Village Community Boathouse boatbuilders, Marcel Dejean and Rob Buchanan collaborated with volunteers from the Brooklyn community to build a boat in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The 14 foot New York Whitehall Gig, is to be completed by this Saturday and launched Sunday, May 22 in Dumbo Cove (Main Street Beach). If there is time, volunteer boatbuilders can take the new boat for a brief row in the cove. The boat is destined for Prospect Park Lake where it will join the Village Community Boathouse flotilla and will be available to row every Saturday this summer.
Read all about boatbuilding in Brooklyn Bridge Park in the The Brooklyn Eagle story by Mary Frost: A Boat Grows in Brooklyn
Click HERE for a link to information about the Free Public Rowing program in Prospect Park.