Wooden Christmas Ornament Making

Wooden Christmas Ornament Making

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This family friendly workshop gives parents and kids a chance to make a wooden ornament from scratch. Adults will cut the design in the woodshop while the kids are deciding how to decorate it. Then you come together to put the final touches on with crayons, paint & more.

Lead by Gordon Kwiatkowski & Howard Rice

No Admission; Donations appreciated.

Must Register. Space is limited.

Introduction to Woodworking Tools 101: Wood Machining Tools

Introduction to Woodworking Tools 101: Wood Machining Tools

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Saturday, November 17; SEAS Workshop; 1-4 pm; Limited enrollment

Join us in our SEAS boat building shop for a fun Saturday afternoon, learning from professional boat builders how to safely and efficiently operate standing power tools. If you have a long-held dream of making magic happen with wood, whether for a home project or a small boat build, this is your chance to learn basic safety and technique skills working with the following standing power tools: table saw, band saw, planer, jointer, chop saw, bench top sander & drill press. Each tool will be explained in detail and you will have the opportunity to get hands-on, making shavings and saw dust with an expert at your side.

 Instructors: Gordon Kwiatkowski and Howard Rice.

Safety equipment will be provided.

No admission. Donations appreciated

Must register.

The Historic Christmas Tree Ship & Ornament Making

The Historic Christmas Tree Ship & Ornament Making

Sheboygan Yacht Club (map)

Author Rochelle Pennington has written two books detailing one of the most well-known shipwrecks of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan's Christmas Tree Ship and she’s here to share it with you.

The true account of the Christmas Tree Ship is considered the “most loved story of the Great Lakes” over the past century. The story has inspired paintings, poems, six different Christmas Tree Ship songs, television programs, a musical performed all over the country titled “The Christmas Schooner,” and a “new” Christmas Tree Ship sailed by the Great Lakes Coast Guard each holiday season as a living memorial.

Pennington's verbal presentation focuses on many of the little-known facts surrounding the story, including the ship's mysterious disappearance, clues washed ashore in the decades following the vessel's demise, ghost ship sightings of the phantom schooner, and mysterious omens believed to have cursed the ship immediately before it set sail on its final voyage on November 22, 1912. Artifacts raised from the sunken ship will be on display, along with underwater photos of the ship in its current state at the bottom of Lake Michigan.

Come at noon or stay after to create your own Nautical Christmas Ornament to take home.

More about Rochelle Pennington

Crossing the Atlantic

Crossing the Atlantic

Sheboygan Yacht Club (map)

Wednesday, January 16, Sheboygan Yacht Club (tentative); 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Geoff Rudolph. executive director, shares his experience of delivering a catamaran yacht from Cape Town, South Africa to it’s new home.

No admission. Donations appreciated.

Splicing Workshop

Splicing Workshop

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Wednesday, February 13; SEAS Workshop; 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Learn how to make a loop in your dock lines or how to splice a shackle onto your halyards. We’ll go over proper whipping and seizing procedures, how to make an eye splice in 3-strand rope (dock line/anchor lines) and double braid rope (many halyards and sheets). This is a useful skill for all types of boaters.

Lead by Tony Orlebeke & Whitney Kent

No admission. Donations appreciated.

Celestial Navagation

Celestial Navagation

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Wednesday, March 20; SEAS Workshop; 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Celestial navigation, also known as astronavigation, is the ancient and modern practice of position fixing that enables a navigator to transition through a space without having to rely on estimated calculations, or dead reckoning, to know their position. Learn about reading charts and determining your location based on the sun, moon and stars.

Lead by Peter “Bear” Riechelsdorfer

No admission. Donations appreciated.