Boat-builders take inaugural paddles around Rockland harbor

Posted Dec. 17, 2010, at 2:37 p.m.

On a beautiful morning, apprentices at a nonprofit wooden boat building school launched six boats into the Rockland Harbor. Three Susan Skiffs were built by the school’s 12-week interns and three smaller boats were built by six of the two-year apprentices. Two of the apprentice-built boats were commissioned and the Apprenticeshop is looking to sell the third boat, a 9-foot Lawley Tender that is white with natural wood trim. The interns take their boats home with them.