The Apprenticeshop

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655 Main Street, Rockland, ME 04941

The Apprenticeshop is an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring personal growth through craftsmanship, community, and traditions of the sea.

Our core traditional boatbuilding programs include the 2-year Apprenticeship Program, an intensive experience designed to teach all aspects of traditional wooden boatbuilding; the 12-week Small Boatbuilding Program, a shorter course designed to give participants an understanding of basic traditional boatbuilding, focused on the construction of a 12-foot Susan skiff; and the Extended/Advanced Intensive Program for those with previous woodworking or boatbuilding experience.

Since 1998 the Community Sailing Program has provided fun and exciting seamanship and sailing classes for youth and adults in spring, summer and fall. Participants develop self-confidence, teamwork, and good sportsmanship while forming connections to the maritime environment that last a lifetime.

Throughout the year the Shop also offers a variety of Workshops and Short Courses, which can include skin-on-frame kayak construction, bronze casting, half hull model making, toboggan workshops, and more.


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