Wooden Boat F E S T I VA L Po r t To w n s e n d • Wa s h i n g t o n
2014 September 5, 6, and 7
The Wooden Boat Festival is an annual community cultural event of international acclaim. We support year-round maritime programs for youth and adults at the Northwest Maritime Center.
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Thanks for attending the 38th Wooden Boat Festival, with the Port of Port Townsend’s Point Hudson Marina again filled to the brim with wooden boats. Plan ahead for next year and make your reservations early for the 39th annual Wooden Boat Festival, coming Sept. 4-6, 2015. Photo by Steve Mullensky
Welcome to our 38th Festival
No ships in bottles
Working Boats, Not Museum Exhibits It is my pleasure to find myself in the role of chief evangelist for the Port Townsend Wooden Boat festival. For all the work, planning, late nights and logistics that go into this weekend, it is truly my favorite three days of the year. There are the people that are like family, the boats, the bands, the presentations. Like choosing between children, there’s no favorite part for me, but the entirety resonates with a certain kind of magic that is uniquely West Coast and entirely Port Townsend. I recently visited Mystic, Connecticut and the Maine Windjammer Fleet – hallowed ground for maritime heritage junkies like me. Their museums and their festival gather incredible boats and artifacts, and attract an adoring public who gather to bask in the glory of long-held traditions. Our Festival is neither a lesser or greater tradition, but I think it’s a hell of a lot more fun. The entire town of Port Townsend comes to life in this maritime celebration and there is a vibrancy that stems not only from our tradition, but also our culture reinvention. Boats here are still in active service, getting ready to go, or newly returned, from an ocean crossing. If you walk down to the boatyard, no doubt you’ll find someone hauling out a wooden fishing vessel just returning from another successful season in Alaska. These aren’t museum exhibits; these are just great boats! Our Festival isn’t for ships in a bottle, but for artistry that
continues to get used and enjoyed. We have boats large and small: perfect examples of craftsmanship, earnest first a t t e m p t s , Jake Beattie and everything in between. Port Townsend has an incredible concentration of world-class talent, and for one weekend a year the greater community completely embraces our maritime culture. For one weekend a year the sawdust-covered heroes from the boatyard mix with the sunburnt voyagers and the admiring public to celebrate, truly celebrate, our own nautical traditions – and we do it in our own way. This isn’t a festival that golf-claps in appreciation, we say thanks by dancing until the band stops at midnight. Our Festival is a chance to connect, learn, dance, reflect on craftsmanship, daydream about the maritime lives we could lead, get re-inspired about our own nautical bucket list, and reengage with the craftsmen and vessels that are now our standards for excellence and what should be. Thanks for being a part of the West Coast wooden boat celebration. Enjoy!
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Jake Beattie Executive Director Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation
Welcome to our Party . . . . . . . 4 Be on the Water . . . . 6 Contributors Count . . . 8 Festival is Family Time . . . . . . . . . . 10 Honoring the Pacesetters . . . . 12 Dorjun to Venture Again . . . . . . . . . 14 Port Ludlow Connections . . . . 16 Learn from the Best . . . . . . . 18 Virginia V is Special . . . . . . . . 20 Race to Alaska, 2015 . . . . . . . . . 22 Eat, Drink, Dance . . 23 Great Gatherings . . 26 Meet our Faculty . . 30, 32, 34 Thanks to all . . . . . 36 HarborMasher Tales 38 Tour Festival Boats . . . . . . . 40-47
Check the Map! Venues, Site Map 24-25 Schedule of Events 26-28
Festival Directors, Volunteers are Ready We’re delighted to welcome you as the 38th annual Wooden Boat Festival gets underway! This Festival marks our third as directors. Our first two Festivals were pulled off in no small part thanks to a cadre of patient staff, terrific volunteers and experienced volunteer captains who DID know what they were doing. The details that go into putting on this event are limitless, and planning for next year’s Festival pretty much starts Sunday night as the current Festival closes. This year we finally felt comfortable enough with the logistics to start adding in some new ideas. We’ve made some changes to the layout and rearranged some vendors. You’ll have an opportunity to spend more time with several of the Festival headliners in a special Thursday workshop. We’ve added music to the Balcony Wine Bar. We’re excited about the Pete Seeger sing-along Friday night at the Pope Marine Building, with the Adventuress bobbing gently just outside the window. We’ll be presenting adventure sea stories at PT Shorts Saturday night – a new collaboration with the Key City Public Theatre. You’ll find some delicious new food vendors, enjoy a unique presentation venue aboard the regal Virginia V, and find more opportunities than ever to get out on the water!
Barb Trailer (left) and Carrie Andrews, Festival and Events Directors for the Northwest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Foundation.
With the Festival closing in on four decades old, the most important part of our job is to continue to honor the Festival’s original spirit: the love of all things related to wooden boats. This isn’t a Festival that one “directs” so much as “shepherds”; the heart and soul is in the owners who share their boats, the presenters who share their skills, the volunteers who share their time, and the community who joins together each September to throw a fantastic party. Our job is simply fine-tuning the process each year. We invite you to enjoy this year’s fine-tuning and feel free to provide feedback. We welcome your suggestions for changes, additions – and things to keep sacred. Whether this is your first festival or your 38th, thank you for joining us, and have a great time! Barb Trailer & Carrie Andrews Festival & Events Directors Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation
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Get Out on the Water Row, Sail, Paddle; Charters, too
The Wooden Boat Festival is a magical place, and nothing lets you feel the magic more than getting out on a boat! The festival provides several ways for you to get out rowing or sailing at no charge, but tips go to support youth sailing programs.
Get Out & Paddle Visit Pygmy Kayaks at their showroom inside the festival grounds or Chesapeake Light Craft at their display on the Point. Other vendors occasionally offer opportunities to get on the water – just ask!
Row & Sail a Longboat Journey back in time aboard replicas of Captain George Vancouver’s ship’s boat from 1792. Work together as a crew to row and/or sail aboard these 26’ open boats with 8 rowing stations. Ages 12 and up. Sign-ups start at 9am for longboat rides. Friday 11-4 Saturday 9:15-4:30 Sunday 10-4:30
Go Out on a Charter See the “Chartering” story on page X of this program; options include Odyssey, Virginia V, Adventuress, and Lady Washington.
Sail a Thunderbird Sign ups start at 9am for morning sails and Noon for afternoon sails. Sign up EARLY; slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Friday 11-4 Saturday 9:15-4:30 Sunday 10-4:30
Saturday – Rowing Race Rowers meet at 9am at the NWMC beach Racing starts at about 10am
Regattas & Races Friday – 26’ and Under Race Skippers meet at 1pm at the NWMC beach Race is at 2:30pm
Rowing a longboat is one way to get out on the water during the 38th Wooden Boat Festival . Leader file photo by Patrick J. Sullivan
Saturday – NW Schooner Cup Skippers meet at 9am at the NWMC beach Regatta starts at 3pm Saturday Awards at 6pm on the Main Stage (7pm if boats sail longer) Sunday – T-37 Model Boat Races 10:30am in the marina
Sunday – Sail By 3 pm, Port Townsend Bay “Don’t miss” event of the weekend, with more than 300 boats on the bay! Best places to watch from Festival grounds are The Balcony Wine Bar (sponsored by Resort at Port Ludlow), the Wee Nip and the NWMC Commons beach area.
Tall Ships: Tour or Charter Schooner Adventuress
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Adventuress Step aboard the schooner Adventuress, 1913, for a sail on Port Townsend Bay. Help to raise the sails, sing sea shanteys, and experience the joy of sailing a century-old tall ship operated by Sound Experience. Space is limited. Register at soundexp.org, call 360-379-0438 or visit us on board.
Lady Washington This replica of the original Lady Washington – built in the late 1700s and the first American vessel to make landfall on North America’s West Coast – celebrates her 25th anniversary this year. In 1989, Washington State’s centennial year, she was launched in Aberdeen by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority.
Odyssey Designed by Sparkman & Stevens and built by Henry Nevins Yard in New York, 1938, Odyssey’s yawl rig boasts more than 3000 square feet of sail area. For more than 30 years she has been owned and operated as a Sea Scout training vessel. Ticket sales help support the Tacoma Odyssey Sea Scout program, one of the Pacific Northwest’s best sail training programs. Maximum of 35 passengers.
Location: City Dock Free dockside tours: Friday 9-10 am, Saturday 7-8 pm, Sunday 9-10 am Sailings: Friday 11 am-2 pm and 3-6 pm, $65 adult/$35 youth (members of local organizations sail for half price Friday) . Saturday 10 am-1pm, $65 adult/$35 youth; Saturday 2-6 pm Schooner Race $75 adult/$40 youth . Sunday 11 am-2 pm, 3-6 pm $65 adult/$35 youth
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Location: NWMC Dock Free dockside tours: Friday 9-2; Saturday 9-noon; Sunday 9-noon Sailings: Friday 3-5 pm $43 per person; Saturday 1:30-4:30 pm Schooner Race $75 per person; Sunday 2-5 pm Festival Sail By $75 per person
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Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge Don’t miss the Edensaw Woods Boatbuilding Challenge! Going on all weekend, this is a friendly competition between teams vying for the coveted “Best Boat Distinction” and $1500 worth of prizes. Teams work throughout the weekend to build a boat from start to finish! You guessed it, the rules are minimal, but the glory is high. Don’t miss the launch, Sunday noon at the Wee Nip launch site. Angus RowCruiser Giveaway Win Angus Rowboats’ new RowCruiser boat kit ($1,800 value)! Here’s your chance to own a precision-cut CNC plywood kit for the new highperformance rowboat with sleepaboard cabin designed by adventurer Colin Angus. Camp-cruise at your own pace in this versatile, minimalist adventure boat. To enter the drawing and to see the prototype, visit the Small Craft Advisor Magazine booth located on the Commons. Prize winner is announced at noon on Sunday on the Main Stage.
Lee Valley/Veritas Giveaway Five $100 gift cards are given away each Festival day. Stop by the Lee Valley Tool Booth in the NWMC Boatshop to enter. Prizes are awarded 6 pm Friday and Saturday on the Main Stage and 3 pm Sunday at the Balcony Wine Bar. You need not be present to win. Saltiest Beard Contest Do you look like the Old Man of the Sea? Does your beard touch your toes? Do your friends call you Jack Tar? We’re looking for the saltiest beards around and will give extra credit for tattoos! Old Salt Merchants sponsor a Saltiest Beard Contest this year and award prizes. Enter to win and vote for your favorite at the Old Salt Merchants’ booth on the Commons. Winners are announced at 6 pm Saturday on the Main Stage. Kids’ Choice Judging Join the fun with Hagerty Insurance on a kids’ judging panel. Kids ages 5-14 are invited to tour select boats, choose a winner and award the trophy to the “Kids’ Choice.” Sign up at the Hagerty Booth at 9:30 am Saturday; the award presentation is at 11:30 am
Boat Festival Captains Wooden Boat Festival Captains for 2014 are (from left, back row) Marty Loken, Libby Urner, Barb Trailer, Myron Gauger, Kim Brooks, Kirsten Campbell, Joel Goldstein, C . Henry, Ross Goodwin, David Badion, Scott Walker . (front) John Mottola, Joyce Mottola, Ace Spragg, Jordan Pollack, Carrie Andrews . Not pictured: Michael Rosser, Melissa Groussman, Eileen Johnston, Richard Bogan, Daniel Evans, Don D’Alessandro, Amanda Funaro, Neville Pearsall and Ted Pike .
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On the Cover: Luke Works His Magic Jefferson County resident Luke J. Tornatzky is the Wooden Boat Festival poster cover artist for a second time: he did the art for the 24th festival, along with this 38th annual event. “Sometimes I think I have the perfect job,” he says. “When I am at my easel painting, at least on the day when it’s going well, I get lost to the rest of the world. Values, shapes, colors, edges take over and replace all the day-to-day hassles with something that I control. A vision begins to form out of the brush strokes. Shapes solidify and gather meaning. Light differentiated from shadow. A center of focus is established, brought to focus using contrast and edge manipulation. Secondary elements are added, not to compete, but to support. The painting develops using time-honored methods of oil painters. A lifetime of learning, practicing and seeing. “At this point the image is beginning to represent a place, with meaning and feeling. I am in the home stretch. I am not sure if I am telling the painting what I want it to be, or if it’s telling me. Get out of the way, or take charge? If everything sings in harmony, magic can happen. Seeking this magic is what keeps me going. I
Luke J . Tornatzky, cover artist for the 38th Wooden Boat Festival .
can’t wait to see how it is going to end. “When it ends well, I know I have the best job in the world.”
Volunteer spotlight: Thanks to Joyce and John Joyce and John Mottola started volunteering at the Wooden Boat Festival in 1999, and have only missed four years since then, while they were off boating. Since 2007 they’ve planned their boat trips around the Festival and haven’t missed a year. They started out providing information at the Boatyard Gate and then went on to cashiering, greeting, running the Will Call desk, etc. From the beginning they have both worked all day, every Festival day to help cover unfilled shifts and provide continuity at the Main Gate. Asked why they volunteer year after year, John and Joyce say, “Because we’re nuts! Actually, we see this opportunity as a way to give back to the community without incurring a year-long obligation. We know what our commitment is and plan our schedule around it.” The Mottolas are a wealth of
Joyce and John Mottola, Wooden Boat Festival volunteers since 1999 .
knowledge for the Festival Directors and the other captains and volunteers. Their cheerful natures, deep knowledge of the Festival and its history, and tireless commitment to making sure Festival-goers have a good time make them invaluable members of our festival volunteer team! Thanks, John & Joyce! Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader
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Adventure Abounds for Kids Throughout the Festival!
Ahoy kids of all ages! Go for a longboat ride, sail a Thunderbird, build a boat, do oceanography on the dock! We’ve got crafts, treasure hunts, a carousel and more. Dance at the main stage, sing sea shanteys, and learn about creatures under the sea! Wooden Boat Festival is for kids – fun, education and inspiration surrounds the harbor full of wooden boats. Dreams are launched and a lifetime of opportunity is all around you! Just inside the Festival Main Gate is a world of fun for pirates and mermaids of all ages – Kids Cove – but there are fun activities for kids and families throughout the Festival grounds as well. Kids’ Cove
Boatbuilding. Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat. Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth… before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite. YMCA Activities. Jefferson County Family YMCA hosts kids crafts, with Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings. Carousel of the Sea. This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all three days!
Oceanography on the Dock The new Oceanography on the Dock program, led by Port Townsend Marine Science Center staff and volunteers, gives anyone with curiosity and enthusiasm the opportunity to be a scientist! It provides the opportunity to get familiar with basic principles of oceanography by teaching how to use actual testing equipment – measure parameters such as salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and more. The data collected during the program helps participants and scientists understand the health and characteristics of our local waters. Saturday, 10 am-2pm on the Maritime Center dock. 10 • 2014 WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL
16th annual North Star Stage A Festival highlight for years, this witty and charming play is directed by Port Townsend’s own Joey Pipia. Each year he and his playwright team, including daughter Sophie, conjure up the new adventures of Captain Cloud. The play never fails to entertain and amuse young and old. It’s a “don’t miss” for any age. Captain Pirate’s Treasure Hunt At High Noon on Sunday, young pirates from near and far make their way to the Jolly Roger flag at the Cupola House. Captain Pirate “aarghs” in with a longboat full of consorts, rowing and sailing through the harbor to land at center dock. Anyone dressed like a pirate can join the hunt, scouring the grounds and beaches for the “X” that marks the spot of buried treasure. Sunday, Noon to 1 pm.
Chet Gardner, 8, and sister Sarah, 6, of Vancouver, Wash ., worked together last year to build model wooden boats at the Kids Cove . Leader file photo by Megan Claflin
Ahoy! Kids wanted for fun times Children of all ages attending the Wooden Boat Festival are welcome!
FRIDAY 9:30-5 Thunderbirds sail NWMC Dock 10-5 Kids Boatbuilding - Kids’ Cove 10-5 Crafts with YMCA 10-5 Ride the Carousel 11-4 Longboat rides - Marina’s NE corner Noon-9 All Family Music & Dancing - Main Stage 7pm Sea Shantey Circle - Marina Room
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Special Honors for Barcott, Daubenberger, Bishoprick The Lifetime Achievement Awards presentation is Thursday, Sept. 4 in the Maritime Meeting Rooms at the Northwest Maritime Center. Doors open at 5:30 pm and awards start at 6 pm. This Festival tradition is hosted by WoodenBoat Magazine and is open to the public.
The Wooden Boat Foundation Lifetime Achievement in Wooden Boat Community Spirit & Culture
In 1937, at the age of 13, Jim Daubenberger wanted to go sailing. He borrowed his dad’s pup tent to use as a sail, lashed a couple of poles together to fashion a rig, and rented a row boat on Discovery Bay, where he rowed upwind, set his rig and sailed downwind using an oar for a rudder. Many years later, in 1959, with a young family, his dream of sailing was rekindled: Jim (Many of us know him as Daubie) bought his first of many boats, an 18’ Seagull-class sloop. With no instruction, he began what became a lifelong passion. In 1962, in collaboration with his lifelong friend and sailing partner, Glenn Abraham, Jim started a sailing school for kids. For 25 years Jim and Glenn taught hundreds and inspired thousands.
The Wooden Boat Foundation & WoodenBoat Magazine Lifetime Achievement in Boatbuilding & Design
Stanley Bishoprick was born March 23, 1937, in Portland, Ore. Vancouver was his home except for his toddler years in China and his college years at Oregon State University, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in forestry and business. He took graduate music studies at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. There, in 1963, he met his wife, Nancy McCracken, while both were performing in Verdi’s Aida. Stan established Exterior Wood Inc. in 1977. With this success and his ever-ambitious drive and curiosity, he formed Windy Ridge Farm, a thoroughbred racehorse training and breeding facility.
Ed Barcott Being on the water is in Ed Barcott’s blood. Born into a fishing family in Anacortes, he was working on the water by age 11. He spent many memorable years in the 1940s and 1950s seining the waters of Puget Sound and Southeast Alaska. Later, the experiences of both World War II and Korea prompted Ed to attend Western Washington University. In 1958 he came to Port Townsend to teach at the state Department of Institutions Diagnostic & Treatment Center at Fort Worden. He also met and worked with Jim Daubenberger (Daubie) at his clothing store on Water Street. Daubie introduced Ed to sailing, and he was hooked. Ed sailed with and learned from Daubie for over a decade, then bought his own boat, a Pearson Renegade, which soon gave way to his current Pacemaker, a Cal 33, which Ed has skippered on innumerable races and cruises. Following in Daubie’s footsteps, he has and continues to enthusiastically share his knowledge and love for sailing with family, friends, crew and even competitors.
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In 1994 he founded a classic wooden boat building business, Legendary Yachts. Stan “retired” in 1996 to sail his 72’ ketch, Radiance, (sister-ship to Ticonderoga) the vessel that launched his yacht company. He took the family on a three-year ocean voyage spanning half the globe. Guided by Stan’s vision, Legendary Yachts built many breathtaking wooden sail and power boats. His passion for building these wonderful vessels was only outweighed by his love of being on the water aboard them. As a true Renaissance man, he was an enduring supporter of music and the arts, becoming the president of the board of the Portland Opera Association and also a member of the board for the Vancouver Children’s Opera. He was a cantor in several Jewish temples, past choir director at First Presbyterian Church, sang with Portland Opera, Bravo!, and Young Audiences in many musicals and plays in the Portland/Vancouver area over the years. Stan even donned costumes and performed alongside his granddaughters in several ballets, supporting their love of dance. One of his most recent ventures included raising registered Angus beef at his farm. Tragically, Stan died Oct. 25, 2013, at the far-tooyoung age of 76. Members of his boat crew said they could not believe Stan was gone. “We were just chasing cows with him yesterday.” Stan was larger than life and an inspiration to those who knew him, daring us all to think big and dream. He left a giant hole in many hearts and is sorely missed by so many. He was a caring and loving man with great faith and warm hospitality. Like the yacht company name, Stan was legendary. Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader
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Dorjun: There and Back Again
Surfboat Turned Adventure Boat, with Educational Rudder By Vince Welsh It was at the Explorers Club in New York that Amos Burg – National Geographic writer, lecturer, and photographer – hatched his ambitious plan to voyage the coastal waters of Chile and Argentina in the fall of 1933. His two-fold intention: to photograph the indigenous tribes of the area for the national magazine and to follow in the historical wake of the Beagle, the ship that had carried Charles Darwin through the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in 1834. Burg’s most important immediate task was to find a boat worthy of such a challenging voyage. Burg’s search led him to his home state of Oregon. In Coos Bay on the central Oregon coast, he purchased an aging 26-foot, self bailing Beebe-McClellan surfboat at auction for $40. Built in 1905 in Greenport, Rhode Island for the United States Lifesaving Service, the oar-propelled boat had served, and then outlived, its purpose. Burg had the boat shipped to Superior Boatbuilding Company on the Willamette River in Portland to be refitted. Modifications included decking, a step-mast, rowing hardware, modification of the hull for a removable keel, and the construction of an inboard motor well for a thirty-five pound, four horsepower Evinrude. By August 1933 the boat was finished. Burg named it Dorjun, after the two Fleis-
The Dorjun in the slings of a Sea Marine hoist shortly before being launched in 2007 at Point Hudson . The 26-foot craft is used by the Northwest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Foundation for marine education . Leader file photo by Lyndie Browning
chmann children – Dorette and Junior – whose parents he had befriended on the roundthe-world voyage aboard the luxury yacht Camargo three years earlier. Burg and the Dorjun departed San Francisco aboard the freighter SS West Mahwah
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Sept. 21, 1933 bound for Magallenas (present day Punta Arenas), Chile. Burg and apprentice seaman Roy Pepper spent the next several months voyaging through the archipelago as far as Cape Horn. In May 1934 the Dorjun (and Roy Pepper) were shipped back to Portland aboard the West Mahwah. (Burg’s account of the voyage would appear in the December 1937 issue of National Geographic). The summer and fall of 1936 saw Burg and Pepper aboard the Dorjun voyaging the Inside Passage from Seattle to Skagway. By now Burg was traveling the world on assignment for National Geographic and various educational film companies. After the Inside Passage voyage and throughout World War II the Dorjun remained moored at Gaults Harbor on the Colum-
bia River outside of Portland. Burg was overseas when the Memorial Day Flood of 1948 struck Vanport, a public housing project outside of Portland. The Dorjun was loosed from its anchorage at Gaults Harbor and swept onto a nearby mudflat where it lay abandoned for nearly two years. In 1950 Burg and his childhood friend Andrew Yunker retrieved the boat and hauled it to Yunker’s home in Oak Grove. In 1958 Burg sold the Dorjun to Yunker for one dollar. Much to the dismay of Yunker’s wife the Dorjun remained in their yard for decades while her husband, a dentist and armchair sailor, tinkered with it. In 1988 Yunker sold the Dorjun to his son-in-law, Bruce Garmin, for one dollar. Four years later Bruce and his wife Virginia brought
the Dorjun to Louchard’s Boat Shop in Port Townsend, Washington for restoration. On Sept. 13, 1992 the Dorjun was launched at the Wooden Boat Festival. Restored at the Northwest Maritime Center boat shop and relaunched in 2007, Dorjun continues to serve as an educational and training vessel for youth. At last report Bruce Garmin and friends are planning a commemorative voyage in the Dorjun to celebrate Burg’s 1936 voyage along the Inside Passage (Port Townsend to Juneau). The voyage is scheduled for May 2015. Stay tuned for more information.
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Ludlow is Connected to Townsend By Patrick J. Sullivan Port Ludlow’s connection to Port Townsend is historic and modern, all at the same time. The timber trade tied the towns together starting in the late 1800s, with wooden boats the trade link. Today, the 38th Wooden Boat Festival is another landmark for Port Townsend, and Port Ludlow is involved. Trade is still at the heart of it, with Ludlow residents and Resort at Port Ludlow guests having a year-round connection to the city of Port Townsend Bay. For the second consecutive year, the Resort at Port Ludlow is sponsoring the Balcony Wine Bar at the Northwest Maritime Center. It may be the best vantage point at all to watch boats come and go, especially during the Sunday afternoon Sail By. “It is absolutely one of the most spectacular places to view what is going on,” noted Debbie Wardrop, general manager, Resort at Port Ludlow. Even better, the resort (owned by Port Ludlow Associates) has a year-round sponsorship with the Northwest Maritime Center. It includes money for big things (program) and little things (the Adirondack chairs at the Commons). “We are trying to do things that support the tradition of wooden boatbuilding, and to help people learn about the opportunities available with the Northwest Maritime Center and our local
The Resort at Port Ludlow includes a 300-slip marina, with transient moorage plus room for boaters to anchor-off and come to shore. During the Wooden Boat Festival weekend, a free shuttle bus transports people between Ludlow and Port Townsend. 2013 Leader photo by Patrick J.Sullivan, flight by Collin Klopfenstein
marine trades and boating community,” said Wardrop. The Resort at Port Ludlow includes a 37-room inn (with Fireside restaurant), and a 300slip marina on Port Ludlow Bay that is overlooked by an 18-hole championship quality golf course. There is a Village Center business district, and housing opportunities. Kayak rentals (singles and doubles) have been a mainstay at the marina; new this year are paddleboards.
The boating community may be as familiar with Port Ludlow as with Port Townsend. Almost any weekend of boating season, a yacht club visits Ludlow. Guests this year have included Poulsbo, Port Madison, South Whidbey, Corinthian of Edmonds, Everett, Tacoma, Mukilteo, and the Signature Yacht Small Fleet Rendezvous. “We have a rendezvous every weekend from the opening of boating season through Wooden Boat Festival,” Wardrop said.
FESTIVAL SHUTTLE In terms of the Wooden Boat Festival, which is one of the top three visitor draws all year on the Olympic Peninsula, accommodation reservations need to be made well in advance. “We always sell out. It’s a very popular weekend and we encour-
age people to make reservations in advance,” Wardrop said. By popular demand, this year the resort is sponsoring a free shuttle bringing people from Ludlow to PT, and hopefully, PT residents to Ludlow. It’s for resort guests, and open to people who – Continued on Page 17
Port Ludlow- Port Townsend Shuttle Bus Schedule The 24-passenger step-on van ride is free, and will stop at the Park & Ride. Port Ludlow pickup points: The marina & resort Port Townsend stop: Monroe Street, near Wooden Boat Festival Main Gate Friday, Sept. 5 Depart Resort at Port Ludlow on the Even Hour: Noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm Depart Downtown Port Townsend on the Odd Hour: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm, 11pm Saturday, Sept. 6 Depart Resort at Port Ludlow on the Even Hour: 8am, 10am, Noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm Depart Downtown Port Townsend on the Odd Hour: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm, 11pm Sunday, Sept. 7 Depart Resort at Port Ludlow on the Even Hour: 8am, 10am, Noon, 2pm, 4 pm. Depart Downtown Port Townsend on the Odd Hour: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
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want to get into PT on Festival weekend – first come, first served. The free shuttle operates Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, Sept. 5-7, between Ludlow and the Wooden Boat Festival grounds. (See schedule on page 29). The intention is to depart Ludlow every two hours (even hours) with a 24-passenger stepon van (space for bicycles, but not wheelchairs or scooters). The main stop in Port Townsend is along Monroe Street just outside the Festival Main Gate (look for the sandwich board sign). Jefferson Transit no longer offers Sunday service, so that’s a gap the Ludlow shuttle helps to fill. “It’s a great new development, having the shuttle bus,” said Jake Beattie, Northwest Maritime Center executive director. “It’s especially nice for boaters who want to come to the Festival, but can’t find a spot in Port Townsend. They can dock in Port Ludlow and catch the free shuttle.” The shuttle accommodates the resort’s sold-out guest list, and also boaters who can moor or anchor-off in Ludlow, community members, and others who wants
to visit the Festival. “We have people who fly in from Kenmore Air who want to get to the Boat Festival.,” Wardrop said. People from town can also use the shuttle as a free ride for a day in Port Ludlow. “I would really love it if we could get Port Townsend people to go this direction, too,” Wardrop said. “People tell me that while they appreciate the Festival and may have even done their stint as volunteers, sometimes it’s OK to get away from the busiest weekend in town, and come to Port Ludlow to hang out and see what we have to offer here. There are opportunities to golf, stand-up paddle board or kayak in the bay, have a drink or a meal. There will be games on the (resort) lawn, and ample room to relax.” LUDLOW COVE COTTAGES Jennifer Lampe, PLA marketing director, noted that the master planned resort community is more about being a destination, and less about being a resort. “The connection to the water is one of the reasons people choose this as a destination both for visiting and for living,” Lampe said.
“Port Townsend is a big part of life here in Port Ludlow as well, and it’s important that we are connected.” A waterfront residential community is Ludlow’s newest thing. Ludlow Cove Cottages is the first new construction in Ludlow in a number of years. There are 42 single-family home cottages available in three styles: woodland, parkfront and waterfront homes along Anchor Lane. The floorplan choices range from those in the 1,800 square foot range (The Townsend and The Chimacum), to the 1,500sf range (The Quilcene) and at 1,480sf (The Bainbridge, The Kingston). Construction is underway on the first of three model homes. Prices start in the upper $300,000 range and rise to the $600,000 range for waterfront. Learn more at ludlowcovecottages.com. Port Ludlow has a lot in common with Port Townsend, especially the scenery, fresh food and a connection to the water. “This lifestyle is not available in too many places in the world,” Lampe said. “We are glad to share it with others in Jefferson County, and with our visitors and potential new residents.”
Wilder Auto Helps on Sea Providing an opportunity for youth to learn on the water is the keel of the Wooden Boat Foundation mission. Wilder Auto Center is one of the businesses that allows the annual youth sailing and rowing programs to happen. “Wilder has made it possible for a lot of kids to get on the water,” said Jake Beattie, Northwest Maritime Center executive director. “We’re able to grant 100 percent of all scholarship requests. If a kid wants to get on the water, cost is not a barrier for them.” Youth ages 6 to 18 from across the North Olympic Peninsula have been enrolled in a variety of summer camps, including sailing and boatbuilding. This is the second year that Wilder has been involved, although the company has assisted the NWMC in other ways, too. “We believe in educating our kids and investing in them, and the Northwest Maritime Center is an incredible place,” said Dan Wilder, Sr., head of the family business. “We are just really fortunate to have the Maritime Center here on the Olympic Peninsula.” Wilder Auto is a new and used car, truck, and SUV dealer based in Port Angeles, Washington, and serving Bremerton and the Olympic Peninsula. Dan Wilder has been in the automobile industry since 1966, and has owned a dealership in Port Angeles since 1977. Today, Wilder Auto Center and Wilder Toyota-Scion employ more than 100 people. There may be no more generous community business owner on the North Olympic Peninsula. Wilder has a proven track record of service to Peninsula College Board of Trustees and the Olympic Medical Center Foundation board. Health care, education, youth athletics, church and community service. “We want the people of Port Townsend and Jefferson County to know that we appreciate their business and we continue to invest in that community because our family believes that we invest in the people who invest in us.”
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Festival Headliners Steve Callahan Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to hear Steve Callahan recount his survival story - 74 days adrift in a raft. He reveals the stages of survival, strategies that successful survivors use to solve problems, and how to transcend our traumas and crises to build a foundation for a meaningful life. Callahan has a 40-year career in a variety of marine services, from design, construction and consulting to equipment testing, boat deliveries, and filming. Along with his survival story, he presents an insider’s view in the making of the Academy-Award–winning film Life of Pi and how his survival and other offshore experiences helped to make the ocean into a major character in order to bring authenticity and believability to this allegorical fantasy and ground-breaking movie.
Lin and Larry Pardey Lin and Larry Pardey are among America’s (and the world’s) most knowledgeable and recognized cruising sailors. They are known as “America’s first couple of cruising.” Together, Lin and Larry have sailed more than 200,000 miles, including two circumnavigation, east to west and west to east, aboard self-built, wooden, engine-free cutters under 30 feet. Author of a dozen books, countless magazine articles, and co-creators of five cruising documentaries, Lin and Larry have shared their sailing experiences with tens of thousands around the globe prompting many to take up the sport and live the dream of the cruising lifestyle. Their motto has always been, Go Now!
Halsey Herreshoff D i s t i n guished as the most active Americas Cup sailor during the 12-meter era, for more than 25 years Halsey C. Herreshoff was bowman, crew boss, or navigator in six campaigns and sailed in four Americas Cup matches. A veteran world wide sailor, member of America’s Cup Hall of Fame and third generation of Herreshoff naval architect and engineer. But perhaps his greatest contribution to sailing has been his development of the America’s Cup Hall of Fame at the Herreshoff Marine Museum. The museum along Narragansett Bay, in Bristol, Rhode Island, is deemed one of the nation’s most important historic maritime treasures. It hosts classic yacht regattas, sponsors symposia on classic yacht design and restoration, and operates a sailing school for youth and adults.
STEVE CALLAHAN Thursday 9:30am to 4:30pm: Boating Skills Intensive with Lin & Larry Pardey - Pope Marine Building Friday 7pm: “Life of Pi” - Olympic and Cascade Rooms Saturday 1:15pm to 2:45pm: Adrift - Olympic and Cascade Rooms Sunday 1:15pm to 2:30pm: Adrift - Olympic and Cascade Rooms LIN & LARRY PARDEY Thursday 9:30am to 4:30pm: Boating Skills Intensive with Steve Callahan - Pope Marine Building Friday 3pm to 4:45pm: The Compelling Power of Adventure - Olympic and Cascade Rooms Saturday 3pm to 4: 30pm: 16 Ways to Ensure Your Partner Shares Your Cruising Dreams - Olympic and Cascade Rooms Sunday 10:45am to 11:45am: The Unstoppable Boat Cascade Room HALSEY HERRESHOFF Friday Noon to 1pm: Boat Design Q & A with Jay Benford, Sam Devlin, Michael Kasten, John Welsford - Olympic Room Saturday Noon to 1pm: 120 years of Yachts, Development Trends, and Breakthrough Designs - Olympic Room
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Join Wooden Boat Festival headliners Steve Callahan with Lin and Larry Pardey as the adventurers present an all-day line-up of some of their most popular talks. The day ends with a roundtable Q&A where attendees can ask some of the most well-known and well-travelled adventurers in the world anything they’d like! Choose from the Thursday morning session (9:30 am-noon), the afternoon session (1 pm – 4:30 pm), or the whole day. The seminar is staged in the Pope Marine Building, at the foot of City Dock. Seating is limited. Reserve tickets at nwmaritime.org/bsi. Sponsored by the Northwest Maritime Center, the Boating Skills Intensive schedule is as follows: “Aquatic Caveman” with Steve Callahan 9:30am-11am In this seminar, Steve draws on his own experience of having been adrift in 18 • 2014 WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL
a life raft for 76 days and talks about the stages of survival, strategies and techniques that successful survivors use to solve problems. Survival skills, equipment, and the psychology of survival are addressed. A Q&A opportunity follows. “Storm Tactics” with Lin & Larry Pardey 11am-Noon To survive storms with your boat and confidence intact, you must have the right equipment, practice, and a plan. This seminar helps you create that plan and overcome the fear of strong winds. You are shown Cape Horn-tested methods to help any type of boat, classic or modern, ride out extreme weather. Even if you think running or lying-ahull are effective storm tactics for you and your crew, the Pardeys prove you still must learn to heave-to. Gear selection is discussed along with hints so you can create a sea-anchor using gear you already have on board. The seminar goal is to help ensure rough weather becomes an
interesting incident in your life, not the end of your cruising dream. Noon-1pm (Boxed lunch available for purchase) “The Adventure that Shaped My Life” with Steve Callahan 1pm-2pm The sea and the dramas that play out on it give us the chance to get away from the “normal” everyday and hectic society to gain a clearer look at our life and to reevaluate our values and priorities. Steve shares insight into an adventure that changed his perspective and helped shape his life. “The Adventures that Shaped Our Lives” with Lin & Larry Pardey 2:30pm-3:30pm Every life has defining moments. Join Lin and Larry to share the most momentous adventures in their long lives together. From the blowing sands of the Sahara desert, to the desolate waters off Cape Horn you’ll see how
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their philosophy, “go small, go simple, go now,” has worked to keep them ever-interested in exploring under sail. Along the way you’ll learn tips and lessons you can use to make your own voyaging more successful and enjoyable. 3:30pm-4:30pm “Round Table Q&A” with Steve Callahan and Lin & Larry Pardey This is your opportunity to ask questions of these sea-going legends! Expect some great stories and even the occasional light-hearted debate! Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader
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Virginia V Steams Up the Festival Historic Passenger Craft a Rare Treat in Port Townsend By Robin Dudley One of the grander dames of the 2014 Wooden Boat Festival is the 125-foot Virginia V of Seattle, the last operating wooden-hull steam vessel of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet. Owned by the Virginia V Foundation, the ship was listed as a National Historic Landmark Vessel in 1992 and in 1995 began a six-year, $6.5 million restoration. Since 2002, Virginia V has offered public excursions, private charters, and visits to local maritime festivals. The Virginia V hasn’t been to the PT Wooden Boat Festival since 2006, when it docked at the Northwest Maritime Center’s new dock. This year it’ll tie up inside Point Hudson. “We’re hoping bringing the boat into the marina is both safe and feasible,” said Heron Scott, executive director of the Virginia V Foundation. “We’re testing the idea.” Scott, a 2001 graduate of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, is the Foundation’s only full-time employee. “I am sometimes the plumber and sometimes the grant writer,” he said. “I’m also the volunteer coordinator” for 200 volunteers, he said. Typical crew is 10 (eight is the minimum required by the Coast Guard). Volunteers fill all but the two Coast Guard–licensed positions: Captain (with a 100-ton license) and Chief
Engineer, with a 400-horsepower license and Steam Engine endorsement; the latter is the hardest of the two licensed positions to fill, Scott said; there’s not much call for steam engineers these days. One of their four engineers, Ross Abbott of Bainbridge, will likely be around during the Festival. HISTORY Matt Anderson built the ship of local old-growth fir in 1922 in Maplewood, on the Kitsap County side of Colvos Passage, for the West Pass Transportation Company of Lisabeula, which is on the Vashon Island side of Colvos Passage, also known as West Pass. It’s still powered by an oilfired steam engine built by Heffernan Iron Works in Seattle’s Pioneer Square in 1904; the 400-horsepower engine, boiler and condenser were transferred to Virginia V from Virginia IV on April 2, 1922; Virginia IV sank that night because the loose engine-mount bolts let water into the hull, but it was later raised, fitted with a diesel engine and used as a cannery tender. Virginia V was put to use by the West Pass Transportation Company, which provided transportation and deliveries to outlying communities all over Puget Sound. On June 11, 1922, Virginia V made her maiden voyage from Elliott Bay (Seattle) to Tacoma down the West Pass, stopping at far-flung Kitsap and Vashon
Virginia V suffered damage while attempting to dock in Olalla, Washington, during a storm on Oct. 21, 1934, and was repaired in under three months at the Lake Washington Shipyard in Houghton. This photo was possibly taken by Harry Kerwin; it appeared in “This Was Seafaring – a Sea Chest of Salty Memories” (1955) by Kerwin and Ralph Andrews. 20 • 2014 WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL
Virginia V, a 125-foot, 92-year-old steamship, is set to join the 2014 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. The historic craft usually does not make overnight trips out of Seattle; it has not been at the Festival since 2006. Photo courtesy Virginia V Foundation
communities. Known to many as “Virginia Vee,” she made this trip nearly every day until 1938. A 1934 storm caused severe damage; she was rebuilt at the Lake Washington Shipyard in just three months. She also ferried people and goods to Fort Worden in Port Townsend, when it was the U.S. Army Coast Artillery’s headquarters for the Harbor Defense of Puget Sound, and for a short time was a ferry on the Columbia River between Portland and Astoria, Oregon. During World War II, Virginia V ferried workers between Poulsbo and the Keyport Naval Torpedo Station, and after the war began life as an excursion vessel with the Puget Sound Excursion Company, showing tourists all around Puget Sound. In 1968, enthusiasts formed
the Northwest Steamship Company and bought the ship. It was placed on the National Registry of Historic Sites in 1973, but the owners had difficulties maintaining it as a commercial venture. The Virginia V Foundation bought the ship in 1980 for $127,000. VIRGINIA V IN PT Volunteer docents are aboard to greet visitors during the Festival. In the main salon there are knot-tying demonstrations by Bill Dengler and talks on caring for compasses and sextants by Bill Haimes. The vessel has three levels: cargo space, engine rooms and heads on the lowest deck; a large, open main salon on the main deck, and the wheelhouse up on the top deck, open to the elements; only 42 people are
allowed up there at once, Scott said. Overall capacity is 150 passengers. During the Festival Sail By on Sunday, the Virginia V is scheduled to take NWMC donors. It’s a great platform to watch the Sail By, Scott said, because the decks are so high up. “You’re so tall, you have this amazing panoramic view.” Designated a City Landmark by the City of Seattle, Virginia V has a permanent arrangement with Seattle City Parks to moor at Lake Union Park in South Lake Union. It typically does three-hour excursions, often to Lake Washington. They try to get out into salt water at least once a year, Scott said. “We typically don’t do overnight trips,” he said. The sixhour trip to Port Townsend is “one of the longest trips we do this year.”
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Fort dormitories are an inexpensive and convenient option for travelers. Private rooms include a twin bed, shared bathrooms, and are close to the beach and walking trails.
Details: fortworden.org Reservations: 360-344-4431
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Join us for presentations at the Woodworking Stage and demos at our booth.
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$10 K Prize, Motorless Boat Race from PT to Alaska NWMC Sponsors a June, 2015 Race; Second Place is a Set of Steak Knives
By Patrick J. Sullivan A winner-take-all boat race for $10,000 is being launched in 2015 by the Northwest Maritime Center. The “R2AK” is a venture for a person or crew to sail, row or paddle the 750 miles from Port Townsend to Ketchikan, Alaska. It’s open to any boat of any size without a motor of any kind on board (not even a “just in case” motor). “It’s the longest adventure race of its kind and the only one that pits different boats against each other,” said Jake Beattie, Northwest Maritime Center executive director. “It may also be the biggest [prize] purse in its class in North America.” First prize is $10,000. “Second place is a set of steak knives,” Beattie said. “It’s kind of a Gold Rush thing. If you get there first, you win 10 Grand.” The race is slated to start at 8 a.m. June 4, 2015 on Port Townsend Bay. Stage I is a 40-mile crossing from Port Townsend to Victoria, British Columbia, on Canada’s Vancouver Island. People are invited to do this stage without being committed to go on to Alaska. Participants who make it to Victoria without needing to be rescued qualify to continue northward. That race starts June 5. There is no limit to the number of crew, but all crew who start the journey must finish - no swapping out along the way. Beyond the Strait of Juan de Fuca crossing, there is no race support network. There are a few waypoints, but people are basically on their own. “There is not a race specific safety net, intentionally,” Beattie said. “We don’t want people who need one.” Each participating boat car-
Mark Miller, 61, of Port Townsend finishes up a two-hour workout off Point Hudson in Port Townsend Bay, in preparation for the 14mile Round Shaw Row . The Northwest Maritime Center salutes such efforts, and in 2015 launches its own: a 750-mile motorless race to Alaska . Photo by Nicholas Johnson
ries an electronic tracking device to be followed via website. Fans can follow the progress, and race officials would be in Ketchikan to verify the first to finish. As soon as a champion is declared in Ketchikan, a “sweep” boat starts out from Port Townsend and covers about 75 miles a day. Racers have the option of getting a ride on the boat, or finishing the journey on their own after being tapped out. Beattie believes the substantial first-place prize should attract Olympic-class rowers, sailors, and people who do a lot of voyaging in small boats, and know the Inside Passage tides and currents.
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“It’s kind of a Gold Rush thing. If you get there ﬁrst, you win 10 Grand.” Jake Beattie executive director Northwest Maritime Center
“A lot of people do this in small boats every year, but there’s never been a race,” Beattie noted. “Our goal is to do something cool, that pays for itself, and which helps to raise awareness about accessibility to the water.” Beattie conveys a tone of fun, but the race is a serious effort. Necessary items to meet
race and government requirements are a SPOT tracker and subscription for emergencies, VHF radio, sound signal, navigation lights, flares for signaling distress at night, an approved PFD for everyone on board, and a throwable flotation device. Successful race applicants should be proficient in navigation, first aid, able to row/ paddle/sail for long periods of time, radio use, collision awareness and avoidance, trip planning and voyage logistics, and have necessary repair skills related to their vessel. Participating vessels are subject to evaluation by design and construction, inherent buoyancy, stability and safety equipment.
“Do you have it?” the race promotion asks. “If your idea of a good time sounds like blisters, mild-hypothermia, and the catharsis of accomplishing goals that others would dismiss due to their sheer magnitude, Race to Alaska was made for you.” Learn more at the official website, racetoalaska.com.
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Food & Drink Bangkok Bistro: Tasty Thai food Kokopelli Grill: Halibut & chips and cod & chips Churchill’s Victorian Oven: Baked potatoes located on the Commons Dented Buoy Pizza: Awesome wood-fired pizza Lind’s Concessions: A&W root beer floats Excellent Kettle Corn: Several flavors! LaClaire Concessions: Gourmet corn dogs located on Jackson Street In Season Catering: The salmon cart is back! Java Gypsy: PT’s favorite mobile coffee located on The Point Little O’s!: Mini donuts Lopez Island Ice Cream: A festival favorite Metro Bagels: Big city bagels without the big city Mystery Bay Seafood Catering: Clams and oysters, grilled and steamed Olgita’s: Traditional Latin American tapas Shanghai Restaurant: Local Chinese food The Green Cup: Organic coffee and teas Ray’s Food: Elephant ears and corn dogs The Seafood Spot: Local crab cakes and chowders Ziegler’s Bratwurst Haus: Authentic German bratwurst
Festival Dishes Hot Music MAIN STAGE at BAR HARBOR
THURSDAY SEPT. 4 5:30 pm • Impulse 6:30 pm • Southbound 8:30 pm • De Janiero FRIDAY, SEPT. 5 1 pm • 12 Annika Pearl 2 pm • Steve Grandinetti 3 pm • Shady Grove 4 pm • Jack and Joe 5 pm • Blue Crows 6 pm • Awards 6:15pm T.S. Fisher & the Smooth Operators 8 p.m. Delta Rays
SATURDAY, SEPT. 6 11 am • Bertram Levy Noon • Tania Opland 1 pm • The Whateverly Brothers 2 pm • 3 Chords & the Truth 3 pm • Whozyamama 4 pm • Pies On the Run 5 pm • Band Lab 6 pm • Awards 6:15pm • Locust Street Taxi 8 pm • The Better Half SUNDAY, SEPT. 7 11 am • Joe Euro Noon • The Whateverly Brothers 1 pm • Tania Opland 2 pm • Howly Slim 3 pm • Time & Tide
Sponsors Make This Festival Possible PRINCIPAL SPONSORS
First Federal Wilder Toyota Resort at Port Ludlow Port of Port Townsend Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology Wooden Boat Magazine
Platt Irwin/NTI Hagerty Insurance Lee Valley Tools Vessel Assist Harbors Magazine Goodman Sanitation Fisheries Club Sunglass
Sea Marine Port Townsend Brewing Company COHO Magazine Edensaw Woods Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding Small Craft Advisor Kangan Water Port Townsend Paper Corporation Sirens Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader Fine Edge Publishing
PORTAL SPONSORS SOS Printing Rainshadow Properties Off Center Harbor.com OlympusNet Carl’s Lumber Supply Sunrise Coffee Port Townsend Sails Port Townsend Film Festival Key City Public Theatre
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Exhibitors & Activities: Plenty to Show, Share POPE MARINE PARK
FEATURES AND ACTIVITIES Festival Headliners – Pope Marine Building 9:30-4:30 Thursday Bungee Trampoline Cider by the Sea Cider Garden – behind Cotton Building Schooner Adventuress charters – City Dock Odyssey charters – Union Wharf Pete Seeger Sing-a-Long - Pope Marine Building - 7pm Friday PT Shorts Reading – Pope Marine Building 7pm Saturday EXHIBITORS IN THE COTTON BUILDING The World’s Fossils & Minerals Port Townsend Homes Showcase – Windermere Real Estate Eaglemount Cider Finnriver Farm & Cidery Alpenfire Cider
FEATURES AND ACTIVITIES Sailboat rides (NWMC Dock) Lady Washington tours and sails Sea Life Snorkle – 1:30pm Saturday Balcony Wine Bar Bell Tolls – 10am Sunday Small Craft Area Beard Contest at Old Salts booth Win a free RowCruiser at Small Craft Advisor booth EXHIBITORS A&W Borealis Boats Churchill’s Victorian Oven Old Salts Merchants Pocket Yacht Association Race to Alaska RGB Cannons Small Craft Advisor
FEATURES AND ACTIVITIES Main Festival Entrance Membership Booth – members check in for free admission Daily drawing! Five $100 gift cards at Lee Valley Veritas Tools EXHIBITORS Lee Valley Veritas Tools
FEATURES AND ACTIVITIES Kids Boatbuilding Ride the Carousel YMCA Craft booth EXHIBITORS Festival Kids’ Shop
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FEATURES AND ACTIVITIES Boatbuilding Stage Ship Saw Demo EXHIBITORS American Marine Training Bad Dog Tools H&C Marine/CeMarineAmericas JayBenford New Found Metals NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding Petite Paint Port of Port Angeles Puget Soundkeeper Alliance Soft Point Industries Rescue Tape NW Washington State Sea Grant Wooden Boat Publications
EXHIBITORS 3D Wood Maps Center for Excellence Club Sunglass Inc. Greener Trading Co. Harbors Magazine LaClaire Concessions
FEATURES AND ACTIVITIES Authors’ Tent
PT Massage EXHIBITORS American Rope and Tar Nautical Classics
FEATURES AND ACTIVITIES Bar Harbor Food Court Boatyard Stage Long Boat rides (on the dock) Information/Medical/Lost and Found Kayak demos EXHIBITORS Excellent Kettle Korn Hagerty Insurance Kangan Water Little O’s Mini Donuts Olympic Environmental Corn Booth SEA Marine Wooden Boat Chandlery
EXHIBITORS Barclay Sound Bags Creature Comforts Crispins Import Gallery Department of Fish and Wildlife Dog and Pup Studio Greggs A-List
Port of Port Townsend Seafarmers
FEATURES AND ACTIVITIES Wee Nip - Merchant Saloon Woodworking Stage Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge Sail a model sailboat Paddle a kayak Try a paddleboard EXHIBITORS Air Head Chesapeake Light Craft Clearwood Paddleboards Electric Paddle Fiberglass Supply Systems three Front Street Jerky H2 Out Java Gypsy Mas Epoxies Port Townsend School of Woodworking Red Cedar Paddle Systems Three Resins Tippecanoe Boats West Coast Boats West System SEE MAP FOR LOCATIONS 2014 WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL • 23
Festival at a Glance
Your wristband gets you into all talks, demonstrations, boats, kids activities, onthe-water opportunities, races, exhibitors & music.
Bar Harbor Mainstage
Festival staff are wearing (light green) STAFF shirts. Festival volunteers are wearing (blue) CREW shirts.
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Friday opens at 8am Saturday opens at 7am Sunday opens at 8am All vehicles must exit each night; gates will be locked at 10pm
Friday all day . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 Saturday all day . . . . . . . . . . $20 Saturday after 4pm . . . . . . . $10 Sunday all day. . . . . . . . . . . . $10 Weekend pass . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 Over 30’ long . . . . . . . . extra $10
All proceeds benefit maintenance and operations of Memorial Field.
Balcony Wine Bar
additions to daily schedules here.
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Getting to the Festival RIDE A SHUTTLE
• Jefferson Transit shuttle runs continuously Fri. & Sat. from the Haines Place Park & Ride. Cost: $1 each direction • Port Ludlow Shuttle - Free service, will provide service to Haines Place Park & Ride Sunday. (See page 16.)
RIDE YOUR BIKE
Park your bike at Bike Harbor, just outside the Festival entrance. Bikes are not allowed inside the Festival grounds.
MAIN GATE & WILL CALL
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Festival questions here.
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? Lost & found and answers to your
Medical tent for first aid and to report missing people here.
CLASSROOMS Olympic Room Cascade Room Discovery Room Explorer Room AV Room
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NWMC Members Visit members desk at MAIN GATE for free ticket(s). Adult: 1-day $15; 3-day $30 12 & under: FREE! Senior (65+): 1day $10; 3-day $20 Active Military: 1-day $10; 3-day $20 Teen (13-19): 1-day $10; 3-day $20
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Friday: 9-6 Saturday: 9-6 Sunday: 9-5 Live music until midnight Fri. & Sat.
Thank you for understanding that WE CANNOT ALLOW bicycles, dogs, dogs on bicycles (as much as we’d enjoy seeing that), or any pets on Festival grounds.
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Cider by the Sea COTTON BUILDING
PARK AT MEMORIAL FIELD
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Special Events: Film, Shanteys, Ceremonies, Tours There is so much to see and do during Wooden Boat Festival, and here’s a list of highlights around which to build your itinerary, including films, tours, seminars, ceremonies and memorials.
9:30am - 4:30pm Special Presentation with Festival Headliners - Pope Marine Building
Join Festival headliners Steve Callahan and Lin & Larry Pardey for an all-day line-up of some of their most popular talks, and end the day with a Q&A, led by Practical Sailor Darrell Nicholson, where attendees can ask some of the most well-known and well-traveled adventurers in the world anything they’d like! Choose from the morning session ($50), the afternoon session ($60), or the whole day ($95). (See details on page 18) 5:30pm Lifetime Achievement Awards - Olympic and Cascade Rooms
The kick-off to the weekend and one of the sweetest events at the Festival. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and the program starts at 6. (See details on page 12.)
2pm Movie “The Unknown Sea - A Voyage on the Salish Sea” – AV Room
Explores the natural and cultural history of the area through interviews of people deeply connected with the Salish Sea. Now in the international spotlight, this dynamic place which contains the new San Juan Islands National Monument, proposed coal and
tar sands export terminals, and the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, Captain Kevin Campion and his film team know that now is the time to show the Salish Sea to the world. 3:30pm Movie “Operation Grand Canyon with Dan Snow” – AV Room
This BBC film is an experiential history of John Wesley Powell’s expedition down the Grand Canyon. The three vessels involved in the documentary were designed and built by the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in accordance with Powell’s journals. Ben Kahn joined the expedition team down the Colorado River, recreating the voyage Powell took. 6:30pm “Life of Pi” Screening Olympic and Cascade Rooms
Steve Callahan, who survived for 76 days adrift on the Atlantic Ocean in a life raft, acted as technical director for this fi lm. Janette Force, Executive Director of the Port Townsend Film Festival introduces “Life of Pi,” a marvel of story telling and cinematography about a boy adrift with dangerous zoo animals after a shipwreck. There is a Q&A afterwards with Callahan. Doors open at 6:30. Free with WBF wristband or PTFF membership card (ptfilmfest.com). $5 7pm Sea Shanteys - Marina Room
Young and old gather to sing songs of the sea! 6pm Pete Seeger Sing-a-Long Pope Marine Building
Join musicians and other Pete Seeger fans to sing some old favorites and honor Pete’s long connection to the water.
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Pirates share their treasure with children at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, and there are plenty of rewards here for anyone wanting to learn more about the maritime world . Leader file photo by Tristan Hiegler
2pm Movie “The Unknown Sea: A Voyage on the Salish Sea” – AV Room
(See Friday description.) 3:30pm Movie “Operation Grand Canyon with Dan Snow” – AV Room
(See Friday description.) 6pm Fisher Poets - Olympic Room
Enjoy two hours of salty tales with the Fisher Poets. Fast becoming one of the Festival’s most popular events! 6:15-7pm Bell Re-Installation Celebration & Ceremony City Dock
After being lost for more than a generation, schooner Adventuress’ original 1913 bell remarkably turned up this spring in San Francisco in the care of an 87-year-old gentleman. Nick Lemos received it
as a gift when he was a boy in 1936 and is generously returning the historic bell to the ship that carried it more than a century ago on her maiden voyage to the Arctic. Free Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream! 7-8pm Dockside Tours of Adventuress and viewing of 1913 Bell – City Dock
PT Shorts - Pope Marine Building
Sea Adventures read by a knock-out lineup of authors: Steve Callahan, Lin Pardey, and Wendy Hinman.
Noon Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge Launch & Awards – The Point
Come view the culmination of effort by the boatbuilding teams – will they fl oat? Who will win the “Best Boat” award? Come find out! 2pm Pre-Sail By Shanteys Commons
The Shifty Sailors meet on the NWMC Commons to sing the boats out of the harbor; one of the most memorable moments of the festival. 3pm Sail By – Port Townsend Bay
The crowning glory of the weekend: 300 vessels of all shapes and sizes take to Port Townsend Bay.
10 am Bell Tolls Ceremony – Commons
The Sea Scouts assist with this annual tradition honoring those who have passed away in the previous year.
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★F R I DAY ★ Discovery Classroom
Marine Woodworking Woodworking Stage I Stage 9:30
Care & Feeding of the Magnetic Compass 9:30-10:30
10:30 TIM LAWSON
The Grenadines: The Real Caribbbean 10:45-11:45 ELSIE HULZIZER
Sailing the West coast of Vancouver Island 12:00-1:00
Owning a Classic Wooden Yacht: Financial and Time Commitments 10:45-11:45
Hidden Causes of Rig Failure 12:00-1:00
JAY BENFORD, SAM NANCY ERLEY DEVLIN, MICHAEL 10 Years at Sea: KASTEN, JOHN What Went Wrong, WELSFORD AND and How We HALSEY HERRESHOFF
Boat Design Q&A 1:15-2:45
Survived It! 1:15-2:45
Plywood Boatbuilding Methods 10:45-11:45
PAM LA NUA
Beyond the Bay 10:45-11:45
Building Your First Wooden Boat: A Primer 12:00-1:00
Amos Burg and the Voyage of the Dorjun 12:00-1:00
ROBERT & VIRGINIA GLESER
When Good Fuel Goes Bad 1:15-2:15
Finding Happiness Afloat Cruising on a Boat 24/7 1:15-2:15
LIN & LARRY PARDEY
The Compelling Power of Adventure 3:00-4:30
Working Sail Loft Open House
CHRIS & CHRYSTAL YOUNG
What They Don’t LAURA PRENDERGAST Tell You about Touring by Kayak Restoring a Classic 2:30-3:30 Wooden Boat 2:30-3:30
The Way of Wooden Boats 3:45-4:45
Hand Plane Trifecta 11:30-12:15 BILL DENGLER
Knots at Noon! Practical Knots 12:00-1:00
12:30 ABEL DANCES
Rabbet Planes & Plow Planes 12:30-1:15
Sawstop Table Saw Demo 12:30-1:15
1:30 GEOFF TROTT
Composting Toilets 1:15-2:15
NW Adzes 1:30-2:15
Spar Making 1:30-2:15
By Hand and by Eye: The Language of the Artisans 3:45-4:45
Carvel Planking 11:30-12:15
Care and Feeding of Your Outboard 12:00-1:00
BUMS Marine Answers to Your Bottom Paint Questions 2:30-4:30
Working with Epoxy & Fiberglass 2:30-3:15
3:30 STEVE HABERSETZER
Friday’s Music CAROL HASSE
Essentials of Sailmaking 4:30-6:00
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11:30 JIM TOLPIN
Steam Bending 10:30-11:15
1 pm • Annika Pearl 2 pm • Steve Grandinetti 3 pm • Shady Grove 4 pm • Jack and Joe 5 pm • Blue Crows 6 pm • Awards 6:15pm • T.S. Fisher & the Smooth Operators 8 p.m. • Delta Rays
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Maritime West “Olympic”
★ S AT U R D AY ★ Maritime East “Cascade”
9:30 VINCE WELCH
Amos Burg and the Voyage of the Dorjun 9:30-10:30
Why We Sailed to Alaska 5 Times 9:30-10:30
A Kayak Expedition Down Rivers in Iraq 9:30-10:30
Care and Feeding of the Magnetic Compass 9:30-10:30
Electric Propulsion 9:30-10:30
Marine Woodworking Woodworking Stage I Stage
Care and Feeding of Your Outboard 9:30-10:30
Cruising on a Budget 10:45-11:45
Digital Boat Photography 10:45-11:45
The Top 10 Cruising CLASSIC SEMINAR Owning a Classic Destinations for Wooden Yacht: the Waggoner Financial and Time Cruising Guide for Commitments 2014 10:45-11:45 10:45-11:45
Essentials of Sailmaking 10:00-11:30
Stitch and Glue Boatbuilding 10:45-11:45
Non-Toxic Finishes 10:30-11:15
GARRETT HACK HALSEY HERRESHOFF
120 Years of Yachts, Development Trends and Breakthrough Designs 12:00-1:00
10 Years at Sea: What Went Wrong, and How We Survived It! 12:00-1:00
1:30 STEVEN CALLAHAN
CAPT. JEFF SANDERS
Celestial Navigation 12:00-1:00
ROBERT & VIRGINIA GLESER
The Dream and the Power of Choice 1:15-2:15
Operation Grand Canyon: A BBC Expedition 12:00-1:00
Sail Handwork: Rings, Slides and Leather 12:00-1:30
2:30 LARRY CHEEK
Your First Wooden Cruising rowboat: Boat: Which Adventure in a Kit! Design to Build 2:30-3:30 2:30-3:30
LIN & LARRY PARDEY
16 Ways to Ensure Your Partner Shares Your Cruising Dreams 3:00-4:30
What to Do with Rope That’s Too Good to throw Away ... and Not Good Enough to Use! 2:00-3:30
Fillets and Bonding 11:30-12:15
Knots at Noon! Decorative Knots: The Turk’s Head 12:00-1:00
Composting Toilets 12:00-1:00
LYNN WATSON, JAMES MCMULLEN & JOHN WELLSFORD
Rolling Demo in the Harbor 1:15-2:15
Boat Interiors 1:15-2:15
Lapstrake Boatbuilding 10:30-11:15
Small boat Cruising & Self Rescue 1:15-2:15
Hand Plane Trifecta 12:30-1:15
Wood for Boat Building 12:30-1:15
Sawstop Table Saw Demo 1:30-2:15
Curved Lamination 1:30-2:15
Fiberglassing Over Wood 2:30-3:15
Vacuum Bagging Veneers 2:30-3:15
Varnishing Tips and Tricks 2:30-4:30
Charles W. Morgan: Building Large Wooden Charter The 38th Voyage Yachts in Indonesia 3:45-4:45 3:45-4:45
NW Canoes 3:30-4:15
Block Making 3:30-4:15
Saturday’s Music 5:30
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11 am • Bertram Levy Noon • Tania Opland 1 pm • The Whateverly Brothers 2 pm • 3 Chords & the Truth 3 pm • Whozyamama
4 pm • Pies On the Run 5 pm • Band Lab 6 pm • Awards 6:15pm • Locust Street Taxi 8 pm • The Better Half
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Maritime East “Cascade” JIM HEUMANN & KAREN SULLIVAN
Restoring Dorothy 9:30-10:30
Lessons Learned Sailing a 24’ Boat from PT to New Zealand 9:30-10:30
The Best Selection LIN & LARRY PARDEY of Marine Apps for Unstoppable Boat Your iPad 10:45-11:45 10:45-11:45
The Race to Alaska! 9:30-10:30
CAPT. JEFF SANDERS
Get Your Captain’s License! 10:45-11:45
When Good Fuel Goes Bad 9:30-10:30
Your Sextant 9:30-10:30
Repairing Inflatables 9:30-10:30
Marine Woodworking Woodworking Stage I Stage TIM LAWSON
ERIN & MICHAEL LEADER
What We Do for Love: A Wooden Boat Story 10:45-11:45
Keeping Your Relationship Afloat 12:00-1:00
Wind for Mariners Meditation and Wilderness Rowing 1:15-2:15 1:15-2:15
Chopping Rabbets 9:30-10:15
Celestial Navigation 12:00-1:00
CAPT. JEFF SANDERS
A Human Powered Circumnavigation of the World 12:00-1:00
Sail Loft Closed Sunday
Maritime West “Olympic”
★ S U N D AY ★
BUMS Marine Answers Your Bottom Paint Questions 10:45-12:15
11:30 ABEL DANCES
Non-Toxic Finishes 11:30-12:15
Knots at Noon! Decorative Knots: The Portuguese Sennet 12:00-1:15
Sawstop Table Saw Demo 10:30-11:15
Traditional Boat Building Tools 11:30-12:15
12:30 JOHN HARRIS
Fiberglassing Over Wood 12:30-1:15
Traditional Wood Planes 12:30-1:15
Sunday’s Music 11 am • Joe Euro Noon • The Whateverly Brothers 1 pm • Tania Opland 2 pm • Howly Slim 3 pm • Time & Tide
A kayak kind of day
It’s not the size of the boat that matters, it’s the fact you are in a boat and having fun . The Northwest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Foundation salutes all those inclined to get on the water . Leader file photo by Patrick J. Sullivan
A fine place to be
The Balcony Wine Bar at the Northwest Maritime Center may be the best vantage point to watch boats during the Sunday afternoon Sail By . Leader file photo by Patrick J. Sullivan Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader
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Festival Faculty: Hands-on Knowledge
The 38th Wooden Boat Festival is pleased to share our faculty list and their presentation topics and times. Consult the Program’s centerspread schedule for locations.
1984 and sailed extensively on the West coast. After ten years in the film business (including three “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies) he returned to the marine trades after moving to Port Townsend in 2008.
Colin Angus - Colin has made a career exploring remote parts of the world including the first human-powered circumnavigation of the world. Together with his wife Julie, they design and produce expedition rowing craft.
Caulking Sat 9:30 - 10:15
Cruising Rowboat-Adventure in a kit! Sat 2:30 - 3:30 Human Powered Circumnavigation of The World Sun Noon -1 Dennis Armstrong - Owner of Knotted Line, Redmond, WA., WBF veteran and instructor at the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Dennis is a walking reference on objects made of rope. What to do with rope that is too good to throw away Sat 2 - 3:30 Anna Bachmann – A Project Manager at Nature Iraq and the founder of the Iraq Upper Tigris Waterkeeper Program. Prior to moving to Iraq in 2005, she was with the Port Townsend Marine Science Center and has a long history of working on environmental and specifically water resource-related issues. A Kayak Expedition Down Rivers in Iraq Sat 9:30 - 10:30 Peter Bailey - After 4 years in USCG search and rescue, Peter apprenticed as a boat builder in Sausalito CA. He had another apprenticeship as Historic Rigger at Mystic Seaport, then repaired and rebuilt fishing vessels and yachts. He crewed on various large schooners and square-riggers in every job from Seaman to Captain. He designed and built a modified Slocum “Spray”, launched in
Traditional Boat Building Tools Sun 11:30 - 12:15 Jake Beattie – He’s the Executive Director of the Northwest Maritime Center with a background in sail training and on-the-water experiential education. His current sailing pursuits are primarily “hermit crab cruises”: buying small boats in foreign countries for sailing expeditions, then selling the boats at the end of the trip. His last trip was 3 weeks in Baja on a Hobie 16; sold for purchase price at the end of the trip! The Race to Alaska! Sun 9:30 - 10:30 Jay Benford – He’s been getting paid to do yacht design work since 1962. He apprenticed with John Atkin in CT, worked for several boatbuilding operations, and opened his own yacht design office in 1969. After living and cruising in the Pacific Northwest for 18 years, he has spent the last 30 years on the Chesapeake Bay. His work is largely cruising boats, both sail and power, with a large percentage of them being used as liveaboards. Boat Design Panel Fri 1:15 - 2:45 Joni Blanchard - Joni’s been varnishing/oiling and painting boats in PT for 27 years. Three years ago, she authored the book “Tricks, Cheating & Chingaderos - A Collection of Knowledge and Tips for Varnishing/Painting Wooden Boats”.
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Varnishing Tips & Tricks Sat 2:30 - 4
Bruce Blatchley - He is a graduate of, and instructor at, the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding. After graduation he honed his skills as a shipwright and teacher around the Salish Sea, and was recruited by the Boat Building Facility in Taichang, China. Working with Epoxy and Fiberglass Fri 2:30 - 3:15 Fillets and Bonding Sat 11:30 - 12:15
Steve Brown - One of the leading scholars and craftsmen of traditional NW coast arts, he also teaches toolmaking and carving. He is also known for his work in tribal artifact restoration. NW Adzes Fri 1:30 - 2:15 NW Canoes Sat 3:30 - 4:15
Boating Skills Intensive with Lin & Larry Pardey Pope Marine Building Thurs 9:30 – 4:30
and decorative. In addition to Festival programs, he teaches people to tie knots throughout the year.
Life of Pi Fri night movie 7 pm
Knots at Noon! Fri, Sat & Sun Noon- 1
Adrift Sat 1:15 - 2:45 & Sun 1:15 - 2:30
Sam Devlin - With over 30 years as a boat designer and builder, his expertise with stitch & glue construction is highly respected. Sam has participated in virtually all of the Wooden Boat Festivals (this is his 37th!) and made numerous boat trips to Alaska.
Larry Cheek - Writer and boatbuilder, he’s written about wooden boats for The New York Times, Seattle Times, WoodenBoat Magazine, Orion and other publications. He has written fifteen books on architecture, archaeology, natural history, travel, and boatbuilding. He teaches nonfiction writing in the Whidbey Writers Workshop Master of Fine Arts program, and has built five boats. Your First Wooden Boat-Which Design to Build Sat 2:30 - 3:30
Mark Bunzel - He is the owner of Fine Edge Publishing, publisher and editor of the Waggoner Cruising Guide. He is a long time boater, pilot, writer, photographer, USCG licensed Master, scuba diver, cyclist, WBF veteran and more than we have space to mention.
Kaci Cronkhite – Kaci is a life-long traveler and writer. She explored a decade in Alaska, a decade on oceans, a decade at the helm of the Wooden Boat Festival and is now working on a book. Stop by PAX during the Festival or visit her website (kacicronkhite.com) to catch up.
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The best Selection of Marine Apps for Your ipad Sun 10:45 – 11:45 Bio for Steve Callahan (festival faculty) - Steve Callahan is an author, naval architect, inventor, and sailor notable for having survived for 76 days adrift on the Atlantic Ocean in a liferaft. Callahan recounted his ordeal in the best-selling book Adrift: 76 Days Lost At Sea (1986), which was on the New York Times best-seller list for more than 36 weeks. He was the technical advisor on the movie Life of Pi.
Abel Dances - A secondgeneration carpenter with over 20 years experience, he has his own workshop and teaches at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. Rabbet Planes & Plow Planes Fri 12:30 - 1:15 Drawboring Fri 2:30 - 3:15 Non-Toxic Finishes Sun 11:30 - 12:15 Bill Dengler - A member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers for 20 years and WBF veteran, Bill has a broad interest in knots both practical
Boat Design Panel Fri 1:15 - 2:45 Stitch and Glue Boatbuilding Sat 10:45 - 11:45 Dudley Dix – He’s owned plywood boats from childhood and has both designed and built them the past 40+ years. In 1979 he won the Cruising World Design Competition with a 34ft plywood design that he later built. He developed the radius chine plywood building method in 1994, with the Didi 38 “Black Cat” as prototype, which he has sailed across the South Atlantic three times. Many hundreds of boats of his radius chine, lapstrake, and chined plywood designs are in the water or in build around the world. His current boat is a lightweight plywood high performance skiff. Dudley is a graduate of Westlawn School of Yacht Design. Plywood Boatbuilding Methods Fri 10:45 - 11:45 Michael Effler - In his early 20s he restored his first boat, an 18’ centerboard Cat boat, and later restored a 33’ Kings Amethyst center cockpit cutter. He apprenticed and lived aboard for two years at the Colonial Yacht Anchorage while restoring a Sparkman & Stephens 40’ yawl. In the NW he’s owned and restored a Sam Rabel pocket cruiser, Hugh Angleman gaff-rigged ketch, Simon Fletcher runabout, – Continued on Page 32
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various sailing and rowing skiffs as a 1930’s Stephens Bros 45’ bridge deck cruiser—the topic of today’s presentation. What they Don’t Tell you about Restoring a Classic Boat Fri 2:30 - 3:30 Jeff Eichen – Specializes in photographing wooden boats. He photographs and teaches Adobe Photoshop professionally in and around the Olympic Peninsula. Jeff grew up in California, studied with Ansel Adams, and is loving his life in Port Townsend as an artist and a professional photographer and teacher. Digital Boat Photography Sat 10:45 - 11:45 Joe Grez - He is a WBF veteran, lifelong boater, part of the winning team in the 2009 NASA Power Beaming Challenge (a real space elevator), and is so obsessed with marine electric propulsion he started his own company. He recently competed in his 1st offshore solar boat race. Electric Propulsion Sat 9:30 - 10:30 Nancy Erley - Sail instructor, two-time circumnavigator aboard her boat Tethys, founder of Tethys Offshore Sailing for Women and an internationally acclaimed speaker and WBF veteran.
Restoring Dorothy Sun 9:30 - 10:30 Steve Habersetzer - A teacher at both the Port Townsend School of Woodworking and the Cedar Root Folk School, he is also an organic farmer and Gypsy Caravan builder. As a woodworker he specializes in solid wood construction and finishing, using non-toxic glues and finishes. Coopering Fri 3:30 - 4:15 & Sun 10:30 - 11:15 Garrett Hack - Furniture maker, author, and woodworking teacher from Thetford Center, Vermont, Garrett Hack is internationally known for hand tool woodworking. He is the author of “The Hand Plane Book”, “Classic Hand Tools”, and regular contributor to “Fine Woodworking” Sharpening Sat 11:30 - 12:15 Jeff Hammond - He apprenticed to Bob Prothero, a preeminent Northwest boatbuilder and founder of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Now chief instructor at the school, he has led hundreds of students through the lofting and building of scores of vessels ranging in size from eight to fifty feet.
10 Years at Sea, What Went Wrong – and How We Survived it! Fri 1:15 - 2:45 & Sat Noon - 1 Virginia & Robert Gleser - After years in the corporate tie-dyeing world, they dropped out to cruise for many years on their sailboat. Virginia is the author of “Harmony on the High Seas, When your Mate Becomes Your Matey”.
Essentials of Sailmaking Fri 4:30 - 6 & Sat 10 - 11:30 Halsey Herreshoff - Halsey represents several generations of nautical excellence - his family business designed and built 8 America’s Cup defenders. During the 12 meter era, Halsey was bowman, crew boss or navigator and sailed in 4 Cup matches. Halsey is a Webb Institute graduate in naval engineering and architecture, an M.I.T. faculty member, and a Bethlehem Steel nautical engineer. Boat Design Panel Fri 1:15 - 2:45 120 Years if Yachts, Development of Trends and Breakthrough Designs Sat Noon - 1 Jim Heumann - When Jim Heumann and Karen Sullivan first met in 2007 they both had Pacific Seacraft Dana 24 sailboats. Since then they have downsized to just one and have cruised around 14,000 miles together. Karen has been sailing for most of her adult life, while Jim took up the sport in 2005. Lessons Learned Sailing a 24’ boat from PT to New Zealand Sun 9:30 - 10:30
Block making Sat 3:30 - 4:15
Wendy Hinman - She and her husband spent seven years at sea, sailing 34,000 miles aboard her 31-foot cutter. She is the author of the best-selling “Tightwads on the Loose”.
Chopping Rabbets Sun 9:30 - 10:15
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John Harris - Owner of Chesapeake Light Craft. He has produced many designs and thousands of kits; his designs are spread across 70 countries. He lives on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay with his wife, daughter, and a fleet of curious small boats.
The Dream and Power of Choice Sat 1:15 - 2:15
Fiberglassing Over Wood Sat 2:30 - 3:15 & Sun 12:30 - 1:15
Tony Grove - A shipwright and artist in British Columbia, he specializes in wooden boat restoration and construction. He is also a former head instructor at the Silva Bay Shipyard School on Gabriola Island.
Carol Hasse - Sailmaker, sailor, writer, sail instructor, founder and owner of Port Townsend Sails. One of the original Wooden Boat Festival organizers, Carol has a deep love of wooden boats. She has sailed over 50,000 miles
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Keeping Your Relationship Afloat Sun Noon - 1 Elsie Hulsizer – She’s the author of “Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Island’s West Coast” (Harbour Publishing, 2005) and “Glaciers, Bears and Totems: Sailing in Search of the Real Southeast Alaska” (Harbour Publishing, 2010). She and her husband own an Annapolis 44ft sloop, which they have sailed extensively in northwest waters. Sailing the West Coast of Vancouver Island Fri Noon - 1
Why We Sailed to Alaska 5 Times Sat 9:30 - 10:30 Tom Jackson - Senior editor of WoodenBoat Magazine, Tom has had a lifelong interest in boatbuilding and maritime history. In 1997 he moved from Astoria, Oregon, to Maine to combine his background in journalism with his passion for boats. He sails an 18’ No Mans Land boat of his own construction. Charles W. Morgan: The 38th Voyage Sat 3:45 - 4:45 Ben Kahn - He studied Industrial Technology at Berea College in Kentucky under the tutelage of master wood-turner Rude Osolink, then graduated from the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding’s traditional boatbuilding program in 2001, which he joined as an instructor in 2007. He has led the construction of over 20 wooden boats ranging from 11 to 22 feet. Operation Grand Canyon-BBC Expedition Sat Noon - 1 Traditional Wood Planes Sun 12:30 - 1:15 Michael Kasten - A yacht designer experienced in steel and aluminum, and large plank-on-frame wooden boats. His focus is towards a “modernclassic” approach to boat styling and boat function. He lived in Port Townsend for many years; his home is now in Arizona. Boat Design Panel Fri 1:15 - 2:45 Building Large Wooden Charter Yachts in Indonesia Sat 3:45 - 4:45 Sean Koomen - A 2004 graduate of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, he has taught there since 2011. Outside of the school he has worked on, and led, restorations on several large yacht projects. Steam Bending Fri 10:30 - 11:15 Vacuum Bagging Veneers Sat 2:30 - 3:15 Pam LaNua – She’s enjoyed a lifetime of living, working,
cruising, racing, & raising 3 children on the waters of the Pacific Northwest. This year she ventured beyond... sailing from Hobart to Sydney, & then from Hawaii to Port Townsend. She is a commercial fisherwoman in SE Alaska on a 70ft sailing schooner from PT. She lives aboard her 40ft sailboat in Port Townsend. Beyond the Bay Fri 10:45 - 11:45 Tim Lawson - Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Port Townsend School of Woodworking, he teaches furniture making, hand-tool skills, and demonstrates sharpening techniques. Sharpening Fri 10:30 - 11:15 & Sun 9:30 - 10:15 Erin Leader - Growing up in the Northwest, her summers were spent on or in the water: fishing, skiing, sailing, rowing and swimming - she couldn’t have asked for a better childhood. She always appreciated the beauty of wooden boats, but that appreciation became a passion when she met Michael. What we Do for Love- a Wooden Boat Story Sun 10:45 - 11:45 Jesse Long – He graduated from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 1999 and has continued his education through Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Seattle Central Community College and the Ilen School of Network for Wooden Boatbuilding in Limerick, Ireland where he is a Master’s Candidate in Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding. Jesse won the Ed Monk Memorial Award in 2013 from the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle, Washington. He has worked as a shipwright, furniture maker, custom woodworker, cabinet maker and structural ironworker. Carvel Planking Fri 11:30 - 12:15 Dan Mattson - He has combined his passion for wooden boats with today’s technology to produce the world’s first podcast dedicated – Continued on Page 34
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to wooden boats - “Hooked on Wooden Boats”. Building your First Wooden Boat- a Primer Fri Noon - 1 Julia Maynard - Julia is the owner/manager of Haven Boatworks, with over 30 years of experience in the marine trades, spanning from Mystic Seaport, to California, to Port Townsend. She is renowned for her skills as a finisher, as well as her experience gained from building a boat with her husband, George, and sailing Zulu across the South Pacific to Australia. Varnishing Fri 3:30 - 4:15 Dale McKinnon - In 2004 she solo-rowed the Inside Passage from Ketchikan to Bellingham, and the following year rowed from Ketchikan to Auke Bay (Juneau). By segments, she is currently rowing all Salish Sea/Puget Sound coastlines including the islands. What continues to draw her to the saltwater is tranquility and good beer with the generous people she meets in her travels. Meditation and Wilderness Rowing Sun 1:15 - 2:15 Lin & Larry Pardey - Bestselling nautical authors, ocean sailors and boatbuilders, Lin and Larry Pardey have written 11 books. Each of them has sailed more than 200,000 miles and received some of sailing’s most prestigious awards. The Pardeys also have created instructional videos on offshore voyaging. They make New Zealand their home base but spend part of each year cruising on board their engine-free 29’ sailboat Taleisin. Boating Skills Intensive with Steve Callahan Thurs 9:30 - 4:30 The Compelling Power of Adventure Fri 3 - 4:30 16 ways to Insure Your Partner Shares Your Cruising Dreams Sat 3 - 4:30
Ted Pike - Woodworker, sailor, supporter of youth sailing, on the Board of the Wooden Boat Foundation, he races and sails his 1956 Lapworth sloop Annie Too around the PNW. In his spare time he works full-time at Edensaw Woods as marine sales manager. Sawstop Demo Sat 12:30 - 1:15 Rich Pindell - Founder of H2Out, Inc. in 2009, Rich was inspired to create products that use the technology that NASA utilized during the Apollo missions to keep moisture damage out of the spacecraft. The first product line developed was the H2Out AVD (Air Vent Dryer) 2 & 3 - for sailboats, yachts and commercial fishing vessels to prevent tank and engine failure from water contamination. When Good Fuel Goes Bad Fri 1:15 - 2:15 & Sun 9:30 - 10:30 Laura Prendergast - Pygmy Boats Marketing Director & Fan. When not in the office Laura enjoys being outside and greatly appreciates the fringe benefit of having access to an incredible collection of high performance kayaks for her day-off explorations. Touring by Kayak Friday 2:30 - 3:30 Rolling Demo in Harbor Sat 1:15 - 2:15 Stew Pugh - He maintains the fleet of outboards for the Northwest Maritime Center, Schooner Adventuress, and the Rat Island Rowing Club. He has repaired almost every type of marine engine from small trolling kickers to Navy nuclear reactors. He now teaches outboard motor and inflatable boat repair through NWMC and Sea Grant. He has closed his Port Townsend outboard shop after many years, except for teaching outboard repair and building robots. Care and Feeding of Your Outboard Moto Fri & Sat Noon - 1
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Capt. Jeff Sanders - Capt. Sanders was among the first instructors to become certified to teach US Coast Guard Approved License classes, in lieu of USCG examinations preparation. In 1987 he founded the United States Maritime Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii. He sailed his vessel Orpheus to Puget Sound in 1993. He is also a respected author of textbooks and curricula for Captain’s training. Celestial Navigation Sat Noon - 1 Get your Captain’s License! Sun 10:45 - 11:45 Celestial Navigation Noon - 1 Ray Speck – He’s a recognized authority on traditional boatbuilding. He was fortunate to have worked with the School’s founder, renowned master shipwright Bob Prothero. He began building his reputation for fine lapstrake craft from his shop in Sausalito, where he first developed his ideas for the Sid Skiff. Ray has built up to 90 wooden boats in his career, and has promised not to put away the paring chisel until he finishes the 100th boat. Lapstrake Boatbuilding Sat 10:30 - 11:15 Bruce Tipton - He is a longtime boatbuilder, sparmaker and woodworker. His knowledge of wooden spars covers peeled trees to the octagonal birdsmouth hollow. Spar Making Fri 1:30 - 2:15 Geoff Trott - General Manager of EOS and a pioneer of diversion toilet technology, Geoff explains how composting toilets can work for boaters and the environment. Composting Toilets Fri 1:15 - 2:15 & Sat Noon - 1 Joe VonVolkli - Joe is the owner of Bottoms Up Marine Services, which opened in 2008 in Boat Haven. He currently has 9 employees who are busy with bottom paint, boat repair and maintenance of all kinds.
Answers to your Bottom Paint Questions Fri 2:30 - 4 & Sun 10:45 - 12:15
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Lynn Watson - Lynn has spent the last twenty years or so cruising his 21’ canoe yawl Katie Mae in the Salish Sea, working wind and tide (and trailer) from Puget Sound to the Broughton Archipelago and the great inlets of Vancouver Island.
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Small Boat Cruising & Self Rescue Sat 1:15 - 2:15 Vince Welch – He’s spent his life around water, fresh and salt. Before working as a professional river guide in Grand Canyon and on numerous other western rivers, he surfed, sailed, and labored as a fisherman, marine domestic, and an abalone diver on the west coast. In 1998, Welch co-authored “The Doing of the Thing – The Brief, Brilliant Whitewater career of Buzz Holmstrom”. In 2012 Mountaineers Books published “The Last Voyageur - Amos Burg and the Rivers of the West.” Welch has written for Boatmans Quarterly Review, Oregon Coast, Wend, Rivers, Utne, and Mountain Gazette. Amos Burg and the Voyage of the Dorjun Fri Noon - 1 & Sat 9:30 - 10:30 John Welsford - New Zealand sailor, boat designer and boatbuilder, John is the designer of the SCAMP. John has over 30 years experience in the wood processing trades, and has been a full-time boat designer since 2002. He has a particular interest in open sailing boats, small long range cruisers and sports rowing craft, all designed with amateur boatbuilders in mind. John is a regular visitor to Port Townsend has a strong association with the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding.
David Wilkinson - Dave holds a MS in Atmospheric Science from Oregon State, is an ASA sailing and weather instructor and has sailed in Mexico, the Caribbean, New Zealand and the Northwest. Wind for Mariners Sun 1:15 - 2:15 Alison Wood - Alison is a sailmaker at Port Townsend Sails and previously apprenticed and worked as a rigger at Brion Toss Yacht Riggers. She and her mate live aboard their Downeast 32 with plans to go offshore cruising. Sail Handiwork – Rings, Slides and Leather Sat Noon - 1:30 Chris and Chrystal Young - Chris and Chrystal moved to Grenada in 2013 and started a sailing school (LTD Sailing) and yacht brokerage (The Multihull Company and 5 Oceans Marine Group). Chris has been sailing and teaching in the Grenadines for the last six years when he decided to start his own school. Chrystal sold her house and quit her job last year to join him. Now, they enjoy “Living the Dream!” sailing and exploring in the Caribbean! The Grenadines- the Real Caribbean! Fri 10:45 - 11:45
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We have so many sponsors, volunteers, and supporters that share and value this event that the Wooden Boat Festival truly feels like a community labor of love. There are many ways to connect with and be a part of the Wooden Boat Festival, and we thank you all for your unwavering support! Thank you, Sponsors! Our major sponsors this year are: First Federal Savings and Loan, Wilder Toyota, Resort at Port Ludlow, Port of Port Townsend, and the Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology. We thank you for your generous support.
We could not produce the festival without the additional in-kind and financial contributions from these sponsors: Carl’s Building Supply, Club Sunglass, COHO Magazine, Edensaw Woods, Fisheries, Goodman Sanitation, Hagerty Insurance, Harbors Magazine, Kangan Water, Key City Public Theatre, Lee Valley Tools, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, OlympusNet, Platt Irwin/ NTI, Port Townsend Brewing Company, Port Townsend Film Festival, Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader, Port Townsend Paper Mill, Port Townsend Sails, Rainshadow Properties, Sea Marine, Sirens, Small Craft Advisor, SOS Printing, Sunrise Coffee, Vessel Assist, and WoodenBoat Magazine. Thank you, Boat Owners! We wouldn’t have a Festival without the boats and the boat owners. Your dedication to your boats is celebrated here! We appreciate those that spend all summer working on their boats, those that spend all summer playing on their boats, and everyone in between. Because of your love and care of your beautiful vessels, we have something to celebrate – this is your celebration! Thanks for coming and sharing your passion and joy with us. Thank you, Point Hudson Neighbors! We so appreciate our neighbors and their support of Wooden Boat Festival! Thank you PT Sails, Brion Toss Rigging, Port Townsend Canvas, Sea Marine, WSU, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Shanghai Restaurant, Point Hudson Café, Doc’s Marina Grill, Commander’s Beach House, The Gathering Place, Velocity, Point Hudson Boat Shop, Puget Sound Express, and Pygmy Boats. Thank you, Festival Captains, Staff and Volunteers! We have a collection of colorful characters, the best of the best, who help make this weekend what it is. They do it with laughter, thoughtfulness, humility, and beer. This is an amazing team – some 36 • 2014 WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL
The Northwest Maritime Center on the downtown Port Townsend waterfront at Point Hudson is a year-round headquarters for marine trades hands-on programs, education, history and training. Thanks to everyone who makes it possible! 2013 Leader photo by Patrick J. Sullivan, flight by Collin Klopfenstein
of these Captains and volunteers have been doing this for decades, and their dedication is humbling and inspiring. Wooden Boat Festival continues to grow and be refined by all your ideas and thoughtfulness, and it’s a joy to be part of such a dedicated team! Many thanks to: Kirsten Campbell, Volunteer Coordinator; Libby Urner, Voice of Reason and Experience; Harbormasters Daniel Evans, Libby Urner and Melissa Groussman; Ross Goodwin, Traffic & Parking; Joey Pipia, North Star Stage; Richard Bogan, Grounds; Jordan Pollack, Medical; Chuck Henry, Docks; Amanda Funaro, Membership; Scott Walker, Bar Harbor; Michael Rosser, Bar Harbor Setup; Joel Goldstein, AV & Technology; Marty Loken, Trailer Boat Wrangler; Eileen Johnston, Green Team; Ace Spragg, Presenter Coordinator & On the Water Activities; Joyce Mottola, Will Call; John Mottola, Greeters; Don D’Alessandro, Kids’ Boatbuilding; Neville Pearsall, Music; Myron Gauger, Races; David Badion, Radio Communications; Ted Pike, Lifetime Achievement Awards; and Kim Brooks, Retail. Special thanks to some off-the-radar folks who make some special things happen: Mark Saran,
our help-we-need-a-photo-now photographer; Carole Huelsberg, the one who photographs our volunteers all weekend; “Jerry the Ice Guy” – he’s the reason beer stays cold all weekend long; New Day Fisheries for suppying ice; Carolyn Hunt for invaluable pre-festival logistic support; Sean Koomen from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding for presenter scheduling on the Boatbuilding Stage; Tim Lawson from the Port Townsend School of Woodworking for presenter scheduling on the Woodworking Stage; and Steve Bailey, for making the Captain Pirate’s Treasure Hunt happen each year. Thank you, Staff of NWMC! We have the privilege of working all year long with some of the brightest, most fun, “can do“ people around, and we’re grateful for all the extra things you do both up front and behind the scenes to help make Wooden Boat Festival happen. Thank you Catherine Leporati, Len Maranan-Goldstein, Ace Spragg, Nancy Israel, Jef Waibel, Eileen Johnston, Amanda Funaro, Shirley Reynolds, Carol Baker, Kim Brooks, Chris Dewees, Alicia Dominguez, Scott Jones, Matthew
Straughn-Morse, Rick Heim and Danny Brown. And special thanks to Jake Beattie, our fearless leader! Thank you, Founders, the Board, and Longtime Supporters! After 38 years, how wonderful that many of the founders of the Wooden Boat Festival continue to be involved and help keep the spirit alive. We are so lucky to have long-time Wooden Boat Foundation members Alex Spear, Ted Pike, Kim Aldrich, Piper Dunlap, and our beacon, Carol Hasse, actively involved and available. Thank you to the current Board of Trustees who continue to carry the torch. Thank you, Community Partners! Thanks to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, the YMCA, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, Main Street, Jefferson Transit, Jefferson County Parks & Recreation, Port Townsend Marine Trades family, Port Townsend Police Department, and the City of Port Townsend. Most of all, thank you to the hundreds and hundreds of volunteers who help put on the biggest festival in town! Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader
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High Stakes Tetris: Festival Harbormasters Make it Fit By Libby Urner Looking out over the acres of varnish in the Wooden Boat Festival harbor, with gleaming classics filling every available cranny, it’s hard to imagine that for much of the year, Point Hudson’s 70-odd slips lie empty. Working behind the scenes for months, the Harbormaster team is a big part of what makes the magic happen. Beginning in March, the boat acceptance team meets weekly to go over boat applications – the complex dance of creating a rich, varied collection of boats that actually fit in the harbor. Adventuress Captain Daniel Evans has been at the helm as the Capital-H Harbormaster since 2010. Boat registrar Libby Urner herds the cats, and makes sure we have vessel specs, photos and descriptions, with a lot of help from Northwest Maritime Center staffer Catherine Leporati. We aim for a mix – old, new, huge, tiny, shiny and salty. In an average year, the Festival has about 170 boats in the water in a harbor designed to
hold no more than 70. Getting them to fit on paper is just the beginning! Working from detailed harbor measurements and annual soundings, we plug the data into RhinoCAD and start arranging. Then rearranging. Harbor layout is always a work in progress – if a boat cancels, it creates a ripple effect. Someone breaks their ankle and needs to be dockside. Someone installs new davits, and when they arrive, they don’t fit. Concierge Melissa Groussman calls everyone with a “time window” to arrive – contrary to popular notion, arriving really early will NOT ensure you a dockside slip, but will keep you motoring in circles for hours. We need to park the big boats first – leaving room in the turning basin, and placing the “anchor” boats that hold the raft-outs on the linear dock. In six hours, a crew of 25 pushboat crews and line handlers will park more 5,000 linear feet of boats, ranging from 8’ prams to 125’ steamers. Most of the drivers hold Masters’ licenses, and all have literally thousands of hours of
The M/V Lotus was the largest power yacht on the West Coast when launched in 1909; the 92-foot vessel is just one of many large vessels put into place by the Wooden Boat Festival Harbormaster team .
close-quarters maneuvering experience. It’s an incredibly complex skill set – database jockey, CAD geek, radio operator juggling five calls with a smile, pushboat cowboy, dockline load manage-
ment – all with zero margin for error. We’re playing high-stakes Tetris with irreplaceable, fragile works of art. Safety is priority No. 1 – if the Harbormasters ask you to
do something (or to stop doing something), there’s a good reason. We’re justifiably proud of what we do. And, looking out at that acre of varnish, we think you’ll agree that the end result is worth it.
We Shall Miss ‘HarborMasher’ Doug Rathbun For the first time since the Clinton Administration, this year’s Wooden Boat Festival will not be graced by longtime “HarborMasher” Doug Rathbun, who finally figured out a way to get out of doing the harbor layout. (Doug, 60, died on June 11, 2014) Doug was a genius at computers and geometry, with a dry wit and an encyclopedic knowledge of boats big and small. It was Doug’s crazy idea to park ‘em sideways,
Doug had a knack for making people laugh .
fitting eight in the space of four. If Doug said it would fit,
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it would fit. Though battling cancer for the past several years, he continued to wrestle with the CAD layout all night, and still get out and park boats all day in a thunderstorm. From using a dinghy jib as a waters’l for mighty Team Dorjun, to literally raising Caine, to managing to get himself fired on Festival Friday, Doug kept things interesting around here. Fair winds and following seas, HarborMasher. You’re incredibly missed.
Following Doug’s layout, harbormasters keep squeezing boats in . Submitted photo
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Guide to 38th Festival Boats Absolute 1970
Trumpys were built in Annapolis, Maryland, and were only afforded by the very wealthy. This boat was originally built for Bayard Sharp of the Dupont dynasty. Trumpys were coastal cruisers, not passage makers. Absolute is a houseboat design (not to be confused with what we in the NW consider a “houseboat”). Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Ada Wynn 1964
One of several Herreshoff-designed Rozinantes built by Giles at NorthShore Yard in San Francisco. Yellow cedar planking, bronze fastened to white oak frames with a marine ply deck. Many recent upgrades inside and out, including new 5hp Honda, new running and standing rigging, and Hood roller furler. Port Townsend, Wash.
Adventure is a large, heavy sailing pram designed for training people how to sail. She is a masterpiece of design by the late, great Pacific Northwest boat designer William Garden. Port Townsend, Wash.
The schooner Adventuress, built in East Boothbay, Maine, is owned and operated by the non-profit Sound Experience. She sails throughout Puget Sound and the Salish Sea to educate, inspire, and empower an inclusive community to make a difference for the future of our marine environment. Port Townsend, Wash.
Shipwright Frank Prothero designed and built the schooner Alcyone, an 81’ gaff-rigged topmast schooner. She was built in six years as a backyard project and launched in 1956. Her construction is carvel planked red cedar on steam bent oak frames, with her backbone and decks made from Port Orford cedar and bulwarks made from yellow cedar. Her spars are clear vertical grain fir. Port Townsend, Wash.
The Allegra was built as a yacht by the respected Bensen Brothers yards in Vancouver, BC. She has sailed through the Panama Canal in the past and presently serves as my home, art gallery and studio traveling to SE. Alaska every summer to pursue my wood carving endeavor and art work. See www.victorcano. com Bellingham, Wash.
Anna D 1968
The Anna D is an excellent example of the fine design of William Garden combined with the boatbuilding skill of Bill Richter of Meridian Boat Works. Her keel was laid in 1968 and launched in 1974 out of Moss Landing California. We started the conversion in 2010 and have a ways to go. Sean and Robyn Ryan welcome you aboard. Tacoma, Wash.
Arctic Tern 2014
A stretched version of Iain Oughtred’s Arctic Tern design, she features an enlarged gunter sloop rig with decks and bulkheads fore and aft. Originally designed at 18’2” in length, the person commissioning the boat preferred the longer length of the Caledonia Yawl, and the narrower beam of the Arctic Tern. Thus this is a hybrid of the two. Allyn, Wash.
Argonaut II 1922
Argonaut II is a 73’ classic wooden yacht featuring a narrow beam canoe stern design. The hull is cedar, the decks are painted fir and the house and 6” wide rails are teak. She is powered by a single Gardner 6L3 Diesel which uses less than 3 gallons per hour at full speed. This engine was installed in 1940. Seattle, Wash.
Ariel of Victoria 1980
Built and designed by Ronald Hunt, a refugee from the oil fields of Saskatchewan who moved out to Vancouver Is-
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land and fell in with a “rather salty crowd” in Nanaimo and decided to build a boat. Built over “7 years of madness” (his words), Ariel is planked with Alaskan Yellow Cedar on White Oak frames. With Western Red Cedar decking, Sitka Spruce mast and booms & powered by a marinized Perkins 4-236 from the Alaskan railroad. His first and only boat, a full keel with a round, lifted transom akin to local fish boats, she is a wonderful sea boat. Doug and Jane Bond from Victoria were the second owners, raising two boys aboard and playing an active role in the sailing community. We bought her in 2009 and have been sanding ever since (and planking, and corking, and fastening...). And sailing. She is quick and handy, sails with 2, but accommodates 14 for dinner (no reservations required). Seattle, Wash.
Arrow was inspired and built from John Gardner’s National Fisherman (1960’s) St. Pierre Dory Lines & Offsets and from builder Karl Sebastian’s involvement with North Pacific halibut dories around Kodiak, AK. Arrow was built as a self directed apprenticeship effort and upon completion, was reviewed by John Gardner as being the handsomest one he’d seen. Since 1977, Arrow has been used as a family “camp” boat all around Puget Sound. She combines seakeeping, simplicity and sheer beauty that has a historical reputation of returning. Port Townsend, Wash.
Big Food is a sail & oar campcruiser. She is outfitted as a lug yawl, with a balanced lug main and a sprit-boom mizzen. Seattle, Wash.
Bobbie is a lovely example of the rare Jensen “Island Cruiser.” She was built in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island at Jensen Boatworks. She now sports a 2006 restoration undertaken by Phoenix Restorations, also of San Juan Island, WA. Oak Harbor, Wash.
Camp Skiff 2014
19’ stitch and glue camp skiff, built of marine and exterior plywood. Electric powered. Bellingham, Wash.
S/V Carlyn is more than a sailing vessel that takes youth into wilderness areas to explore. She is more than a inquiry based science platform. She is more than just the idea of adventure - she is “Adventure.” Deer Harbor, Wash.
Flat bottom skiff built by the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building’s Small Craft Class of 2013/2014. Port Hadlock, Wash.
Aura is a the 5th Blanchard 33 built. She was designed by William Garden in 1946; Blanchard Boat Co. built nine sister ships six months apart in the late 1940’s. Aura was owned by Norman C. Blanchard, son of the builder, from 1952 to 1977. She is in her fourteenth season of skippered charters with Classic Daysailing at Deer Harbor on Orcas Island. See www.classicdaysails.com Deer Harbor, Wash.
The Hvalsoe 16 is one in a series of combination rowing and sailing craft from Seattle area builder/designer Eric Hvalsoe. The most recent rig option is an 80 square foot balanced lug mainsail with 10 square foot mizzen. Bandwagon was built cedar plank over oak ribs in traditional lapstrake fashion, and is actively camp cruised. Plans are available, as well as commissions for new construction from the builder. See www.Hvalsoe-Boats.com Shoreline, Wash.
Bebop is a converted gillnetter. She was built in Steveston, BC and fished the Queen Charlotte Islands and Alaska for 30 years. Converted in 2002 in Port Townsend, she still keeps her elegant fishing boat lines. Port Townsend shipwrights who did the work include: Phil Andrus, Bill Campbell, Klaus Dietrick, Barry Stevens, and Dave Thompson. Seattle, Wash.
Beckon is a NorthSea 29, designed by Mark Smaalders of Orcas Island. She is a wood-epoxy gaff rigged cutter, with centerboard, for ocean cruising and shallow anchorage exploration. Owner built with beautiful attention to detail in Bigfork, Mont., by cabinetmaker Richard Beck. Launched in summer 2014, after 8,000 build hours. Bigfork, MT
Bettina is a one-off teakplanked 41’ Laurent Giles 3/4-rigged sloop, built in 1957 in Hong Kong at the Wing on Shing shipyard. Port Townsend, Wash.
Carolina Skiff 2014
Built by Blanchard Boat Company as We’re Here, she won the 1949 Swiftsure Lightship Race. Arroyo was restored and rebuilt in Port Townsend, including ribs, deck, deck beams, cockpit, electrical, engine, electronics, prop, shaft, exhaust, galley and hull refastening. Re-launched in 1998, Arroyo has participated in Wooden Boat Festivals in both Port Townsend and Seattle. Seattle, Wash.
Built by the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building’s 2013 Contemporary Boat Building class. Port Hadlock, Wash.
Big Food 2007
Carousel is a two station, full displacement design. The hull is 7/8” Port Orford cedar over 2 1/2” x 1 1/2” steam bent oak ribs, 9” on center, with galvanized fastenings. She’s powered by twin, counter rotating Chrysler 318 marine V8 engines through Paragon reduction gears and V drives. Cruise speed is 8.5kts at 1800 RPM, consuming 5.5 Gallons per Hour total. Bremerton, Wash.
Built by owner Matt McCleary, Ceridwen was lofted in the fall of 1982 with help from John and Kevin Magner. Stephanie, his 1st mate, joined the endeavor in 1985. Ceridwen was launched in 1994, and made her maiden voyage in August 1996, from Port Angeles to Port Hadlock, which is now her home port. The McClearys along with their children Kelsey and Carter, have spent many summer vacations sailing in the San Juan and Gulf Islands, and participating in the Captain Raynaud International Schooner Race. Port Hadlock, Wash.
I love the way she sits so low, when sitting on the floor boards with the water and the shore passing by there is such a sense of movement and speed. It makes it easy to slip over the side to cool off in the heat of the day also. You may think that low hanging boom is a bother but she is more stable with a low sail and the scramble adds to the fun. There is a bit of challenge to rigging her and adjusting the sails just right, so you won’t get bored easily and the reward is a thrilling ride at her best. If your timing is right I may take you for a spin! Renton, Wash.
She’s a Sam Devlin Chinook 21 design, built by Devlin Designing Boat Builders in Olympia, Wash. using the marine plywood and epoxy, stitch-and-glue construction method. She is powered by a 20hp Yanmar water-cooled diesel with a sail drive with a cruising speed of 6 knots @ half a gallon per hour. Burien, Wash.
Columbia Sailing Dinghy 1925
Built by Portland, Ore., ship chandler The Beebe Co. and designed by Naval Architect Walter Howell. She’s spruce on oak framing, deep and heavy enough for sailing on the Columbia River despite her small size. She was built for the Failing family, Portland pioneers and early prominent citizens. Completely rebuilt 2014 by Mike Thacker, a boat carpenter and craftsman who works for Brusco Tug & Barge, in Longview WA. Portland, Ore.
Compadre is a 43’ bridgedeck cruiser, one of only three with the galley and saloon forward. Her hull is Port Orford cedar on white oak frames, and her house is Burmese teak. She is currently powered by twin Chrysler Crowns. Her interior layout and cabinetry are nearly all original. Compadre is her original name. Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Contessa is a 38’on deck, 47.5’ LOA gaff topsail schooner. Designed by Geo. Stadel Jr, and built by G.I.”Sonny” Hodgdon in East Boothbay Maine. White oak keel and frames, with Honduras mahogany FOR SALE planking, and teak decks. Ballasted with lead, both internal and external. Lake Stevens, Wash.
Czarinna is a 30’ x 8’6” fantail cruiser built in Olympia by Sam Devlin. From 19912006, she was a frequent visitor to the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Since then, she has been exploring the wonders of the Northeast’s inland waterways, from her home port in Rensselaer, NY. Czarinna is returning to Sam’s shop this summer to upgrade her electrical systems and have a general going-over. While she’s in the area, I know Czarinna will be delighted at the opportunity to see old friends and make new ones at the WBF in September. Rensselaer, New York
Dolores M. Jackson 2007
She’s a Murray Peterson gaff rigged schooner. Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Draiodoir was built by Hugh Garrett and designed by Ed Monk Sr. The owners are Mishawn and Danielle Ewart, and this is the first year participating in the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival; they are looking forward to the boating experience, the fun, and the enjoyment of being with fellow wooden boat enthusiasts. Grapeview, Wash.
Driftwood (Devlin) 1996
This Black Crown 31 remains one of Sam Devlin’s most popular designs. Driftwood is a fast and economical diesel cruiser and is the perfect boat for a couple to explore the Northwest waterways. Kelseyville, Calif.
Driftwood (Houseboat) 2014
A home built houseboat with a marine plywood hull sheathed in fiberglass set in epoxy.Featuring twin propane engines,a “Li’l Cod” wood stove, composting head, LED lighting, solar panels, a gangplank up front and a rain cachement system.Upper deck is of recycled red cedar with laminated beams, Port Orford cedar framing, with a black walnut sole and myrtlewood joinery. Draft is only 12 inches. Salem, Ore.
Duo is a 2 sheet plywood dinghy that can be rowed or sailed. She can be built in 20-25 hours and at 50 pounds is light enough to cartop . A nesting version is also available. You can build her using plans from Woods Designs. Saturna island, BC
El Mistico 1927
El Mistico was on the leading edge of technology in her day. From a contemporary magazine article in Pacific Power Boat: “The application of the low powered oil engine to the propulsion of medium sized yachts and workboats is a comparatively new thing.” She was originally equipped with a Fairbanks-Morse four cylinder 40hp at 650 RPM two cycle type diesel. She’s proudly serving as the committee boat for this year’s festival races. Shelton, Wash.
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Ellie is a John Welsford designed Navigator yawl built by Joel Bergen in Mukilteo, Wash.. She sports a Gunter rigged main, roller furled jib and sprit-boomed mizzen, all rigged for easy access from the cockpit. Her anchor well and large watertight storage locker under the foredeck make her an ideal camp cruiser or daysailer. Mukilteo, Wash.
She’s a William Hand designed staysall schooner, privately owned and family maintained. Port Hadlock, Wash.
Designed and built by Bill Garvie in 1973, a traditional double-ender. Bronze fastened African mahogany on oak, lead keel, Sitka spruce spars, teak FOR SALE decks. We purchased her in 1997 and departed for a 3 year, 17,000 mile Pacific voyage, to 15 countries including Panama, Easter Island, Pitcairn Island, French Polynesia, Samoa and the Marshall Islands. We now sail the Pacific NW. Snohomish, Wash.
Fable is a take-off from a Chapelle design, originally designed as a Cat Ketch spritzel rig. Her beam was determined from Baila’s criteria of living aboard, being able to solo sail, and have enough room for 3 Dreadnaught guitars to play (at the same time). With no centerboard and shallow draft, she can go almost anywhere at any tide (not too fast). Fable’s rig was redesigned by Carl Chamberlin as a gaff sloop with a tabernacle mast. Sails are by Port Townsend Sails. Many exceptional boatworkers have had a hand in her design and care, including Bruce Tipton, David Acorn, Nick Benton, Ernie Baird, Kit Africa, Miguel Winterburn, Doug Rathbun, Jimmy Blakelock, John Zimmer, Jim Daubenberger III, Julia Maynard, Bryan Wentzel, Antonio Salguero, Walter Tilsdale, and Brion Toss. In her lifetime Fable has sailed in the Nehalem River (Oregon), Port Townsend Bay, Lake Union, and the San Juan Islands. Port Townsend, Wash.
A Friendship Sloop designed by Jay R. Benford and built by Paul Miller. The hull is cold molded red cedar, approximately 9/16” thick. Her loaded cruising displacement is 300 pounds and she carries 260 square feet of sail. Cowichan Bay, B.C.
A Stimson Dreamboat built by Stimson Marine, (Ballard) Seattle, and beautifully restored by her previous owner over the past 15 years. Possibly originally a work boat with a wheelhouse quarter-berth and single berth and galley below. Originally gas, she was repowered in the 1980s with a 27hp Yanmar diesel. Owned by her current owners and stewards since October 2013. Kingston, Wash.
Glorybe was built 100 years ago this year. She has survived generations of adventures, including storms, crossing from the San Juans into Canada on her own, and being restored after burning in a marina fire. She has been important to many families in the area who have served as stewards for the boat over the decades. Seattle, Wash.
She’s a Port Townsend-built gaff fore/ Marconi main schooner. Grail has been cared for and sailed by the Smith family since 2007. She was built by the founders of Edensaw FOR SALE Woods, and is made of the finest materials: ipe, mahogany, vertical grain fir, white oak, Port Orford cedar, spruce. She sleeps six, has a Dickenson stove and 60 horse Isuzu engine. Vashon, Wash.
Haida, Sparkman & Stephens Design 1738, was built in Japan 1965 by Far East Yachts, of double-planked mahogany over bent frames. She is copper riveted, w/ a lead keel and bronze keel bolts. Former home ports include Southern California, Hawaii and Port Townsend (owned by Jack and Mary Harrison), with extensive refit (new deck, floors, mast step, etc.) by Bill Eppick of Skye Boat Works. Eastsound, Wash.
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Designed by William Garden, Friday Harbor shipwright Sam Fry did a complete restoration that would ultimately take 12 years, completed in 1995. Over FOR SALE the former fish hold, a new aft deckhouse holds a modern galley; the wheelhouse looks original but has been totally rebuilt. Halcyon was one of several trawler conversions featured in WoodenBoat #169. Her clean workboat lines with light interior made her a prize winner at many NW wooden boat shows. Meticulously maintained and perfect for cruising NW waters, as a waterfront office or a vacation spot. 2013 Survey available. Friday Harbor, Wash.
This gaff-rigged Swampscott dory has roots in the streamlined racing dories of the early 20th Century, now modified to be built by the stitch-and-glue method. She’s also right-sized for towing behind a small Subaru. She sets up fast, moves well for a boat of its size, rows nicely, and can be brought up on a beach. The oars are pine, laminated and tapered to the specs of Pete Culler. She sails out of Pullman to the Snake River, the lakes of North Idaho, and Puget Sound. Pullman, Wash.
Hi’ilani (Hawaiian name meaning “held in the arms of heaven”) This 34’ Express Cruiser was sent directly to Salmon FOR SALE Bay in Seattle from the Holland, Michigan Chris Craft plant in 1955. In 1969, she was re-powered with twin Chris Craft 210hp V-8s. She is constructed of double planked mahogany over oak frames with bronze fasteners. Clyde Hill, Wash.
Hiyu is Harry Bryan’s Fiddlehead decked canoe design. Construction is of Okoume plywood. I have designed and built a pedal drive unit that steps up pedal speed 1:9 using pulleys, a v-belt and an old outboard motor gear unit. 50 RPM at the pedals produces 450 RPM propeller speed. A joystick controls the inboard rudder. Spokane, Wash.
Hob Nob 1958
An Ed Monk Sr. design, she was built in Tacoma by Marine View Boat Works. The hull is built batten-seam and planked FOR SALE with mahogany on mahogany frames. The Detroit 3-53-N diesel engine has a 900-mile range. Extensive restoration work on systems, hull and house have been underway since 2007. She has been a great live aboard and gathering place! Port Townsend, Wash.
Holiday has been family owned since my grandfather Rex Bartlett commissioned Ed Monk Sr. to design her; she was built on Lake Union by the Edison Technical School. I grew up on the boat, taking ownership in 1985. Holiday has been maintained all these years, not restored. She still has the original varnished Grandy lap strake dingy, given to my grandfather by the school for the volunteer work he did there. Holiday has been displayed in Passage Maker magazine, Bet Oliver’s Ed Monk and The Tradition of Wooden Boats, and was featured in Wooden Boat Magazine in July 2013. In the early days my grandmother wrote articles about their cruises for Sea and Motor Boat magazines. Moored on Ebey Slough, she has been comfortably protected from the elements for over 60 years. Our son JJ is next in line to take over. Marysville, Wash.
Great Pelican hull with a 6’ cabin, based on a design by Jay Benford. Cockpit and interior are of my own design. She sleeps 2 and makes a great weekender. Grayland, Wash.
Integrity, a 35’ twin-diesel fantail cruising yacht was designed and built by Devlin Designing Boat Builders in Olympia. She sports aesthetic traditional lines, modern construction methods, and advanced yet practical for-the-cruiser technology. Her beam is 10’, draft is just 3’. As a charter boat in her early years, she made four voyages to Alaska. A recent 1.5 year refit in Devlin’s shop included numerous upgrades. Welcome aboard! Mill Creek, Wash.
Irolita is a Loki-class yawl from the drawings of Olin Stephens in the Mystic Seaport collection. She was built by H. Heidtmann in Hamburg, Germany of Honduran FOR SALE mahogany over white oak. She arrived in the Pacific Northwest in 2000, and has been in the care of the Jensen Motorboat Company, Lake Washington since 2005. Seattle, Wash.
J D Crow 1986
The JD Crow is a modified Atkin Ingrid design. She is cutterrigged and carries a generous sail plan drawn by Tad Roberts. Built of local woods and grown knees in a traditional manner Whaletown, B.C.
Jaunty is a homebuilt 16’ slow power cruiser designed for an older captain. An electric start 8hp Honda is steered from a comfortable captain’s chair with arms to keep the captain on board in a cross sea. Jaunty has bunks for two taller sailors, a small galley, and a portable head. McMinnville, Ore.
Jean Alden 2000
Jean Alden is modeled on the traditional Cape Cod catboat. I started with Phil Bolger’s design for the 12’ Bob Cat, scaled it up to 14’, added a small cabin and copied the rig from a Crosby catboat described by Barry Thomas. I also modified the stem profile to have the characteristic catboat tumblehome. I built her in my garage and driveway over a three-year period, starting in 1997. She’s a sweet sailing pocket cruiser and has brought our family much joy. Palo Alto, California
Josephine is an 80 year old salmon troller built at Tacoma Boat Company. She fished hard and was a highliner for many years, homeported in Ketchikan, Alaska then later in Port Townsend and finally in Seattle’s Fisherman’s Terminal before being moved to Olympia for her conversion to a pleasure boat by Devlin Boat Co. Olympia, Wash.
Historical replica of Joshua Slocum’s gaff-rigged yawl Spray, which was the first vessel solo-circumnavigated by Slocum in 1895. Joshua’s hull and deck were built in 1982 by Bill Elliott of Bay, Ship and Yacht in California. Harpster completed the rest of the vessel, including rigging, interior and exterior construction. Joshua’s maiden voyage was in San Francisco Bay in 1983.
The Kaholo 14 hybrid stand-up paddleboard hull is stitch & glue plywood, with graphite carbon surface. Deck is cedar strip with fiberglass surface. Design is by Chesapeake Light Craft and construction by Columbia River Canoe Company, Inc. Hillsboro, OR
Owner Peter McCowin built this 19’ gaff rigged topsail sloop to recreate the sailing qualities and look of a typical turn of the century sloop in an affordable scale. Constructed using the philosophy that a small boat can be built as meticulously as a high class yacht. Peter confesses to having spent far too much time sanding, varnishing, and fabricating the many small details from portholes to mast fittings. Based on a Stevenson design, the sloop incorporates many changes such as a combination of a traditional ballasted keel and retractable exterior fin. Since late 2004, the Kaitlin can easily be found exploring the many waterways and small bays of southern Puget Sound on most summer weekends. Enumclaw, Wash.
Kayli Marie 2012
This home-built Deer Isle Koster is a glued-lap plywood boat. Her 16’ 9” mast accommodates either a balanced lug or standing lug sloop rig. She can regularly be seen sailing her home waters. Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Kintore is a 37’ sail assisted modern adaption of the Pacific Northwest Halibut Schooner designed by William Garden. Her construction was approached as building a “hundred year boat” by a blue ribbon team in Maine by Rockport Apprentice Shop under the supervision of David Short, master shipwright. Planked with eastern white cedar, copper rivet fastened and longleaf yellow pine keel and keelsons. Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Designed and built by B.C. Lands and Forests, she was originally known as the B.C. Forester. Built in Thurston Bay, B.C. and formally launched in January 1924, she was the Headquarters Launch for the B.C. Forest Service. She’s powered by a 100hp Gardner 6 cylinder diesel engine. Decommissioned by the Forest Service in the 70’s, she is now a privately owned live aboard vessel. Bellingham, Wash.
She’s a 1950’s vintage Super Spartan three-point wooden hydroplane design, built in 2011 by Oregon amateur boat builder John Lucas with plans from Glen-L.com. Weighing less than 100 pounds, this Hal Kelly design is constructed out of African Okoume marine plywood and powered by a 1957 Mercury Mark 25 engine. Beaverton, Ore.
La Boheme 1926
La Boheme is an Atkin Eric design. Her keel was laid in 1926 in Victoria and she was launched in 1938. She was completely rebuilt, stem to stern, in 1981 but her mast is absolutely original! The rebuilt hull is Port Orford Cedar on oak frames. Brion Toss gave her all new rigging and Sean Rankins provided her with a fresh suit of sails. This past winter’s project was a completely wooded and refinished mast. Woah, that was a lotta sandpaper! La Boheme frequents the San Juan and Gulf Islands as well as local sailing on Port Townsend Bay. Port Townsend, Wash.
Captain Pete Culler designed this wonderful tender and called her a yawlboat. She is handy under oars and sail, able to carry large loads and work off a beach. She’s 10’6” long and 4’6” wide and displaces about 200 pounds. She was built by Steven Webster of Port Orford Cedar lapstrake over yew wood frames, copper riveted. Oak Harbor, Wash.
Lazy Gal 1969
She’s a 52’ pilot house sedan, with an unusual Portuguese bridge. Powered by twin 330c Caterpillar engines, with a FOR SALE separate Northern Lights generator. She sleeps six, and sports two heads. She’s been kept under cover all her life, except for extended summer cruising to Desolation Sound and points north. La Conner, Wash.
Lazy Jack 2006
Lazy Jack is a Karl Stambaughdesigned Redwing 18, built by Jim Cooper of Albany, Ore.. She’s powered by a 9.9hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard. I bought her in March 2011. Eugene, Ore.
Leslie Jean 2006
Leslie Jean is a combination of many designs. Her designer and builder Karl Bischoff copied most of her lines from a John Gardner article in National Fisherman magazine. Bischoff built the 15’ Whitehall over 10 years. This was a project for learning. Next up: a 30’ Susan schooner by Murray Peterson. Seattle, Wash.
Lille Danser 1976
Built as a replica of an 1890’s Danish revenue cutter, Lille Danser spent the next 25 years in Moss Landing, California. She now enjoys her retirement in Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge as an occasional charter Boat and Breakfast. Bainbridge Island, Wash.
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Lita Alv 2012
Iain Oughtred has skillfully captured the essence of the Os-Elvar using marine plywood for the planking and laminations for the new frames. His design improves on the beauty of the traditional Os-Elvar by introducing a more pronounced sheer line and the taller “horns” at the stem and stern. He called his design “Elf” (Alv in Norwegian) and there’s something impish about this boat, stating “Hey, I’m mischievous and proud of it”. Bellingham, Wash.
Lorraine is a Nordic Folkboat built in Denmark in 1959. She was imported for racing in San Francisco then trucked to the Northwest for cruising. I bought Lorraine (named for my mother) in 1979. Many of Port Townsend’s finest marine trades people have (and continue to) contributed their skills to maintenance and retrofits of Lorraine. A joy to sail, she answers her helm in light or heavy wind--a wonderful Salish Sea day sailor or cruiser! Port Townsend, Wash.
Lucky Star 1937
Designed by Edson Schock. Built in Wlmington, Calif., of mahogany planking on oak frames. Teak interior and exterior. Poulsbo, Wash.
Macaw is a Presto-type gaff-rigged centerboard ketch. Designed by Sam Crocker and built by Sturgis Crocker in Manchester, Mass., she was originally designed for shoal draft cruising in the Bahamas. She has a very large cockpit, flush decks, a large cabin for her size, with a large companionway hatch and lots of fuel and water tankage. Draft is just 2’6” with the centerboard up. Columbus, Ohio
Maggie B. 1961
Tugboat Maggie B, designed by William Garden, was built at Lake Union in 1961. She worked as a log patrol boat and in the Snohomish River pulling logs to the Weyerhauser mill in Everett. Now retired, she is a regular at the tugboat races in Olympia and Seattle. Stanwood, Wash.
Merry Wherry 2010
This stable, user-friendly kit boat has long proven herself to be excellent for recreation, exercise, or competition. At 35 pounds, she’s easy for one person to cartop and transport and quick to respond to every stroke. Carbon fiber oars or lightweight wooden oars built from plans complete the sliding seat rowing rig. This wherry’s a joy to row. Anacortes, Wash.
Merry Wherry Two 2010
Morning Star 1948
Morning Star Is a Scandinavian style double ended ketch, custom designed and built by Olaf Tellefsen. She is planked with 1 3/8” Port Orford cedar over steam bent white oak frames on 12” centers, is 51’ overall, 45’ on deck, and has a 40’ waterline. Draft is 6’10” and she carries 1200 square feet of sail. Morning Star is a magnificent ocean voyaging vessel. Sonoma, Calif.
Nil Desperandum 2011
Nil Desperandum is a Devlin Winter Wren design, with a stitch-and-glue composite hull, daggerboard, and classic gaff rig. Built by owner Larry Cheek and launched in 2011. Langley, Wash.
Odyssey (Sea Scout Ship) 1938
Designed by Sparkman & Stevens and built by Henry Nevins Yard in New York, her yawl rig boasts more than 3000 square feet of sail area. She has been owned and operated as a training vessel by the Tacoma Sea Scouts for more than 30 years. Tacoma, Wash.
This was the favorite boat of the infamous builder of wood/ epoxy yachts, designed and built by Vic Carpenter. As Marlin Bree described her “The wheel was handcrafted of alternating strips of mahogany and spruce. I grasped it; the boat felt alive, almost ready to fly away. Belowdecks was a woodworker’s dream. Everything was bright-finished. Bunks seemed to grow out of the cabin sides. Overhead handrails were sculpted into the cabin top. In the stern was a magnificent navigator’s saloon, in varnished wood and full of natural light. The chart table was big enough to open up a chart. As I got ready to leave, I couldn’t help but slip behind the wheel again and imagine what it was like to drive 1,200 square feet of sail piled on that golden mast.” Nanaimo, BC
Launched as Edlu, Olin Stephen’s design #35 was built for offshore racing. Orion won the 1934 Newport to Bermuda race and many others in the 30’s and 40’s. During WWII, she served in the Coastal Picket Patrol, sailing the Eastern Seaboard in search of U-Boats. After a trip through the Panama Canal and a circuit of the South Pacific, Orion has found her way to the Pacific Northwest via Southern California. Here she serves as the sailing classroom for the Deep Green WIlderness Program, promoting environmental stewardship through education and voyaging. Seattle, Wash.
Designed by Ian Oughtred from the Isle of Skye, Otter is a Ness Yawl. She has been finding her feet and testing her builder in the local waters of Puget Sound. Seattle, Wash.
Miss Lakewood 1940
Built by S.A.L.T.S. as a working exhibit for Expo 86 in Vancouver, BC, she’s sailed over 100,000 deep-sea miles. Her offshore training voyages have taken her to Australia and Europe, to remote communities on Easter and Pitcairn Islands, and to many other unusual and far-flung ports of call. When not offshore, she provides sail training programs along the coast of British Columbia. Victoria, B.C.
Miss Lakewood is a tried and true sedan cruiser designed by Edwin Monk Sr., the prolific designer from Seattle. She is powered by a Volvo Diesel V Drive. Her inviting mahogany interior is original and great for cruising or socializing. Miss Lakewood is moored in covered moorage in Seattle, a member of the Queen City Yacht Club, the Classic Yacht Association, and the Antique and Classic Boat Association. Seattle, Wash.
A member of the Lost Coast Traditional Small Craft Association in Fort Bragg, California, she’s used in the San Francisco Bay area, Delta Coast, Fort Bragg and West Coast. In 2007 she went on the San Francisco Maritime National Park gunkholing cruise up the Sacramento River with the Schooner Alma. Rio Nido, Calif.
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A classic double-ender (Spidsgatter) designed and built in Denmark. Built for comfort and speed, these buxom boats feature wide beam, deep keel, great volume below decks with extra tall masts. Pax was designed by MSJ Hansen and built by Karl Thomsen in Kalundborg, Denmark. She was exported to California in 1961, and restored in British Columbia in the 1980s. Former Wooden Boat Festival Director Kaci Cronkhite brought her to Port Townsend in 2007, and has been tracking down her history worldwide ever since, as recorded in her book Finding Pax. Port Townsend, Wash.
Peter Kagan 1977
She was purchased new and trailered to Southern California by a retired Naval Officer. I found the boat in 1985 after searching several years for a Beetle Cat located anywhere on the West coast. I’ve replaced the cockpit coaming, canvas and rub rails several times over the years, with a new centerboard last year. She’s frequently found sailing on Lake Union in Seattle. Kenmore, Wash.
Designed by Danish marine architect Aage Utzon, Pia was built in Denmark in 1938, but was not commissioned until just after the end of WW2. She was imported into Victoria, BC in the early 1960s along with five other 38 square meter Klasse Spidsgatters, including Port Townsend vessels Eio, Da Capo and Doxy. Alerted by Da Capo owner Scott Swantner, I
Paciﬁc Swift 1986
She’s a bridge deck cruiser designed by Jake Farrell and built in Seattle by Carr and Stone. She sleeps 2: eats 4, and drinks 6+. We’re longtime members of the Classic Yacht Association, the Wooden Boat Foundation, Seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats, and the Seattle Yacht Club. Seattle, Wash.
found Pia at anchor near-derelict in 1991 in Cortez Island, BC. An intensive two year repair began, including new deck covering, cabin top, eyebrows, rails, cockpit, rudder and tiller, aft end of cabin, companionway, both forward and companionway hatches, skylight and the entire interior including engine beds. The hull, floors, framing and deck beams were in excellent shape and entirely original. Pia’s construction, while typical in Denmark, is unusual in America. She has single sawn frames on station, taken from naturally shaped grown timbers with two steam bent frames between. Her frames stop well short of the keel and are bolted to massive grown floor timbers, shaped from the crotches of trees, whose ends, rather than being cut flat, reflecting the crotches they are taken from, are shaped to follow the frames well up the sides of the hull. The planking is tight joined, like a barrel. She isn’t caulked. Instead, a strand of cotton was twisted and laid on the plank edge before the next plank was installed. Frames, backbone and beams are all oak. Hull, deck, cabin top and spars are Danish pitch pine. Aside from the powerful construction, these are no doubt the main reason for the Klasse Spidsgatters’ noted longevity. All but two of the original 26 38 square-meter Klasse Spidsgatters ever built are still accounted for and sailing. Olympia, Wash.
She’s a Haven 12 ½ built by the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building and used just three summers in Montana. Her hull is western red cedar hull, white oak ribs, vertical grain fir spars, lead keel, stainless steel center board, mahogany FOR SALE transom and seats, bronze fittings, with trailer, sail covers, mooring cover, trailering cover. Missoula, Mont.
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Wooden Boats 101
All the boats at the Festival have wood hulls (the buoyant main body of the boat). Some are traditionally built plank-on-frame, some are modern plywood construction, and a few are built using ancient technology or the newest experimental composites. Some are displayed on land, but all are designed for water. See boats like this year around in Port Townsend! HUMAN-POWERED VESSELS Primarily built for rowing propulsion – longboats with oars, kayaks with paddles, rowing shells with sculls.
Reminiscent of “the love child of a T-bird and a Stone Horse,” she’s Quadrant Sloop #9, designed by Lawrence Hartge and FOR SALE built at the Hartge Yard on Chesapeake Bay. Her hard-chined, plank-on-frame construction is unusual, with transverse planking on the bottom and longitudinal planking above the waterline, similar to Chesapeake Oyster boats. Her accommodation is enormous for a 26’ boat, with a raised deck and small pilothouse giving standing headroom in the galley. As far as we know, she’s the only Quadrant Sloop to make her way to the West Coast. Port Townsend, Wash.
Since 1988, Wayland Marine has offered kits to build stable, user-friendly rowing shells for one or two rowers. The Merry Wherry Two, with its fine entry, soft bilge, constant flare and wide outwales, is a proven ocean-tested design providing a dry and comfortable ride even in less than ideal conditions. A decked version exists for the experienced adventurer. Anacortes, Wash.
POWER VESSELS Propelled by motor with gasoline, diesel or electric engines. Sailing vessels: rigs vary Sloop – A single-masted sailing boat with a single headsail. [Dutch sloep, from Middle Dutch slūpen, to glide.] FOR SALE
Cutter – A single-masted 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.] Ketch – A two-masted sailing boat with the steering rudder and station behind both masts. [Middle English cache, from cacchen, to catch.] Schooner – A sailing boat with multiple sails and two to seven masts. Schooners can lie closer to the wind than square-rigged sailing ships, use a smaller crew and are very fast. Yawl – A twomasted 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.] Multihull – Two or more hulls. Also called catamaran, trimaran and outrigger.
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Pleiades is a 21 ft. sloop whose designer and builder are unknown. Hull is Alaskan yellow cedar on oak frames, with a mahogany cabin, and fir decks. She’s been completely restored, but still sports her original mast, boom, rudder and tiller. Port Townsend, Wash.
Plover is a 24 ‘ Atkin-designed gaff ketch . She has a ply on frame shallow V-hull with full keel and a 3’ 10” draft. Her main mast is 25’ and her mizzen 20’. She was built in Morrow Bay, Calif. In 2010 she moved to Texas, returning to the West Coast in the summer of 2014. San Antonio, Texas
Pocket Ship 2008
A small cruising sailboat, meant to sail well, provide dry camping accommodations, and tow behind a 4-cylinder car. The enclosed cabin area is identical to an average four-man tent, but drier, more private, and more secure. A typical amateur builder might require about 30 weekends and occasional evenings to see this one through. Plans comprise 11 pages of architectural drawings and fullsized patterns for nearly every part in the boat. PocketShip is stiff and fast and tacks through 90 degrees. We are thrilled with performance and handling---all expectations have been exceeded. Annapolis, Md.
She’s 64’ on deck with 75 tons displacement. Has worked as charter vessel, dive tender, towboat, and fish packer. Comox, B.C.
PT Eleven 2014
PT Eleven, is a modern 11’ nestable dinghy designed with the serious cruiser’s needs in mind. She’s tough, light weight, rows and sails exceptionally well, and nests for carrying on the deck of your sailboat or in the back of a vehicle. Assembles in the water or out in about 15 seconds. Recently refined and upgraded in the 2014 model, she’s sold as a kit from Port Townsend Watercraft. Port Townsend, Wash.
Pufﬁn (CWB) 1906
Steam Launch Puffin was built by the Truscott Boat Works in St. Joseph Missouri. She was powered by an early gasoline engine, though her hull design, a “Compromise” model, was originally intended for steam power. Her construction is oak planks over cypress frames. She was found derelict, restored and converted to steam power in 1975. She was eventually donated to Seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats by Bob Evans of Missoula, Mont. Steam launches like Puffin were popular in the 1880’s, when the only other options for propelling boats were rowing and sailing. Her boiler burns wood, usually scrap from the Center’s boat shop. A bushel basket of wood propels her for about an hour. Puffin’s original boiler wore out in 1999, and was replaced with a duplicate built to current boiler codes. Her original steam engine was damaged several years ago and was replaced with the current one in 2001. Volunteer machinists built the current engine from a commercially available kit. Puffin’s power plant, while modern, closely resembles a typical power plant used in steam launches in the 1800s. Seattle, Wash.
Rabannah is a home-designed, home-built cruising sailboat. She is the culmination of many years of dreaming, a year or so of planning, and two years of construction. She was built in Salt Lake City, and launched into the Great Salt Lake in 2013. Salt Lake City, Utah
Ripple is a 25’ 9” gaff-rigged tops’l cutter crafted by The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 1993. Designed by William Atkins in 1949, her lines reflect his allegiance to the aesthetics of proportion. She is planked with red cedar on bent oak frames with a fir backbone. Bronze stanchions, winches, and deck hardware are products of the Port Townsend Foundry. The keelstepped mast and spars are spruce, and her blocks are hand-crafted. Her sails are by Carol Hasse of Port Townsend Sails. Ripple’s auxiliary diesel is a 9hp, one cylinder Yanmar diesel, with port-side offset shaft. Ripple’s online log is available at svripple.blogspot.com Seattle, Wash.
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She’s a 35’ sloop built in the A. King Boatyard in Hong Kong. Her hull is teak, probably Burmese. Her carvel planking is FOR SALE 3/4” on laminated teak frames fastened with copper clenches and roves on 6” centers. Most of her wrought iron floor straps have been removed, cleaned, re-finished, and re-fastened. Spars are Sitka Spruce, with a fractional Marconi rig. Designed by an unknown British Navy admiral, she has been documented in home ports of Hong Kong, Southampton England, San Francisco, Coos Bay, Port Townsend, and Bellingham. Some time in the 1990’s she was sailed up the coast from Coos Bay to PT. Attempting to maintain her original features as much as possible, her recent re-fit at the PT Shipwrights Coop included a new deck and a complete overhaul of her Yanmar 2GM20 engine. A March 2014 survey and detailed re-fit work inventory are available. Bellingham, Wash.
Ruh Row 2013
Owner built Duck Trap Wherry using glue lap plywood construction. Anacortes, Wash.
Samadhi was designed to comfortably cruise Northwest backwaters without excessive concern for draft. Her V-bottomed hull design creates a roomy comfortable interior suited for extended cruising. She draws just 38” with her centerboard down FOR SALE and only 17” with it up. Her shallow draft and 2500 lb. displacement, tabernacled mast and 7’8” beam also make her easily trailerable. Modesto, Calif.
Vietnamese built Marconi main gaff fore schooner. Carvel planked and framed with Sao wood. House, interior, decks and rig replaced over the last 8 years under the supervision of Tad Roberts NA and Bakketun and Thomas Boat Co. House and interior constructed out of silverbali, sapele and angelic. Deer Harbor, Wash.
Sawaya is hull # 3 of the Pelican class started in the late 1980s in the San Francisco Bay Area. The father-son team of Jim and Ed Barlow designed this 18’ sailboat based on the popular 12’ San Francisco Pelican with the blessings of the original Pelicaneer, Captain Short. Sawaya was launched in 1989 with many owner/builder design enhancements, and participated in the ‘96, ‘98, ‘99, ‘00, & ‘01 Wooden Boat Festivals. Portland, Ore.
Designed by John Carlson and built by Sam Devlin, Scout is a 20’ raised deck cruiser, powered by a 90hp outboard with a cruising speed of 16 to 20 mph. The boat has camping accommodations for 2 in a spacious, compact hull and cabin with sink and wood stove. Lakebay, Wash.
Sea Dream 1968
Sea Dream is a Hugh Angleman / Sea Spirit / Auxiliary Gaff Rigged Ketch Teak decks, Apitong frames, keel toe & rub rails, Makore covering boards, house trim & planking, bronze screws & copper rivets. Sea Dream has been a member of our family since 1992. Lovingly restored & customized - her traditional lines & romance of a time gone by stole our hearts. Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Built by students in the contemporary curriculum at Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Lightweight coastal cruiser built of 6mm Okoume plywood over ring frames and fore-aft stringers. She’s stable enough for one person to sail, with berths for four, and is capable of sustained planing off the wind. She flies a large asymmetrical spinnaker set on a 6’ long articulating bowsprit. Port Hadlock, Wash
Seven Bells 1929
Built in 1929 by Stevens Brothers of Stockton, CA, Seven Bells has a length of 43’, is 11’ across the beam, has a 4’ draft, and weighs approximately 20,000 lbs. Her hull uses sawn white oak frames with Port Orford cedar carvel planks. She has bronze fastenings, a teak deck and brightwork, a plumb bow and a flat transom, and twin 54hp 4-cylinder Yanmar diesels. Seattle, Wash.
Trumpy Hull #427, Shamrock is a bridgedeck cruiser built in Annapolis, MD. She has an extremely fair double-planked FOR SALE mahogany hull over white oak frames and is powered by twin Detroit 671’s. Port Ludlow, Wash.
Shellback Dinghy 2010
Glued lapstrake. A combination of rowing, sailing and tender: an all purpose boat. Weighs only 100 pounds. A joy to sail. A classic Maine coast design. Gig Harbor, Wash.
Silva Bans 1985
Silva Bans sure is a great boat to cruise in; she has taken us on many enjoyable, safe explorations of the islands. When we pull into a quiet small bay for the night and row ashore with our daughter, no one runs us off. And we’re glad when people come down to the beach to chat and bring us cookies (OK it happened once as I was still aboard sanding). Heck after a fine day of sailing when we do ancho,r we just relax aboard and swing or read and enjoy the beauty of the boat on the water. Some spots are so pretty, and inviting we will just jump in, then crawl out to lay on her warm wood decks and admire our surroundings and her too. Its a real comfort to know how well she treats us, and you don’t mind doing the work to keep her going as we do love her. Renton, Wash.
Skoota 28 2013
She’s a plywood semi-displacement power catamaran and is ideal for a couple to cruise the Pacific NW. Powered by twin 20hp outboards, her top speed is 16 knots, cruising at 10 and 8mpg. You can build your own from plans, or buy complete. Torpoint, Cornwall
Skye is a Lyle Hess 32, built by William and Elaine Eppick over a period of eight years and launched at Port Townsend. She has a strip-planked Port Orford cedar hull, steam-bent white oak frames, Douglas fir mast and galvanized standing rigging, parceled and served. Tenino, Wash.
She’s a William Garden-designed 38.5’ waterline North Sea Trawler, launched in Sechelt, BC. She is constructed from Canadian Fir over Alaskan Cedar. With her original Volvo MD50A Diesel generating 90hp and propelled by her Capital Gear, pushing a 30LH22 propeller she has a cruising speed of 7.2 knots. Gig Harbor, Wash.
Solar Flair 1962
She’s a 65’, 50 ton Romsdahl North Sea Trawler built in the Romsdahl district of Norway. After being moored with no bumpers to a concrete pier in Anacortes, she sank, putting 3’of water below decks. After refloating, her previous owner replaced half the starboard planks, inside and out. He also replaced the timbers and decking forward of the superstructure. The engines were pulled from the engine room and positioned to be removed out the deck hatch before he abandoned the boat. The 125hp John Deere/ Luger engine has now been rebuilt, and the variable pitch propeller hydraulics have been updated. All 7 belts for the belt drive system have been replaced. The water, septic, and electrical systems have been updated. Two masts and the doghouse were removed to open up deck space. The below deck area has been stripped to the inside planks and remains an open area from the engine room to the bow. Port Orchard, Wash.
A 40’ racing sloop designed by Alex Irving and Norman Schwartz and backyard-built in San Diego, Sparkle won the Liptom Cup in her first season, and dominated Southern California racing for 20 years. In 1997 Brian McGinn found her moldering and trucked her to PT. Even seriously taking water, she was winning races. Brian and co-owner Guy Hupy re-launched her in 2001 after significant restoration, and she routinely beat the pants off the local fleet. After a brief stint as a Viking oared longship, she went into a the shop for a complete rebuild in late 2007, re-emerging just in time for the 2013 Classic Mariner’s regatta. She’s been completely rebuilt from the keel up, and now sports an electric auxiliary. Port Townsend, Wash.
Spirit of Aloha 1960
She’s a 1960 Chris Craft “Seaskiff” Seattle, Wash.
St. Brendan 1947
A sedan cruiser, built by The Matthews Company of Port Clinton , Ohio. This twin engine, 40’ power boat was extensively restored and upgraded in 2004 at the Port Townsend ShipWright’s Co-op. Huge windows in the main salon, and a good size aft deck, mostly covered to protect from rain and sun, make this classic vessel quite comfortable for cruising and entertaining. Port Townsend, Wash.
Sunbow is a Constant Camber 35 designed by John Marples for coastal and long distance ocean voyaging. She was built in the Mojave desert over a period of ten years by Dick White, a machinist, while he worked for Burt Rutan’s air and spacecraft company “Scaled Composites”. Seattle, Wash.
Susan Joanne 2013
The Susan Joanne is Sam Devlin’s Onyx design and has a wood epoxy matrix hull built using the stitch-andglue technique. Because she is a sailboat, she is a true multi-chine design. An outboard rudder and inboard rig add to her simplicity and seaworthiness. She is a maximum trailerable sailboat, so she can be transported to new waters by trailer and stored indoors during the winter. Auburn, Wash.
The gaff rigged canoe yawl Suzanne was built by David N. Jones, right here in the Wooden Boat Foundation Boatshop, from 2011-2013. She is an Eun Na Mara designed by Iian Oughtred. She’s planked with Hydrotec Meranti marine plywood, with frames and interior of white oak. She has two steel swing keels, as well as a lead ballast keel and is easily trailerable. Her cabin is roomy for a boat of her size, and with her tiny charcoal stove she is a very cozy place to read, sleep or have a conversation with a friend. Our use of Suzanne includes day sailing in Port Townsend Bay and cruising in the San Juan Islands. Port Townsend, Wash.
12’ Whitehall, ultralight, steam bent oak ribs, with a heat shrink Dacron skin, weighing only 42 pounds. I’m building them to use as a tool for teaching math Port Townsend, Wash.
Teelok has a new owner and has had a facelift in 2014. She’s quite the unique little pocket cruiser with a Navigator wood stove for heat and cooking. She has a 10hp Yanmar diesel engine for auxiliary power and instead of the typical Centerboard has a shoal draft fixed keel. She sets a gaff rigged sail on a Carbon Fibre mast with matching Carbon Fibre gaff yard. Teelok sails like a witch and we enjoy her so! Olympia, Wash.
Tempest is a classic Rhodes design. She came north from FOR SALE California around 2003 and was under the stewardship of the Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op. Her current owner purchased her in 2010 and has refurbished her to Festival quality. She has fir planking over oak frames, cast iron ballast, spruce mast, and a mahogany house. Port Townsend, Wash.
The Quick Brown Fox 1976
Built by a local boat builder, The Quick Brown Fox was in the first PT Wooden Boat Festival. She rows like a dream, and her current owners camp cruise her extensively. Port Townsend, Wash.
Built in 1953 based on a 1928 design for a doctor who wanted a ‘traditional’ boat. Yellow cedar over oak ribs, teak house. Repowered in 2007 with a 150hp Hino diesel. Seattle, Wash.
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Eric Hvalsoe’s HV-13 design with a traditional sprit sail. Materials used include yellow cedar, red cedar, koa, red oak, english walnut, monkey pod and teak. The spars are sitka spruce. Lap fastenings are done with copper clinch nails. This is a home build project completed in 2013. Ridgefield, Wash.
The boats of western Norway are direct descendants of the boats from the Viking era, combining strength, elegance and flexibility. This 19’ 6” faering with its carved garboards and unusually wide planking is a fine example of the traditional double enders, sailed and rowed by fishermen and farmers in the Norwegian Sea for over 1000 years. Anacortes, Wash.
16’ Great San Francisco pelican custom built and launched 2007. This is an excellent pocket cruising sailboat that can provide living space for two adults. Hollow mast in a tabernacle. Standing lug sail is fully battened main plus jib for a total sail area of 187 square feet. The boat has a dory hull and pram bow with bowsprit. A Great Pelican has sailed from San Diego to Hawaii. A very seaworthy wooden pocket cruiser. Port Townsend, Wash.
She’s a Cosine Wherry, designed by John Hartsock of Edmonds, Wash. in 1985. I built the boat over the 201314 winter using a strip-construction technique with red cedar & Peruvian walnut strips with cherry and Douglas fir trim with 3 layers of 4-oz fiberglass inside and out. She’s 14’-3” by 4’-6” and weighs 120 pounds. Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Turning Point 1928
Turning Point is a Lake Union Dream Boat, designed by Otis Cutting and built at Lake Union Dry Dock in Seattle. Her length is 42’ with an 11.5’ beam and a 3’ draft. Renovations include removal of an un-original flying bridge, hull repair, new wiring and electrical systems, water system with new tanks, and galley cabinetry. Turning Point is repowered with an 86hp Isuzu diesel and will cruise at 7 to 8.5 knots. Des Moines, Wash.
John G. Alden Design No. 357 by Hodgdon Brothers. Commissioned as ocean racer for 1928 Bermuda Race.
Alden cutter built in Maine , listed as design #430C in the Hart Nautical Museum database of John Alden Co. Mahogany on oak. Restoration just completed by The Boatwright, Brad Rice in Freeland Wash. New deck, bulwarks, sheer strakes and minor re-planking and fastening. Clinton, Wash.
Viper 1929 FOR SALE
She’s a Hickman Sea Sled, built of Philippine mahogany. Powered by a 25hp short shaft Tohatsu along with her original 1929 Johnson 32hp engine. Hull is an inverted-V tunnel with a dual cockpit. She still has her 1955 Seak Trailer. Spokane, Wash.
Virginia Cary 1973
Launched in Lake Union, she has always been stored under cover; I am her fourth owner. Being a Grand Banks, she is very sturdy, good sea boat, and slow. That’s OK, because she only uses 3 1/2 gallons per hour. For twins, that’s pretty good. Recent upgrades include fresh paint, and a refurbished interior, including a new headliner. She has a very traditional look. Bellevue, Wash.
Virginia V 1922
The Wahnooyak is a woodstrip built hybrid canoe/kayak design with an Ojibwa canoe bow and kayak stern. Her fine entry, narrow beam and long tapered stern provides efficient paddling and speed.The fully decked stern offers ample storage and floatation for flat water touring. Santa, Idaho
Designed by Charles Davies & Hugh Angelman, she was built by American Marine Ltd. In Hong Kong. She’s hull #9 of 36 Chanteyman trawler yachts built prior to the 1965 production of Grand Banks trawler yachts. We purchased her in 2005, and repowered with 135hp John Deere diesel. We’ve cruised B.C. and took her to Alaska for the summer in 2011. At 53, she’s the oldest Northwest Grand Banks yacht! Olympia, Wash.
Wilbur Larch 2014
She’s a Harrier design from the board/ computer of Antonio Dias. Wilbur Larch is a glued lapstrake, double ended, lug yawl rigged, sail and oar boat. I began building her shortly after the 2013 festival, and launched her June 2014. She’s planked with Okoume plywood over locust frames from a big old tree on Vashon Island. Winthrop, Wash.
Wildflower is a 22’ performance cruising catamaran inspired at the 2010 festival. Designed and built by Howard Spruit and owner Skip Allan in Capitola, Calif., her construction is marine ply, fir stringers, and West System epoxy. Displacement is 800 pounds. Top speed is13 knots. She is highway legal towed behind the family car. Rigging, sails, and deck gear are all recycled. Capitola, Calif.
The Penobscot 17, designed by Arc Davis, is a glued lapstrake constructed boat built with marine plywood planking laid on fore and aft stringers. I built this boat from scratch over four years. She can be sailed (gunter rig, 132 sq ft sail area), rowed (two rowing positions) or motored (2hp outboard). A full length laminated deadwood under keel allows her to be easily launched from shore with out damaging the hull. The stringers, trim and deck boards are all made from recycled material. Port Townsend, Wash.
Sprit rig and built of mahogany and stitch and glue plywood. Chesapeake Light Craft Skerry design. Port Townsend, Wash.
The steamship Virginia V is the last operational example of a Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet steamer. She was once part of a large fleet of small passenger and freight carrying ships that linked the islands and ports of Puget Sound in Washington State in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Seattle, Wash.
Wind Spirit 1985
She’s a 22’ full rigged ship. That’s about as salty as it gets. Sandpoint, Idaho
Xanadu is an all-wood Grand Banks 42 built in Hong Kong. Her original single engine was replaced in 2001 with a 6 cylinder John Deere. She has carried her present owners as far south as San Diego and as far north as Glacier Bay, Alaska. Olympia, Wash.
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Vito Dumas 1933
Designed by Manuel Campos and built by Jose Parodi in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she’s carvel-planked of virraro on lapacho frames. She came north on her own bottom in 1975. Port Townsend sailor Alex Spear bought her in San Diego in 1976 and has owned her for almost 40 years. She races actively in Port Townsend and cruises extensively in the Northwest. Vito has been in almost every Wooden Boat Festival. Port Townsend, Wash.
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Unda, a 40’ cruising ketch, custom designed by Aage Utzon in 1938, and launched in1949 by the Egon Nielsen yard in Nakskov, Denmark. Unda is oak framed, larch planked and copper-riveted. Her cabin sides and cockpit combing are made from “book-matched” teak planks. She was purchased for $1.00 in 2005, and after an extensive structural restoration re-launched in 2006. Danville, Calif.
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