This summer, young people from the Robbins Family YMCA in Cambridge learned the knowledge, tools, and skills to build their own boats. The Richardson Maritime Museum presented three weekly-two-hour classes entitled “Introduction to Boats”, “Introduction to Tools and Woodworking”, and “Building a Skiff” to a number of lucky members through the YMCA Summer Camp Program.
“It was the funnest thing we have ever done here” said one eager student. The newly developed classes were delivered at the “Y” by volunteer teachers (Terry Martin, John Tursi, and David Williams) from the Richardson Maritime Museum through generous funding from the Nathan Foundation. The program was developed and presented by the Richardson Maritime Museum volunteers and is designed to immerse students in knowledge and culture of boat building and design that are such an important part of our past and future in Cambridge and Dorchester County. If you or your group are interested in participating in future classes, please contact the Richardson Maritime Museum’s Workforce Initiative Manager (David Williams) at ([email protected])