People on Delmarva use boats for all sports of reasons.
Chances are if you own a boat, it’s made of fiberglass or metal and was made in a factory. However, there are some people out there still making them by hand out of wood. Sean stops by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to learn about boat building classes they offer.
Program Manager, Jenn Kuhn, discussed different parts of the boat, specifically the “duck walk” that protects the inner workings of the vessel. At the program they use lots of hand tools and traditional processes to create these boats as naturally as possible.
There is a program held at the Maritime Museum called Apprentice for a Day, where after signing up you can come work with the crew on the projects of the day, learn techniques and skills needed to piece a boat together – all with your own two hands.
When this boat is finished, it will be sold and the money will go back to the program to cover the costs needed to keep this opportunity available.
The Apprentice for a Day Boatbuilding Program takes place on May 7 – May 8. If you’d like to learn more about the Apprentice for a Day program, you can go to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum website here.