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Ready to go Ready to go to the Carpenter's Boatshop

The Carpenter's Boatshop is an unusual facility in Pemaquid. It is a boatbuilding ministry, based in part on the Shaker tradition and in part on the Celtic monastic tradition. Work is regarded as an expression of spirit. Apprentices are not paid, neither do they pay to be there.

The Carpenter's Boatshop is available for people from the larger community (like me) as well. I often avail myself of the thickness planer, jointer and ocasionally the ship saw. (Nobody knows how old this saw is: the company that made it went out of business in 1854!)