Two Spots Left for DCMM’s Boatbuilding Class

Aspiring boat builders still have an opportunity to gain first-hand skills in the age-old craft when the Door County Maritime Museum’s annual boatbuilding class gets underway Oct. 19 at the museum in Sturgeon Bay. The class is open to beginners as well as experienced woodworkers. Only two spots remain for the upcoming class in the cedar strip construction project.

Volunteer instructors Bob Schottmuller and David Morgan have selected a Whitehall because this boat is slightly narrower than a boat with a traditional skeg and displays an elegant “wine glass” transom. Fitted with double oarlocks and when rowed in tandem, the Whitehall is a quick straight-tracking bullet. The classic smooth lines of the craft, coupled with the fluid rowing motion of the oarsman, are guaranteed to turn heads.

Classes are on Saturdays, October through Thanksgiving and will resume after New Year’s Day. Class registration for Maritime Museum members is $325 and $425 for non-members. The finished boat will be the grand prize in the museum’s annual fundraising raffle to fund the non-profit organization’s daily operations. To enroll, call 920.743.5958.