It's getting to be that time of year again, so mark your calendars! The Maine Boatbuilders Show will be taking place in Portland, Maine on Friday and Saturday, March 19th and 20th from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM and on Sunday the 21st from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The show is hosted by the well-organized folks at Portland Yacht Services located at 58 Fore Street - right on the water. It is the traditional harbinger of Spring for the Maine boating community.
For my canoe building class it has become a "field trip" that really offers lots for all. It is a chance to see large and small craft of all kinds, power, sail, paddle and oar as well as tools, materials and information. I think the opportunity to see and take pictures of all the professional joinery and hardware really gives them some ideas for finishing their own boats. I enjoy seeing the variety of small craft and traditionally built boats and some of the people that I know.
Don't miss it!