In the News
Riverport Wooden Boat School Sets Sail This Summer With Various Courses Daily Freeman, 5/14/16
Riverport Wooden Boat School Opens on Kingston Waterfront Hudson Valley Magazine March, 2016
Sign up for Classes at Kingston's Riverport Wooden Boat School Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly 2/14/16
Hudson River Maritime Museum's New Boat Building School in Kingston Ready to Offer First Classes Daily Freeman 1/26/16
Restoring a Hudson River Crusader, Plank by Plank New York Times 12/13/15
Winter Home Port for Wooden Vessels Daily Freeman 12/10/15
Clearwater: Floating the People's Boat Chronogram, 12/1/15
Building on Tradition Boating on the Hudson, November 2015
The Woody Guthrie Arrives in Kingston Daily Freeman, 8/25/15
Ferry sloop to undergo restoration in Kingston Daily Freeman 8/24/15
Scenic Hudson aids Hudson River Maritime museum’s building buy in Kingston Daily Freeman 7/28/15
Kingston Planning Board allows boat-building school to proceed Daily Freeman 5/11/15
Kingston Planning Board set to review renovation of former Rosita’s Daily Freeman 5/02/15
The Riverport Wooden Boat School needs volunteers for the 2016 season!
We are looking for construction volunteers to help with interior finishing (drywall, painting, furniture and cabinet building and installation, etc.) and education volunteers to help mentor teens in our youth programs and workshops.
Fall Adult Classes
Maritime Art: Intro to Drawing & Painting - If you can write, you can draw! Learn the basics of drawing and watercolor in this class with artist & teacher Cynthia Frary, Tuesday evenings starting September 20th. Register online.
Rustic Bench Building - Learn joinery and other techniques with Daniel Mack as you create your own rustic bench out of found wood. Each student leaves with a completed bench. All day Saturday, October 8th. Register online.
Woodcarving: Marine Signboard - Back by popular demand RWBS Instructor Andrew Willner leads this course in fine wood carving. Each student leaves with a completed signboard for their home or boat. Friday evenings and Saturdays starting Friday, October 14th. Register online.
Build Your Own Toboggan - Perfect for the holidays, join RWBS Instructor Wayne Ford for this fun weekend class. Each student leaves with a completed toboggan! Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13, 9 am to 5 pm both days. Register online.
Intro to Square Rule Timber Framing - Join RWBS Instructor Wayne Ford in this unique weekend class. Learn the basics of timber framing construction like making trunnels and mortise and tenon joints, plus assemble a timber frame structure! Saturday & Sunday November 19 & 20, 9 am to 5 pm both days. Register online.