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Old 10-24-2016, 04:46 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Phil Fill View Post
.... Its a lost art......
Not on the coast of Maine.

There are quite a number of boatyards and builders in Maine that have the craftsmen and expertise to not only maintain, but also to build new (which they are doing), traditional plank on frame or clinker boats of all sizes. And there are apprenticeship programs here keeping those skills alive.

The success of WoodenBoat Magazine and it's School is one attestation to the continuing worldwide interest in traditional boatbuilding and maintenance.
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