Students spend their after-school time building a St. Michaels scow in the Rising Tide program. Image: Cheryl Costello

VIDEO: After School Boatbuilding Empowers Eastern Shore Pre-teens

An after-school program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels is giving middle schoolers a chance to accomplish something most adults haven’t: building a historic Eastern Shore sailboat design.

They’ve been working all semester on the scow, anticipating a May launch. As Cheryl Costello reports, the students will walk away with skills well beyond hammer and nails. Watch below: