Join us on campus for an Open House at the Museum’s Boat Shop with Chuck Verbeck followed by a conversation with Athena Aicher about boat building at the Woods Hole Public Library.
Athena Aicher and Chuck Verbeck are two professional shipwrights living in Woods Hole. They have spent the past five years working at the Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway in Vineyard Haven, and the Quissett Harbor Boatyard, respectively.
Aside from rebuilding Herreshoff 12 1/2s at Quissett, Chuck has been volunteering with the Woods Hole Historical Society, revamping the community boat shop with a few other enthusiastic boat-lovers. At work, Athena has had the opportunity to work on a few notable restorations including the 2019-2020 rebuilding of the Alden cutter, LARK, a boat that had been a fixture in Woods Hole for many years.
They have recently decided to take on a personal restoration project— the rebuilding of a Royal Lowell clam and oyster boat built in 1967. The work is being done in the yard at G and B and includes a full re-framing, new centerline timbers, new deck and rebuilt superstructures.
This even is co-sponsored by the Woods Hole Public Library and the Woods Hole Historical Museum.