Brett Doubleday is currently travelling in the USA. He writes:850 students at the boat school!! Struth. We notice that on the Google map of the area (see below) Off Centre Harbour is listed as a 'place of worship'. Hmmm - they take their wooden boats even more seriously than we do.
'We have just arrived at Brooklin Inn in Maine - wooden boat capital of US, and where Wooden Boat magazine comes from, as well as the Wooden Boat school. Think of Franklin on steroids. Within a few miles of here there are 12 boat yards building/maintaining/repairing wooden boats. The boat school had 850 students over summer doing 1 or 2 week courses on various subjects. Have taken photos of how our workshop could be (on a slightly smaller scale). Pretty fantastic to see.'