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Welcome to
Duck Trap Woodworking



We have been at our current location here in the Village of Ducktrap on the shore of Penobscot Bay since January of 1972. Our emphasis was on building traditional small craft–wherries and double enders mostly–right around 200 of them all told.

Though we still build and repair, our focus these days is mostly helping others build the same boats we have built for decades. To that end we offer information in the form of plans and books by Walter Simmons.

All of that is thoroughly detailed on our expanded site, set up for online ordering. Go check it out; there is plenty to see.




This is the Alli8, a nimble little sailer if ever there was one.



Christmas Wherry

This is Guillemot, and her builder writes:

“My Christmas Wherry is absolutely ideal for the area I live in. She sails with the slightest breeze and is quite fast, very shallow draught makes her ideal for Samphire picking (a local delicacy!). She still turns heads and is an absolute delight, although you have to watch the gybes – I try to tack instead! – I couldn’t have picked a better design, thank you.

Bob Panrucker


We'll be adding more boat photos to this site as time permits,
but there are plenty of them to see over on our expanded site.
Just click here.