Traditional Nautical Ropework: Worming, Parceling & Serving

6:30 pm
Wilson Museum - Hutchins Education Center
112 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine, 04421
Does winter have you tied up in knots? Let a program of traditional nautical ropework help reduce your winter blues. Hugh Lane will present Worming, Parceling & Serving on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 6:30 p.m. at the Hutchins Education Center in Castine. Along with learning about techniques used in rigging sailing ships, the audience may have the opportunity to try their hands at creating a turk’s head bracelet or making rope. There will also be an array of sailors’ gear such as sea chest, ditty bag, and rigging tools for discussion.

Hugh Lane is a licensed captain and woodworker who has honed his skills in a variety of settings including as Curator of Maritime Exhibits and Captain of the Maryland Dove at Historic St. Mary’s City; as Bosun on the education vessel Te Vega on an Atlantic crossing with 29 learning disabled students; as Education Coordinator at the Penobscot Marine Museum; and currently, as owner/operator of a shop where he creates exhibits for area museums, replica furniture, carved signs, and figureheads. He and his wife live in Rockport in a post and beam house they designed and built themselves.

The program is free and open to the public and is suitable for all ages.

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