Whaleboat replica set for launch
The 28-foot 19th-century replica whaleboat will be launched from the shop's dock into the Merrimack River about 1 p.m., and then the boat builders and apprentices will row it up the river toward Alliance Park and back again.
Work on the whaleboat began early last year, when Lowell's Boat Shop first announced its goal to raise $100,000 for the project. Construction began in the fall of 2012.
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