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Oar Making

Lowell's Boat Shop

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

Oar Making

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Oar Making Class (non-member) Mar 11, 2019 $185.00 $12.90
Oar Making Class (member) Mar 11, 2019 $166.50 $11.77

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Wednesday March 13       6-9 p.m.

Saturday March 16       8 a.m.-2 p.m

Wednesday March 20     6-9 p.m.

Cost: $185 (10% discount for members)
Limit: 10 Students

Come learn to make oars with Lowell’s Boatbuilders Graham McKay and Jeff Lane.


The course will cover wood selection, oar layout and patterning. Students will complete at least one oar (two if they’re good!) over the duration of the course and go home with a blank for their second oar.

The course takes place at Lowell’s Boat Shop, in our fully equipped classroom. Bring your tools if you have them, we have plenty if you don’t


Have questions about Oar Making? Contact Lowell's Boat Shop

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Lowell's Boat Shop
459 Main St
Amesbury, MA 01913

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Lowell's Boat Shop



Established in 1793, Lowell's Boat Shop is the oldest continuously operating boat shop in the United States and is cited as the birthplace of the legendary fishing dory. Lowell’s is the only remaining survivor of the area’s world-renowned dory manufacturing industry that produced in excess of a quarter of a million dories over a period of two centuries. Building more than 2000 boats in 1911, this business was one of the first in the Nation to employ a seminal form of assembly line manufacturing.

Conveyed through seven generations of the Lowell family, Lowell’s Boat Shop was passed to the Odell family in the 1980’s and then to the Newburyport Maritime Society in the 1990’s. In 2006, Lowell’s was purchased by Lowell’s Maritime Foundation, an independent non-profit group with the mission of leading this National Landmark and Working Museum through its third century of wooden boat building.

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