Have your completed boat ready for Spring launching… 

Your chance is NOW to build a 16-foot wooden canoe on any two consecutive Saturdays throughout the year, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to fit your schedule at the Calvert Marine Museum. Invite your family and friends to join in the fun and no experience is necessary. 

With simple hand tools and guidance from experienced instructors, your canoe and paddles will be assembled and ready to paint at the end of the second Saturday. A fee of $600.00 for Calvert Marine Museum members and $650 for non-members includes all materials necessary to complete one canoe and two paddles. Hours of class are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturdays. Children ten years and up are welcome in the company of an adult.

The Calvert Marine Museum offers a similar class in building a 12-foot rowing skiff. The cost for the skiff is $950 for members and $1,000 for non-members. A sailing version, including sail, spars, daggerboard, and rudder is an option for an additional $800. 

Financial assistance is available to qualified applicants from the Melvin Conant Memorial Youth Fund. The Fund was established in 2004 to encourage young people, particularly those in need, to participate in programs offered by the Calvert Marine Museum’s Patuxent Small Craft Center. 

For more information, details, and scheduling, please contact George Surgent at (410) 586-2700 or gsurgent@comcast.net. For more information about events and programs at the Calvert Marine Museum, please visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.