workshops-1The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland & Labrador offers Boat Building Workshops that teach the basic skills and knowledge required to build a wooden boat. Workshop participants actively learn how to build a traditional wooden boat through hands-on training with instruction and interpretation from our resident boat builder and museum staff. Workshops are offered at various levels with each level increasing in duration, material covered, and skills developed.

One Day Sessions

One day workshops take place every Saturday during July and August and offer a more in depth boat building experience. Participants will take part in building exercises and demonstrations focused on a single aspect of boat design and construction.

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July 1, 2017 Punt Building – Backbone
July 8, 2017 Punt Building – Moulding
July 15, 2017 Punt Building – Timbers
July 22, 2017 Punt Building – Planking
July 29, 2017 Punt Building – Backbone
August 5, 2017 Punt Building – Moulding
August 12, 2017 Punt Building – Timbers
August 19, 2017 Punt Building – Planking

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Week-long Sessionsworkshops-2

Become immersed and experience something unique on your next vacation. Build a traditional wooden Newfoundland punt or dory with hands-on instruction and interpretation from our resident boat builder and master storyteller. Our five day workshops are designed for those seeking a comprehensive boat building experience.

Winterton Rodney

Participants will receive detailed instructions as they progress through each stage of building a 16’4″ rodney originally designed and built by Marcus French of Winterton, Trinity Bay. Learn about traditional boat uses, designs and building techniques in Newfoundland and Labrador while actively constructing the backbone, placing moulds and battens, and shaping timbers and planks.

Become a Member and get 10% off of all workshop costs and museum merchandise! Contact us to register today.


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Grand Banks Dory

Learn the skills and techniques required to construct a 16′ Grand Banks Dory, originally designed and built in Fortune Bay. Participants will receive detailed instruction as they build a complete dory, progressing through each stage from the backbone, to timbers, planking, and finishing. Additional discussions focus on the traditional uses of the Grand Banks fishing dory, how to design a dory of any size, and details of construction.

Become a Member and get 10% off of all workshop costs and museum merchandise!
Contact us to register today.


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Special Packages

Coastal Experience

Why just observe, when you can create? In our five day workshop you will learn to build a traditional wooden boat through hands-on training and personalized instruction from our resident boat builder and master story teller. Spend five nights at The Point B&B in Hant’s Harbour and let the ocean sing you to sleep as you breathe our crisp clean air after an enriching day in our sea side boat shed. This package includes full breakfast and boxed lunch.

Become a Member and get 10% off of all workshop costs and museum merchandise!
Contact us to register today.


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Heritage Holiday

Become immersed, experience and create something unique on your vacation this year. Spend your days learning how to build a traditional Newfoundland boat through hands-on instruction and interpretation from our resident boat builder and master story teller. Spend five nights at the beautiful restored Heart’s Content Cable House B&B – a National Heritage Site that was built over 130 years ago, and your days creating something truly special. Package includes full breakfast and boxed lunch.

Become a Member and get 10% off of all workshop costs and museum merchandise!
Contact us to register today.


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Heritage Weekend Getaway

 

Begin your weekend getaway at the beautiful restored Heart’s Content Cable House B&B – a National Heritage Site that was built over 130 years ago. Spend Saturday in our boat building workshop in Winterton where our resident boat builder and master story teller will provide hands-on instruction and interpretation of wooden boat building. On Saturday evening enjoy a delicious supper at Grates Cove Studio and enjoy Cajun, Newfoundland and Fusion cuisine after exploring rock wall gardens and out-door sculptures throughout Grates Cove.

Available every weekend in July and August – includes Friday and Saturday night accommodations.

Become a Member and get 10% off of all workshop costs and museum merchandise!
Contact us to register today.


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Coastal Weekend Getaway

Begin your weekend getaway at The Point B&B in Hant’s Harbour and let the ocean sing you to sleep as you breathe our crisp clean air. Spend Saturday in our boat building workshop in Winterton where our resident boat builder and master story teller will provide hands-on instruction and interpretation of wooden boat building. On Saturday evening enjoy a delicious supper at Grates Cove Studio and enjoy Cajun, Newfoundland and Fusion cuisine after exploring rock wall gardens and out-door sculptures throughout Grates Cove.

Available every weekend in July and August – includes Friday and Saturday night accommodations.

Become a Member and get 10% off of all workshop costs and museum merchandise!
Contact us to register today.


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Registration

For more information or to register contact Beverley King at (709) 583-2070 or email bkingheritage@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can download our Workshop Registration Form 2017 – Weeklong or Day-Long/Children’s Workshop Registration Form and submit.

Accommodations

Heart’s Content Cable House Bed and Breakfast

The Point B&B 

Outside Pond RV Park

Ocean Delight Cottages