Under the guidance of Jerome Canning, participants will build 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. The rodney will be completed over a 12-week period.

The course offered by the Wooden Boat Museum will take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6-9 PM, from January 8 to March 28, 2019, and is hosted by the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Education in the technical education workshop, Room ED 3050 of the G.A. Hickman Building on the MUN main campus in St. John’s (located at the corner of Prince Philip Dr. and Westerland Rd.)

Registration can be completed below using PayPal. Alternately, call the Museum at (709)583-2070 to register with credit card or E-mail money transfer.

Membership Category

All tools and materials will be available, but participants are welcome to bring their own. Suggested tools include:

  • hand saw
  • hammer
  • jack plane
  • chisels
  • cordless drill and bits
  • cordless impact screwdriver and Robertson bits
  • measuring tape
  • pencil