ERACE - The adult education program offers the following class at BHS this week.
Learn how to build a Brockway boat--the workhorse of the Connecticut River back in the 1950s. Get plans for the 14' and 16' skiff, an evening of comaraderie with boat builders with Tim Visel of The Sound School.
For over a half a century, a popular plywood work and fishing skiff was produced by Brockway Boat Works in the Floral Park section of Old Saybrook, CT.
Initially, a turtle and duck boat for the CT River, this scow design would become popular for oyster and shad fishing. A higher-sided skiff was introduced in the late 1950's and its popularity soared, spreading this vessel to New England and the Chesapeake Bay.
In 1982, Mr. Earle Brockway agreed to have plans produced for the 16' extra-wide, for US Aid and Peace Corps efforts. As part of the project, slides were taken to illustrate the construction process. On Thursday evening, Tim Visel will show slides of the 1982 effort and Brockway stories will be shared.
Attendees will receive sets of plans for the 14 and 16 foot Brockways.
Easy Registration online at www.erace-adulted.org or call 203 488 5693