Ducktrap Bay Trading Co.
37 Bay View Street - Camden, ME 04843 1-800-560-9568
A native of Bath, Maine, Wayne Robbins has been teaching biology at Morse High School since 1969.
avocation, woodcarving, began in his
youth when he
spent many enjoyable hours whittling wood scraps into various creatures of nature.
After completing three years in the Army and having served as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, he returned to Bath with his family.
soon resumed his
hobby as a woodcarver during his
spare time, developing his
skills and establishing his
lifelong awe of the â€œgentle giants of the seaâ€ naturally served to inspire his
studies whales and seals, as well as sea and shore birds, through books, whale watches and regular bird watching ventures.
Wayne has been an active member of the Merrymeeting Audubon Society for over 30 years.
wife are volunteers for the Northeast Marine Mammal Stranding Network.
Each spring they are called to rescue orphaned seal pups for possible rehabilitation at the New England Aquarium in Boston.
Recently Wayne has been employed summers by the American Institute for Creative Education to teach a weeklong workshop for educators at the Maine Maritime Museum.
Wayneâ€™s unique ability to represent his
subject realistically has grown out of years of study and respect for the complexities of nature.
uses the grain of such woods as teak, mahogany, walnut, cherry and linden to enhance a sense of motion and grace in his
Through hours of laborious sanding, he
achieves an extraordinarily smooth and satiny finish.
art primarily at Ducktrap Bay Trading Co
. in Camden and at his
wife Lynn are the parents of two children, Kelly and Tim and now have five grandchildren.