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Village Talk: Rebuild of a Shallop for the Plimouth Plantation (1:00-2:00 PM)
Graham McKay, Lowell’s Boat Shop director and boat builder, will talk about the Boat Shop’s project rebuilding a shallop for Plimouth Plantation.
About the shallop
The original shallop was a 30' boat brought over in the Mayflower and assembled on the beach in Provincetown upon the Pilgrims' arrival. The boat was then used to explore the coast and eventually find Plimouth. When the Mayflower returned to England, the shallop was left as the Pilgrims' only means of traveling about the new world by sea. The restoration of the replica shallop is in preparation for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage. This shallop is usually based in Plymouth alongside the Mayflower II.
As the Shop’s Executive Director/Master Boat builder, Graham is responsible for overseeing museum operations, program offerings, and the shop’s boatbuilding operations. In addition, Graham teaches several boatbuilding classes and instructs the museum’s high school Apprentice Program, which he created as part of Lowell’s Boat Shop’s involvement with the whaleboat project for Mystic Seaport’s restoration of the Charles W. Morgan in 2012. Graham has also worked as a commercial diver, fisherman, and fisheries scientist
Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Registration is not Required