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Ferrisburgh Town Offices and Community Center

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Ferrisburgh, VT 05456 United States

April 2019

From Skiffs to Sail Ferries: The Story of Vermont’s Small-Boat Traditions

April 14
2:00 pm
Photo of historical boat scene

The stories of Vermont naval history and commercial shipping have been well documented by generations of historians. However, the traditions of small boat building from throughout our state have remained untold. In this slide presentation, Douglas Brooks shares his research on these traditions, and his work in recreating some of these historic vessels. Read More »


An Apprentice Boat Builder in Japan

April 14
2:00 pm

Since 1996, writer and researcher Douglas Brooks has apprenticed with seven boat builders in Japan, building over a dozen types of Japanese boats. In this slide talk he shares his experiences with these traditional crafts. Read More »

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