Information for prospective volunteers in the Boat Shop

Foss Waterway Seaport Boat Shop is a “working” boat shop; building new wood projects such as a pram, dory, kayak and miscellaneous items; restoring/repairing some of our existing museum vessel collections. The Boat Shop values those who volunteer their time to be involved in learning, sharing and enjoying boat shop experiences. You do not have to be knowledgeable in tool use – we will help you. 


Still Interested?

Follow this link for a training program on the use of hand and power tools.
Watch the videos at your leisure.


Once you have completed the videos, we can arrange a time for you to come into the Boat Shop and demonstrate, under the guidance of our Shop Foreman, how to best use these tools.

This will enable all of the volunteers to work together to have fun and enjoy working on projects in a safe environment. In addition to the training videos on proper tool use, emergency evacuation procedures, the proper use of safety glasses, gloves and masks and a Foss Waterway Seaport building orientation will be presented during an additional session.

Should you have any questions, please reply via an email to: Barbara Tronca, Boat Shop Chairman at bgtboats [at] comcast [dot] net

We look forward to seeing you at our Boat Shop.