Friday, June 16 - Sunday, June 18
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 this art in Lewes as part of Family Boat Building Weekend over Fathers’ Day Weekend June 16-18, 2017.
Come support participating groups and families as they build shallow draft wooden boats called Bevin’s Skiffs, with help from The Lewes Historical Society’s Volunteer Wooden Boat Crew in front of the Lewes Life-Saving Station on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal.
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 for families.
After construction, the groups will launch their new handmade Bevin’s Skiffs at the Lewes Canalfront Park on Sunday around 1:00pm. Come cheer them on as they watch their boats stay afloat!