The Youth Boat Building Outreach Program has been
kicked off and construction of the ‘St-Ayle’s’ Scottish
Designed Skiff at Lower Cape Regional High School
has STARTED! Teacher; Mathew Suter is providing
the instruction to the Student Apprentices with support
from Superintendent of Schools Christopher Kobik and
Director of Curriculum Joe Castellucci.
Museum’s Director of Boat Building and
Restoration George Loos with his team are providing the Technical Guidance in building this beautiful wooden boat.
CG36538: Dr. William (Bill) Thiesen; Director U.S. Coast Guard Historians Foundation has been instrumental in the Maritime Museum’s acquisition of U.S. Coast Guard Motor Life Boat CG36538. The Maritime Museum is planning to restore this very impressive part of our Coast Guard’s heritage. Of the 228 built at Curtis Bay, MD only a few remain.
CG36538 was operational in Ocean City, Cape May County, NJ in the mid 1950’s. These Motor Life Boats were powered by GM 471 diesel engines. These very seaworthy boats were self bailing and self righting. (pictured is fully restored 36’ Motor Life Boat).