-shoot-down-plans-for-monument-for-fallen-sailors/

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Sat -day 6 - Launch day - 6 days/ 6 canoes/ 6 happy teens - many tired boat school guys
06/29/2019

Sat -day 6 - Launch day - 6 days/ 6 canoes/ 6 happy teens - many tired boat school guys

Fri - day 5 - outside paint and paddles - and done!!  LAunch tomorrow am - see you at the park!
06/28/2019

Fri - day 5 - outside paint and paddles - and done!! LAunch tomorrow am - see you at the park!

Thurs - day 4 - grab handles, inside  sanding and paint. LAunching from Northeast Community PArk - Sat, June 29 @ about ...
06/27/2019

Thurs - day 4 - grab handles, inside sanding and paint. LAunching from Northeast Community PArk - Sat, June 29 @ about 9:30am

Weds-Day 3 - Outwales, bottoms, keels and 6 canoes just need paint! Good kids, good weather and good boat school guys!
06/27/2019

Weds-Day 3 - Outwales, bottoms, keels and 6 canoes just need paint! Good kids, good weather and good boat school guys!

Day 2 - installed frames, brought bows and sterns together and installed chines!  A second good day!
06/26/2019

Day 2 - installed frames, brought bows and sterns together and installed chines! A second good day!

Teen Boats - 2019 - 6 teens!
06/25/2019

Teen Boats - 2019 - 6 teens!

Putting the "Whiskey" plank - the last piece of wood - on Craig's kayak, Almost finished side of the Whirlwind with new ...
05/18/2019

Putting the "Whiskey" plank - the last piece of wood - on Craig's kayak, Almost finished side of the Whirlwind with new veneer, and more strips on the skiff - getting to the hard part!

Big night -after applying new veneer to the Whirlwind and some sanding, putting on an initial coat of epoxy and seeing t...
05/09/2019

Big night -after applying new veneer to the Whirlwind and some sanding, putting on an initial coat of epoxy and seeing the color come alive. Also some sanding on the many strips on the skiff and epoxy filler on the paddleboard.

Boat School at Car/Boat show at the Bush River Yacht Club
04/27/2019

Boat School at Car/Boat show at the Bush River Yacht Club

Strips on kayak deck, Smooth insides, 21 strips on skiff, bow of skiff, epoxy holding the paddleboard together, Morris d...
04/04/2019

Strips on kayak deck, Smooth insides, 21 strips on skiff, bow of skiff, epoxy holding the paddleboard together, Morris decks fitted, veneer glued on both sides of Whirlwind

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Walnut Street
North East, MD
21901

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7pm - 9:30pm

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410-370-0194 - Bud

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