Ahoy, Mateys!

By Krystle Buschner, Science & Technology Interpretation Specialist

Feb. 25, 2012, marked the first day of class for 11 eager boat building students and, in less than two weeks, the skiff will be ready for its first maiden voyage down the canal.

Doug Jones, owner of Sailing Afternoons, has held class here at the Indiana State Museum every Saturday morning. What started as the simple skeleton of a skiff has transformed into a beautiful boat in a matter of weeks.

(l-r) In the beginning, there were boards … and with lots of hard work and elbow grease … they were transformed into a boat!
(Photos courtesy of sailingafternoons.com)

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 21 to see the finished boat set sail on the downtown canal, right outside the museum doors!