Lowell’s Boat Shop

459 Main St, Amesbury, Ma 01913
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Our missionTo preserve and perpetuate the art and craft of wooden boat building and promote the history of Lowell’s Boat Shop and its environs.

Lowell’s Boat Shop

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Woodworking Crew

Our regular woodworking crew meets on Mondays and Thursdays from 10-3. Our volunteer woodworkers are a dedicated crew, and welcome anyone with an interest in the shop at any level of skill. They tackle all sorts of projects around the shop, and craft all of the shop’s signature wood products. These include: dory window boxes, cutting boards, coasters, knives, etc.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site, Skilled
  • Weekdays


If woodworking is not your game then we have openings for docents, volunteer office staff, event help, etc.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • None, On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you helpVolunteers help keep Lowell's sailing. With their help Lowell’s continues to build its full line of dories and skiffs for oar, sail or power and provides innovative educational programs and exhibits are offered to the public throughout the year.
About usEstablished in 1793, Lowell’s Boat Shop is the oldest continuously operating boat shop in America and is cited as the birthplace of the legendary fishing dory. Located on the North bank of the Merrimack River, skilled craftsmen continue to build wooden boats in the Lowell tradition on the property purchased by founder Simeon Lowell in the 1700s. A National Historic Landmark and working museum dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the art and craft of wooden boat building.
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