The East End Classic Boat Society held its annual Holiday Open House at the Community Boat Shop in Amaganset on Saturday and one lucky man is looking forward to warmer weather so he can use his new boat.
Glenn Kittren, of Springs, won a Swampscott dory in the boat raffle. The dory was built at the shop this year by volunteer members of the society as a fundraiser for the organization. Kittren even gets a new trailer and pair of oars.
"The Society wishes to thank all who purchased raffle tickets. Raffle ticket purchases help support the mission of the organization: small wood boat building," according to a statement from the organization.
Construction has already begun on the 2013 raffle boat, a Goeller dinghy, which can be rowed or sailed and is capable of taking a small motor. You can check the dinghy out at the Community Boat Shop is open Wednesday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. year-round.
The Community Boat Shop is managed by The East End Classic Boat Society, a not-for-profit educational organization, dedicated to sustaining the skills and traditions of small wood boat building and restoration on the East End.