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Chesapeake Light Craft

A source of high quality small boat kits. They create stitch and glue as well as strip-planked boat kits including kits for kayaks, canoes, sailboats, stand up paddle boards and other small craft.

In-Water Demo at Yonkers Paddling & Rowing Club

Aug 3 2013 11:00 am

Try Out Boats

Join us and Cheseapeake Light Craft for an in-water demo hosted by Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club in conjunction with Beczak Environmental Education Center.

OkoumeFest 2013

May 17 2013 12:00 pm
May 18 2013 5:00 pm

OkoumeFest Boat Lineup

"Okoume" is the plantation-grown African hardwood used in tens of thousands of CLC's build-your-own-boat kits. OkoumeFest features an open house with technical seminars on Friday at the CLC plant in Annapolis, and on Saturday an on-the-water rendezvous at Matapeake State Park on Kent Island.

Canoecopia 2013

Mar 8 2013 4:00 pm
Mar 10 2013 5:00 pm


Build Your Own S&G Petrel or Petrel Play @ WoodenBoat School

Oct 14 2013 8:00 am
Oct 19 2013 12:00 pm

Guillemot Kayaks Kits Available in Europe

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OkoumeFest - Annapolis, MD

May 11 2012 2:00 pm
May 12 2012 4:00 pm

Chesapeake Light Craft is once again hosting an open house at their shop in Annapolis, MD and a large gathering of boatbuilders at a park beach in Kent, MD. This is a great event to meet other builders, get tips on boatbuilding, show off your boat, see and try other boats, and generally have fun hanging out with like minded people.

OkoumeFest at Chesapeake Light Craft

May 13 2011 12:00 pm
May 14 2011 4:00 pm

Every year since 1998 Chesapeake Light Craft has been hosting a gathering of small boat builders. On Friday they have an open house at their shop with demonstrations and a cookout. On Saturday it is on a beach on Chesapeake Bay.

I'll be bringing some boats down and giving some sort of demonstration this year. Come visit, bring a boat if you've got one, or just test boats you may want to build.


Location: Chesapeake Light Craft, Annapolis, MD


Build Your Own S&G Night Heron at CLC in Annapolis, MD

Sep 19 2011 6:00 am
Sep 24 2011 12:00 pm

S&G Night Heron in Frenchman Bay

Chesapeake Light Craft OkoumeFest

May 14 2010 12:00 pm
May 15 2010 3:00 pm

Once again I will be attending OkoumeFest hosted by Chesapeake Light Craft in Annapolis, MD. This is a great event to try different boats and talk to other builders. I plan to bring down my Petrel, Ganymede, Nymph and Expedition Single.



May 8 2009 12:00 pm
May 9 2009 6:00 am

Chesapeake Light Craft's annual gathering of boat builders is happening again this year. I'll be bringing down some boats and signing books.

Here is what John Harris of CLC has to say about the event:

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