The Route South

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Postcard from Maine #10

Johns Bay Boatshop

Down the road from Sloop Nellie cottage is John's Bay boatshop.  It backs up to the wonderfully named "Poorhouse Cove".  Peter Kass is a well-regarded builder of wooden lobster boats and I try to stop by and look in on his latest project.  Two years ago he was building a boat to yacht-finish standards for a buyer in Australia.  Since then, the last two boats have been work boats.  Peter's work has been featured in Wooden Boat Magazine several times and its a real pleasure to see him in action.  It's just a small shop with a few good men doing artisan-quality work.

Randy & Cindy