WoodenBoat School

If you love boats and wonder what's behind those pearly gates, pay a visit to the WoodenBoat School in Brooklin, Maine. Photos by Christa Buckingham. Web extra to Mary South's feature in our September 2011 issue.

The Goal

The goal at the school is to create a hull you can be proud of. Christa Buckingham
WoodenBoat School in Brooklin, Maine. Christa Buckingham

Day One

Day one at the WoodenBoat School. Christa Buckingham

Day Two

Hard Work

Hard work and time pay off when working on these boats. Christa Buckingham

Day Three

Day three of working on a handmade boat. Christa Buckingham

Day Four

Day Four Christa Buckingham


Classmates concentrate on boatbuilding greatness.

Day Five


The Friday night lobster bake is a tradition.


Northeaster Dory in progress.


The finishing continues.

Day Six


The class shows off the fruits of its labor.


Rich Hilsinger, left, WoodenBoat School director, and John C. Harris, owner of Chesapeake Light Craft and a WoodenBoat School instructor.

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