DOORS > LOWELL'S BOAT SHOP
LOwell's boat shop and Museum
Established in 1793 and cited as the birthplace of the legendary fishing dory, Lowell’s Boat Shop is the oldest continually operating boat shop in the United States. As the sole survivor of the area’s renowned dory manufacturing industry, Lowell’s maintains its time-honored tradition as skilled craftsmen continue to build the dories and skiffs that were once the mainstay of the fishing industry in New England.
Visitors are welcomed to Lowell’s Boat Shop by the aroma of freshly sawn cedar and an aura of gritty authenticity. Diverse opportunities prevail for participation at all levels. As boats are being built, volunteers plan events and programs, explore archival material, maintain the buildings and grounds, and refinish and repair boats for members and customers to enjoy.
Lowell’s Boat Shop and Museum members are given the use of Lowell boats on Open Waterfront Days as well as admission to LBS and a discount on classes and merchandise. Members are also invited to special events including the Spring Launch and Fall Haul when families and friends gather on the waterfront to celebrate the season with rowing, food, and music.
LBS is a community with a shared passion for its past, present, and future. We invite you to join us in this unique experience and incomparable venue.
Address: 459 Main Street, Amesbury, MA 01913
Phone: (978) 834-0050
Hours: Open Tuesday - Saturday
11 am - 3 pm, or by appointment