LAMP Boatworks

Community Collaboration: A Power for Good Makes a Great Contribution to our 450th

2015-09-16T10:25:41-04:00September 16th, 2015|

This article first appeared in the St. Augustine Record on Sunday, Sept. 6th. In 2007, the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum received a special category grant from the state of Florida for the First Coast Maritime Archaeology Project. In addition to funding nautical archaeology in the Nation’s Oldest Port, the grant paid for a visit to the Archive of the Indies in Seville, Spain, to obtain documents important to St. Augustine’s past. The research trip, [...]

Lighthouse Seeks Volunteers and Docents for Boatbuilding Program

2015-05-14T09:46:20-04:00May 14th, 2015|

Just in time for the city’s 450th celebration, residents are invited to be part of history by volunteering with the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum’s traditional wooden boatbuilding program. ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. – For much of St. Augustine’s early history, wooden boats were a ubiquitous part of city life. Our ancestors built these watercraft by hand, a tradition that is now being carried forward by the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum’s Boatworks program. With three projects [...]

First Chalupa Sea Trials Completed

2015-04-07T08:00:23-04:00April 7th, 2015|

The chalupa in her slings after launch at the Camachee Cove Marina March 11, 2015 The chalupa replica project hit a major mile stone this past Saturday, March 28, when it rowed out of Hospital Creek for the first time into Matanzas Bay. The craft was blessed and christened the San Agustín six days earlier on March 22nd at her home port located at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. This grass roots collaborative community [...]

Flipping the Yawl Boat

2015-02-19T15:24:51-05:00February 19th, 2015|

Thursday, February 19th, was a bright and beautiful sunny morning. It was also the coldest we have had in St. Augustine this winter with one Lighthouse neighbor observing 31⁰ F on his thermometer during the early morning hours. It seems a little much however, to be complaining about the weather in Florida while the rest of the country is blown and battered by record low temperatures. Regardless, the big news on this particular morning was [...]

LAMP Boatworks 2014 Boat Drawing Winner!

2014-03-06T10:50:03-05:00March 6th, 2014|

This year’s lucky winner of the LAMP Boatworks 2014 wooden boat drawing is Dianne Bay of the Cape Canaveral area. Her lucky winning Ticket is No. 1030. Dianne has until March 31st, to claim her prize!

LAMP Boatworks featured in Canada’s Classicboat Magazine

2013-10-01T10:36:09-04:00October 1st, 2013|

LAMP and the LAMP Boatworks is featured in the Fall 2013 issue of Classicboat Magazine, the publication of the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Antique and Classic Boat Society. The article does not appear to be online, though the previous issue does feature its articles online, so it may appear there in the future. But I’ll give you a little teaser here . . . In addition to the Lighthouse, there are a number of [...]

Lucky Winner Takes Home Handmade Wooden Boat Built by LAMP Boatworks

2012-12-06T12:17:48-05:00December 6th, 2012|

On Wednesday, December 5th, during the Lighthouse's Luminary Night holiday event, we drew the winning ticket in our LAMP Boatworks drawing. This raffle has been an annual event here for the last three years, and is a great way to fund our heritage boatbuilding program. This year our boatbuilders constructed a beautiful little Chaisson tender, a stylish design dating from the early 1900s renowned for tending sailboats and yachts. The drawing was held at 8:30 [...]

Lighthouse Seeks Volunteer Ship Model Builders

2012-12-02T11:22:49-05:00December 2nd, 2012|

From the article in the St. Augustine Record: When Katie McNally, from Ontario, N.Y., donated nine model boats to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum in the autumn of 2011, one was held back. It wasn’t finished. It was the hull of the model of the British Ship HMS Victory, and it was being completed by her husband James G. (Jim) McNally, Jr. when he passed on in 2005. The model ended up in the [...]

LAMP Boatworks Launches Hull #LMP0009!!

2012-05-09T08:29:39-04:00May 9th, 2012|

Yesterday morning a brand new vessel slipped into the waters of Salt Run, a Chaisson dory tender built by the LAMP Boatworks. The hull is the ninth project from the Boatworks and is a style of hull that dates to the early 20th century in Swampscott, Massachusetts from the shop of George Chaisson. These popular and stylish 10′ tenders were designed as auxiliary boats for larger sailboats or yachts. Their timeless beauty has preserved the [...]

Update from the Teaching With Small Boats Conference!

2012-05-04T16:00:25-04:00May 4th, 2012|

I am sitting on the banks of the Puget Sound this evening, waiting for dinner, and enjoying the beautiful scenery of western Washington state. Under my feet is a pebble beach, a log for my butt, behind me is a well ordered row of woody cabins. In front of me is a mile wide stretch of water about 48 degrees but crystal clear and full of sea lions, otters, salmon, dungeness crabs, and gray whales. [...]

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