Mon, Aug 05 | Carpenters Training Center

Summer Boat Building Class at Carpenter's Union Apprentice Training Center

Classes start August 5th - 17th - (Mon. - Fri.) for two weeks and Lunches are provided. Teens to build these 11' wood rowboats over the course of 40 hours and then on Sat. Aug. 17 will launch and row the boats they build on the Chicago River.
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Summer Boat Building Class at Carpenter's Union Apprentice Training Center

Time & Location

Aug 05, 2019, 10:00 AM – Aug 17, 2019, 3:00 PM
Carpenters Training Center, 2121 S Union Ave, Chicago, IL 60616, USA

About The Event

10:00AM - 3:00PM - Mon. - Fri. from August 5 to August 17 - for 2-weeks -- lunches provided

9:30 am - Noon on Saturday August 17 is the Boat Launch Day at Canal Street Marina - 2129 S Canal St, Chicago, IL 60616

Ages 13-17 years old.

Chicago Maritime Arts Center (CMAC) - provides the tools, parts, materials and instruction for teens to construct Bevin’s Skiffs (11’ rowboats). With a little guidance the kids take a pile of lumber, screws, glue, and paint and turn it into a seaworthy rowboat. Participants learn safety, basic tool use, communication, and teamwork to build, launch, and row boats on the Chicago River. All equipment and material is provided. Participants should wear sturdy shoes (no open-toe shoes) comfortable clothes that are allowed to get dirty as we will be working with permanent paints and glues. Friends & family are invited to attend the Saturday morning Boat Launch (9:30 am - Noon) to see the kids get on the water in the seaworthy boats they built!

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