March 2013 – The Ships of the Boston Tea Party –
Their Historic Role and Re-Creation

Cape Ann, Massachusetts local Leon Poindexter, a master shipwright of several historic vessels and consultant to maritime museums, will provide a fascinating overview of the historic Boston Tea Party Ships: the BeaverDartmouth and Eleanor, discuss the influence the ships and their captains played before, during and after the Boston Tea Party and highlight the re-creation of these historic ships for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

Leon Poindexter Master Shipwright

Ship building is one of the oldest industries in the United States with roots in the earliest New England colonial settlements. Mr. Poindexter learned his trade from some of the last of the “old timers” who worked in the famed shipyards of Essex and Cape Ann, Mass. With more than 30 years experience, he builds, repairs and restores large traditionally built historic wooden sailing vessels and their rigs. Some of his vessels are on the National Register of Historic Places.  In addition to recreating the Beaver and Eleanor in Gloucester, Mass. for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Mr. Poindexter has worked on many other important ships, including the USS Constitution and the Bounty. He was the master shipwright in recreating the HMS Surprise, used in the Academy Award-winning movie “Master and Commander” starring Russell Crowe. He will also be bringing many of the traditional tools still used in ship building.

Also included in the ticket price is clam chowder, corn bread and beer or lemonade.

Date: Sat., March 16, 2013
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Price: $35/ticket (adult) / $15 (children aged 17 & under)

Call (617) 807-0998 to purchase tickets.

Massachusetts Hometown Pass Members Receive $5 off*
*Advance ticket purchase recommended. Call Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum at (617) 807-0998 or purchase at museum’s ticket booth located at 306 Congress St. You must present this coupon and Hometown Pass at time of purchase or when picking up your tickets. One coupon per member. Not valid with other discounts or coupons.