The East End Classic Boat Society will hold a Holiday Open House Saturday, December 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Community Boat Shop in Amagansett, with a raffle drawing at 5:30 p.m. for the Swampscott dory they built this year.
A new galvanized Load Rite trailer and a pair of oars will also be raffled with the boat. The Swampscott dory was constructed by volunteer members of the Society as a fundraiser for their not-for-profit organization. Raffle tickets are still available at the Community Boat Shop for $5 a ticket or a book of 5 tickets for $20. The Boat Shop is located at 301 Bluff Road, behind the Marine Museum, in Amagansett. It is open Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visitors can additional handmade boats at the Community Boat Shop, including a Beetle Cat (12-foot gaff rigged sailboat that was restored this past year by members of the Society), Herreshoff 12.5 built in 1921 (donated to the Society and presently undergoing restoration) as well as various rowboats and sailboats in the Society’s collection.
The Community Boat Shop is managed by The East End Classic Boat Society, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization, which is dedicated to sustaining the skills and traditions of small wood boat building and restoration on the East End.
The Society conducts programs on small boat design, building and restoration at the Community Boat Shop. There are lessons in navigation, lofting, sailor arts, boat repair and maintenance.
The East End Classic Boat Society welcomes new members, from beginner to advanced skill level. Membership is $35 for an individual and $45 for a family.