antique-boat-museum.JPGClayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum, North America's premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, has announced details of its upcoming basic joinery course. Join the Antique Boat Museum's watercraft conservator, Mike Corrigan, on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. to learn the techniques associated with the art of joinery. Joinery is a term used when putting wood together by utilizing a variety of techniques, some of which are: lap joints, scarf joints, mortise and tenon, and dovetail joints. When properly done, these joints add strength to the structure by locking pieces together tightly. Some examples used in wooden boatbuilding would be scarfed planks, lapped deck beams, or dovetailed hatches - most of which can be seen throughout the boats on display at the Museum. In this hands on workshop, Corrigan will take students through the process of milling rough lumber, learning and practicing different types of joints, and then constructing a small tool box. He will provide individual attention and opportunities for questions throughout the process. In addition to the April 13 course, the Museum will host a second course in November. Cost:                      $100 Museum Members/$110 Non-Members Session 1:            April 13, 9 am- 5 pm Session 2:            November 9, 9 am- 5 pm For more information or to register, contact Julie Broadbent at 315-686-4104 x235 or Located on the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands, the Antique Boat Museum features a collection of over 300 antique and classic boats among thousands of recreational boating artifacts. Beginning May 10, the campus comes alive with speedboat rides, boat shows, and educational programs for all ages, special events and more. For more information please visit the Museum's website at


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