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The East End Classic Boat Society: New Boat To Be Built

Originally Posted: January 16, 2012

The interior of the The East End Classic Boat Society. (Ray Hartjen)

Amagansett - The East End Classic Boat Society will be building a Swampscott Dory at its Community Boat Shop in Amagansett as a demonstration of how to build a small classic wood boat and also as a fund raiser for the not-for-profit organization.

The Swampscott Dory derives its name from Swampscott, MA where it was originally designed and built in the early 1900's. A lapstrake boat, it will be built the old fashioned way with copper rivets to fasten the white cedar planking.

Visitors are welcome to view the progress of the building of the Swampscott Dory at the Community Boat Shop on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The boat shop, at 301 Bluff Road in Amagansett (behind the Marine Museum), is handicap accessible and admission is always free.

The Community Boat Shop is managed by The East End Classic Boat Society, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization, which is dedicated to sustaining the skills and traditions of small wood boat building and restoration on the East End.

The Society conducts programs on small boat design, building and restoration at the Community Boat Shop. There are lessons in navigation, lofting, sailor arts, boat repair and maintenance.

The East End Classic Boat Society welcomes new members, from beginner to advanced skill level. Membership is $35 for an individual and $45 for a family.

The west side of the Society building. (Ray Hartjen)

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