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We have grown beyond our initial websites, so have transitioned to our new site where you will find more photos, more information, and secure online ordering complete with shipping quotes. Please click on over and check it out, and let us know what you think.
is the site to visit for all our plans, books, hardware, and decoys.


.Duck Trap Woodworking
......Traditional boats, plans, and tools.

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




Duck Trap Press
......Books from W. J. Simmons





Duck Trap Decoys

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Black Duck

We do a lot of slicks–smooth bodied decoys like this guy with details painted. This lifesize black duck is one example of a competition grade floater. He's cedar bodied, hollowed out, and ballasted to ride right on the water. Here's another look at the detailing...

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About Us...

We've been in business here in Lincolnville Beach, Maine, since 1970.

On the map you'll find us on the shore of Penobscot Bay
about midway between Portland and Mt. Desert Island
...and in case you wondered, our company name derives from
the original name for this town.
Today, Duck Trap Village is situated within the
Town of Lincolnville.

We're primarily boatbuilders, but these days devote most of our time
to helping others build their own boats.
It's not an exaggeration to say that our plans come with free email and phone support.

If you want to contact us, click here for email.



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