The Hull Lifesaving Museum's Maritime Apprentice Program (MAP) is a Career Exploration program offering intensive, year-round training for young men and women in the custody of the Department of Youth Services. MAP operates out of the Museum's Seaport Boatshop in downtown Boston's Marine Industrial Park. MAP creates viable, entry-level employees for the vibrant Marine Trades industry in the Port of Boston. Caseworkers are invited to inquire about program openings. Seaport Boatshop: 617-443-1900 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Seaport Boatshop is located at 22 Drydock Avenue, Boston, MA 02210.
Inside The Shop
All hands were on deck this spring as the Maritime Apprentice Program was busy restoring a 14 foot classic Pequin Swift runabout as well as completing construction of the newest boat in our livery fleet, the Lumberyard Skiff.
"MAP-Made" Adirondack Chairs!
Working with our MAP partner, John Rowse and the Boston Family Boatbuilding program, apprentices fabricated laminated knees out of oak to help him stay on schedule with his projects.
Available Colors - Forest Green, Chinaberry Pink, Golden Yellow, and Summer Blue; custom colors available upon request.
Available as of October 1. Orders may be placed immediately.
Chairs may be picked up at the Hull Lifesaving Museum, 1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull.
This summer, the Maritime Apprentice Program's students have delved into an entrepreneurial enterprise: custom building Adirondack Chairs!
Apprentices based their model on lines and ideas from traditional designs, and developed a chair that is competitively priced, durable, and very comfortable! Currently on the drawing board are an accompanying footstool and side table, a foldable Adirondack Chair for travel, and a higher-end model of the original design, made from exotic bright finished wood.
As production increases, Adirondack Chairs will become available for purchase at HLM events and here online. Chairs take approximately two-weeks for production. They are $150 a piece, and currently available in Forest Green, Chinaberry Pink, Golden Yellow, and Summer Blue.
MAP participates annually in the Ubuntu Art Show at Wheelock College, which celebrates an African philosophy that "a person is a person through other persons," that we are all interconnected and interdependent. This year, MAP apprentices constructed a garden bridge, "Unknown," for the show, expressing their belief that, "We all live one life, cross different bridges through our lifespan and walk through many roads on our own path toward our potential selves and preferred futures."
For several months during the winter and spring of 2011, MAP apprentices worked with our partner, the Barking Crab Restaurant refurbishing tables, stools, and chairs in the restaurant (they now glow!) and performing seasonal repairs to the marina's piers and floats.
Check out our album of recent pictures, from the Seaport Boatshop, rowing, and other adventures. Enjoy!
For information on Admissions or Partnerships please contact Ed Norton.
For information on Funding or Outcomes please contact Lory Newmyer.