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2018-19 Lecture Series: Patrick DiLalla

Wooden Work Boats of the Atlantic

On the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, in deserted waterfront lots and open patches of beach, unique watercraft are growing, one piece of wood at a time. Over the course of three trips around the Atlantic trade loop, Pat has been been drawn to these marvels of human ingenuity. The forms alone are beautiful in their mimicry of ocean creatures, but the pure utility of these boats is what he really loves. The styles vary depending on the job they are being built for, but there are many design features that tie them together.  We'll take a quick tour around the pond to check out some of the coolest wooden work boats of the Atlantic. 

This lecture is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $10.

Pat DiLalla is the coach of the Rockland Community High School Sailing team. He has owned and skippered two boats around the Atlantic; once alone and once with his wife Elizabeth. He also crossed twice as an AB aboard the Clipper ship Stad Amsterdam. He grew up in Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, and moved to Rockland in 2003. He has been coaching High School sailing at the Apprenticeshop since 2010.  

Photo Credit: Pat DiLalla

Earlier Event: April 6
Steel House Supper with Lance Lee
Later Event: May 5
Breakwater Blast Regatta