Anne Needham – (2003 – 2004)
After graduating from the
Northwest School for Wooden Boatbuilding in 2003, Anne Needham of , worked at the Museum as a shipwright apprentice from July 2003 to July 2004. Annapolis, Maryland
During that year,
worked on several Apprentice for a Day skiffs, as well as on other larger vessels. She worked on the bugeye Edna Lockwood’s pushboat re-engine and restored the planking and mast partner on a privately-owned skipjack. Needham
“My one-year apprenticeship at the Museum gave me a lot of confidence in the skills learned at Northwest,” said
. “The exposure to a wide range of tools and techniques, plus the history and modern-day experience of boating on the Needham has served me well in my chosen home and career.” Chesapeake
After taking a hiatus to help her brother open a bed & breakfast in Puerto Rico, Needham later went on to work at a boatyard in Annapolis, before transferring her boat carpentry skills into a career in home renovations, which she continues to work in today.