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!
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