Education: The Class Project Must Float

A school in Maine teaches the craft of wooden-boat building

There is nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.

The Water Rat in The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Unless, of course, it is messing about with boats. Grahame's Water Rat got as much pleasure out of fussing around with his boat as he did from actually rowing it. So do Lloyd and Pat Kennedy. That is why the retired Air Force colonel and his wife have driven from their home in Harrison, Ark., to the tiny (pop. 550)...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!