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Peter McKenna

Peter grew up in Setauket, New York, on the north shore of Long Island. The days he spent boating on the bays and harbors of Long Island Sound led to his fascination with the seafaring arts. After earning a B.S. in Industrial Arts Education, and a M.A. in Liberal Studies, Peter has spent the last thirty years teaching woodworking to students of all ages in both public and private schools.

 

Peter also volunteers his time to organize and run woodworking activities for the Boy Scouts of America, and he helps teach family boat building workshops at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, Connecticut.

 

When he is not teaching or in his workshop, Peter enjoys doing carpentry and construction projects on his property in Deep River, Connecticut. Projects have included: restoring the Buckingham House, building the country barn workshop, framing and finishing a post and beam carriage shed/garage and, most recently, completing a colonial reproduction gambrel roof Cape Cod-style home. Peter lives with his wife, Pamela, two Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and a rescue cat.

You can visit Peter's website at thenauticalartsworkshop.com

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