Lecture: “An American Shipwright in Norseland” by Matthew Barnes

Thursday, July 20th Reception begins at 6pm Lecture starts at 7pm Tickets: $10 for Members / $18 for Non-Members Purchase tickets by calling 401-253-5000 or online at …

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Thursday, July 20th

Reception begins at 6pm

Lecture starts at 7pm

Tickets: $10 for Members / $18 for Non-Members

Purchase tickets by calling 401-253-5000 or online at https://form.jotformpro.com/HerreshoffMarineMuseum/LectureTickets

Matthew Barnes is a 2010 graduate from the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) and is currently a boat builder and lead shipwright for the Mystic Seaport overseeing the 30 month restoration of the Mayflower II (in Mystic Seaport, Connecticut.)

In the summer of 2016, Matthew spent 12 weeks apprenticing at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark assisting in the traditional reconstruction of the Gislinge Boat, a 30’ fishing boat from the Viking Age. During his trip, he also visited 7 countries in Europe and Scandinavia, following the path westward of the Norse people of the Viking Age including Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Amsterdam, Scotland, Norway, Sweden and England researching and documenting the effect this expansion had on wooden boatbuilding.

In his lecture he will be discussing the traditional building methods used in the construction of a ship during the Viking Age. He will also be covering his findings of the Norse effect on wooden boat building in the North Atlantic and the World, which is still evident today over a 1000 years later.

Visit his blog at www.americanshipwright.com.

Photo by Werner Karrasch of the Viking Ship Museum (Roskilde)

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