Boat Building: The Classic Dory with Mark Sutherland

Build a model of this classic elegant boat design with renown model boat builder, Mark Sutherland.  The Dory is commonly used boat built for stability, and sleek lines.  The finished Dory is 17″ long, 4″ wide, and 2 ” high.  Choose the color and finishes for your model.  Perfect size to display on a mantle or bookshelf.

Maximum class size: 8

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 “Hero” 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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