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Workshop: Traditional Ditty Bag

Maine Maritime Museum

Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

Bath, ME

Workshop:  Traditional Ditty Bag

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Join Eric Stockinger, Executive Director of the Apprenticeshop: A school for traditional boatbuilding and seamanship and learn the basics of hand sewing a traditional ditty bag. Students will learn marlinspike knot work, including: how to tie sennits, crown knots and a Turk’s head to create decorative lanyards and spliced handles. Lean traditional skills and use tools such as a Swedish fid and sailmaker’s palm as you sew your bag, complete with hand-stitched grommets. All necessary tools supplied. Class limited to 6. Tuition fee includes $20 materials cost.      

September 22-23, 9am – 5pm

Please register two weeks prior to start date.

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Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington St
Bath, ME 04530

Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Maine Maritime Museum

Maine Maritime Museum offers a myriad of opportunities to explore Maine’s maritime heritage and culture and to experience the mystique of Maine.

Visitors can find:

  • -fascinating exhibits brimming with art and artifacts
  • -contemporary, interactive areas for children and adults
  • -an historic shipyard with five of the original 19th century buildings
  • -a Victorian-era shipyard owners home
  • -an active waterfront
  • -a life-size sculptural representation of the largest wooden sailing vessel ever built
  • -a scenic campus on the bank of the Kennebec River


On the following pages you can learn more about the Museum’s History and Mission, find out who is on our staff and how to contact us.

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