Wooden Boat School to Host Tool Sale & Boat Raffle
Proceeds to support woodworking and boatbuilding courses
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Wooden Boat School at the Hudson River Maritime Museum will host a yard sale of tools, equipment, and various boat building ephemera on Sunday, October 31 from 10am to 4pm. Proceeds from the sale will support improvements to the wood shop at the school which offers a variety of woodworking classes and boatbuilding experiences. Also available for purchase will be raffle tickets for a drawing of the Atkin’s Nymph sailboat which will happen at the end of the day.
The public is invited to donate tools to the school in advance of the sale which may be used in curriculum or sold at the event. Tool donations can be dropped off at the Wooden Boat School from Monday, October 25 through Friday, October 29, from 9am to 5pm. The sale and raffle will take place at the school’s wood shop located on the museum campus at 50 Rondout Landing in Kingston’s historic waterfront Rondout district.
Items will be priced to go and staff are hoping the sale will help make room for new projects. Proceeds from the boat raffle will support youth boat building programs. The Atkin’s Nymph is a 10’ wooden sailing skiff that was built by the 2018/2019 Youth Boat class. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 and will be available on site. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at the museum store, open Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm, or by calling 845-338-0071. Winners need not be present to win.
People can support the school in a number of ways. Staff are seeking volunteers with various skill sets, as well as new equipment including a stationary belt sander, shop vac, work truck, and casters. Financial support is always welcome and donations of boats also support the organization. A calendar of classes and details on how to support can be found online at www.hrmm.org/boat-school. People can also email Wooden Boat School Manager Becky Sellinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the HRMM Wooden Boat School
The Wooden Boat School was founded by the Hudson River Maritime Museum in 2015 to preserve the maritime craft traditions of the Hudson Valley and to teach a hands-on interpretation of the living history of the Hudson River. The school offers diverse curriculum and opportunities which inspire skills in woodworking, boat building, and maritime craft. Also available are restoration services for wooden boats. Learn more at www.hrmm.org/woodworking.
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