Alec Brainerd, president of Aritsan Boatworks, will describe the complete rebuild of SCULPIN, a 1916 Herreshoff-designed Fish Class. Alec will provide an intriguing and insightful look into the process and skill of rebuilding historic classic yachts, the storied history of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, and some understanding into what motivates those who undertake such projects.
Alec grew up sailing and racing wooden boats on Maine’s idyllic Penobscot Bay, and after many years working in local boatyards and crewing on large classic yachts around the world, founded Artisan Boatworks in 2002. Artisan Boatworks specializes in the new construction, restoration, storage, and maintenance of classic wooden yachts.
This program is part of the Rockport Public Library's month long Seafaring Series. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Rockport Public Library and will be held at the Rockport Opera House.
This program will be held at the Rockport Opera House on Thursday, October 19th at 7:00pm.