Ditty Bag Workshop

The perfect project now you have put the boat to bed! Come and get your ditty on at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.

Join us in the Waterline Center for a Sunday morning workshop and make your own ditty bag. These bags have been used by sailors for centuries and have many uses from tool bags to produce bags. Please bring your own lunch!

Sunday, November 10th from 9am to 1 pm. All materials are provided and cost per bag is $40. For more details see the website here : https://www.essexshipbuilding.org/museum-store/ditty-bag-workshop

Clamming in The Boat We Built

The Essex Shipbuilding Museum took a group of students, from Topsfield Vocational Academy,  that built the clamming skiff on a  trip last Friday.  They left from Conomo Point and rowed the clam skiff, with two of the museums fleet of Sharptown barges to two clam flats (Seal Bank and Town Nub), where the students learned how to clam with a fork and by hand. Their teacher Mark Webster and professional clammer and project partner Ian MacDougall, of Hermit Crab Industries, showed the students how to harvest the clams.  When they had dug enough clams (soft-shell and razor), they had a clambake on the flats followed by a row back to Conomo Point. A great way to end a tremendous project, they built the boat and then put it to work.

Arts Festival In The Shipyard

Join us at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum on September the 21st, from 4 PM to 7, for the 6th Annual Arts Festival In The Shipyard.

There will be a local art show and sale, makers table, lots of creative activities, food, music and fun for all the family. Activities include block printing, painted sails, shell painting, sharptown rowing and more.

Artists: To submit art for the exhibition and sale please visit the event website for registration details: https://www.essexshipbuilding.org/details-of-next-events