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The Apprenticeshop launches lives through experiential education in sailing and boatbuilding…

In the boatbuilding shop, students learn in programs lasting anywhere from 2-days to 2-years, challenging themselves through the craft of traditional wooden boatbuilding. Patience, problem-solving skills and self-reliance arise through the discipline of acquiring craftsmanship. Known throughout the world for our 2-year apprenticeship, The Apprenticeshop has been launching lives and traditional wooden boats for 40 years.

Rockland Community Sailing (RCS) for youth builds courage, self-confidence and leadership through seamanship. RCS offers a variety of programs, from 1-2 week summer sailing camps, to afterschool sailing lessons and a competitive high school team. In a community where 50% of public school students qualify as “at risk” and where a long seafaring heritage exists, The Apprenticeshop provides full scholarship for any youth in need, thanks to donors like you.

 Your dollars launch lives, please make your gift today!


Or send a check to:

The Apprenticeshop
643 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841

Gifts intended for the Parker/Wheelock endowment for youth sailing scholarships should be sent by mail to the above address and marked “Parker/Wheelock Endowment.”

Stock Donation

Gifts of long-term appreciated stock or mutual funds offer a quick, easy and tax-efficient way to make a lasting contribution to The Apprenticeshop. Your gift will support the quality of our programs.

We are very grateful for your donation to The Apprenticeshop. Following are instructions for transferring stock to us.1. For stock certificates in your physical possession:
Please write a letter of instruction to LPL Financial that you wish to deposit the stock, # of shares, to the Account of The Atlantic Challenge Foundation, d/b/a The Apprenticeshop, Account #1793-4922. Please include your name and address and tax ID # on the letter of instruction. Do not fill in The Apprenticeshop’s name, but do sign the certificate. This becomes a legal document once signed. Send the stock certificate with Letter of Instruction to The Apprenticeshop.2. For Stock held by your broker:
Please instruct your broker to electronically transfer the stock to The Apprenticeshop’s account at LPL Financial #1793-4922 via Free Delivery to DTC 0075 for further credit to The Apprenticeshop’s account. Our account registration name is Atlantic Challenge Foundation, A Nonprofit Organization.

The letter of instruction from your broker should contain the following information:

The Apprenticeshop
643 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841
Our Account Number at LPL Financial Services: 1793-4922
Apprenticeshop Tax ID number: 22-3132234

A full description of the stock being transferred to us, including the number of shares and the CUSIP number, which your broker will know, if applicable.

The instruction letter should be sent electronically to LPL Financial. DTC number is 0075.

Please ask your broker either to mail or fax a copy of your donation intention to us directly, so we can be sure to acknowledge your gift properly. Please direct it to the Development Director.

Please let us know if you or your broker has any difficulties with the process.
We are glad to help in any way we can.

If you would you like more information on gifts of securities or other gifts of appreciated assets please contact Margaret Macleod at 207-594-1800.
Information provided is not intended to be tax or legal advice. Please consult a qualified financial advisor before making a gift.


Planned Giving

By including The Apprenticeshop in your will or estate plan, you are helping to leave a legacy that will ensure the preservation of the fine craftsmanship, traditional boat building skills and community programs that the Apprenticeshop is known for.

Supporting The Apprenticeshop through a planned gift may offer you significant tax savings, and will make you a member of the Legacy Society, a dedicated group of  The Apprenticeshop’s supporters who are committed to ensuring the Shop’s mission is carried forward for generations to come.
To learn more about making a bequest or other planned gifts, contact Margaret Macleod via email or call 207-594-1800.

Thank you for your support!



List of Donors

The Apprenticeshop

2013 List of Contributors & Supporters

We are grateful for the gifts from the following individuals, businesses and foundations,
without which we would not be able to deliver our mission.  Thank you.

Admiral ($10,000+)

Names forthcoming


Captain ($5,000- $9,999)

Names forthcoming


Sailing Master ($2,500-$4,999)

Names forthcoming


Bo’sun ($1,000-$2499)

Names forthcoming


Rigger ($500-$999)

Names forthcoming


Yeoman $150-$499

Names forthcoming


Deck Hand $1-$149

Names forthcoming

In Honor of

Names forthcoming


In Memory Of

Names forthcoming


Gifts In Kind

Names forthcoming




Lead Event Sponsor:

Eastern Tire and Auto Service

Event Sponsors

Allen Insurance and Financial

Domino’s Pizza

The Green Thumb

Maritime Energy

Prock Marine Co.

Sail Sponsors

Back Cove Yachts

Douglas Dynamics/Fisher Engineering

The Edge Oceanfront Dining

FMC Biopolymer

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors

Maine Cat Catamaran

Ocean Pursuits

WERU, Community Radio

Business Community Sponsors

Bartlett Woods

Central Maine Power Company

Free Press, Inc.

Yachting Solutions

Dale Young, Mason



Thank you for your support!