Spaces Available in 2010 Half-Hull Building Class
Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: Learn the fine old art of half-hull modeling. For centuries, shipbuilders designed ships by carving a model of half of the hull, which allowed them to examine every curve and feature before beginning construction. A nicely carved half-hull model makes an impressive wall decoration or gift.
This class will build the 1934 Americas Cup boat Endeavour, one of the most graceful racing yachts ever built. Participants will build the model from "lifts" of basswood and mahogany, and mount the finished model on a cherry backboard. The class will be taught by Al Ross, an experienced model builder and educator.
We will have students from Searsport High School participating. Please let us know when you register if you would like to partner with a student. Everyone will build their own model.
Classes meet Monday and Wednesday, 2-5 pm; Mar 22, 24, 29, 31; Apr. 5, 7, 12, 14
Class fee: $135 (museum members); $150 (non-members); includes all materials
The Penobscot Marine Museum was founded in 1936 and is Maine’s oldest maritime museum. Its Searsport grounds comprise 13 historic buildings, including ship captains’ homes, an early town hall, and two boat houses. Eight of the buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places, and together they represent Searsport when it was a bustling port during the Age of Sail. Inside the historic structures, artifacts, exhibits and interpreters tell the stories of Maine’s seafaring past.
The Penobscot Marine Museum is located at U.S. Highway 1 and Church Street in Searsport, Maine, between Bucksport and Belfast. For more information and scheduled events, please see our website: www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org