Door County Maritime Museum - Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Wooden Boatbuilding Class & Raffle

Wooden Boatbuilding Class & Raffle

Each year, DCMM hosts a wooden boatbuilding class, keeping this maritime tradition alive. Aspiring boat builders have an opportunity to gain firsthand skills in the age-old craft of building wooden boats. The class is open to beginners as well as experienced woodworkers and includes roughly 25 days of instruction between October and May. When the class is finished, the boat they crafted is raffled off for one lucky winner to enjoy. The proceeds of the annual boat raffle benefit the museum’s Operating Fund. 

Volunteer instructors Jerry McNamara, David Morgan and Bob Schottmuller selected the Rangely ’17 this year.

The boat is typically on display and raffle tickets available for sale at various festivals and events throughout the summer season, including Baileys Harbor July 4th celebration, Sturgeon Bay Sidewalk Sales and more. The winning tickets are drawn in October, at the conclusion of the Sister Bay Fall Festival parade. (Winners need not be present at drawing.) Tickets are 1 for $20 or 3 for $50. Only 1500 tickets are made available.

This year, with early summer festivals cancelled and the remainder in limbo, the Rangely ’17 will likely not be raffled during 2020. Please contact the Maritime Museum for more details. 

2019 Raffle Winners

Congratulations to Jerry Brey, the winner of the St. Lawrence River Skiff, the Grand Prize for the 2019 Boat Raffle!

  •  Grand Prize – St. Lawrence River Skiff and boat trailer donated by Skipper Bud’s
  •  1st Prize – O’Mearas Irish House Gift Package featuring clothing and jewelry(Valued over $800)
  •  2nd Prize – Peninsula State Park Golf Course Package for four people (Valued over $250)

 

 

DCMM Wooden Boatbuilding Class History

  • 1998 Hull #1
  • 1999 14’ Duck Trap Wherry – Hull #2
  • 2000 15’ Wittholz Catboat – Hull #3
  • 2001 Shellback Dinghy – Hull #4
  • 2002 Wee Lassie – Hull #5
  • 2003 Pooduck Skiff – Hull #6
  • 2004 Nutshell Pram – Hull #7
  • 2005 Shellback Dinghy – Hull #8
  • 2006 Wee Lassie II – Hull #9
  • 2007 Lawton Tender – Hull #10
  • 2008 Acorn Dinghy – Hull #11
  • 2009 Shellback Dinghy – Hull #12
  • 2010 Cosine Wherry – Hull #13
  • 2011 Nutshell Pram – Hull #14
  • 2011 Pooduck Skiff – Hull #15
  • 2012 Abenaki Canoe – Hull #16
  • 2013 Beach Peapod Yacht Tender – Hull #17
  • 2014 Whitehall – Hull #18
  • 2015 Stickelback Dory – Hull #19
  • 2016 Whitehall – Hull #20
  • 2017 Merlin 16 Rowboat – Hull #21
  • 2018 Adirondack Guide Boat – Hull #22
  • 2019 Lawrence River Skiff – Hull #23
  • 2020 Rangely ’17 – Hull #24