Lowell's Boat Shop

Lowell's Boat Shop, MAPhoto credit: John Suiter

The oldest continually operating boat building business in the United States, Lowell's Boat Shop, in Amesbury, was founded in 1793. When new technology and economic cutbacks threatened to destroy the business in the early 1990s, TPL helped form the Lowell's Boat Shop Trust and transferred the shop to the Custom House Maritime Museum in Newburyport The Museum continues to operate Lowell's Boat Shop as a living museum and educational center while maintaining the 200-year-old tradition of wooden boat building.

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