Wooden boat mu­seum opens its doors

The Compass - - OPINION -

The his­toric art of boat build­ing has been a tourist at­trac­tion in Win­ter­ton, Trin­ity Bay for many years. And this year is ex­pected to be no dif­fer­ent. The Wooden Boat Mu­seum opened its doors to the pub­lic Mon­day, June 23 for the sea­son.

Some of the high­lights of the mu­seum in­clude a per­ma­nent collection of ar­ti­facts and me­mora­bilia, a his­tor­i­cal in­ter­pre­ta­tion ex­hibit and a sched­ule of demon­stra­tion ses­sions with ex­pert staff. There will also be hands-on learn­ing work­shops for both adults and chil­dren over the sum­mer.

“We’re par­tic­u­larly ex­cited about our sched­ule for this sea­son,” said pres­i­dent Frank French. “Not only for the ac­tiv­i­ties at our head­quar­ters, but also for some new part­ner­ships in other re­gions of the prov­ince.”

Other dis­plays will be avail­able this year in other parts of the prov­ince, in­clud­ing at the court­house in Trin­ity and the Long Point Light­house in Twillingate.

The part­ner­ships with the Trin­ity His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety and the Twillingate Isles Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion are a big part of the wooden boat mu­seum’s ex­pan­sion plans, with the fi­nal plan to have dis­plays in ev­ery re­gion on the is­land.

For more de­tails and sched­ul­ing, visit www.wood­en­boatnl.com or call Bev­er­ley King at 709-583-2070.

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