Restoration of the ‘Elizabeth II,’ a lecture by John English

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John England, who has worked in the boatbuilding industry for over 40 years, will be giving a public lecture at the Apprenticeshop on April 25, at 6 p.m. He will share his experiences working on the restoration of the Elizabeth II, a replica of the barque used for Walter Raleigh's expedition to North Carolina in 1584.

John England began his career as a boatbuilder in 1976 at Lee’s Boat Shop in Rockland. His first build was the Bruce King designed Whitehawk.
England moved between Maine, North Carolina, and Virginia for several decades building boats and teaching boatbuilding. From 1996 to 2017, he worked at Rockport Marine, where he was project manager for the restoration of Bolero, the legendary Sparkman and Stephens racing yawl.
He also led the construction of Godspeed, a replica of one of a three-boat flotilla that came from England to America in 1607, among other boat projects.

There is a suggested donation of $10 for entrance to the lecture. For more information, please visit our website or contact us at 207-594-1800 or via email at

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 6:00pm