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The Apprenticeshop
643 Main St.
Rockland, ME 04841
Phone: 207.594.1800
Email: info@apprenticeshop.org

Since 1972, The Apprenticeshop has been dedicated to inspiring personal growth through craftsmanship, community and traditions of the sea.  Located on the waterfront in Rockland Maine, the Apprenticeshop offers programing for youth and adults that ranges from 2 hours to 2 years.  Students of all ages come here from around the world to learn traditional boat building skills, sailing and maritime arts. The shop was founded by Lance Lee in Bath, Maine in 1972.  Lee drew inspiration for the shop from Kurt Hahn and the Outward Bound programs he started.  Lee felt, as Hahn did, that education should encourage both thought and action simultaneously, not one or the other.  Today, as a non-profit organization, the Apprenticeshop is recognized as one of the finest and oldest traditional boat building schools in the country.

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9-Day Boatbuilding

Saturday, July 12 through Sunday, July 20 Daily, 8:00 am– 5:00 pm Instructor: Bert Van Baar $1095 If you attend boat shows, have a subscription to WoodenBoat magazine, like boating and visits to old harbor towns; if, in your mind you have already picked the boat you would like to build (a ...
Navigate & Sail Classes

Learn how to navigate on the water in this six class source. Students focus on learning navigation, sail theory, boat parts, safety and related topics in the first three classes on land. Classes include working with charts, compass, parallel rules, dividers and GPS. In the final three classes, ...
Workshops At The Apprenticeshop

Spring is here and so is the new workshop lineup at The Apprenticeshop. Lofting: Learn the art of lofting a traditional small boat by laying down and fairing lines. Learn how to read tables of offsets, use mold and patterns and develop lines as you move toward a deeper understanding of how to ...
Second Thursdays At The Apprenticeshop

On Thursday, April 10, The Apprenticeshop will host local author, Renny Stackpole, who will read from his recent book, Sea Letters. As the title implies, the book is a compilation of letters of the Andrew Pinkham family, a seafaring family from Nantucket. Set against the backdrop of the war of ...
Second Thursdays At The Apprenticeshop

On Thursday,April 10, The Apprenticeshop will host local author, Renny Stackpole, who will read from his recent book, Sea Letters. As the title implies, the book is a compilation of letters of the Andrew Pinkham family, a seafaring family from Nantucket. Set against the backdrop of the war of ...