Lewes Boat Building Program

Friday, 2014, June 13 - 4:00am to Sunday, 2014, June 15 - 4:00am

Lewes was a shipbuilding town. From the 1600s until the mid 1800s, hundreds of vessels of all sizes were built on Lewes Creek. Join The Lewes Historical Society as we rekindle this art in Lewes as part of our Family Boat Building Weekend over Fathers’ Day Weekend June 13-15, 2014. Come support participating groups and families as they build shallow draft wooden boats called Bevin’s Skiffs, with help from The Lewes Historical Society’s Wooden Boat Crew in front of the Lewes Life-Saving Station. At roughly 12ft long, these wooden boats are great for fishing and recreation. The Bevin’s Skiff was created to be a teaching vessel, designed to be constructed by beginning builders, and is a perfect introductory boat for families. On Saturday, June 14 from 10:00am-4:00pm, come to The Lewes Lifesaving Station to view wooden boats made by wood boat hobbyists. Also, come to enter for the winning raffle ticket to receive a 12’ Bevin’s Skiff constructed by the Wooden Boat Crew. The drawing will be at the final Historic Lewes Farmers Market at the end of September 2014. For more information, visit www.historiclewes.org

 

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Downtown Historic Lewes