Youth Kayak Program
the fall of 2005, under the leadership of trustee Gene Westhoff, Carmans
River Maritime Center developed its youth kayak building program with
the idea of helping young people build strong interpersonal relationships
with adult partners as well as building well crafted boats for, hopefully,
lifelong use. We selected Chesapeake Lightcraft's Mill Creek 13 Kayak
as the design of choice both for its esthetics and because our volunteer
instructors had some experience with the building process of that
design. It has proven to be a good choice.
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First Course, Building the Mill Creek Kayak, was held on the first
three weekends of November 2003, in the newly completed Newey Boat Shop.
the weather outside was frightful, the shop was warm and delightful,
for our Spring Semester of 2004.
ABOVE: Member and student Joe Flaherty working on his almost-completed Mill Creek Kayak during the third weekend.
For a slide show of photos
from various stages of the course, click below.
Slide Show Spring 2004
Slide Show Fall 2003