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Lifetime achievement award for George Calkins ............................ 6 Festival Highlights ........................8-10 schooner Adventuress: Hands-on science, and sailing, too ....12 Women Who Have Rowed the inside Passage.................14 Festival exhibitors ...........................16 Festival sponsors ............................16 ticket info, Festival Rules ............ 18-19 Get Your Children involved! ..............24 Guide to 2008 Festival Boats ........ 26-34 Festival Faculty .......................... 36-38

Poster Conveys ‘rhythm of the Sea’ The 2008 Wooden Boat Festival poster artist is Chris Witkowski, a Michigan native who has lived 27 years in the Pacific Northwest. Sailing is one of her favorite loves and inspirations. “It seems to draw people from all walks of life, but their love of boats is a unifying factor. To an artist, they are beautiful, beautiful things,” Chris said. The Festival’s 2008 theme is “Rhythm of the Sea.” Chris said she is a “real fan” of artist N.C. Wyeth and his sailing imagery, particular the style of clouds. The poster art features a cloud in the shape of a treble clef, a closehauled sailboat, and a portion of a dock. The work was actually commissioned in 2004 by Port Townsend businessman Kevin Harris for his promotion of the fledging “Concerts on the Dock” series at Quincy Street Dock, the former ferry landing downtown. “The image really never got used enough to even remember it,” Chris recalled. She is best known locally as the artist who created “Flora,” the unforgettable Victorian Hat Lady that in 2003 helped brand what has become a fabulously successful Port Townsend Farmers Market. Chris had twice submitted designs for Wooden Boat Festi-

Let’s Make Way Together! Our new facility is rising from the ashes of the old Thomas Oil property like the proverbial phoenix bird. As you tour the grounds of the 2008 Wooden Boat Festival, listening to the informative presentations, building a boat with your child or viewing the exhibits, imagine a Wooden Boat Festival that lasts all year – without the crowds. The Northwest Maritime Center on Port Townsend Bay will be in motion from the day it opens, Festival 2009, and many of the activities you enjoy this weekend will be available for you to engage in year-round. In the Chandler Maritime Education Building Shipwrights Shop, you can see a variety of Pygmy kayaks: skin-onframe, traditional kayaks and wherries. There are also workshops and seminars tracing the history of kayak design. In the Messing About Boatshop, you can watch the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding instructors loft and build a traditional longboat while allowing high-school-age “apprentices” the chance to spend a few weeks with them learning the craft. Youngsters ages 7–10 will have the opportunity to build a model longboat alongside professional boatbuilders while the real one takes shape. So let’s prepare to make way … and MAKE WAY TOGETHER! Stan Cummings, Executive Director

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val posters, and when this year’s “call for artists” came out, she thought of her dock art. Kaci Cronkhite, Festival director, was delighted with the quality and diversity of poster submissions for 2008. “In the end, the significance of ferries to our town’s history and development combined with Chris’ whimsical inclusion of the theme in a treble clef over a boat on the bay clinched it,” Kaci said. The Festival posters are printed by The Printery with soy-based ink. Clothing, printed with water-based ink on organic fabrics, is printed at BaDd Habit and available at Cupola House. Chris now spends most of her time marketing her art out of Sonoma County, Calif., including a new effort with art that promotes sustainable agriculture products. Check out her website, www., and see more at

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Festival Committee & Captains The 008 Wooden Boat Festival Committee and Captains are (from left) Deeann Nelson, erik Wennstrum, Marc Perrett, Chuck Henry, Kaci Cronkhite, Jerry Fry, Kris Nelson, Bill Wise and Sammie Parker. Not pictured: Neville Pearsall, Jordan Pollack, Nancy Tocatlian, Matt Barnett, Don Mathrole, Steve Soltysik and Wooden Boat Foundation Board of Trustees: Carlyn Stark, Bryan Wentzel, Ted Pike, Carol Hasse and Steve oliver. Photo by Jan Davis

From the Festival Helm

Welcome to the 32nd Wooden Boat Festival and welcome to Port Townsend, a town where shipwrights, marine trades experts and apprentices, maritime artists, history buffs and educators are at work and play every day, all year, and where you can always find a sailor with whom to share your biggest challenge and your greatest hope. This year, we celebrate “Rhythm of the Sea” and all this phrase conjures and inspires. At the Festival, celebrate our working, wild and mostly still public waterfront, a place where the tides change four times a day and the centuries reveal the changes in our community and world. You can see what generations have valued here: from the deep-water paper mill to the 300-ton shipyard, to ferry docks, eelgrass protection zones and a well-preserved historic downtown, to the efforts of more than 1,500 individuals, businesses, agencies, educators and nonprofits in the Northwest Maritime Center project, to the Point Hudson maritime heritage district, and to the wild sandy beach of Fort Worden State Park and the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. Our shoreline priorities illustrate the rhythm of the sea and our connections to each other. Through passion and respect for wooden boats and by attending the Festival, your financial and intellectual contributions continue to keep all maritime communities strong and improve our legacy, our planet and our lives. Enjoy the weekend and stop by any time of year at the Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation. We’re glad you’re here! Kaci Cronkhite Managing Director, NWMC & WBF Festival Director since 2002

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George Calkins, the Ultimate ‘Bartender’

legendary Northwest Boatbuilder/Designer earns lifetime achievement award By Marty loken In 1921, George Calkins was a farm kid on the Oregon Coast, living at the foot of Cascade Head on the Salmon River, milking cows and herding the family’s sheep. But everything changed that year for the 10year-old when his parents took him to a maritime museum in San Francisco. Wowed by what he saw, young George tugged at his father’s coattail and announced, “I’m going to be a boatbuilder when I grow up!” If you know George, you know that when he sets his mind, few things will stand in his way. Before too long he had a modest boat shop on the family’s property, building a variety of small craft – mostly of his own design. A sign above the little shop read: “Easy Rowing Boats a Specialty.” In the midst of the Depression, George sold 14-footers for $35. Before the end of the 1930s, Calkins began building commercial fishing boats, the first being the 34-foot Polaris, still working today. During the Second World War, his shop produced a wide variety of fishing boats ranging from 42 to 60 feet in length. The most popular were 42-footers used to fish salmon and tuna, but George’s personal favorite was the 52-foot drag boat Dare II, still fishing today. At the end of the war, George moved to Delake, Ore., now part of Lincoln City, where he built 1,000 mostly plywood boats, ranging from 8-foot prams to outboards and rowing boats in the 12- to 16-foot range, along with dories, sport-fishing boats, inboard runabouts, small cruisers, and one 32-foot cruiser. He also designed and built a variety of outboard race boats that set speed records and won national championships. After more than two decades of designing and building everything from sleek rowing craft to winning race boats and beautifully efficient commercial craft, George was ready for a

George Calkins roars into the oregon Coast surf in a -foot Bartender boat during the 10s. This is the singular design that made George Calkins a familiar name worldwide. Photo courtesy of George Calkins

George Calkins, , at his shop on Marrowstone Island. Photo by Marty Loken

new design challenge. He had built a lot of heavily rockered plywood fishing dories and other square-sterned boats that were fast but less than ideal in rough waters of the Oregon Coast. What he wanted to do was

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somehow combine the dory’s seaworthiness – especially in a following sea – with the speed of typical V-bottomed planing hulls. The result, of course, was the singular design that made George Calkins a familiar name worldwide: The Bartender, a brilliant planing double-ender that could rip through surf and bound into the ocean as a fishing boat, and be admired as a rescue craft purchased by the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies from here to Australia. The first Bartender was a 22-footer, but George later designed and built Bartenders in 19-, 26- and 29-foot lengths. Most of the 19-footers were powered by outboard motors, while a majority of the larger Bartenders were inboards. Having fully developed the design by 1958, Calkins produced and sold Bartenders steadily until 1963, when he and his wife,

Wilma, decided it was time for something different. Selling his Calkins Craft boat shop, George started construction on a 75-foot schooner of his own design, Tiama, which George and Wilma lived aboard for the next 14 years in Hawaii and Southeast Alaska before sailing into Puget Sound in 1972 and purchasing a piece of waterfront property on Mystery Bay, Marrowstone Island, where they live today. In retirement, George continued for years to sell plans for Bartenders from his Nordland, Wash., home. He designed and built some beautiful sailing salmon wherries in retirement, and one last Bartender, but a few years ago he sold the Bartender plans business to Bill Childs of Bellingham, who has done a great job of maintaining and enhancing the brand by developing ready-to-build Bartender kits, plans and a lively online

forum for Bartender fans around the world. (Check it out: www. After a lifetime of boating adventures, including a 3,400mile round trip to Skagway, Alaska, aboard a 26-foot Bartender in 1960, George and Wilma have reluctantly stopped crabbing and fishing out of their one remaining Bartender, a 22footer that is now for sale. At 97, George’s eyesight is poor, but his vision for excellent boat design is still intact. He’s one of the finest old-school boatbuilders and designers in the Northwest, and we’re proud to join WoodenBoat magazine in honoring him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. (The author owns Island Boatshop – www.islandboatshop. com – restoring vintage boats in George Calkins’ former shop in Nordland, Wash., on Marrowstone Island.)

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Highlights of Our 32nd Festival

Check the columns in the Center Schedule and our Faculty and Boats sections for details!

WBF Boat Shop: Family Boatbuilding all Year

Just inside the Main Gate, you’ll find the Wooden Boat Foundation Boat Shop and Family Boatbuilding. Here you’ll find a snapshot of what will be happening year-round at the Northwest Maritime Center Education Building “Messing About Boat Shop,” starting after Festival 2009. See families building a boat and see how youths and adults work together maintaining our fleet year-round. Check out Ariel, Martha J and Dorjun or any number of other restoration or maintenance projects up close. For those who used to know this space as “Fiberglass George’s” boat shop, we hope you’ll be pleased to see our crew using the shop regularly in the maritime heritage corridor of Point Hudson. Thanks to Edensaw Woods, Carl’s Building Supply, System Three and Festool for keeping the shop supplied with essential products for hands-on boatbuilding programs all year.

George Calkins: WoodenBoat Magazine lifetime achievement award

At the Boatyard Stage, see four Calkins craft designed and built by Northwest legend George Calkins (now 97) from 1945 to 1970. George, who lives on Marrowstone Island, across the bay, still works every day. He was the first person to build plywood boats on the West Coast, and his double-ended planning hulls still win races. See a photo exhibit of his famous Bartenders and Calkins craft on display on land and in the marina. A half model of George’s most famous design, the Bartender, is presented by boatbuilder Sam Devlin at 9 a.m. Friday morning in the Main Tent. Representatives from WoodenBoat magazine and the Wooden Boat Foundation present the award.

Jim Daubenberger Sr. Honored for local Sailing History

In the 1960s, Jim Daubenberger Sr., Glenn Abraham and Bill Scheyer brought three Thunderbirds to town and sparked a revival of sailing that has yet to fade. Daubie and Glenn inspired hundreds of people to go sailing. Whether it was teaching kids in 10’ Monk catboats or racing and “cruising” their T-birds with their families, the lessons they taught are lifelong and a hallmark of sailing culture in Port Townsend. This summer, Northwest Maritime Center board member Lisa Vizzini (owner of PT Rigging and a longtime sailing instructor) decided it was time to start recording these important people in our maritime history. NWMC board agreed, and so did Bill Tennent of Jefferson County Historical Society. JCHS board member Ann Welch (a fourthgeneration PT resident and professional photographer, like her grandfather) loved the idea, having learned to sail from Daubie and with generations of family connections with the T-bird owners. “Daubie taught by example; he always had more fun than we did,” said Ann. “He taught us how to get back to the dock because that was where the best story could be told. He taught us awareness and safety and how to fix and cope with the things that invariably go wrong, a lesson for life that I still use every day.” Lisa Vizzini, Ann Welch, Mark Welch (Ann’s brother, who also sailed with Daubie as a kid and now owns his own T-bird) and local public access cable channel Port Townsend Television will conduct interviews and record them this year.

The Caveat returns

In addition to the oral history project, a boat renaming will also take place. As sailing life happens, the T-bird Glenn Abraham brought to town all those years ago came back to PT last year through a donation to WBF. She is being used in Learn

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to Sail adult classes at NWMC this summer and fall. The boat arrived as Island Passage, but Marge Abraham recognized her. At this Wooden Boat Festival, she will be renamed Caveat, complete with original nameboard that the former owners gladly varnished for the occasion. The ceremony takes place at the Festival Boatyard Stage on Friday afternoon with Marge and Ann Abraham, the Welchs, Daubenbergers and all sailors inspired by their efforts in Port Townsend through the decades invited to watch the ceremony. (The boat will be rechristened and launched at Sea Marine Travel Lift late Friday.) Island Passage will be on display starting Thursday evening. Stop by and step aboard a boat that’s truly part of local history, past and current, during the Festival weekend!

The Sail loft: Sails, rigging & Pocock Classic Cedar rowing Shells

The U.S. Army engineers’ old Armory Building, fondly referred to as the “Sail Loft” since Carol Hasse started her sailmaking business there 30 years ago (Happy Anniversary, Port Townsend Sails!), is now home to five thriving marine trades businesses. The Sail Loft is upstairs. Downstairs you’ll find Brion Toss Yacht Riggers (Brion is author of The Complete Rigger’s Apprentice, among other writings, and an entertaining teacher and ingenious rigger); Steve Chapin’s Point Hudson Boat Shop, also the home of Pocock Cedar Speeders, the legendary single rowing shells; Leah Kefgen’s canvas business; and, most recently, Hudson Point Dive. Visit the Sail Loft all year and on Friday of the Festival. On Saturday and Sunday, check the printed Schedule or the boards outside their doors for the next demonstration. Practice your knots and take the knot-tying challenge at the 7th annual “Thrilla with Manila” compe-

The undeniable highlight at each and every Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is simply being able to walk the docks, and perhaps even go aboard, a wonderful variety of craft. Photo by Jan Davis

tition! Learn to use a sextant, shoot a noon site, put an eye splice in three or four types of rope, see a Pocock under construction, stitch a grommet or join in the launching celebration of four Pocock singles at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Boatyard Stage

Our neighbor “boatyard” and a major supporter of both Wooden Boat Festival and the fleet of program boats for the Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation, Sea Marine is a leader in green boatyard practices, a longtime do-it-yourself boatyard, and now at the start of a cutting-edge boatbuilding technology. Shannon-Elder Yachts has started construction of its first boat using the most modern design and building systems. President Matt Elder, a Maine boatbuilder before moving to PT, and yard managers Mark Merryman and Rich Pendell will be on hand every day, all day, to answer your questions.

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In a town chock full of working shipwrights, boatwrights, ship’s carpenters and people who know the intimate differences, we are proud to give the stage to our diversely talented community. All day, every day of the Festival, you can stop at one of two venues to “Ask a Shipwright” your list

of questions. All questions are welcome, from the most basic history and definitions to your most challenging building or repair experience. Locations for Ask a Shipwright include: PTMTA Tent near the Woodworking Stage, and the Boatyard Stage (near Travelift). See the Master Schedule in the center of this program for times and names of some of our top, willing shipwrights: PT Shipwrights Co-op, Haven Boatworks, Taku Marine, NWSWBB, ShannonElder Yachts, Freyja Boatworks, several independents, and Charlie Noble. There’s a load of talent, heaps of generosity and tons of humor that keep the best of wooden boat culture thriving in this town.

Marina room Presentations

Located in the long white building opposite the Main Gate and across the harbor, this is our best venue for PowerPoint and slide shows (until we open the Northwest Maritime Center in 2009). It’s nearly always packed to the gills, so be sure to check “Marina Room” column in the printed program (or our website) and arrive early for presentations. Enter the Marina Room by walking up the harborside stairs near Shanghai and Port Hudson Café, and turn left. Continued on Page 10

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original ballads, sea stories (you find the line between truth and fiction), a few songs for all to sing, and the unexpected. Come ready to laugh, cry, listen and sing. The Spoken Word ships out! Held in conjunction with PT Shorts, a weekly public reading program for amateur and professional writers. Saturday, Sept. 6, 5-9 p.m. at the Pope Marine Park Building. No charge.

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edensaw Woodworking Stage & Festool Boatbuilding area

Sponsored annually by lifetime WBF members and certified “smart wood” specialists Edensaw Woods, the Woodworking Stage is the center of an entire area of wooden boatbuilders, schools and demonstrations. Sponsors Festool, a leader in innovative, functional top-quality tools for 75 years, and System Three Coatings, based in Seattle, round out the hands-on tool and boatbuilding at “The Point.” Watch shipwrights and craftspeople in action: caulking, corking, steam-bending, planing, oar-making, in the process of stitch and glue, strip planking and more. Ongoing demonstrations and great views of the shipping lanes and regattas, combined with bleachers and a Saturday satellite Beer Garden, make it easy to take a seat and enjoy the show! Be sure to stop by the Port Townsend Marine Trades Association tent nearby to pick up cards, Ask a Shipwright, and to inquire about all kinds of boat repair and restoration options in PT.

Go Sailing Thursday & Support Teen Sailing

Competitive racing returned to Port Townsend in 2007, thanks to collaborative efforts by coach Erik Coburn, Leslie McNish and Sugar Flanagan of Schooner Alcyone, NWMC’s Rob Sanderson, WBF board and staff, Jefferson County Family YMCA and a host of local volunteers and parents. Port Townsend sailors raced at NWISA events throughout the region and hosted several regattas, including one that drew nearly 180 youth sailors to our waterfront. Support our team with a donation and go sailing as guest/crew on one of 10 classic local vessels (Martha, Alcyone, Lotus, Crusoe, Erin, Annie Too, Sumatra, Limfijord,

Bryony and Suva) while they sail in company off the Port Townsend waterfront. Sail is Thursday, Sept. 4, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Only 50 spots are available for $100 per person. For more information, call Leslie at 360531-0356. All money goes to the Teen Sailing program fund at NWMC & WBF.

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Row, sail, paddle or experience a biodiesel or electric motor. Row a restored Pocock sliding seat eight with the Rat Island Rowing Club. Row and sail the NWMC/WBF longboats, the eight-oared, three-masted historic replicas of boats used by Peter Puget and Capt. Vancouver when mapping Puget Sound. Paddle a Haida dugout canoe with Seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats. Experience the fast and agile Northwest classic 26’ Thunderbird with NW Maritime Center sailing instructors. Sail on one of our region’s tall ships, schooners Adventuress, Lady Washington, Mycia, Merrie Ellen and the SSS Odyssey. All these options and more await you at Center Dock, at Cupola House or in the NW Maritime Center Main Tent at the entrance. Signup sheets are posted at 9 a.m. daily. Sign up early! Try and buy boats. Talk to Pygmy Kayaks, Adirondack Guide Boats and Devlin Boats, or go out sailing with one of the boats for sale or participating in the Festival Regattas! Kids can launch their boats in the old boat launch area, and on Sunday, watch for the Family Boatbuilding boats to be launched!

Support our Maritime Heritage & Membership

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“ask a Shipwright” (like Dave Thompson, shown here in a caulking demonstration) venues are set up at two locations at Point Hudson. Check the Master Schedule for where and when you can ask your question, or gain from shipwright demonstrations. Photo by Jan Davis

Festival for 32 years? Talk with staff at the NW Maritime Center Member Desk at the Main Gate, or step into Cupola House for the latest on the Wooden Boat Foundation Chandlery. Support our year-round efforts and keep in touch by becoming a member or donor. Join online at www. or when you come to the Festival. Members receive a free one-day pass or half off a three-day pass as well as receiving discounts in the Wooden Boat Chandlery and in NWMC programs all year. Also visit our downtown Maritime Education Alliance partners: Jefferson County Historical Museum and Port Townsend Library Maritime Collection.

Guided Beach Walk & Snorkel Discoveries

Walk with Libby Palmer, the cofounder of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center and the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, on Saturday, 1-2 p.m. Learn how salmon depend on tiny fish such as herring, sand lance and surf smelt – and how we can help protect them. Walks begin at the Cupola House steps. On the other side of the campus, at the NWMC Dock, touch and learn about sea creatures with Anne Murphy, executive director of the PTMSC, and her snorkel-

and neoprene-clad friends who will transport sea creatures to and from their underwater homes on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

Winter restoration of Schooner Martha

You helped her celebrate her 100th birthday at last year’s Festival, and thanks to a Herculean and heroic effort of volunteers, supporters and local craftspeople in Port Townsend this past winter, Martha is back in the water with new planks, frames, sternpost … shall we just say a major, major list of restoration work below the water. Be sure to go aboard and see the work, congratulate the crew and soak up the inspiration from this very special boat, foundation and family. To go sailing on this beautiful 85’ schooner, contact Rob Sanderson at Northwest Maritime Center (360-385-3628, ext. 103) or Capt. Robert D’Arcy and Holly aboard the boat.

PT Shorts: a Night at the Foc’sle – Ballads, Stories, Songs, readings, lies and Poetry of the Sea

Join the crew for a “foc’sle session” – sailors, fisher poets and liars from far and near come forth with their favorite spoken word pieces. Expect classic and

We love books and feature them in our Library and for sale in our Wooden Boat Chandlery year-round. This year at Cupola House, we’re happy to feature maritime authors and their books, sponsored by the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader, an independent newspaper established in 1889. Located in front of Cupola House daily, works this year include best-selling author Larry Cheek’s The Year of the Boat (for sale at the WBF Chandlery, Cupola House), as well as a full complement of children’s books and the best of woodworking, boatbuilding and tools from Robert Hale. You’ll also find Leif Terdal, Fine Edge Publishing, and Margo Woods, co-author of Charlie’s Charts and her latest edition of Cruising the BC Coast to Alaska.

The art of the Wooden Boat: Maritime Paintings by Port Townsend’s larry eifert

The artist and his work are available 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily throughout the Festival at the Pope Marine Park Building on the waterfront downtown. Eifert’s own 1939 sloop Sea Witch will be on display in the Festival at Point Hudson. Few artist/owners have such an experience of painting wooden boats as Eifert, a professional artist for more than 40 years. He discusses artistic tips and techniques on Saturday, 1-2 p.m. A show and sale of his original work is available at Pope Marine, Wooden Boat Chandlery and Gallery 9 throughout the Festival. Eifert’s 2004 Wooden Boat Festival poster, cards and art are available at the Wooden Boat Chandlery year-round.

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Schooner ‘Adventuress’ Celebrates 95 Years By elizabeth T. Becker and lyndie Browning It’s a rare event these days for a vessel to reach the graceful age of 95. So this milestone provides good reason to celebrate the remarkable history of the schooner Adventuress, Puget Sound’s environmental tall ship. The 133-foot schooner has been a “fixture” along the Port Townsend waterfront since the early 1990s, although her presence in Puget Sound dates back much further. Literally tens of thousands of people have sailed on Adventuress since she arrived in Seattle around 1960, and that tradition continues today as the ship voyages the waters of Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands with a mission of educating, inspiring and empowering “youth of all ages” to care for and protect our unique marine environment. Under the stewardship of the nonprofit Sound Experience, Adventuress offers environmental education programs for school groups, teens, families and seniors, sharing how small changes in our daily lives can make a big difference. Hands-on Science Increasingly, teachers – from preschools to universities – are turning toward hands-on, experiential learning methods to teach complicated scientific concepts. The technique is especially effective for students who are classified as “visual,” or “active,” learners. Through no fault of their own, these students often find themselves bored or confused by word-heavy textbooks or one-sided lectures. Katelinn Shaw, a former relief engineer aboard ship, noted that students get connected through the Adventuress. “It’s applied – and it’s so much easier to get kids excited about science when they’re holding a sea cucumber in their hands.” Students learn about environmental science topics such as watersheds, marine mammals and resource conservation – along with nautical skills such

Tell Your Story of Adventuress

Have you sailed on Adventuress during the past 95 years as crew or participant? Sound Experience would love to hear your story! Stop by the ship during Dockside Tours on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, when its crew will be taping oral histories, or write a message in a logbook at the ship or booth. If you can’t make it to the Wooden Boat Festival, send an email with your story and contact information to mail@ as maritime history, sailing and courage. As part of a nautical skills class series, students on overnight trips learn to identify the galley, head, sole, luff, clew, tack, peak and throat – words that roll trippingly off the tongues of lifelong sailors and quickly

Under the auspices of the nonprofit Youth Adventure in the 160s and ’0s, the schooner Adventuress was used as a youth sail-training vessel, introducing many people (adults included) to sailing on Puget Sound.

become part of participants’ vocabulary too. Students also learn to tie bowlines, make ballantine coils and navigate Puget Sound’s waters. They’re even invited to climb the rigging and try their hand at dinghy sailing on Ayashe, Sound Experience’s small skiff. Under sail, the ship is a metaphor for the planet: It’s a closed system that functions best when everyone is working well together. The crew operates as it did 90 years ago, with a limited supply of electricity and fresh water.

From 11 to 11, Adventuress served as a San Francisco Bar Pilot vessel off the Golden Gate. Photos courtesy of Sound Experience

Liveaboard students give reports on resource consumption every evening so they remain aware of how much fuel, water, food and electricity are consumed – as well as how much waste (separated into food and

Today at  years of age, Adventuress sails under the flag of Sound Experience, with a mission to educate, inspire and empower “youth of all ages” to care for and protect Puget Sound. Her homeport is Port Townsend.

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general) is generated. To minimize impact, Adventuress is a vegetarian boat that composts its food waste. Onboard lessons almost always include a personal element – what people can do to preserve the Sound around them. Free Tours Festivalgoers and the general public are invited to visit Adventuress during free Dockside Tours at the Northwest Maritime Center Dock from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Adventuress will sail each afternoon. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday sails are available at or at the Sound Experience booth just outside the Festival entrance. Space is very limited, so advance reservations are highly recommended. (Elizabeth Becker is the special projects director with Sound Experience in Port Townsend and spends her spare time as a maritime photographer and writer. Check out her work at Lyndie Browning is a former reporter with the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader who specializes in natural and environmental science writing.)

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Being Bold in a Wooden Boat

Four Women rowing the Inside Passage: 13-00 By ross anderson Four and a half years ago, Dale McKinnon made a bold decision: She would build a small, wooden boat and row it 800 miles down the Inside Passage from Ketchikan to Puget Sound. And then she did it. She was not the first woman to accomplish the feat; that distinction belongs to one Betty Lowman Carey, who rowed the passage amid popular fanfare in 1937. And she was not the last. Susan Dandridge and Robin Clark did it last year. In doing so, each joined an age-old tradition by which women and men, from Odysseus and Joan of Arc to Joshua Slocum and Amelia Earhart, challenge themselves to do something difficult – circumnavigate the globe, kayak down the Amazon or, in this case, spend two months rowing a route that cruise ships now traverse in a few hours. More often than not, the challenge involves doing something bold in a wooden boat. So it was with Dale McKinnon. She was still new to rowing, but the idea of rowing up the passage “hooked something that had been swimming around in me and got pulled into the bright sun.” So in January 2004, she chose a one-of-a-kind “stitch and glue” boat designed by Sam Devlin. Then she used okume plywood from Edensaw Woods to build

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a 20-foot dory with watertight compartments, a sliding seat, outriggers for the 9-foot oars, and a flat bottom so she could pull it up on beaches and sleep comfortably on the bottom. She spent four months preparing for the journey, including

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six weeks building the boat and testing it. In early June, she put it aboard the Alaska ferry, bound for Ketchikan. There, a local writer picked up on her adventure and wrote an article that eventually spread up and down the coast. Then she eased her boat into the Inland Passage, pointed the bow south and began to row home. She has stories to tell. She found herself buffeted by seas coming from all directions in Wright Sound, and it took every ounce of her energy to row through. In Queen Charlotte Strait, she encountered 5-foot waves and found herself stranded on an island for several days. Two months later, she rowed safe and sound into Bellingham Bay. McKinnon’s journey helped her appreciate what her predecessors had accomplished. When Betty Lowman rowed to Ketchikan in 1937, she did so in a 13foot dugout canoe, equipped with a handheld compass and cotton sleeping bag. Her tiny boat will be on display at this year’s Wooden Boat Festival. And her account of that voyage, Bijaboji: North to Alaska by Oar (Harbour Publishing, 2004), edited by her husband, was finally published

Photos courtesy of Dale McKinnon

just a few years ago. McKinnon, on the other hand, was equipped with watertight compartments, a safety harness, an emergency beacon, a solar-powered bilge pump, handheld GPS, cell phone and much more. So she was amazed when, a few weeks after her voyage, she had a surprise visitor. Betty Lowman Carey, now in her 90s and still living in the Queen Charlotte Islands with her husband, Neil Carey, had seen an article about McKinnon and had come by to compare notes. Since then, they’ve become good friends. McKinnon has pondered why she took on the voyage. “I did it to expiate the bitter disappointment and fury in my heart about this national administration,” she says. “I did it to maintain my sanity. “I can see now that the row has given me a lot more patience and wisdom. I don’t get so upset anymore…. I got really mad, and then I rowed a long way. It’s as simple as that.” (Ross Anderson is a Port Townsend freelancer who writes a maritime column for the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader. His recent work is available at his website: www.

Betty Lowman Carey: North to Alaska by Oar In the summer of 1937, Betty Lowman Carey rowed from Puget Sound to Ketchikan, Alaska, in her 13-foot cedar dugout canoe. Her story is told in Bijaboji: North to Alaska by Oar (Harbour Publishing, 2004). Following is an excerpt: “It was twilight and 14 hours later after I had left Bella Bella when I pulled in the oars, ready to call it a day. Now there was no campsite visible through the dim, tricky twilight. I was feeling wonderfully alive and happy, and decided I might as well row on. It was only about 12 miles to Alec Ring’s logging camp. For a while I was content just to drift and enjoy the solitude and the quiet, enchanting beauty of my surroundings. “Milbanke Sound was behind me and Klemtu Native village and cannery no more than 14 miles ahead. All day I had worked the tides and wind to greatest advantage. I felt as mighty and free as the eagles that soared screaming overhead in Seaforth Channel, even more carefree than the porpoise that often played around Bijaboji. “I was as happy as I had been in my childhood summers on the islands of Puget Sound. I was alone, completely dependent on my own resources, caring for myself, creating my own schedules, thinking of and for myself and contemplating my future. I loved being close to God’s sea and land, facing challenges and hardships similar to what the pioneers had survived.”

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We Couldn’t Do This 32nd Festival Without You Hunt, Database Diva; Jerry Fry, Wooden Boat Chandlery; Chuck Henry, Docks; Erik the Viking and Jordan Pollack, Blue Team. You give the Festival its laughter, arms and legs.

Thank You, Major Sponsors

Edensaw Woods, Port Townsend Brewing Co., Townsend Bay Marine, Festool, WoodenBoat magazine, Discovery Bay Games, System Three, Sea Marine, Port of Port Townsend and Puget Sound Energy: Thank you for your major financial contributions and for your commitment to quality products and community investment that benefit wooden boat owners, builders and communities, yearround and around the world.

Thank You, Port of Port Townsend

Port of Port Townsend: Thank you for preserving Point Hudson, the homeport of the Wooden Boat Festival for 32 years. We look forward to a great future, building upon the history, the talent, the facilities and the valuable working waterfront that is a hallmark of our town and programs.

Thank You, Program Supporters & Business Members

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The Port of Port Townsend’s Point Hudson Marina has been home to every Wooden Boat Festival, all of them made possible by generous sponsors, volunteers and supporters. Photo by Jan Davis

Explorers, Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader, Platt Irwin Attorneys, Mark Beaufait, West Marine, Gray Wolf Ranch, Zenith Maritime Academy, Port Townsend Rigging, Jefferson County Historical Society, First Federal, Wilder Toyota, Port Townsend Sails, Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Sea Scouts, YMCA, Port Townsend Marine Trades Association and nearly 80 more business members: Thank you for generous in-kind, financial and program support this weekend – heck, all year!

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008 FooD VeNDorS: The Green Cup: organic coffee and teas Gyros! Gyros!: Greek delights Java Gypsy: PT local gourmet coffees and chai lopez Island Creamery: Festival’s favorite ice cream for decades! Mt. Townsend Creamery: award-winning local cheese olympic environment Council Corn Booth: PT local organic for 30 years Pike Place Nuts: Warm, salty, organic cashews Port Townsend Seafood: Fresh from the sea ray’s Foods: Gotta have at least one elephant ear Shanghai Chinese: PT local Chinese food, for generations Sirens Cafe: PT sailors’ favorite pub featuring chowder & Caesar salad Smokey’s BBQ: You guessed it Taco Grande: Mexican tortilla specialties The Spot: PT local cafe, featuring NW seafood gumbo Pop Master Kettle Korn: The name says it all Ziegler’s Bratwurst Haus: German bratwurst, a festival favorite for decades

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Thank You, Boat owners

Your investment, your care, your stories, your time and your boats keep our hearts beating and our spirits inspired.

Thank You, Festival Captains & Community

Our heartfelt thanks to hundreds of volunteers who continue to make this festival one of a kind in the world. Thanks to Festival Captains who invest hundreds, yea, thousands, of hours working out the details and adding their

improvements to those of the people before them: Kris Nelson, Food & Bar Harbor; Neville Pearsall, Music; DeeAnn Nelson, Admin Central; Nancy Tocatlian, Volunteer Coordinator (bless you); Bill Wise and Haz-Matt, Traffic & Gates; Don Mathrole, Grounds; Steve Soltysik, Family Boatbuilding Boatshop; Janeen Armstrong, Members; Matt Barnett, Harbor Master; Libby Urner, Boat Exhibitor Captain; Sammie Parker, Main Gate; Pete Helsell and Joy Emery, Green Team; Marc Parrett, Faculty Coordinator; Carolyn

PT Library, schooner Martha, NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Jefferson County Historical Society, Sound Experience and Port Townsend Marine Science Center. Also, Center for Wooden Boats, PT Chamber of Commerce staff and volunteers, Main Street and Uptown businesses, PT Police, East Jefferson Fire Rescue, City of PT, Jefferson Transit, Jefferson County Parks, YMCA, WSU, PT and Chimacum schools, art galleries, churches, nonprofits, Goodman Sanitation, the bicycle club, DM Disposal, our Point Hudson neighbors and Boat Haven partners. Last, but certainly not least, thanks to the many Olympic Peninsula- and Washington-based businesses and citizens who help make this Wooden Boat Festival the best in the world.

Learn From Our Exhibitors We are proud to be joined by this year’s Exhibitors, representing some of the best schools, education programs, businesses, marine artists, authors and maritime services in the region. Most can be found in tents or open space all around the Festival grounds or in one of seven demonstration areas outlined in the center of this program. To find a specific exhibitor during the festival, ask our Festival Staff at Cupola House, at the Main Gate or at the Boatyard Gate. eXHIBITor loCaTIoN oN MaP adirondack Guideboats 10 air Head Products 3 american rope & Tar 3 Bad Dog Tools (Joseph a. Thomas ltd.) 10 Brion Toss Yacht rigging 3 Calkins Craft 4 Capuche Headgear  Caroline’s Treasures  Charlie’s Charts  Chesapeake light Craft 10 Creature Comforts  Crispin’s Import Gallery  Davey & Company 3 Devlin Designing Boat Builders marina Discovery Bay Games  Dog and Pup Glass Studios  edensaw Woods 10 ella Vickers – recycled Sailcloth Collection 3 Festool 10 Fine edge 8 Gold Star Marine 3 Great lakes Boat Building School 10 Gumbo Publishing  Hasse & Company Port Townsend Sails 3

eXHIBITor loCaTIoN oN MaP Hudson Point Dive 3 Hung Nguyen Watercolors  International Yacht restoration School 10 International Women Sailing marina Island Marine Instrument 3 Janne Matter – artist  Maestrale  Mahina Yacht Sales  Mas Epoxies 10 Michael lynn rubin Stewart  Miller Marine 3 Nantucket Bagg Co. 3 New Found Metals  NW Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation everywhere! NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding 10 People for Puget Sound 1 Port of Port Townsend  Port Townsend Brewing Co.  Port Townsend Marine Science Center  Prism Polish 3 Port Townsend School of Massage 3 PT School of Woodworking 1 Port Townsend Marine Trades assoc. 10

eXHIBITor loCaTIoN oN MaP PT Yacht Club 1 Puget Sound energy 1 Pygmy Boats Inc.  Redfish Kayaks 10 renovo Hardwood Bicycles 10 rescue Tape 3 Sailor’s Toys  SCCC Marine Carpentry Program 1 Schooner Martha Foundation marina Sea Marine 4 Seafarers Foundry  Seafarmers Inc.  Seaview Boatyard Inc. 3 Skagit Valley College, Marine Mfg. & Tech. 1 Skidmore’s Fine Beeswax Products 2 Small Craft Advisor magazine  Sound Experience 1 System Three 10 Tethys offshore Sailing for Women 1 Washington State Ferries 1 Watership Trading Co.  West Marine  West System Epoxy Inc. 10 Wilder Toyota 1 WoodenBoat Publications 

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General Information ask STaFF

WBF & NWMC Staff, Festival Committee & Festival Captains are all wearing charcoal T-shirts with STAFF on the back and black WBF vests. We’re the people you go to for emergencies, questions or just to let us know how much fun you’re having!

Gasoline, diesel or electric engines provide power.

Bulletin Board

Lost children and/or parents should check in immediately with a Staff member who will radio the Festival Director at the Cupola House. Please show your kids the “Cupola House” and encourage them to go there to find you if you get separated over the weekend.

First aid

Our “Blue Team” Volunteers are available throughout the Festival. Many are volunteers from our local fire departments or EMS. The First Aid tent is located at Boatyard Stage, near Sea Marine (Fleet). Emergencies and accidents of any kind should be reported to a Staff member as soon as possible.

Sorry, No Pets

Sorry, no dogs allowed inside the grounds during festival. We love dogs all year, but this weekend, please leave them at home or kenneled. Service pets should wear identification. Dogs on boats should be on leash when taking bathroom breaks, and owners should dispose of youknow-what. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your cooperation as we continue this long-standing safety tradition.

All the boats you’ll see at the festival have hulls made of wood. They are exhibited on land and in the water. Some types of boats are described below, with several boats listed as examples to help you identify them. You can see boats like these year-round in Port Townsend by visiting the Wooden Boat Foundation and (new) Northwest Maritime Center!

Motor Vessels

“For Sale” boats and gear, notes for people, and other posting “stuff” can be tacked on the old familiar bulletin boards set up just outside the Main Gate.

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Got a question, comment or report to make? Please ask any of our staff wearing charcoal T-shirts with “STaFF” on the back. Photo by Jan Davis

We encourage all locals to ride their bikes and have provided a free “Bike Marina” on the NW Maritime Center grounds near the Main Gate entrance.

pola House, local ASL interpreter Anne Clark will accompany Festival attendees on Boat and Exhibit Tours. No charge.

Parking, Buses & Disability access

No tent camping is allowed in Port Townsend city limits, including festival grounds. Contact the PT Visitor Center, Jefferson County Fairgrounds or Fort Worden State Park for camping information.

Ride our biodiesel bus! When you arrive in Port Townsend, follow signs to Jefferson Transit’s park-and-ride by Safeway or overflow parking at Port of Port Townsend Boat Haven shipyard. The bus runs every 10 minutes to/from Water Street & Monroe Street Main Gate entrance, until 8:30 p.m. Disability parking is designated by signs on Water Street. Limited street parking is available early mornings. Please be courteous of the neighborhood lawns and driveways. Towing does happen in Port Townsend.

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Wheels Inside the Gates

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No Camping

Go easy: Ways to Get the Festival Without a Car

We hope you’ll take the most healthy and sustainable route you can to the festival. Walk the Larry Scott Trail. Bicycle and park at our Bike Marina at the main entrance. Skateboard to the new Skate Park on Monroe Street. Row or paddle your boat to the NW Maritime Center beach. Every small thing we each do helps us all. Thank you.

2008 examples include: Fishing boat: Merrie Ellen Tugs: Sandman, Elmore Navy vessels: Old Man IV Classic yachts: Island Runner Steam vessels: Beaver Electric: Forestry Yachts

Sailing Vessels

Primarily built for rowing propulsion and designed to accommodate oars, paddles or sculls. Examples include single-seat to eight-seat shells and longboats. 2008 examples include: Fixed seat: Ariel, a Whitehall wherry Sliding seat: Legacy, a Pocock cedar single Canoes: Old Town Kayaks: Pygmy

2008 examples include:

Sloop - A single-masted sailing boat with a single headsail. [Dutch sloep, from Middle Dutch slūpen, to glide.] Annie Too, Habaneros

Ketch - A two-masted sailing boat with the steering rudder and station behind both masts. [Middle English cache, from cacchen, to catch.] Passat, Boondock

Cutter - A singlemasted sailing boat with multiple headsails made possible by bowsprit and inner forestays. [English origin, from boats used to cut off smugglers between England and France in the 1800s.] Bryony

Schooner - A sailing boat with multiple sails and with two to seven masts. Schooners can lie closer to the wind than square-rigged sailing ships, need a smaller crew, and are very fast. [English, named and made popular in colonial America.] Martha, Adventuress

Songs Make a Happy Crew: Dance, Dance, Dance There’s a big reason the festival got the nickname “Woodstock of Wooden Boats.” From that first gathering in 1977, music has been a distinguishing characteristic that lingers in memory from decade to decade. From Phyl Sheridan’s guitar-strumming ballads to tango, zydeco, rock ’n’ roll, folk and sea chanteys, there’s always a melody that adds something special to the beautiful boats and great conversation. Starting Thursday evening at 5:30, head down to Bar Harbor for a PT Brew, local wine and music (no

Human-powered Vessels

cover charge) after the boats are settled in. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, music starts midmorning and plays into the night. There are links to all the musicians on our website,, and details in the center schedule. Three full days of fantastic Festival favorites and two evenings to dance, dance, dance. No cover charge. Watch the boats, connect with old friends, new friends or take the time to buy your shipwright, fellow boat owner or Neville Pearsall, soundman, a beer.

Yawl - A two-masted sailing boat, with larger mast forward and the aft mast (called the mizzen mast) behind the steering rudder and station. [Dutch jol, possibly from Low German jolle.] Joshua original art by Larry Eifert

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Green Practices at Festival Festival founders, board and staff throughout the decades have always placed a high priority on sustainable and environmentally conscious choices for work, play and living. The new NWMC building and dock have received national recognition for innovative green design and practice, and we’ve greened up our operations year-round, from using water-based paints in our Boat Shop, biodiesel in our restored motor launch, four-stroke engines on Learn to Sail dinghies, to paper reduction and recycling in all our

programs and offices. Many of us ride our bikes to work. Every little bit counts, and we appreciate everyone’s efforts, including your choice to place trash in recycling bins during the Festival. Thanks to DM Disposal, we’ve improved options to recycle waste from all areas. Please help us by putting your trash in the appropriate containers, riding your bike, using biodiesel-fueled public transit, and otherwise sharing ideas that help us improve the Festival, the WBF and NWMC all year. 2008 Wooden Boat FestivaL • 1

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Boatbuilding in Imperfectionism Finding PAX: Northern Laos & the Wooden Women in the Ray Speck Boat Wooden Boat Larry Cheek World

Historic Longboat, Gillnetter & Thunderbird Tours Sign Up

4-5 pm

7-8 pm

Classic Yacht Designs of K. Aage Nielsen: Tioga

Evening Music: Sea Chanteys Tom Lewis

Tom Jackson

Festival Boats Open for Tours 6-9 pm • Tickets at the boat

Odyssey Dockside Tours

10 am-1 pm • NWMC Dock

Lady Washington Sunset Sail

1 pm • Cupola House Flagpole

Adventuress Dock Tours

Skippers’ Meeting, 26’ and Under Sailing Race

10 am-4 pm • Center Dock CWB

Gillnetter Sails 10 am-5 pm • Union Wharf Lady Washington Dock Tours

10-11:30 am • Center Dock

Longboat and Thunderbird Tours

Noon-4 pm • Center Dock

Water Taxi & Tours aboard NWMC Classic Rowboats Noon-1:30 pm Center Dock

6-6:30 pm Music Stage

2:30 pm

Festival 26’ & Under Sailing Race

NWMC Longboat and Thunderbird Tours

26’ & Under Sailing Race Awards

1:45-4 pm

Longboat and Thunderbird Sailing in 26’ & Under Race


9 am

Lifetime Achievement Award: George Calkins Northwest boat designer of Bartender Boats

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1 pm

David Michael & Dari Michael Celtic harp & bowed psaltery

2 pm

John Nelson

3 pm

Ray Prestegaard

Folk, blues & country soul Eclectic mix of blues, folk & jazz

4 pm

David LoVine Colorful, authentic sea chanteys

5 pm

Mike & Val James

Folk & jazz with strong vocals

6 pm

26’ and Under Awards

6:20 pm

The Reincarnations of Rock & Roll

Classic rock & roll fun with appearances by Elvis, Janis & Buddy

8:45 pm

Tim Halpin & the Better Half

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11 am-Noon


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Wood for Boatbuilding

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Spar Making


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NW Maritime Essentials of Sailmaking Center: Carol Hasse Vision/ Tour

John Harris

Celestial Navigation Jeff Sanders

12:30-1:30 pm

Battling Mold & Mildew Roger McAfee

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Stan Cummings

10:30-11:30 am

Pleasure Rowing

11:30 am-12:30 pm

2:30-3:30 pm

3:30-4:30 pm

Stan Cummings

Wil Hamm

Jeff Sanders

Autopilots & Steering Systems

1-3 pm

Open Boat Cruising

Jim Tolpin

1:30-2:30 pm

NW Maritime Center: Vision/Tour

Mission: To celebrate, support, promote and preserve maritime heritage, skills and culture through education and community First Festival, 1977. participation. Photo by Dana E. Olsen

Boat Photography Jeff Eichen

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Ask a Shipwright

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THE PEOPLE & VISION: Sailors, boatbuilders, community planners, business owners, ed - have all pulled together building this maritime community and our programs for three community maintaining our connection to the sea for generations to come.

Ask a Shipwright

Haven Boatworks: Stephen Gale & Blaise Holly

Lynn Watson & Ernie Baird

4:30-5:30 pm

Becoming a Licensed Captain


THE PLACE that are endangered in many coastal communities. Here, you’ll find history and cultu Founded 1978 manship and community. The Northwest Maritime Center facility, a permanent home

Joe Greenley

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Building a Cedar-Strip Kayak

Bruce Tipton

Ted Pike & Adam Henley

3 pm

PT Shipwrights Co-op: Martin Mills & Chris Chase

9 am-5 pm • WBF Boat Shop 7th

Annual Family Boatbuilding 9 am-5 pm • Center Dock Longboats and Water Taxi 10 am-7 pm • Kids’ Boatbuilding Area Discovery Bay Games

6-8 pm • Marina Room

All Family Sea Chanteys

10 am-5 pm Kids’ Boatbuilding with Puget Sound Explorers


10 am-4 pm • Kids’ Boatbuilding Area PT Marine Science Center Fish Printing Sam Connors Boat Shop, where it all began in 1976.

11 am-7 pm Dance Floor in Main Music Tent

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11 am-4 pm • JCHS Museum Historic Wooden Boats Photo Exhibit 11:30 am-1 pm • NWMC Pier

1-3 pm • North Star Stage

Sea Life Snorkel Exhibit Anne Murphy, PT Marine Science Center

MarINa rooM

Alaska by Wooden Boat Mark Bunzel & Sam Devlin

3-4 pm

Captain Kidd and the Quest for Gold

Thank you to our 2007 Business Members: Adirondack Guideboat, Inc., Michael Berman Photography, B Concentricom, Crispin’s Import Gallery, Edensaw Woods - Festival Sponsor, Emerald Marine, Festool - Festi LLC, Henery Do It Best Hardware, Henry Nichols, DDS, Hilmark Boats, Inc, Integrated Marine Systems, Is Epoxies, New Found Metals Inc, NW Maritime Center, NxPage, Peninsula Lifestyle Magazine - Festival Spo Port Townsend - Festival Sponsor, Port Townsend Brewing Company - Festival Sponsor, Port Townsend Lead Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op, Printery Communications, Puget Sound Energy - Festival Sponsor, Pygmy Classics, Inc. - Patron, Sea Marine - Festival Sponsor, Small Craft Advisor Magazine, System Three Resins - Fe U.S. Maritime Academy, West System Epoxy Inc, Westport Shipyard - Festival Sponsor, Wilson Insurance, W

10th Annual North Star Stage Children’s Theater

Shifting Sands Guided Beach Walk

Captain Kidd and the Quest for Gold

10-11 am

Bruce Cowan reads

1-2 pm • Cupola House

11 am-Noon

10th Annual North Star Stage Children’s Theater 11 am-Noon

Children’s Stories of the Sea

Libby Palmer, PT Marine Science Center


Noon-5 pm Port Townsend Maritime Library open to public Noon-1 pm

Standing Rig Tuning for Rigging Basics the Wooden Lisa Vizzini Boat Brion Toss

1-2 pm

Night Sailing: Traveling Safely After Dark Nancy Erley

2-3 pm

Nor Siglar Crossing the Pacific: Panama to the Marquesas

3-4 pm

The Beauty of Nordic Lapstrake Boats Jay Smith

Anne Brevig

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Skippers’ Meeting for Rowing Race 9 am • Center Dock

Historic Longboat, Gillnetter and Thunderbird Tours Sign Up

Evening Music: Sea Chanteys

Bijaboji, Bella Sailing a Viking & the Barbara Longboat Goss: Women Across the Rowers of the North Sea Tom Jackson Inside Passage, 1937-2007

Tom Lewis

Festival Boats Open for Tours 5-8 pm • Tickets at boat

Lady Washington Sunset Sail

10 am-Noon • Union Wharf

Lady Washington Dockside Tours 10 am-4 pm • Center Dock CWB Gillnetter Sails 10 am-4 pm • Center Dock Water Taxi & Tours Aboard NWMC Classic Rowboats 12:30-2 pm

10 am • PT Bay

Longboat and Thunderbird Tour

Rowing Race for Fixed & Sliding Seat

2 pm • Cupola House

Skippers’ Meeting NW Schooner Cup

1:30-2:30 pm Travelift

Scuttlebutt, Knots & Heaving a Line with PT Sea Scouts

9:30-11:30 am • Center Dock

Thunderbird Sailing Tours 9:30 am-Noon

Longboats Row in Rowing Race

MUSIC STaGe www.wo 7-8 pm

5-6 pm

10 am-2 pm • NWMC Dock Adventuress Dockside Tours 9 am • Cupola House Flagpole

A community that

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11 am

Bertram Levy Tango & more, world-renowned

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David LoVine Colorful, authentic sea chanteys

1 pm

The Cutters

Celtic/American/ maritime folk

2 pm

The Dwyer Family Band


3-6 pm • Tickets at boat, NWMC Dock

Adventuress Public Sail

3-4:30 pm

NWMC Longboat and Thunderbird Tour

6-6:30 pm Music Stage

3:30 pm

Rowing Race & Schooner Awards

NW Schooner Cup Race

3 pm

Tom Lewis Sea chanteys

4 pm

Whozyamama Cajun & zydeco upbeat fun

5 pm

Jazzsamba Brazilian jazz

6 pm

Rowing & Schooner Cup Awards

6:20 pm


Acoustic singer/ songwriter

7:30 pm

The Delta Rays Zydeco & blues rock

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10:30-11:30 am

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Dutchman & Butterfly Techniques

10-11 am

Jay Greer

Wil Hamm

11 am-Noon

Noon-1 pm

A Classic Boat with Modern Electric Power

Traditional Sailmaking Handwork

Steven Shovoly

10-11 am

Green Boating Seminar (morning sessions also in Sail Loft)

11 am-Noon

Composting Toilets: Why They Make Sense

Megan Davis

Noon-1 pm

Biodiesel for Boating Peter Wilcox


6 pm

(All heights in feet) Sept. 4: Thursday Sept. 6: Saturday day of arrival L 3:03 am 0.35 L 1:03 am 0.67 H 11:41 am 6.79 H 8:48 am 6.68 L 3:42 pm 6.19 L 1:34 pm 4.44 H 8:18 pm 7.12 H 7:31 pm 7.57 Sept. : Sunday Sept. : Friday day of departure L 2:15 am 0.41 L 3:58 am 0.41 H 10:03 am 6.65 H 1:27 pm 7.16 L 2:25 pm 5.42 L 5:41 pm 6.57 H 7:53 pm 7.35 H 8:50 pm 6.89

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Escape from Nazi Norway by Boat Leif Terdal

1-2 pm

Electric Boat Motor Design Guy Hupy

SUNrISe 6:33-6:36 am, SUNSeT :44-:40 pm

Geoff Trott

9 am-5 pm • WBF Boat Shop 7th

Annual Family Boatbuilding

9 am-5 pm • Center Dock Longboats

and Water Taxi

10 am-5 pm • Kids’ Boatbuilding area Discovery


4 pm

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Decorative Ship Carving

Jim Blaiklock

Electric Boats

3 pm

10 am-5 pm Kids’

Boatbuilding with Puget Sound Explorers

10 am-5 pm • Main Tent Music Stage All 10-11:30 am North Star Stage

Bay Games


1-2 pm

Meet at the Jolly Roger, Cupola House

10th Annual North Star Stage Children’s Theater

Family Music 5 pm

Captain Pirate’s Captain Kidd and Treasure Hunt the Quest for Gold

Children’s Stories of the Sea Bruce Cowan reads

7th Annual Family Boatbuilding Launches!

Point Hudson Boat Launch

Noon-4 pm • PTMSC

MarINa rooM

PT Marine Science Exhibits (Walk down the beach) 10-11 am

Noon-1 pm

Small Boat Cruising in Alaska

1-2 pm

2-3 pm

10 Places Not H.C. Hanson: Panama Canal to Sail & Those Northwest Ideal & San Blas Not to Miss Islands on Boat Design Mark Bunzel Laura Hoenemeyer Nor Siglar

Leif Terdal

Anne Brevig

Festival Boats Open for Tours 9 am-2 pm Adventuress Dockside Tours 10 am-4 pm • Center Dock Water Taxi & Tours Aboard NWMC Classic Rowboats 9 am • Center Dock 10 am-4 pm • Center Dock CWB Gillnetter Sails

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9 am-5 pm All

Historic 10-11:30 am Longboat and Longboat and Thunderbird Tours Thunderbird 10 am-Noon Tours Sign Up Lady Washington Dockside Tours

2 pm • Cupola House

Skippers’ Meeting for Festival Sail-by

10-11 am • Travelift

10 am

Adventuress Public Sail

3-4:30 pm

NWMC Longboat and Thunderbird Tour Festival Sailby on Port Townsend Bay

10:30-11 am

“Learn to Music Stage Sail” & PTHS NW Schooner Sailing Team Cup Race Awards Youth Sail-by


10 am

11 a.m.


Memorial a.m. Bell Toll Schooner Remembering Awards

Joe Euro

Inventive solo guitar

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Tom Lewis Sea chanteys

1 pm

The Cutters

Celtic/American/ maritime folk

Family Boatbuilding Launching Ceremony

3-6 pm • Tickets at boat, NWMC Dock

3:30 pm

Scuttlebutt, Knots & Heaving a Line with PT Sea Scouts

4:30 pm

2 pm

3 pm

sea chanteys

Lively songs & tales of the sea

David LoVine The Whateverly Colorful, authentic Brothers

5 pm

All boats remaining overnight must check in with Point Hudson Marina Office.

Boat-ocol Most boat owners and crew are happy to have you step aboard during the festival. However, please follow “boat-ocol.” First, ask: “Permission to come aboard?” Nearly all the wooden boat owners at the festival will answer, “Yes, welcome aboard.” Keep in mind that small boats can be tippy and larger boats may be the owner’s full-time home. After confirming permission to board, listen carefully to their instructions of where to board and what to grip. You may be asked to remove your shoes. Please respect their privacy if some parts of the boat are closed to public access. How to board and move on a boat Take the owner’s advice about where to board and what to grip. The “shrouds” amidships are often the safest handhold, and “stanchions” are often not. Also, keep in mind that your weight will affect the stability of the boat for yourself and others. Step lightly and toward the center of the boat where you can. Lastly, make sure your shoes, jeans, belts and rings won’t leave scratches or marks on the decks, rails and seating areas. Remember, when boarding a boat, you are assuming full responsibility for your own safety. If you or anyone else falls into the water or gets hurt while on the docks or boats, please contact Festival Staff immediately! Bringing people & wooden boats together We encourage you to exchange contact information with boat owners of vessels you particularly like or contact the Wooden Boat Festival anytime yearround to track down boats from prior years. We bring people and wooden boats together. Port townsend & Jefferson County Leader

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Kids’ Boatbuilding: The Mission of ‘Discovery’ Boatbuilding, Board Games, Theater, art, Books Youths of all ages will find plenty to inspire their imaginations at one of the many “kids” programs at the Wooden Boat Festival. Young and old, boys and girls, first-time or experienced boatbuilders, sailors, pirates and artists will find plenty to do. There’s no denying the magic of wooden boats and the importance of these programs, both now and in the future. The new Northwest Maritime Center facilities will make more programs available year-round with our mission: to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life in the spirit of discovery and adventure.

ing a boat is at its most profound. As many as four families will build and launch their own Skunk Island Skiff, a 12-foot rowboat designed especially for this event. During the weekend, watch their progress under the watchful instruction of experienced boatbuilding instructor Steve Soltysik at the WBF and NWMC Boat Shop. Join the celebration when they launch their boats on Sunday afternoon!

Discovery Bay Games

Kids’ Boatbuilding Yard

“Kids” of all ages can design, build, rig and own their own small boat. Pick a hull. A mast. Some sailcloth. Before you know it, you forget the noise of hammering, the worries of work. Life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the pleasure of building a boat with young and old. We’re well into the second generation of “kids” in Kids’ Boatbuilding, and it’s because of dedicated people who share their time and talent year after year. This year, say thanks to Puget Sound Explorer students, teachers Marci van Cleve and Jon Soini, plus thanks to Westport Shipyard and Edensaw Woods for making magic happen with such beautiful hulls. All kids are welcome to build themselves a boat! Donations support youth scholarships.

Fish Printing with Port Townsend Marine Science Center

No one gets you closer to fish and the underwater side of the ocean than the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. Located just down the beach in Fort Worden State Park, its exhibits, touch tanks and programs teach us all about the ocean and its life.

This future first mate has the proper pirate attire to go with the Jolly Roger ship he’s building.

Create your own T-shirt art with center staff while learning about fish. Bring your own T-shirt or buy one at their booth. Touch tanks and natural history exhibits are open daily, noon-4 p.m., a one-mile beach walk to Fort Worden. Check the tides!

10th annual North Star Stage

Pull up a hay bale and enjoy the 10th annual North Star Stage children’s theater. The play is created and directed by Port Townsend daughter/father creative artists Sophie and Joey Pipia. North Star Stage was started by Valerie Hahn a decade ago. Sophie Pipia, a local homeschooler and actress, is now in her fifth year as director. This year, see “Captain Kidd and the Quest for Gold!” The captain has gold for blood and victory for bones; come watch the captain and crew battle for it all. Wouldbe buccaneers of all ages are invited. Come in costume and

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share the treasure! Shows are Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m.

Children’s Stories of the Sea

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Play one of six award-winning, family-oriented board games of fun, learning and discovery. Stop by and meet the new sponsor for Kids’ Boat Yard at the Wooden Boat Festival: Discovery Bay Games. While you’re there, try your hand at one of six games: Baffle Gab, Barista, Be•Rhymed!, The ORIGIN of Expressions, ¡Cuentamelo!, and Bafouiller. For every game you play, every boat you build, every fish you print or boat ride you take, enter to win a game. For information about this Port Townsend-based company before, during and after the festival, visit www.discoverybaygames. com.

Bruce Cowan – book lover, father and third-grade teacher – reads from well-known maritime books. Saturday 1-3 p.m., Sunday 10-11:30 a.m. at North Star Stage.

Captain Pirate’s Treasure Hunt

At High Noon on Sunday, young pirates should “shake a reef” and make their way to the Jolly Roger flag at the Cupola House. Captain Pirate appears with a longboat full of consorts, rowing and sailing into the marina and landing at Center Dock. That’s where anyone dressed like a pirate can join the hunt, scouring the grounds and beaches for the “X” that marks the spot of buried treasure!

Who knows? Maybe some day these two boatbuilders will become blue-water sailors, and will remember that visit to the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival and the “ship” they built and floated in Point Hudson Marina. Photos by Jan Davis Port townsend & Jefferson County Leader

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Guide to the 32nd Festival Boats Ama Natura


A “green” motorsailer designed for the Inside Passage by Peter Wilcox and Carl Chamberlain and built by NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Ama Natura is powered by 100 percent biodiesel and a gaff ketch rig, with solar components eliminating shore power needs. The name is a blending of east and west and means “Mother Nature,” or “She loves nature.” Portland, Ore.

C a i n e cruises daily in the waters of Portland’s Willamette River. PT P i ra t e D o u g Rathbun brought C a i n e back to life in 2001 and sailed her for a few years before allowing us to move her to Portland. In 2005 she underwent an extensive restoration: 16 new steam-bent oak frames, hundreds of silicon bronze screws, new floor boards, and paint inside and out. After 147 phone calls to Beetle Inc., she is here to sail again! Portland, Ore.


Absolute 1970

Trumpys were built in Annapolis, Md., and were afforded only by the very wealthy. This boat was originally built for Bayard Sharp of the Dupont dynasty. Trumpys were coastal cruisers, not passage makers. Another Trumpy, Shamrock, is also at the Festival this year. Shamrock is a flush deck cruiser. Absolute is the “House Boat” design (not to be confused with what we in the Northwest consider a houseboat). Carolina, Puerto Rico

Admirable 1900

The Bristol Bay gillnetter was developed in 1869 for gillnetting salmon in San Francisco Bay, but it quickly became the standard type from the Columbia River to Bristol Bay, Alaska. Fishing under sail in these boats was mandatory in Bristol Bay until 1952. Center for Wooden Boats chose this type of boat as its logo because of its long history as a Northwest workboat. Seattle, Wash.


Avenger 2 1965

Avenger is a Sparkman Stevens design built in New Zealand in 1965 of cold-moulded kauri. She sailed to Vancouver when new; adventures during the ’70s and ’80s included winning the 1971 Swiftsure race. After living aboard with my dog Okie for four years, this is the “next year” we’re finally making it to the Port Townsend Festival! Sidney, B.C.


Built in Tacoma in 1931 during the height of the Depression by Schertzer Boat, Bernadine has recently undergone extensive exterior refinishing; we’re now finishing her interior, including 1930s kerosene lighting. She’s an outstanding example of a 1930s Pacific NW power cruiser. The cabin lines are quite unique, featuring “drooping” corners fore and aft with a highly arched aft cabin top. Port Townsend, Wash.

Bright Star 2006

A Tolman Alaskan skiff, Bright Star is built from a kit and customized as a cabin cruiser for boat-camping and fishing trips. She has a cruising speed of 18 knots and has spent time on the Columbia and the Willamette rivers as well as the South Sound area between Olympia and Seattle. Lake Oswego, Ore.


D e signed by Bill L a p worth, she’s t h e only L45 ever built to plans. Designed for ocean racing, she was very successful, winning the 1958 San Diegoto-Acapulco race and placing fourth in the 1963 Transpac. She represented San Francisco in the 1962 Challenge Cup against the San Diego Yacht Club’s California 32, crewed by Lowell North, Malin Burnam and a young kid named Dennis Conner. Annie Too came to Port Townsend in 1994 and has been racing, day chartering and enjoying the Northwest ever since! Port Townsend, Wash.


In 1913, schooner Adventuress sailed from Maine to the Bering Sea via the Straits of Magellan. She then served the San Francisco Bar Pilots until 1951, waiting in the notoriously rough weather outside the Golden Gate. Since 1989, Sound Experience has provided hands-on education about the region’s urgent environmental issues aboard Adventuress, now a National Historic Landmark. We believe that people will protect what they learn to value. Port Townsend, Wash.


Annie Too




Arroyo was built in 1938 by Blanchard Boat Company. In 1949, she won the Swiftsure Lightship Race. Restored and rebuilt in Port Townsend, she was relaunched in 1998. Construction is cedar planks on oak with plywood decking on mahogany beams. Mast and boom are spruce with both teak and mahogany brightwork. Her deck is fiberglass-coated with silica sand. Engine is a Perkins 4-108 50hp diesel. Seattle, Wash.

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Bear 2002

Commissioned by WBF, she was built in partnership with Gray Wolf Ranch and NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Greg Foster designed her from the lines of Pacific Crest Outward Bound’s Elizabeth Bonaventure. She’s used for a wide variety of on-thewater programs, including Sea Scouts, Adventures at Sea and Puget Sound Explorers. She’s made a wonderful companion ship to the Townshend. Port Townsend, Wash.

For Sale

Blue Starr I 2004

Launched in 2005 after nearly 25 years of construction, including several divorces and estate arguments, we purchased her in 2002. Designed by William Garden, Blue Starr I is carvel planked with yellow cedar over oak frames. Her 2005 maiden voyage included a circumnavigation of Vancouver Island; 2006 saw her up the coast of British Columbia and across to the Queen Charlottes. Calgary, Alberta

Bella Darya 2003

This experimental vessel combines the versatility of wood/epoxy construction with the safety and performance qualities of a modern rigid-inflatable. As the trial horse, Bella Darya has endured several different sail rigs and is finally a cutter. I removed the forward rig, one of the 600-pound centerboards, and added standing rigging. Bella Darya has proven to be stable and comfortable in all conditions, but she finally sails much better with her new configuration. Olympia, Wash.

Bryony 1983

One of the last boats built under the guidance of Master Shipwright Bob Prothero, she was built at NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding and designed by local boatbuilder Jim Franken. She’s hailed from Port Townsend her entire career, offering day-sail charters. Bryony’s design was taken from 1890s Bristol Channel pilots. Her rig is traditional, with only two winches. Lines are hauled with human power and hundreds of years of ingenious ideas. Bryony can keep six people busy or can be sailed by one. A joy to sail both for the novice and the expert, she is “good for what ails you.” Port Townsend, Wash.

Buzzards Bay 25 2008

Boondock 2007

Boondock is a locally designed and constructed interpretation of a Polynesian voyaging catamaran. She features a ketch rig, large open bridge deck, secure central cockpit, six watertight compartments and private accommodations for a family of four. Boondock is the second set of hulls launched from the designs of ‘Beau’ Beaubien. She was constructed by a local cabinetmaker and has been finished and rigged by local shipwrights and riggers. Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Designed by Nathanael Herreshoff in the early 20th century, five boats were built in 1914. Since the 1980s, For Sale a number of plank-on-frame and cold-molded versions of the Buzzards Bay 25 have been launched on the East Coast. Peter Thomsen has constructed the latest example of this Herreshoff classic, possibly the first one built on the West Coast. Ridgefield, Wash.

Carleton Canoe 1909

Purchased in 1971 at the Old Town Canoe Company seconds store in Maine, the canoe probably dates from before 1909, when Old Town Canoe purchased the Carleton Canoe Company. Old Town added a fourth digit to Carleton’s three-digit serial numbers and began with the 1700 series. Since this canoe bears the serial number 767, she is likely one of the last canoes constructed by Carleton. Port Townsend, Wash.

Chesuki 1986

David built this boat, then single-handed it through California and Mexico. We now sail in the San Juans and brought her up to Desolation Sound. We mainly play at the Festival and race her in the Festival small boat races. Renton, Wash. Continued on 28

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Cindy Lou 1935

Cindy Lou is believed to be one of Ronald Young’s early “Poulsbo Boats.” We purchased her carcass in 2005. With Denny Johnson’s help, we restored her, finding pieces on eBay. Powered by a 1920 Gray Marine with a copper tube keel cooler, Cindy Lou is very seaworthy due to her proud bow. We love to “putt” across to Poulsbo. Keyport, Wash.

Designed and built by Sam Devlin in 1986, Eider was constructed using Sam’s usual high quality marine ply epoxy and glass tack and tape method. Her cabin has sitting headroom, a solid fuel cabin stove and two berths. She carries a 5hp Mariner outboard and a sculling oar for pleasant exercise on a calm morning. She’s easily trailered and kept beside our home. Port Townsend, Wash.

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Essex 1971

Two-person rowing dory built of plywood over mahogany frames and trim, with a white hull and bright interior. We are her original owners. Mendocino, Calif.

Halcyon Days

Island Girl

Built in Lake Oswego, Ore. We purchased her in 2000 from a yacht broker who had rescued her after years of neglect. After six years exploring the Sound and Islands, she had a 10-week refit at the Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op. She was in perfect shape for our 3,436 nautical miles up and down the Inland Passage to Alaska last summer, the culmination of years of dreaming, planning and work! Olympia, Wash.

A 43-foot cruising cutter designed by Carl Chamberlain of Port Townsend and built by Ron For Sale C ox in Whangarei, New Zealand, she is built of New Zealand kauri and Burma teak. She’s been cruising for about 12 years now, mostly in Fiji with trips back to New Zealand and a couple of trips to Tonga and Tovalu. Most recently, she completed a 6,500-mile trip from Fiji to Seattle. She has come to the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival to show off. Port Townsend, Wash.


Hama 1941

Colonel Lewis



Originally built as a Lake Superior fishing boat, this carvel-planked sharpie skiff was made with white pine on fir frames. The current owner’s grandfather and granduncle – both named Colonel Lewis – rebuilt her in the 1940s, rigged her for sail and equipped her with a small outboard engine for a family utility boat in northern Minnesota. She was beached in 1979 and left to rot. Mike Etnier started her second rebuild in 1987 and finally relaunched her in May 2008. Bellingham, Wash.

Dorjun 1902

Built for the U.S. Lifesaving Service, her design and hull shape are similar to the lifeboats used in Shackleton’s epic voyage. In 1937 she sailed through the Straits of Magellan on a trip documented in National Geographic. She sank in the 1946 Portland flood and spent several years on the mud before being rescued and stored. In 1992 Dorjun was brought to Port Townsend for a loving restoration and relaunched at the 1992 Wooden Boat Festival. She’s been used for WBF programs ever since, and after some additional recent work, she’s ready for her next hundred years. Port Townsend, Wash.


Ellen 2008

Ellen was built by Chimacum High School students in the only wooden boatbuilding program offered by a Washington state high school. Melanya Nordstrom and Trevor Tillman asked instructor Todd Miller if they could build a more sophisticated boat than the Atkins skiffs built in the program’s first year. Miller, a science teacher and sailor, was skeptical whether they could complete such a complicated project, but after much persuasion he agreed. Twelve students built two Atkins rowing skiffs in addition to Ellen. They want to especially thank Hasse and Co. Sails and Edensaw Woods for their support. Quilcene, Wash.

Elmore 1890

Elmore was used to carry passengers and freight between Astoria and Tillamook before the road was built. She was then used as a ferry to Alaska during the late 1890s Klondike Gold Rush. In 1922 she burned to the waterline and was rebuilt as a combo tug/fish carrier. She continued as a tugboat until 1982, when she was stripped and sold as a hull. Floyd Waite then bought her and restored her. Since 1990, we have cruised her to Alaska and the San Juans. Port Hadlock, Wash.

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Falu was built in 2006 by Craig Merkel of Eugene, using plans from SelwayFisher. She was developed as a workboat for the farmers, crabbers and fishermen of southern New Jersey; in keeping with her workboat origins I have used mostly galvanized fittings and oiled rather than bright finishes. Her paint is Glidden Porch and Deck. Eugene, Ore.

In 1948 this Peterson-designed and -built cruiser went out to the end of the Aleutians. For the last 10 years Hama has been a July feature at Hot Springs Cove, B.C. Ruston, Wash.

Hammer P 1966

Grebe 1965

Grebe is a Trojan Express Cruiser built by Amish craftsmen in Lancaster, Pa. She has been in the Pacific Northwest for some time and in our care for the past five years, needing only paint varnish and minor upgrades to provide comfortable cruising. In 2006 we installed a rack on her hard top, allowing us to carry our kayaks to the San Juans and use Grebe as a mothership while we enjoy paddling. Seattle, Wash.

We knew HammerP was in need of repowering, so after much research, we decided to convert her to all electric. We would keep the old generator to assist in charging the batteries. After the conversion was complete the generator failed, so we added a “kicker” motor to keeping voltage use lower, allowing longer trips between charges. We can travel about 40–60 miles on a charge, and until the generator is replaced we must take time to plug in and recharge for a return trip. Our cruising style has not changed since the conversion – we always traveled from trolling speed to about 6 knots. To conserve power, we plan our trips with the tidal currents and prevailing weather, just like a sailboat. Gig Harbor, Wash.


Happy Talk 1962

Happy Talk was Ketteburg 50 hull No. 6; she was christened in 1962. For more than 35 years, the Burnett Family sailed her in Southern California. Charlie DeWeese purchased her in August 2007 and began a full restoration both inside and out. Capt. DeWeese spent the month of March 2008 sailing her north to Lummi Island, where she now resides. Lummi Island, Wash.

Horizon 1940

Horizon is an Ingrid built in 1940. We acquired her to restore and sail. We plan to return her to her original beautiful condition. She still has in place her original wood-burning stove and ice box. We see her as a piece of history and a work of art, which came to us with much of her history documented. Oklahoma City, Okla.

Husky Challenger

Island Spirit 2000

A 22-foot Devlin Surf Scoter, she was built by the owner from 1994 to 2000 and cruises Puget Sound and British Columbia. Mountlake Terrace, Wash.


The Husky Challenger was a top-of-the-line eight-oared shell built in the 1940s by rowing legend George Pocock, who coached the Lake Washington crew to an Olympic gold medal in 1960. She raced competitively for years with the Lake Washington Rowing Club, winning several national rowing events. Husky Challenger was donated to the Wooden Boat Foundation as part of a growing fleet of classic wooden rowing shells retired from national competition and finding their way to Port Townsend. Port Townsend, Wash.

Jean Alden 2000

Modeled on the traditional Cape Cod catboat. I scaledup Phil Bolger’s Bob Cat design, added a small cabin, and copied the rig from a Crosby catboat. She was built in my garage and driveway, 1997-2000. One Christmas vacation I used a large conference room at my job as a sail loft. The result is a sweet sailing pocket cruiser that has brought our family much joy and satisfaction. Palo Alto, Calif. Continued on 30

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Jennifer Gail 1971

Jennifer Gail is a good example of a production vessel of the 1970s. Her original engines – naturally aspirated GM 6-71 diesels – have approximately 3,000 hours. She is not a fast boat, but she burns only 7 gallons/ hour at 8 knots. Her 15-foot beam and 6-foot, 2-inch headroom throughout suit her role as floating condo/ office on the water, with occasional trips to the San Juans. Spokane, Wash.

Joshua 1986

Joshua is a historical replica of Joshua Slocum’s Spray, the first boat to be solo circumnavigated. She is built of oak, Port Orford cedar and Douglas fir. Camano Island, Wash.


Mrs. Bucket

(pronounced “Bouquet”)


Owner P e t e r McCowin built the 19-foot sailboat using the philosophy that a small boat can be built as meticulously as a super-expensive yacht. But he also confessed to spending far too much time sanding, varnishing and working out the many small details to create a traditional sailing craft. On most summer weekends, Kaitlin can be found exploring the small coves and bays of south Puget Sound. Enumclaw, Wash.



Lion’s Paw

I found Kestrel in 1997. Her oiled teak had been collecting smog for 10 years, and her electrical system hadn’t been upgraded since the Ford administration. But below the soot she was solid, and I’ve slowly restored her from stem to stern. The avocado Naugahyde is gone, the Pisces diesel rebuilt, and the Burmese teak shines. Between projects, she’s journeyed from the San Juans to Desolation Sound. Kestrel is not particularly fast, nor is she spacious, but like many wooden boat owners, something intangible and spiritual connects me to this boat. Seattle, Wash.

Built by Paul Padovich in Gig Harbor over the period of 14 years, Lion’s Paw is a story for modern times: We purchased her sight unseen on eBay! Thrilled with her condition, we cruised the San Juan and Gulf islands before bringing her back to Hood River, Ore. We’re excited to be returning to Puget Sound for the Festival and more cruising, and this time with our 2-year old son. Hood River, Ore.




Part of MV Olympus’ original equipment, Junaluska came to the West Coast with Olympus in 1938. But when the big yacht was conscripted into the Navy for World War II service, her tender was left behind in California. After acquiring Olympus in 1994, we eventually found her tender in Southern California in 2001, still bearing her original builder’s plate. After extensive restoration, she’s once again taken her place back on top of her mother ship. Mercer Island, Wash.


Built in 1907 for J.R. Hanify, commodore of the San Francisco Yacht Club, Martha is a B.B. Crowninshield design. Martha recently celebrated her centennial with a complete below-the-waterline restoration. Owned and operated by The Schooner Martha Foundation since 1996, she takes both youths and adults on sail training adventures. Martha is not only the oldest working sailboat in the state of Washington but also is the oldest living flagship of the San Francisco Yacht Club. Port Townsend, Wash.

Little Gem II 1952

Built as a pleasure yacht in 1952, she was originally christened Beagle, as her owners intended to sail her from California to the Galapagos, replicating Darwin’s voyage. Although she has not yet made that trip, she spent many years as a private charter yacht in Southeast Alaska and has seen much of Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. After a complete refit in 2002, she is currently available as either a bareboat or crewed charter. Everett, Wash.



Katherine Jane La Boheme 1926

Christened Kantaki upon her launch in 1938, this vessel’s keel was laid in 1926 in Victoria. After a complete rebuild in 1981, she was relaunched as La Boheme. We bought her in 2000 and have had her completely re-rigged, sailing the San Juans, Gulf Islands and the B.C. and Vancouver Island coasts. Port Hadlock, Wash.

A Poulsbo boat, she spent her first years as a rental boat at Point No Point. I purchased and restored her with a new transom, garboard planks, horn timber engine stringers and decking. She displays considerable polished brass and varnished mahogany and has been consistently upgraded over the past 20 years. Keyport, Wash.

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Mrs. Bucket is a Drascombe Lugger. She is quite seaworthy and makes for a nice beach cruising boat. I’ve sailed her all over – Clayquot Sound, over the Columbia Bar and down the Oregon Coast. She’s one of the few small boats around to have deadeyes and lanyards (installed following Brion Toss’ high-modular WBF presentation a few years ago). Named after the famous Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced “bouquet”) of the British sitcom “Keeping Up Appearances,” Mrs. Bucket is a rowboat that thinks she’s a yacht. Spokane, Wash.


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MonkStruck 1955

Designed by Ed Monk and built on Lake Union by Master Carpenter Vern Benson, she served as Benson’s personal boat for several years and has spent most of her life on the lake. She’s powered by a 200hp flathead six-cylinder gas engine. The open interior gives her the feel of a much larger vessel as well as great visibility under way. Scappoose, Ore.

A traditional lapstrake Folkboat built in Kastrup, Denmark, she was originally shipped to the East Coast but has been in Port Townsend waters for the last 20 years. Over the last several years I have replaced floors, keel bolts and interior, and have also wooded and varnished all her brightwork, replacing the oil and Cetol that had built up over the years. Nais is used as she was intended: for family cruising. Port Townsend, Wash.

Kathleen 1900

She’s probably a British naval launch from around 1900. How she arrived on these shores is unknown, but during the ’30s and ’40s she was Wah-Wah, a troller based out of Port Townsend, and fished Washington and Southeast Alaska with a single-cylinder diesel. Her current cabin configuration was put on in the early ’60s, and she was repowered in 1978 with her current Saab 2-J 30hp diesel, which sips about a gallon per hour. She was totally refastened and recaulked in 1990 with silicon bronze screws. Now she resides in Anacortes and can be seen mostly cruising the San Juans. Anacortes, Wash.

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M/V Lotus 1909

Lille Danser 1976

Built by John Freiburg and Roy West, her lines were taken by W.B. Crealock from an early 19th-century Danish tax vessel. Space originally designed for cargo now provides a saloon and forecabin with head and shower. She has been in the Allen family since 1983 and sailed in many Master Mariners’ regattas as well as a trip to Mexico. She’s now been passed down to daughter Tami as a “boat and breakfast” around Puget Sound. Bainbridge Island, Wash.

An Edwardian houseboat cruiser, M/V Lotus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Though nearly 100 years old, Lotus remains historically complete. Designed by naval architects Lee and Brinton, she was built in the Sloan Yard in Seattle specifically to cruise the Inside Passage of the Pacific Northwest. Lotus is now operated by the M/V Lotus Heritage Foundation. Port Townsend, Wash.

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Morning Star 1948

A 42-foot Gulfweed design gaff-rigged ketch, she was originally built for commercial fishing service in Alaska. This heavily built boat is planked with 2-inch yellow Alaskan cedar and 2x4-inch Douglas fir frames. In 1982 her fishing gear was removed and her interior was modified for pleasure use. She has two new sails, new standing and running rigging, and electronics. Olympia, Wash.

Native Girl 1965

Designed by the legendary Allen Farrell and built on a B.C. beach using only hand tools, she’s a true work of art. She has been recently outfitted with a new Saab diesel, tanks, decks, sails, wiring and electronics. To sit below is to be bathed in warmth and grace – at last you have found a place you never wish to leave. Sadly for me, and joyously for the new owner, she is also for sale. Nanaimo, B.C. Continued on 32

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Nutmeg 2008

New Rosa 1998

Built at Seal Beach, Calif., we purchased her in 2001 after she’d been vandalized and repossessed. We then moved her “on her own bottom” from San Diego to Bainbridge Island. Her complete history is unknown, but we believe her design dates from the late 1940s or 1950s. Why the boat was constructed so late remains a mystery, but she evidently was never used for commercial fishing but rather as a deep-sea fishing pleasure boat. Pender Island, B.C.

Nutmeg is a Northwest/ Scandinavian interpretation of Herreshoff’s Coquina. She is traditionally built riveted lapstrake. Jim Taylor, Jay Smith and Torgy Torgerson have been building her most every Friday since 2006. She has Alaskan yellow cedar planking, oak frames with sepeli transom stem keel sheer strake and deck. Black locust and teak are also used. Heidi Sawyer fabricated the sails. Jim will sail her in the San Juans and beyond. Anacortes, Wash.



Built in Denmark in 1936, she is probably of the MSJ Hansen design. Hansen was one of the three most famous Danish Spidsgatter designer/builders. Nicknamed “best buns in the boatyard” during her winter 2007 haul-out, Pax has a lot of adventure soaked into her strong larch pine and oak hull. Thanks to the help of many, many Port Townsend marine trades craftspeople, Pax is now sailing again! Port Townsend, Wash.


Night Wind I 1964

A Frank Fredette classic ketch built in Victoria by Derek Verhey, she is heavily built of 1 1/8-inch western red cedar planking over bent oak frames and a cedar deck, very much like the fish boats of her time. She has galvanized standing rigging, and spruce masts and bowsprit. Gabriola, B.C.

Passat V 1951

NorseBoat 17.5 2008

She’s a high-performance daysailer with classic lines, two rowing stations and comfortable camp cruising accommodations. A twopiece carbon fiber mast carries her signature curved gaff yard. A modest-size deck keeps the cockpit dry, and her wineglass transom can accept a small outboard. Centerboard and rudder both pivot for shallow-draft explorations, and a full size double berth forms in the forward end of the cockpit, enclosed by a tent. Belfast, Prince Edward Island

An allteak ketch built in Germany, she was brought to California in 1953. She subsequently spent 20 years in B.C. waters before returning to the United States, but she is now back in B.C. Named after the famous “P” Line square rigger Passat, she has recently undergone an extensive restoration, as chronicled in the August 2008 issue of Pacific Yachting. Ladysmith, B.C.

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QuaHog 2 is a Candlefish 16 designed and built by Sam Devlin in 2007. Owner Ken Hooley uses her for fooling around the waterfront with his grandsons. Speed is slightly more than 25 mph at reasonable throttle, and she’s beachable for exploring the shallows. She’s unique amongst power skiffs in having a watertight cargo hold. Bay City, Ore.


In the late ’50s a Tacoma lumber company with a lot of excess plywood staged a design contest for a racer/ cruiser sailboat that amateurs could build in their backyards. Ben Seaborn won with his design for the very fast yet easily built Thunderbird. The Wooden Boat Foundation uses Risa and her sister ship Island Passage for adult sailing classes. Port Townsend, Wash.



Built for the president of the New York Stock Exchange in 1929, Olympus served several owners before silent movie star Mary Stewart brought her to the West Coast. She served the Navy during World War II and was then acquired as a state fisheries patrol vessel, but Washington’s governor commandeered her as the state yacht. When his political opponents discovered what he’d paid for the restoration, he lost the election! Mercer Island, Wash.




Petunia Olympus

Qua Hog 2

In 1991, I found an 1880s oil-fired bow light in a Mystic antique store, and knew one day it would hang on my own cat boat. The Crosby boat yard had perfected the catboat since 1840. A phone call to Crosby’s yard located Petunia in Oysterville, Maine; two months later, she arrived in California. We spent five years completely restoring Petunia, and we finished the restoration in our Orcas Island barn. She has a bronze wheel and a Kelvin and White deck compass, and of course the bow light I’d purchased back in Mystic in 1991. Eastsound, Wash.


Raven 2008

Designed and built by Leif Knutsen of Big Foot Marine, she’s a “proof of concept” vessel I’d like to see manufactured. Her semidisplacement hull form has excellent sea-keeping qualities and fuel efficiency; soft bending moments allow very easy building. Safety is paramount, and all functions can be accomplished from “inside” the vessel. A large section of the transom hinges down to become a swim step. Many “double duty” design features offer versatility and a remarkably large living space in a 29foot vessel. Port Townsend, Wash.

Rosemary is based on a 1915 C . W. B a r rett design for guides on Maine’s R a n g e ley Lakes. The guides needed an easily rowed hull capable of dealing with adverse weather and stable enough for standing fly-casting. We stretched the design to 16 feet so she can be rowed both single and double, with or without a passenger. As in the 1915 design, the passenger is treated to a comfortable seat with removable backrest. The floorboards are easily removed to allow for easy cleaning. Allyn, Wash.


A working tug for 65 years, Sand Man is now listed on the National Historic Register. In 1922, her original owner installed a 100hp Fairbanks-Morse diesel, believed to be one of the first highpower oil engines on Puget Sound. In 1999, the Sand Man Foundation acquired her and hired the Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op to rebuild her hull and deck. Now 95 percent restored, she was relaunched in September 2005. Tumwater, Wash.

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The Anacortes Sea Scouts were given a Great Pelican to work on. Over the winter they cleaned her up and are nearing completion. They will sail her around Anacortes prior to the Festival and intend to sail her on her own bottom from Keystone to the Festival and back. Anacortes, Wash.

Sea Witch 1939


Designed by John Alden, she transited the Panama Canal in 1971 and was in the first Class i c Wo o d e n Yacht Regatta sponsored by PT Sails and WBF in 1984. Rob Jacobs converted her to a stays’l rig with aluminum masts, lightening her rig by 1,000 pounds. Len Skoog ingeniously designed the pilothouse to enhance comfort without detracting from her graceful lines and good visibility. In 2002 she was refastened below the waterline and the entire hull was recaulked by Dave Thompson. Lakebay, Wash.

Sand Man

Sage Retriever 2008

The 8-foot pram has had a long history as a tender to small- or medium-size cruising boats due to its compact size yet excellent carrying capacity. The Humble Bee can accommodate a crew of one to three. The bow transom is small and located well above the waterline, resulting in smoother progress through the water in choppy seas. Allyn, Wash.


Sage was built by Rick Bedard from Jim Michalak’s Jewelbox Jr. design. She has a “Birdwatcher” cabin, providing a large living space on a small boat and gives tremendous reserve stability. Tests proved that Sage will float happily on her side if knocked down and will right herself given the slightest opportunity. Sage’s hull shape conforms to Phil Bolger’s “sea of peas” theory for low resistance. Eugene, Ore.

An Ed Monk Sr. plan No. 509, Sea Witch retains many of her original bronze fittings, fractionally rigged mast and 1960s gas engine. John and Jo Bailey bought her in 1965 and cruised extensively with five kids, a cat and a dog. She remained with Jo for 30 years as she wrote the well-known Gunkholing guides. In 2000, Larry and Nancy Cherry Eifert began restoration. Sea Witch was the “poster-boat” for the 2002 Wooden Boat Festival. Eifert’s paintings of The Witch continue to document her well-publicized life of almost 70 years. Port Townsend, Wash. Continued on 34

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Designed and built in Detroit by a pair of ex-autoworkers, she was commissioned as a (much shorter) homage to Gertrude Thebaud, a 130foot schooner that raced against the famed Bluenose. At her 2002 rebuild in the Point Hudson Boat Shop, a bowsprit was added to reflect her elegant curved boomkin, and her rig was modified from sloop to cutter. She’s very competitive, often surprising boats larger and longer. Boulder, Colo./ Port Townsend

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Simmons 18 Sea Skiff 2008

The Simmons Sea Skiffs were first designed and used in the Carolinas in the 1950s for fishing and pleasure. This contemporary version was built in glued lapstrake with Meranti plywood and CVG Douglas fir. The interior was modified to suit the owner. The motor well was modified to accept a 25hp 4-stroke long shaft but is currently powered by a 15hp 2-stroke. Sequim, Wash.

Susie 1927

Sunbow 2002

Designed by John Marples, she was built by Dick White in the Mojave Desert over a period of 10 years. Constant Camber is a method of laying up cold-molded panels on one mold of consistent camber, which allows all the strips to be the same spile. The panels are then buttspliced together, forming a sturdy monoque structure. She was built in three pieces, trucked to Oxnard, Calif., and launched in 2002. Seattle, Wash.

A Blanchard Standardized Hunting Cruiser (Dreamboat), she was Norm Blanchard’s own boat from 1944 to 1954. We have been her custodians for the last 24 years, keeping her as much original as our research has shown, and sanding through many layers of paint. She’s a raised deck cruiser of moulded design, constructed of red cedar over oak frames. Port Townsend, Wash.



Trine belongs to a well-known Norwegian cruiser-class called the 40-square-meter, double-ended sloop. Twenty sailboats were made between 1938 and 1947 in Sarpsborg, Norway. Bellingham resident George Boggs bought her in 2002 and began a thorough restoration to upgrade, among many things, the many failing iron screws World War II boat builders were forced to use due to a severe shortage of materials. Bellingham, Wash.

Designed by Hugh Angelman and Charles Davies of Sea Witch fame, she was built in Junk Bay, Hong Kong, by American Marine Ltd., a small yard prior to the 1963 production of Grand Banks trawler yachts. She’s an able and proven offshore cruiser designed and built to take in easy stride whatever seas and conditions you may encounter, from Alaska to Panama or Nova Scotia to the Antilles. Olympia, Wash.



Tatiana 1966

Storm Crow Shamrock 1965

Built in Annapolis, Md., Trumpy No. 427 was originally named Admiral Blake. Constructed of doubleplanked mahogany over a frame of white oak, her trim is teak. She transited the Panama Canal during the 1980s. Beginning in 2002, she’s undergone a major restoration and now cruises Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands and Canada. Port Ludlow, Wash.


A brand-new owner-built 26-foot Calkins Bartender, her launch this summer is timely, as the 2008 Festival honors the work of George Calkins. I’ve built her for my own use as a fishing and cruising boat and made only a few modifications, always trying to remain true to the original look and performance of the design. Beaverton, Ore.

Surf Scoter 2008

Surf Scoter is a stretched cuddy cabin version of the classic George Calkins Bartender. Powered by an inboard Westerbeke 70GA, she’ll hit about 24 knots with two passengers and displaces 1,800 pounds fully loaded and fueled. She’s built of fully epoxy encapsulated oukume plywood and finished in two-part LPU paint. Rough-water performance is outstanding. Astoria, Ore.

Built by Ed Rabeneck in 1966 at Wellington, B.C., Tatiana was registered as a fishing vessel. Her present owner, Nicholas Rushton, tracked down Tatiana’s blueblood history, and Rabeneck’s son and nephew provided him with some of her sail plans. Suspecting a connection to the designs of legendary naval architect L. Francis Herreshoff, Ruston superimposed the plans for Tatiana on those of Dulcinea, which Herreshoff used to design his famous racing yacht class Rozinante. Calgary, Alberta

Tupper 2008

Her weight with all accessories is 70 to 75 pounds. There is a romantic myth that the Adirondack guideboat was invented by just one person, but history proves that evolution from the mid1800s to early 1900s by backwoodsmen and guides created a boat to get around extensive waterways. It had to be lightweight enough to be carried on a curved yoke through the bush. East Wenatchee, Wash.

Windsong 1993

Designed by the owner, a graduate of Westlawn School of Yacht Design, and built by his son, a wooden boat builder in Norway. She’s a pilothouse cutter with dual steering stations. Her aluminum mast was also designed by the owner. She’s currently berthed at Bainbridge Island and sails in Puget Sound and environs. Rollingbay, Wash.

Udderly Local Strait Shot 1961

Silva Bans 1985

David restored her over 11 years and launched her in 2001. We have sailed her in the San Juans and Gulf Islands, having a great time. In December 2006, the boat was hit by a windstorm, and again David restored her back, and we sailed off again. Renton, Wash.

She’s an original factorybuilt 1961 Bartender, completely restored in 2007 and repowered with GM 4.3L V6. Her top speed is 30 knots. Bellingham, Wash.

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She’s an example of the classic Haven 12, a Joel White adaptation of the Herreshoff 12 or Buzzard’s Bay 12. She’s constructed of western red cedar planks over white oak frames with a teak transom and other features from mahogany. Fox Island, Wash.

A replica of the yawl HMS Discovery carried during Capt. Vancouver’s 1792-95 exploration of Puget Sound, the original boat covered 30 to 40 miles a day charting these waters. NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding built this replica in 1992 to celebrate the expedition’s bicentennial. Eight rowing stations carry 14-foot oars, letting her cruise at 4 to 6 knots. Townshend, the original spelling for Port Townsend, serves as a floating classroom and living museum for the Wooden Boat Foundation. Port Townsend, Wash.



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Festival Faculty Dennis armstrong – owner of Knotted Line in Redmond, Wash., a festival veteran & instructor at the nW school of Wooden Boatbuilding, dennis is a walking reference on utilitarian & decorative objects made of rope. Knots, Mats & other Ropey Stuff: Boatyard stage, Friday 11 a.m.-noon

ernie Baird – ernie built Grace B, an open 25’ cat ketch, more than 20 years ago & has sailed her, on her own keel, from seattle to Barkley sound & the strait of Georgia. He is also an accomplished boatbuilder & boat repairer who established Baird Boat Co. in 1988. Open Boat Cruising: Boatyard stage, saturday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Jim Blaiklock – a lifetime boater, Jim started building boats in 1968. His experience has included new construction of 5.5-meter designs & classic sparkman & stephens yawls, along with repair work on yachts on both the atlantic & Pacific coasts. His woodworking expertise is renowned. Dutchman & Butterfly Techniques: Woodworking stage, sunday 10:30-11:30 a.m.

anne Brevig & Martin Vennesland – Canadian circumnavigators & authors who were norwegian-born, Martin & anne sold their house, bought a boat (which became their only home for 15 years) & quit their jobs to take off & fulfill their dreams. Their book, 9 Years on the 7 Seas with Nor Siglar, was popular & their experiences are enlightening. Nor Siglar Crossing the Pacific: Panama to the Marquesas: Marina Room, saturday 2-3 p.m. Panama Canal & San Blas Islands on Nor Siglar: Marina Room, sunday 2-3 p.m.

Mark Bunzel – Publisher & general manager at Fine edge, producing nautical cruising guides, how-to-books & planning maps, Mark is a book author who also writes for Northwest Yachting Magazine, Pacific Yachting and Power Cruising. He has cruised extensively in the Caribbean, Bahamas, Greek islands, Central america, along the U.s. West Coast, san Juans, Gulf islands & to Alaska; he is also a certified twin-engine airplane pilot. Alaska by Wooden Boat: Marina Room, saturday 10-11 a.m. 10 Places Not to Sail & Those Not to Miss: Marina Room, sunday noon-1 p.m. Family Boatbuilding: How It Can Work: Woodworking stage, Friday 4-5 p.m.

Stephen Gale – northern england to Port townsend is a long way, especially when done via years of blue-water sailing, but that is how stephen came. He attended the nW school of Wooden Boatbuilding, where he then taught, & is now a co-owner of Haven Boatworks.

Betty lowman Carey (Bijaboji) – in 1937, Betty rowed from Puget sound to alaska in a dugout canoe as a lone 22-year-old – without GPs, a cell phone, vHF or even complete charts – an admirable feat today & astounding for that time. Her book, Bijaboji: North To Alaska by Oar, has become a classic on the inside Passage life & conditions of the 1930s.

Ask a Shipwright – Haven Boatworks: Boatyard stage, saturday 1-3 p.m.

Joe Greenley – Owner of Redfish Kayaks & an instructor at the nW school of Wooden Boatbuilding, Joe builds custom kayaks & canoes with striking combinations of light & dark woods.

Bijaboji, Bella & the Barbara Goss – Women rowers of the inside Passage, 1937-2007: Marina Room, saturday 4-5 p.m.

Chris Chase – after moving from Colorado to attend the nW school of Wooden Boatbuilding, Chris stayed & is part of the Port townsend shipwrights Co-op. He specializes in woodworking & fine joinery. in his spare time, Chris keeps busy restoring the Alerte, a 35’ French pilot cutter. Ask a Shipwright – PT Shipwrights Co-op: Boatyard stage, saturday 3-5 p.m.

lawrence W. Cheek – Lawrence wrote the book The Year of the Boat, which chronicles his struggle to achieve a passable level of imperfection in building his sailboat, & the WoodenBoat magazine article “Perfectionism & the Wooden Boat.” He is architecture critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer & teaches nonfiction writing at the University of Washington. Imperfectionism & the Wooden Boat: Marina Room, Friday 2-3 p.m.

robin Clark & Sue Dandridge (Barbara Goss) – With separate but similar inspirations & rowing experiences, Robin & sue discovered they both had a dream to row the inside Passage, & shortly after they met they began planning. they put together a Merry Wherry boat kit & named the boat after Robin’s great aunt. in their 2007 trip they covered 750 miles in 28 days. Bijaboji, Bella & the Barbara Goss: Women rowers of the inside Passage, 1937-2007: Marina Room, saturday 4-5 p.m.

Kaci Cronkhite – Circumnavigator, author, nW Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation managing director & festival director, Kaci resisted owning a boat for a decade, even with the extreme temptations crossing her path every day at the Wooden Boat Foundation. in august 2007, she succumbed to an almost 70-yearold danish double-ender named Pax. in 11 months of restoration, peace is redefined. Finding PAX: Women in the Wooden Boat World: Marina Room, Friday 3-4 p.m.

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Building a Cedar-Strip Kayak/ Canoe: Woodworking stage, Friday 2-3 p.m. Building a Cedar-Strip Kayak/ Canoe: Woodworking stage, saturday 2-3 p.m. Joe Greenley, owner of Redfish Kayaks and an instructor at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, is back on the Woodworking Stage this year. Photo by Jan Davis

Stan Cummings – executive director of the nW Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation, stan has a wide background in maritime education, programs & management. He will explain the exciting vision of the future & conduct a tour of the building site. Northwest Maritime Center: A vision of future & tour of building site: sail Loft, saturday, 11-11:30 a.m. Northwest Maritime Center: A vision of future & tour of building site: sail Loft, saturday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Megan Davis – Megan has the pleasure of teaching the handwork for Port townsend sails’ Hands on sail Repair seminar. she is currently employed by Hasse & Co. as the head of the light air department. Traditional Sailmaking Handwork: sail Loft, sunday noon-1 p.m.

aaron Day – With a wide boating background, ranging from sailing on the schooner Adventuress to working aboard wooden fishing boats in alaska, aaron has worked for several local Port townsend masters in the marine trades. He was an original partner at Freyja Boatworks & specializes in traditional boatbuilding techniques & spar making. Ask a Shipwright – Freyja Boatworks: Boatyard stage, Friday 3-5 p.m.

Sam Devlin – several years after graduating from the University of oregon, sam began boat building & is entering his 30th year in the industry. He has built about 500 boats, virtually all of them to his own designs, written a book on his technique as well as developed a

video & extensive catalog of designs, been a contributor to various magazines & holds a captain’s license. He has participated at the Wooden Boat Festival & during the past decade made annual boat trips to alaska. Alaska by Wooden Boat: Marina Room, saturday 10-11 a.m. Stitch & Glue Boatbuilding: Woodworking stage, Friday 3-4 p.m.

Jeff eichen – a professional & award-winning photographer, Jeff has taught classes in association with the northwest Maritime Center & northwind arts alliance in Port townsend. His workshop will cover the different elements that go into creating great boat photographs. Boat Photography: sail Loft, saturday 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Matt elder – a boatbuilder with more than 20 years of experience in the marine trades, Matt is also a co-owner of sea Marine in Port townsend, a boatyard adjacent to the Wooden Boat Festival grounds. Ask a Shipwright – Sea Marine: Boatyard stage, Friday 1-3 p.m.

Nancy erley – Founder of tethys offshore sailing, nancy has made two voyages around the world & has a wealth of knowledge & stories for all. she will tell how to travel safely after dark & without electronic navigation – often a scary necessity yet a most profound time when one can become one with the rhythm of the sea on a dark & solitary night watch. Night Sailing: Traveling Safely After Dark: Marina Room, saturday 1-2 p.m.

Jay Greer – Jay began working with boats at age 12. now with more than 60 years of boating experience, including sailing, designing, boat building & as a skipper, he could cover a variety of topics. this year he will demonstrate the art of decorative ship carving. Decorative Ship Carving: Woodworking stage, sunday noon1 p.m.

Tony Grove – tony is a shipwright by trade, furniture designer, artist & teacher who works from his home shop tucked among the trees on Gabriola island. His talk will focus on traditional to contemporary design & construction of ship cabinetry. Ship’s Cabinetry: Marina Room, Friday noon-1 p.m.

Wil Hamm – Wil is owner of W.H. autopilots, the major manufacturer of small-vessel autopilots in the country. He will discuss electric & hybrid small boat engines as well as autopilots & other steering systems. Autopilots & Steering Systems: sail Loft, saturday 2:30-3:30 p.m. Electric Boats: sail Loft, sunday 10-11 a.m.

John C. Harris – John C. Harris designed & built his first wooden boat at age 14 & continued throughout his life. He has been at Chesapeake Light Craft, purveyor of wooden boat kits & plans, since 1994 & is now the owner & Ceo. Playing in small boats & jazz bands are John’s singular passions. He will demonstrate how to sheath wood with fiberglass & epoxy to get a professional-looking finish & a strong boat. Fiberglassing Over Wood Like a Pro: Woodworking stage, saturday 3:30-5 p.m. Continued on Page 38

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Carol Hasse – One of the early festival organizers, Carol has a love of wooden boats & is a renowned sail instructor, writer, teacher & sail maker. She has sailed more than 35,000 miles offshore, in a variety of the world’s waters, & owned Hasse & Co. Port Townsend Sails since 1978. As one of the premier sailmakers in the world, Carol give two talks on the basics of sailmaking.

Essentials of Sailmaking: Sail Loft, Friday 4-5:30 p.m. Essentials of Sailmaking: Sail Loft, Saturday, 9:30-11 a.m.

Adam Henley – An avid sailor for his entire life, Adam is currently restoring the family’s boat, a 1926 Alden schooner. He has decades in the lumber & marine hardware businesses. Adam has been involved with the Wooden Boat Festival for many years & currently works at Edensaw Woods. Wood for Boatbuilding: Woodworking Stage, Friday 11 a.m.-noon Wood for Boatbuilding: Woodworking Stage, Saturday 11 a.m.-noon

Blaise Holly – An accomplished shipwright with a variety of experience, Blaise, from Haven Boatworks, has extensive boating experience in Alaska & is a graduate of the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding. His demonstration on filling a “through hole” is one you hope to never need but should always know. Filling a Through Hole in your Boat: Woodworking Stage, Friday noon-1 p.m. Ask a Shipwright – Haven Boatworks: Boatyard Stage, Saturday 1-3 p.m.

Laura Hoenemeyer – A graduate of the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding now attending the University of Puget Sound, Laura will present the history of Seattle naval architect Harold Cornelius (H.C.) Hanson, who produced upward of 3,000 designs during his 57-year career. Particular attention will be paid to the similarities of design in Hanson’s smaller wooden commercial & cruising vessels built between the two world wars.

H.C. Hanson: The Northwest Ideal boat design: Marina Room, Sunday 1-2 p.m.

Guy Hupy – A designer of both homes & yachts, Guy advocates “Build Green – Run Green” & will talk about the ability to cruise silently with electric drive systems & building boats with environmentally sustainable components in a local green facility.

Electric Boat Motor Design: Boatyard Stage, Sunday 1-2 p.m.

Festival Faculty Tom Jackson – Tom is senior editor of WoodenBoat with a professional & personal background in the Pacific Northwest & a longtime passion in boats. As a small boatbuilder, sailor of various sizes of boats, book author & aficionado of historical craft, he has a wealth of experience. His scope of interest includes classic yachts of the early 20th century, small-craft regattas, racing big sailboats & his own small lapstrake boat. Classic Yacht Designs of K. Aage Nielsen-Tioga: Marina Room, Friday 4-5 p.m. Sailing a Viking Longboat Across the North Sea: Marina Room, Saturday 5-6 p.m.

Mark Merryman – In 1965, Mark began painting boat bottoms & has been at it ever since. With more than 20 years of experience in all phases of repairing, refitting & building boats, he has a wealth of expertise from Sea Marine for local boaters. Ask a Shipwright – Sea Marine: Boatyard Stage, Friday 1-3 p .m.

Roger McAfee – Noted Vancouver author & authority on various aspects of boating, Robert is widely recognized for his boat review articles, books & interest in keeping vessels dry & comfortable. Battling Mold & Mildew: Sail Loft, Saturday 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Dale McKinnon – Dale was introduced to rowing rather recently, & after an initial boatbuilding experience & a rowing trip to Nanaimo & back, she was hooked. Subsequently she built another Sam Devlin design (the Bella, named after Dale’s granddaughter) & rowed it from Ketchikan to Bellingham. Her talk about her trip will also include observations about the increased isolation of the Inside Passage in the past several decades due to the collapse of logging & fisheries.

Bijaboji, Bella & the Barbara Goss: Women Rowers of the Inside Passage, 1937-2007: Marina Room, Saturday 4-5 p.m.

Martin Mills – Starting his maritime trades experience as a youth in his family’s Anderson Boatyard in Everett, Martin later attended the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding. He has been at the Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op since 2002. His expertise includes woodworking & mechanical systems. Martin has owned & restored several boats, including a 28’ Swampscot junk-rig schooner & a small wooden tugboat. Ask a Shipwright – PT Shipwrights Co-op: Boatyard Stage, Saturday 3-5 p.m.

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Ted Pike – Ted has been working on boats for more than 30 years, owning eight & now sailing a 1956 Lapworth racing sloop, Annie Too. As a representative for Edensaw Woods providing specialized woods for boaters & builders, he is a most knowledgeable resource about the types of wood used in boat construction & will be making a presentation with Adam Henley. Wood for Boatbuilding: Woodworking Stage, Friday 11 a.m.-noon Wood for Boatbuilding: Woodworking Stage, Saturday 11 a.m.-noon

Capt. Jeff Sanders – Captain & author Jeffrey Sanders founded U.S. Maritime Academy in 1987 & has trained thousands for their USCG captain’s license. He resides on Marrowstone Island with his dog Newbe & his vessel Orpheus, beckoning him from his beachfront. Celestial Navigation: Sail Loft, Saturday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Becoming a Licensed Captain: Sail Loft, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Steve Shovoly – An innovative & enthusiastic boatbuilder, Steve has extensive experience in the high-tech industry complemented by an interest in “plug-in” electric vehicles & solar power. He is president of Edison Marine, an Oregon company which built a “1940s barrel-back” power boat that is classic in design yet powered by a very efficient electric drive system. A Classic Boat with Modern Electric Power: Sail Loft, Sunday 11 a.m.-noon

Jay Smith – An independent boatbuilder in Anacortes, Jay has a passion for Nordic boats & has traveled to Scandinavia, apprenticed in Norway, worked in the Faeroe Islands & Denmark, & studied under Nils O. Ulset, a master boatbuilder. His expertise has led to the building of a Viking ship for the History Channel. His talk this year will cover Scandinavian lapstrake boat design. The Beauty of Nordic Lapstrake Boats: Marina Room, Saturday 3-4 p.m.

Ray Speck – Master boatbuilder & instructor at the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Ray learned his craft in both the United States & England. While on vacation in southeast Asia, he literally stumbled upon a group of traditional boatbuilders in northern Laos & was captivated by their work, which he will cover in his presentation. Boatbuilding in Northern Laos: Marina Room, Friday 1-2 p.m.

Leif Terdal – Former commercial fisherman & current author, Leif knows the beauty of the less-traveled wilderness, wildlife, native villages & rich salmon waters of the Inland Passage to Alaska. His mother’s story, & Leif’s young experience, in escaping Nazi-controlled Norway in a small wooden boat during WWII is dramatic & true. Small Boat Cruising in Alaska: Marina Room, Sunday 10-11 a.m. Escape from Nazi Norway by Boat: Sail Loft, Sunday 1-2 p.m.

David Thompson – Sailor, caulker, shipwright & marine surveyor, Dave is a longtime presenter at the Wooden Boat Festival with a great presentation on caulking planking on wooden boats. Caulking with Dave: Woodworking Stage, Friday 10-11 a.m.

Bruce Tipton – Longtime boatbuilder & woodworker, Bruce will discuss types & styles of wooden spars, from peeled trees to the octagonal birdsmouth hollow. He’ll talk about mast materials, selection & design considerations, what works, what fails & why. Spar making: Woodworking Stage, Saturday 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Jim Tolpin – Boatmaker, cabinetmaker, timber-frame housewright, author, acknowledged woodworking authority & cofounder of the Port Townsend School of Woodworking, Jim has a wealth of expertise, but he has also been rowing nowhere in particular for more than 50 years. He will talk about “pulling boats” & the pleasure of rowing. Pleasure Rowing: Boatyard Stage, Saturday 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Brion Toss – Brion is an internationally known master rigger, teacher, author of the maritime classic The Complete Rigger’s Apprentice & previously Mr. Knot on PBS. He lives & works in Port Townsend. Rig Tuning for the Wooden Boat: Marina Room, Saturday noon-1 p.m.

Geoff Trott – General manager of EOS & a pioneer of diversion toilet technology, Geoff explains how composting toilets can work for boaters & the environment. Composting Toilets: Why they make sense: Boatyard Stage, Sunday 11 a.m.-noon

Lisa Vizzini – Expert rigger & owner of Port Townsend Rigging with her husband, Dan, Lisa will share hands-on knowledge about rigging. Lisa has years of experience in sailmaking, rigging, sailing & even commercial salmon fishing.

She is a certified sailing instructor & expert rigger. Standing Rigging Basics: Marina Room, Saturday 11 a.m.noon

Lynn Watson – Lynn has sailed Katie Mae, a 21’ canoe yawl, through Puget Sound & the islands, & trailered her to Clayoquot Sound. His practical experience & knowledge of small-boat situations are shared in his presentation with Ernie Baird. Open Boat Cruising: Boatyard Stage, Saturday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Rainier Wells – Rainier has worked with wood in one form or another for most of his life. After a move to Port Townsend to attend the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, he followed his love of wood by working as a boat builder, a sawyer, by working in the lumber business and by owning a custom woodworking business. Once he found the Festool line of power tools however, he hasn’t looked back; he is currently the director of sales west for Festool USA.

Advanced Solutions for Working With Wood: Woodworking Stage, Friday 1-2 p.m.

Brian Wentzel – A co-owner of Freyja Boatworks in Port Townsend, Brian is a paddler, sailor, shipwright & “knotter” extraordinaire. He is an enthusiastic instructor on tying both practical & fancy knots for all ages.

Tying a Monkey’s Fist: Boatyard Stage, Friday noon-1 p.m. Ask a Shipwright – Freyja Boatworks: Boatyard Stage, Friday 3-5 p.m.

Peter Wilcox – Sea kayaker, sailor, boatbuilder & USCG-licensed captain, Peter also advocates the use of sustainable resources in the different phases of his life. He is founder of SCOW (Skippers for Clean Oregon & Washington waters), active with the Willamette Foot Ferry Project & a board member of RiversWest & Columbia Riverkeeper. Professionally, he is president of Renewable Associates, which is developing one of the world’s first “Living Buildings.” Peter is also fitting out his new wooden sailing trawler with wind, solar & biodiesel power & a composting toilet. Biodiesel for Boating: Boatyard Stage, Sunday noon-1 p.m.

Margo Wood – Author & owner of Charlie’s Charts, Margo shares first-hand, richly detailed experiences that enhance an ability to plan & execute cruises throughout the Pacific Northwest. North to Alaska: Marina Room, Friday 11 a.m.–noon

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