Whaleboat from The Apprenticeshop

The Apprenticeshop, located on the waterfront in Rockland, Maine, has been dedicated to inspiring personal growth through craftsmanship, community and traditions of the sea since 1972. Five students — Daniel Kreisher, Kirk Folk, Simon Jack, Tim Jacobus (project leader) and Chris Konecky — were assigned the whaleboat project in August 2012. Their task, which they successfully completed, was to build a replica of a 29-foot, 10 1/2-inch New Bedford whaleboat, designed by Ebenezer Leonard, from plans dated 1935. The Apprenticeshop boat is the only whaleboat that was built to the Leonard design. The other boats are all Beetle designs.

The Apprenticeshop whaleboat delivery

After an open water voyage of some 300 miles, the crew of The Apprenticeshop delivered their whaleboat to Mystic Seaport in June, 2013.