The Art of Boatbuilding at Lyman-Morse

Posted June 06, 2012, at 12:14 p.m.

Thursday, June 21, 2012 4:06 p.m. to 4:06 p.m.

Location: Lyman-Morse Boat Building Company, 82 Water Street, Thomaston, ME

For more information: Linda Arnold; 207-594-5166;

Thomaston, Maine – Georges River Land Trust will host an inside look at boat building at the Lyman-Morse boatyard on the Thomaston waterfront on Thursday, June 21 from 4:30 pm to 7 pm. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served after the tour on the banks of the St. George River. Tickets are $25 for Land Trust members and $30 for non-members, and can be purchased on-line at or by calling (207) 594-5166.

Boat building has been a significant feature of the Thomaston waterfront for more than 150 years. For over a century, graceful Alden Malabar schooners and sturdy Friendship sloops “slid down the ways” in Thomaston. In the late 1970’s, Lyman-Morse opened its doors on the St. George River and quickly earned a reputation for building exceptional customized sailing yachts and motor yachts.

The tour will encompass the history of boat building in our area, and how modern techniques together with traditional boat building skills produce the beautiful yachts of today. Participants will tour the eco-friendly “green” facility of Lyman-Morse, and learn about their zero base solar regenerators and other state-of-the-art renewable energy projects.

Georges River Land Trust is committed to encouraging citizens to discover the river and care for the land throughout the 14 communities in the St. George River watershed. This event is part of Revelry for the River, a celebration of 25 years of conservation. For further information on the Georges River Land Trust, its programs and upcoming events visit or contact them at or (207) 594-5166.