Kayak Building Class


SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2006

Tuition $1200


66 Main Street

Essex, MA

Back by popular demand! This fall traditional kayak builder Brian Schulz will again be teaching a one week kayak building class at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. Brian is a leader in the revival of Inuit kayak building and is an avid coastal sea kayaker. The skin on frame kayak building process is easy and fun; no wood-working skills are necessary. Each student will build his/her own custom kayak, fitted to your body and paddling desires. The finished kayak is a work of art, ultra light (30lbs or less), durable, and beautiful.

Class runs September 11-17th. Workdays average 9-10hrs. Tuition is $1200; all materials included. Participants leave with their own kayak and paddle. Space is limited. Call the Museum at 978-768-6441 to register or for more information.

About the Essex Shipbuilding Museum

The Essex Shipbuilding Museum tells the extraordinary story of a small New England village that built more two-masted wooden fishing schooners than any other place in the world. Preserving the history of the wooden shipbuilding industry, an integral part of the economy and culture in New England and the United States since the 1630’s, the Museum maintains one of the best maritime collections in the region. Museum projects have built or interpreted schooners, Chebacco boats, sailing lighters, dories and privateers. The last intact American fishing schooner, the Evelina M. Goulart is currently being preserved and documented. Innovative, experiential educational programs teach concepts through a rich mix of content knowledge and hands-on activities for children, adults, seniors and educators from around the world. Located in the heart of Essex, Massachusetts and integral to the town’s historic character, scenic vista and river basin, the Museum features antique shipbuilding tools, photographs, documents, and exhibits portraying the shipbuilding industry. Tours include video presentations and hands-on activities. A gift shop offers ship plans, maritime books, and other nautical memorabilia. For current events, exhibits and programs, please call 978-768-7541 or visit www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org.