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Boat Building

Lewes was a shipbuilding town. From the 1600s until the mid 1800s, hundreds of vessels of all sizes were built on Lewes Creek.  Join The Lewes Historical Society as we rekindle the lost art of boat building art in Lewes.

At roughly 12ft long, these wooden boats are great for fishing and recreation on calm waters. The Bevin’s Skiff was created to be a teaching vessel, designed to be constructed by beginning builders, and is a perfect introductory boat.



Want to join the Wooden Boat Volunteer Crew?

The Wooden Boat Volunteer Crew constructs a new boat annually. Click here to volunteer.