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May 19, 2012

Building A Better Boat, Yorktown, Virginia



This gentleman was building a boat the old fashioned way, as you can tell by the hand tools on the table. This is part of a program with the Waterman's Museum which is opening an annex in one of these buildings. The program provides an opportunity for youths to spend some time each week working on the boat, spending a little time doing honest labor with mentors with maritime skills. 

13 comments:

Riet said...

This is the right way to build a boat, at least it was. I like it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Now that's what I call a good sturdy keel, a very constructive way for young people to spend some time.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi, How neat is it to see him building that boat the old-fashioned way! Love it...

Think I've told you this but I have relatives (ancestors) from Yorktown and Williamsburg... I want to get back there sometime and do more research.

Hugs,
Betsy

Birdman said...

We have that program here too. Amazing to watch.

Robert Geiss said...

Love it.

Please have a good Sunday.

Leovi said...

Yes, it really is an excellent craftsmanship, beautiful photos.

Dianne said...

how wonderful if programs like this bring back real crafts and skills and quality

Chip Allen said...

Always great to see craftsmen keeping their art alive by passing it along to young folks.

Tammie Lee said...

i love that he is building this with hand tools, how wonderful.

Leif Hagen said...

What an amazing craftsman! He's got talent and patience!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

He keeps his work really clean ! My respect !

42N said...

I would like the time to observe how this boat is made. Thanks for your update.

Pat Tillett said...

It's always very nice to see people keeping the traditional way of doing things alive.

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