Summer Boat Building Class at Carpenter's Union Apprentice Training Center
Time & Location
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!