Boat Builders of East Penobscot Bay is the topic of this month’s Maine Boatbuilders Forum at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Main Street Gallery on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm with Peter Buxton of Buxton Boats, Stonington, Maine. Buxton Boats is a wooden boat building and design company, specializing in lobster boat and lobster yacht construction and designs of all types, located in the Burnt Cove area of Stonington. Peter Buxton designed and built the 38’ wooden lobster boat named “Sea Song” launched in June 2013 for Frank Gotwals of Stonington. She is built of native white cedar on white oak and fastened with domestic bronze screws. He also works on wooden boat restorations, including the keel up restoration of the 1969 49′ Beal and Bunker passenger boat “Gansett” of Newport, Rhode Island; the restoration of “Katarina”, a 1927 English Cutter restored for the Wooden Boat Rescue Foundation; and the Erastus Hart built 1903 oyster sloop “Nellie H”.
The Maine Boatbuilding Forum is moderated by Jon Johansen of Maine Coastal News, and is held at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Main Street Gallery, Route One, Searsport, Maine. Tickets are $8 members and $10 non-members. For more information go to www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org or call 207-548-2529 or 0334.