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About this event
*We are now able to offer this program at a lower rate of $15/person.
Join us for Rigging a Tall Ship, part of The Art of Wooden Boatbuilding: A Field Institute in Preserving the Past exploring the principles behind the design and construction of traditional wooden boats. Participants will have the opportunity to experience hands-on practices at several traditional boatyards within the Essex National Heritage Area.
This event is Rigging a Tall Ship.
At Salem Maritime National Historic Site, you will:
- Learn about the principles of rigging design, operation and function for Friendship of Salem, a full-rigged ship and how these sometimes transfer to other vessels
- Examine Friendship of Salem’s masts, yards, working tops and standing rigging, currently stored on site, to see how they are built and dressed
- Practice techniques in Pedrick’s Storehouse (Friendship of Salem’s rigging and maintenance area)
- Learn the uses of and try your hand at knots, bends, hitches and worming, parceling and serving
- Discuss a few of the most significant changes in building a laminated compared to a traditionally built vessel
This hands-on workshop session is $15/person.
- May 2 – The History and Artistry of Wooden Boatbuilding (FREE Virtual Presentation)
- May 21 – Building the Dory (Lowell’s Boat Shop)
- June 11 – The Haul Out (Maritime Gloucester)
This Field Institute is a program designed to expand the interpretive themes of the Salem Maritime and Saugus Ironworks National Historic Sites to a larger, regional scope within the Essex National Heritage Area.