CNI #10: Boat Making!

Hello Nature Investigators! Today Alex and Lily design and build boats from found materials. They then test their boats in the currents of the Cathance River. Join them on their boat-making adventures and see if you can create a seaworthy ship! 

Watch this video to see Alex and Lily build their fleet of boats, then follow the detailed written directions.

Here are some cool books about about boat making and adventures on boats:

The Sailor Dog by Margret Wise Brown. 

A Kids Book on Boat Building by Willits Dyer Ansell and Willits Dyer Ansell

Toy Boat by Randall de Sève and Loren Long

Paddle-To-The-Sea by Holling Clancy Holling 

Learn about the history of wooden boatbuilding in Maine from the Maine Penobscot Maritime Museum article on Ships and Shipbuilding

Happy boat building and hope it floats!

                                                           – Lily + Alex