Build Your Own Canoe with All Hands BoatWorks

Two and a half Saturdays: February 22 (9 am-4 pm), March 1 (9 am-4 pm) and March 8 (9 am-noon).

six-hour canoe illustration

Registration for this workshop is now CLOSED. Sign up for our e-list for information on future workshops.

Fee: $425/$399 Lynden and All Hands BoatWorks members. This is the fee for a team of two. All materials are included and you keep the boat you make.

Registration: This workshop is ideally suited for one adult and one child (ages 10-17) or two adults. Space is limited to four teams. Advance registration and payment in full is required.

Have you ever dreamed of building your own boat, but didn’t know where to start? Have you ever wished that you could build something with your partner, child or grandchild that would make a lasting memory? Enroll in this introduction to boatbuilding workshop and learn new craft skills as you and your teammate build a handsome, 15-foot plywood canoe that will be ready to launch when the ice melts in the spring. We’ll use common tools and materials and discover a new uncommon language as we cut and assemble the frames, gussets, gunwales, and chines. No previous experience necessary.

As the boat’s designer says, “Nothing, absolutely nothing, conveys the joy of being afloat quite so purely as a light paddling boat.”

About All Hands BoatWorks
All Hands BoatWorks is a Milwaukee nonprofit organization that uses wooden boatbuilding as a means to support positive youth development, education, and workforce preparation.

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