Carve & Race a Small Pond Boat ages 10 & up: Collaboration with MMA with Mark Sutherland

Building a pond boat

Ready set get go!  Learn how to build your very own small pond sail boat. Carve, and assemble your boat and then paint it with your favorite colors and designs.  The last day we will have a regatta and race your boat! How do you design a winning boat?  Learn the science behind boat design. This program is Co-sponsored by the Maria Mitchell Association and Nantucket Historical Association. This class is also made possible by Ned And Merrielou Symes..

Maximum class size: 6

Mark Sutherland has been a professional craftsman since 1979, specializing in models of the nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century ships and boats, scrimshaw artifacts, and decorative ship carving and figureheads.  He began building ship models at age eleven and began his professional career on Nantucket with commissions for models in bone and repair work.  He has developed a unique style of half-hull modeling, based on the nineteenth-century “shipping office” style.  In 1997 he was awarded the New England Foundation of the Arts Fellowship Grant Award.  His work can be found in several shops on Nantucket and his ship model the “Charles Morgan” hangs outside Zero Main Street, Nantucket.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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