The doors at Farley Boat Works re-opened in 2011, transforming the former boat building shop, in operation from 1915 thru the mid 1970s, into a non-profit boat building school and maritime museum. Jump to 2018 and hulls number 100 & 101 from the “new” Farley shop make a splash in the Port Aransas harbor.
That’s a pretty impressive production record for such a young school, and even more so considering the two craft were built by students in our summer Youth Boat Building Camp.
Thomas “Tommy” O’Grady was the proud builder of hull #100. Tommy was also the first scholarship recipient for our summer camp program.
Fisher Brown, assisted by by his friend and 2016 camp graduate Hunter Stunz, built hull 101 alongside number 100. The students were assisted by FBW volunteer Steve Woods and shop manager Frank Coletta throughout the building process.
Adair Bates joined this years builders during their inaugural paddle with her Mouse Boat built during our 2017 camp.