The East End Classic Boat Society will hold a Holiday Open House Saturday, December 15th from 4 to 6 P.M. at the Community Boat Shop in Amagansett, with a raffle drawing at 5:30 P.M. for the boat built this year, a Swampscott dory. The Community Boat Shop is located at 301 Bluff Road, Amagansett (behind the Marine Museum).
A new galvanized Load Rite trailer and a pair of oars will be raffled off with the boat. The Swampscott dory was constructed by volunteer members of the Society as a fundraiser for the not-for-profit organization. Raffle tickets are still available for sale at $5 a ticket or a book of 5 tickets for $20 at the Community Boat Shop, which is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Visitors can also view the following boats at the Community Boat Shop:
(1) Beetle Cat, a 12-foot gaff rigged sailboat that was restored this past year by members of the Society.
(2) Herreshoff 12.5 built in 1921, donated to the Society and presently undergoing restoration.
(3) 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.
The Community Boat Shop is open Wednesday and Saturday 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. year-round.