About our Materials At the Nautical Arts Workshop our mission is to preserve the seafaring arts. With this comes the responsibility of protecting our natural resources. Many of the materials that early sailors used in their crafts are no longer available, or the use is restricted. With this in mind, we primarily use domestic hardwoods and eastern white pine for our projects. The exotic woods we do use come from well managed forests, where the wood is harvested legally and the supply is sustainable. Our ivory is man-made which is an excellent alternative and, most importantly, no animals were harmed. While some of our project materials differ from the sailor-made originals, the tools used and the skills developed remain the same. Tools Students are encouraged to bring their own tools. A list of necessary tools will be sent for the course in which you have enrolled. If it is not possible to bring your own tools, we have tools available however you may have to wait to use them. Lodging There are many Inns, Motels and Bed & Breakfasts in the area. We suggest that you book your reservations early as the area is a popular tourist location. Schedule Day Classes – The workshop opens at 8:00 a.m. Classes begin at the scheduled time and conclude at 4:30 p.m. The workshop closes at 5:00 p.m. Please plan on staying the entire day. Evening Classes – Begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 9:00 p.m. Lunch Please bring your lunch. If it is not possible to bring your lunch, we can recommend a local carry out specialty food store which offers a wide variety of soups, salads and sandwiches. They open at 7:30 a.m., you will be able to pick-up a gourmet lunch on your way to class. There is a full kitchen and tavern style seating on the first floor of the Buckingham House. You are welcome to use the refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Smoking There is no smoking of any kind in the workshop or the Buckingham House. Pets Please leave your pets at home. Special Note No alcohol is permitted in the workshop at any time. For their own safety, no small children in the shop during working hours. Woodworking is inherently dangerous, and improper use of hand tools or power tools can lead to serious injury or death. By taking these classes you agree to do solely at your own risk and release owners, guest lecturers, as well as others from any claims or liabilities from injury loss or damage. Each student must sign a liability waiver.