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Ninth-grader Nick Petitto, left, of Peabody builds the framework for the bow of a dory with the help of instructors Mark Webster, center, of the CREST Collaborative school in Topsfield and Jeff Lane of the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. A group of Webster's woodworking students have been learning from Lane and his fellow boatbuilder Harold Burnham how to build a 20-foot Banks Dory. When the boat, a replica of a 1936 dory designed by Hiam Lowell, is finished, it will be donated to the Gloucester-based schooner Adventure. It is one of three dories currently being built for the Adventure. (The other two are being built by students at the Lowell Boat Shop in Amesbury.) In the old days, when a big schooner like the Adventure reached its fishing grounds, the crew would deploy a fleet of dories to run trawl lines.