Join The Great Rowing Adventure !

Join the Essex Shipbuilding Museum and Lowell’s Boat Shop for the Great Rowing Adventure- the first collaborative rowing program with Lowell’s Boat Shop and the Essex Shipbuilding Museum!

The program starts on Thursday, September 12, with a tour of Lowell’s Boat Shop, the oldest operating boat shop in America. We will then drive to Plum Island to board the rowing vessels, a Surf Dory built at Lowell’s and two Sharptown row boats built at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. From the Joppa Flats, we will wend our way through the marsh and creeks in Plum Island Sound, with a stop for lunch and a swim. We will end the first day at Steep Hill Beach on the Crane Estate; a delicious meal will be provided in the Pine Grove, where we will camp for the night.

Early the next morning, after breakfast in the Pine Grove,  we will get back into the boats to begin the magical journey through Fox Creek into Essex Bay stopping for lunch along the way. By afternoon we will be closing in on the end of our journey as we make our way up the Essex River to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum to learn about the 350 year tradition of shipbuilding in Essex. The finale of the trip is a dinner at a local Essex restaurant.

For more information and reservations on this incredible adventure click below: