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SEPTEMBER 10-12, 2010 PORT TOWNSEND, WA
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2011 Wooden Boat Festival Calendar The calendar features over 40 photographs of the Port Townsend festival. Enjoy the festival year-round with this 13-month calendar. Purchase the calendar and photos on the festival grounds or order at www.WoodBoatCalendar.com. The full color calendar is printed on recycled paper and laminated. It measures 14"x20" when open and the photos are suitable for framing. Also, a new desktop 5½"x8½" calendar is available. The calendar is a great gift for your friends and family. A portion of the proceeds support the Wooden Boat Foundation programs.
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nWMC: With our Front door to the Water ..........6 dick Wagner, Center for Wooden Boats ..............8 Bent Jespersen: never two Boats alike ............ 10 new things to see, do at Festival ................... 12 ahoy! Plenty for Young sailors to do ............... 16 dance Music & songs of the sea ..................... 18 thanks to our sponsors ................................ 22 ticket info, Festival Rules .............................. 23 Meet our Festival Faculty ............................... 28 Guide to 2010 Festival Boats .......................... 34
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Festival Poster is Tony Grove’s Wood Block Print A black and white wood block print created by Canadian artist and shipwright Tony Grove was selected as the 2010 Wooden Boat Festival poster art. A native of Vancouver, Tony Grove is a self-taught artist, fine furniture maker, shipwright and father who works on a variety of projects and once illustrated a book for the United Nations. He and his family moved to Gabriola Island, British Columbia, in 1999 where he became an instructor at the Silva Bay Shipyard School. In 2003 he became the school’s head instructor, teaching traditional boatbuilding plus designing and teaching a course for ship cabinetry/joinery. Tony is now working for
himself as a part-time teacher, custom woodworker, boatbuilder and artist at his home shop tucked amongst the trees on Gabriola Island. See a gallery of Tony’s art or have him sign your Wooden Boat Festival poster on second floor at the NWMC’s yellow building during the Festival and attend his presentation on ships’ cabinetry on Friday, noon-1:30. Tony is the first Canadian artist chosen to do the Festival poster but he’s no stranger to Port Townsend, being a regular member of our Festival Faculty.
Director Says ‘Bon Voyage’ I remember the thrill I felt when we “untied the knot” last year and officially opened the Northwest Maritime Center and home of the Wooden Boat Foundation to the community! What a grand sight it was to see so many of you streaming onto the property, encountering the Compass Rose and walking the upper decks for the first time. But we didn’t stop there. In May we opened the Wooden Boat Chandlery, H.W. McCurdy Library and Aldrich’s Galley. We hosted the Port Townsend High School prom and the awards ceremony for the Classic Mariners Regatta on the same evening in June. In July, we opened the catering kitchen and new furniture arrived for the Maritime Meeting Room. If this is your first time visiting since the 2009 Wooden Boat Festival, there are new spaces to explore, new programs to discover. Main Gate Festival grounds at the end of Water Street have received a dramatic facelift thanks to ongoing work of the City and our neighbors. The Landfall Restaurant is mostly gone. PT Foundry is now in the Cupola House. Suva and Pleiades offer charters all summer, expanding the options for people who visit to get out on the water. Around you are people embracing the maritime life, guiding our youth toward promising careers in the maritime professions and trades, and joining a working waterfront here in Port Townsend and throughout Puget Sound of tradesmen, craftspeople, artisans, and water men and women all earning a living from their association with the sea. As I head toward retirement at the end of this year, I will cherish these last four years as some of the best in a career that has spanned four decades. It is time for me to hang up my marlin spike. Bon voyage!
Stan Cummings, Ph.D. Executive Director Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation
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The 2010 Wooden Boat Festival Committee and Captains are (from left) Scott Marple, Grounds; Jordan Pollack, Medical; Sue Cook, Volunteers; Kaci Cronkhite, Director; Kris Nelson, Food & Bar Harbor; Victoria Poling, Retail; Liz Berman, Tickets; Adam Henley, Harbor Layout; Mark Perrett, Faculty; Nonie Gaines, Kidz Cove. Not pictured: Neville Pearsall, Music; Gary Syverson, Trafﬁc; Len Goldstein, Home; Chuck Henry, Docks; DeeAnn Nelson, Boatyard Gate.
From the Helm ... Welcome! Thirtyfive years ago, Point Hudson Marina was nearly empty, the end of Water Street was an industrial zone, and many downtown Port Townsend buildings were boarded up. A small group of people had a big idea, and 2,000 people showed up for the first Wooden Boat Festival in North America. Look at where we’ve come! This year, we celebrate the Festival’s largest expansion since the founders’ dreams became reality. Together, with all of you attending, we’ve reached another waypoint in the journey of our organization, the journey of our community and your journey here. What started as a dream among friends has become reality; a boat once imagined, many times revised, now anchored on our waterfront. As wooden boat builders, owners and admirers, you can no doubt empathize with our struggles in the building process, the three decades it has taken to get here and the profound horizon, the exciting opportunities ahead. Like any prudent mariner, we have little time to rest. We’ll take our favorite weekend off with you to celebrate and enjoy the voyage just completed. We’ll celebrate our permanent home with doors open wide and another grand gathering of wooden boats. Then, on Monday, we’ll check our docklines, change our oil and pull out our charts. Thank you for your support, suggestions and commitment through the years. You’ve helped us build the boat, the buildings ... now help us plan the next leg of the voyage! Kaci Cronkhite Wooden Boat Festival Director & Senior Advisor, Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation
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With Our Front Door to the Water Northwest Maritime Center has historic place in PT
and effectively do fundraising and interact with local and regional government entities.” Naturally, “it’s a very important hire,” noted King, NWMC immediate past president, but it’s not about one person. “It’s important to create an institution which is more robust than the individuals that run it.”
By Patrick J. Sullivan She looks best with her front doors open to the water, wooden decks and windows washed in sunshine. Just off the Compass Rose, the feet of young sailors position sailboats with eyes already on the water. The water. The water. This 34th Wooden Boat Festival celebrates the Northwest Maritime Center’s first anniversary as a fully operational waterfront facility, and home to Festival-hosting Wooden Boat Foundation (WBF). (After the festival, meet in the Chandlery Saturday at 2 pm for a tour). Water frames Port Townsend’s historic place as an international port of call since the 1850s, and well before that with native tribes on canoe journeys. The Northwest Maritime Center has added its foundation: the first new waterfront construction in the downtown commercial core since the 1960s, and the only one with front doors purposely facing the water. Access to the water has allowed the town over time to be many things, and not just one thing. That’s what the Northwest Maritime Center is shaping up to be, a multi-use, year-round facility that serves locals and visitors. Board members describe it as a portal that promotes all local maritime education and marine trade opportunities. It’s also a venue for conferences, meetings, luncheons, weddings and even the high school prom. The center doesn’t have to be one thing, and certainly can’t be narrow and expect to survive as a nonprofit operation. “Our relationship with the
The Northwest Maritime Center is pictured during the 2009 Wooden Boat Festival. The entire facility is now complete, with the exception of the Pilot House, slated to be equipped with modern navigation and communication equipment by early 2011. Photo by Patrick J. Sullivan, airplane piloted by Tim Snider
water will change over time, will have a first-class, world-class continue to be complex,” said facility right here. David King, in the marine trades Now that the job of building since 1971, in PT since 1980, a and opening the 15,600-squareWooden Boat Foundation mem- foot Maritime Heritage and ber since 1995 and a NWMC Resource Building (the yelboard member low strucsince 1999. ture) and the “The Northwest That flex11,000-squareMaritime Center is ibility, adapting foot Chandler an economic engine to change over Maritime Edufor tourism, and the critical byproduct is time, is made cation Building that young people evident already (the red buildhave the opportunity by the original ing) is done, to get on the water NWMC concept the staff, volunand to live it, cherish emphasizing teers and other it and to protect it...” sea kayak storsupporters are Carol Hasse age (like Lon’s focused on opNWMC board member erations. place), which WBI founding board shifted, by deWhat exactly member sign, to serve the is the Maritime expanded rowCenter? What ing community. The key thing is, will it do? How will it pay for the Maritime Center has guaran- itself long-term? teed public access to the water, Winds are shifting for an orand must make the most of it for ganization focused intently for future generations. 12 years on fundraising and then “Be careful with our water ac- construction to the actual operacess,” King said. “It is a precious tion with a board goal of becomresource, not just something to ing a sustainable operation. look at sunsets over.” It all starts at the top, where Stan Cummings is retiring at Time of change year’s end after three years as It still feels like a dream to executive director. Cummings supporters of the maritime cen- was hired to pilot home the ter concept that emerged from capital campaign and he was sucthe Wooden Boat Foundation in cessful: The entire facility was 1997 to finally, actually, totally opened and funded, a long-time
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board goal. “Stan did a fantastic job of helping us through a very challenging period when we had to focus so much of our energy on completing the capital campaign and actually completing the nearly $13-million construction project,” said Steve Oliver, now a retired attorney who first brought his wooden boat to the Festival 16 years ago. He’s been on the NWMC board for eight years. “It’s a pretty small organization to take on a task of that size and he put in a tremendous number of hours to make sure those things got accomplished.” This summer, the NWMC began advertising for a new executive director. “Stan’s main focus had to be the capital campaign,” said Carol Hasse, NWMC board member and a sailmaker in PT since the 1970s. “What the main focus of our new director will be is bringing this program piece into fruition and building the bridges with other marine trades.” Oliver said this: “We need an individual who can be sensitive [to the respective similar, yet different missions of the NWMC and WBF] and has the charisma and personality to interact effectively with major donors and people involved with programs
Uniquely Port Townsend Still coming up with a list of what the NWMC is, board members and the NWMC are quick to say what the NWMC is not. For example, it’s not a museum or a place where staff wears costumes to work. There is paint on the boat shop floor and sand being tracked inside by fledgling sailors and young pirates. “It’s not a museum,” King said. “It’s not a place for static displays. It’s not a school with a hard-wired facility. It’s meant to be a portal where you find experiences.” It’s not a copy of someplace else. For example, what works so well at Mystic Seaport, Conn., (billed as the Museum of America and the Sea) is not what’s best in Port Townsend. “Costumes don’t provide real education,” said Carol Hasse. “We actually have an authentic and viable marine trades community and many accomplished circumnavigators and sailors who live here. We are a working waterfront.” Building bridges The marine trades community is a diverse group and skeptical, by nature, due to individual interests and associations. There has been some “rough sailing” along the way while the NWMC went after a lion’s share of the local and regional dollars when it came to the capital fundraising campaign, and that does have short-term impacts on other groups, Oliver acknowledged. “What we hope and firmly believe is the long-term impact for marine trades and the School of Wooden Boatbuilding and those types of marine-related activities in our community will
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be very positive,” Oliver said of the NWMC’s presence. “We intend to use our facility to make sure people gain an understanding of marine trades in the whole community.” King said nonprofits in general need to collaborate and establish alliances to avoid duplication during these hard economic times. “If we are attentive to providing more success for everybody, the perception will go along accordingly,” King said of the NWMC’s leadership role. Certainly other businesses and programs benefit from the Wooden Boat Festival. About a third of the 30,000 expected this year are hard-core wooden boat people, said Kaci Cronkhite, Festival director since 2002 and now senior advisor to the NWMC and WBF. This Festival is one of the top wooden boat gatherings in the world, and unique because of the emphasis on education (as it has been since the 1977 debut). Festival promotion is a longterm investment that pays off whenever people come for a Ron Schmitt sands the canvas deck of his truant boat. The boat was built in the early 1990s at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatvisit, and now the Maritime building. The NWMC boat shop is being set up to complement, not compete with, marine trades businesses and the boat school. Three Center creates more year-round other boat projects this summer employ two NWSWB graduates in apprentice roles. Photo by Nicholas Johnson opportunities for mariners and does a lot of youth programs, Resource Council meeting, a opens each morning. bring their kids. Our building is a those who wish to be. magnet, and accessible.” “We’re in the center truly of it’s inevitable you are going to Wooden Boat Festival ComThe buildings’ (yellow and the most happening region in the rely on some degree of annual mittee meeting, a small engine The Chandlery The Chandlery at the corner red) overall size and color draws country for boatbuilding and in- support,” Oliver said. “So we’re repair class for women, and the ventions in the maritime industry,” building a reasonable level of an- Messin’ About in Boats pro- of Water and Monroe streets is people along Water Street, even said Cronkhite, who added: “What nual support into those budgets.” gram for kids, plus the usual currently the most active area with orange construction fencing That level would be $200,000 boat shop activity and a steady under development. “It’s always downtown during City of Port happens here is part of what makes to $300,000 a flow through the Chandlery and been a place where you can go Townsend streetscape improvePort Townsend year, he sug- coffee shop. Schooner Merrie in and get serious tools, copper ment work. cool – the arts, “Be careful with our gested, coming Ellen was at the deep-water pier, nails, books on how to work on “A lot of us were worried the historic preswater access. It is a ervation efforts, precious resource, not from fundrais- providing tours to 130 people in your boats,” said Kaci Cronkhite. about how big it was,” said It also needs to attract and serve Hasse, who has worked more the boats. And just something to look ing, donation just a few hours. at sunsets over.” and grants. There have been weddings, visitors. It’s a work in progress, than 30 years in the Sail Loft now we have this “It’s not a Chamber of Commerce func- but for sure it has quickly be- Building a stone’s throw along unique facility to David King high-profit en- tions, an art auction and con- come a busy place. the Point Hudson Marina. “It’s showcase them.” NWMC board member “There are 20 to 30 people in very hard for anybody to lose deavor,” Hasse ference-style meetings upstairs Operating noted. “It defi- in the yellow building. The there every hour,” Cronkhite said a view that they treasured. But budget nitely requires dedicated volun- Maritime Room (some call it the of the Chandlery, from her WBF more and more people, every It is a business operation with teers. It requires, occasionally, quarter deck) upstairs in the yel- office on the same sidewalk day, see that it’s an amphitheater 12 to 15 employees, although grants. What we’re hoping to do low building seats 188 or stands level. “We would have 20 people open to them 24/7 that acturegistered as a nonprofit and is have events like our Wooden 329, plus the wrap-around deck. all day in Cupola House. We ally helps them get closer to the seeking certain tax exemptions. Boat Festival, seminars and things The adjacent catering kitchen is see everybody. Locals visit with water.” The Maritime Center’s operating tailored to all levels of maritime open for regular functions (2010 their out-of-town guests. Parents Continued on 20 budget is in the range of $1.3 experience and interests.” Port Townsend Rotary Club on million to $1.5 million a year, Tuesdays), conferences (the state Northwest Maritime Center Mission Oliver said. Business planning Public place Downtown Revitalization TrainThe mission of the Northwest Maritime Center is to engage and educate indicates reaching the point of The NWMC’s two main profit ing Institute) and local events people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life in a sustainability in 2013. centers are the Chandlery (retail (Port Townsend High School spirit of adventure and discovery. “Sustainability to us means store), and a venue/room rental Senior Prom). a situation in which our earned option, for which the opportuniWooden Boat Foundation Mission Downstairs, Aldrich’s Galley The mission of the Wooden Boat Foundation is to celebrate and preserve income is certainly the bulk of ties have not fully been explored. (540 square feet) serves drinks traditional maritime skills, heritage, culture and marine trades through what supports the organization, On one particular July day, and light fare, even before the education and community participation in the joy of wooden boats. but I think with a nonprofit that the NWMC has hosted a Marine Chandlery (2,000 square feet) Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader
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Dick Wagner: The Spirit Is Genetic
Seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats creator draws lifetime achievement award Interviewed by Ross Anderson I first met Dick Wagner some 40 years ago, when I rented a lovely little daysailer at his Lake Union houseboat – a cozy, floating cottage virtually surrounded by wooden rowboats and sailboats rafted three and four deep. Over the intervening 40 years, Wagner moved his fleet to South Lake Union and became a leading voice in the revival of the wooden boat culture that has become a unique facet of the Pacific Northwest character. At the 34th Wooden Boat Festival, Wagner is being recognized by the Wooden Boat Foundation with a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to community spirit and culture. Recently, the founder of the Center for Wooden Boats retold his story. Here’s an edited version of what he had to say:
Seattle in the ’50s The Pacific Northwest is a place where wooden boats have been built and maintained with a high standard of craftsmanship and design. I suppose there are several reasons for this. Part of it was the availability of excellent building materials – cedar and spruce and fir. But it was more than that. There was a lot of competi-
“People were intrigued by old boats and maritime history, but didn’t want to stare at an artifact in a glass case. People wanted to touch and feel the boats.” Dick Wagner tion – dozens of small boatshops and yards that were making their livings building small boats for work and for pleasure. And Puget Sound has always been a place where you didn’t have to be rich to own a fine boat. I grew up on the East Coast, where yachts were very exclusive. Out here, fine boats were available for regular people. I grew up in New Jersey and came west for a summer job.... And I
never went back. There was a can-do sensibility, the spirit of the pioneers, and that’s what attracted me to this place. And that spirit was genetic, passed along from one generation to the next. When I arrived in Seattle, I lived on a bachelor houseboat on Westlake, next to where I live now. I was working as an architect and spent my spare time wandering the waterfront, standing in the doorways of boatshops, asking questions. When I got my own boat, I started sailing on weekends. When the summer came, I would finish what I was working on and tell my boss, “I’m going sailing. Hope there’s a job when I come back.” Seattle in the ’50s was a very different city. The shores of Lake Union were full of industry – shops and mills making shingles, barrels, cement and, of course, boats. I loved Fishermen’s Terminal, which was filled with handsome small trollers and gillnetters. I was stepping back 100 years in time. Along the way, I met and married Colleen. We had been accumulating small boats around the houseboat, and Colleen thought it would make sense to start renting them. The economy was changing, and people weren’t building wooden boats anymore. Colleen said: “Architecture is fine, but you should do what inspires you.”
Summer of 1968 So I decided to try it for that summer of 1968. We had five boats, rowing and sailing, crammed in around the houseboat. I assumed our friends and neighbors might rent our boats, but nobody else. We opened on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, and all the boats went out the first day. Newspapers and TV were giving us some attention, and people started knocking on our door, wanting to rent our boats. People would come to Seattle, and they’d get the idea to rent one of our boats. And they liked what they saw – sort of a living museum. We became sort of a cult. It was obvious we were filling a big vacuum. People were intrigued by old boats and maritime history, but didn’t
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Dick Wagner rows in the summer of 2010 on Washington waters he ﬁrst encountered in the 1950s. He began renting boats in Seattle in 1968 and created the Center for Wooden Boats in 1976. He’s receiving a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to community spirit and culture.
The satisfaction of providing hands-on learning experiences keeps Dick Wagner active at Seattle’s Lake Union Center for Wooden Boats.
want to stare at an artifact in a glass case. People wanted to touch and feel the boats. I worked at the architecture firm that winter. In the spring, I went sailing. And that was that. We collected more boats until space became an issue. They were stacked up everywhere. We had 20 boats, coming and going. We’d raft them up, and on weekends, people wanted to take them out, so we became a second home to a lot of people. Old-time boatbuilders came down and pitched in and gave us credibility. These were builders who started as teenagers, sweeping the floors at local boatyards until they learned the craft. Now they wanted to be a part of preserving the boats and the culture. After about 10 years, we decided
we should think about becoming a nonprofit. We had a meeting at our place on a Friday in 1976. And about 40 people came. We asked if we should take this concept to a higher level, and they all said yes. And that’s how it started. We looked for bigger sites, including South Lake Union, the Naval Reserve base.… That shoreline had been neglected. It was a dirty, gritty neighborhood with an old brick warehouse on its last legs, a cement plant and a former asphalt plant on a public waterway, with piles of asphalt and gravel.
A boat show in 1977 We kept meeting and decided to have a big boat show, and we asked the commander if we could use the Naval Reserve Building. He said OK – as long as we did it over Fourth of July weekend. He couldn’t charge rent, but we had to bring our own toilet paper. That was the first Wooden Boat Show, July 1977. We raised a little money and attracted some attention. In the following years, we developed more programs, workshops and seminars … boat maintenance, bronze casting and forging, lofting and how to use of this new stuff called epoxy.… We were building our constituency. In 1980, we decided to build
the new Center for Wooden Boats on Waterway 4, next to the Naval Reserve. That took three years. One thing leads to another. The center has grown into a year-round, 5,000-square-foot living museum, with 2,000 members and 25 employees, and a budget that approached $2 million. Then we developed our other site on state parkland at Camano Island. And the center continues to grow. We will never have all the money we need, but we will continue to expand our program. It’s a style of education that goes far beyond learning about history. People come here to use their hands and their minds together, and they go away feeling better about themselves. We teach sailing to inner-city kids and homeless kids and disabled people – anything to get kids down to the water and onto boats. It’s all about education. We provide alternative ways to keep people in school, to learn the significance of math and physics and history and culture. Some people will never learn these things from a book, but they might get it from putting a chisel or a sailboat tiller in their hands. (Ross Anderson is a Port Townsend freelance writer and sailor. His recent work is available at his website, Rossink.com.)
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Bent Jespersen: Never Two Boats Alike
Rigging . Consultation . Education . Tools Point Hudson Harbor, Port Townsend
Boat designer from B.C. earns lifetime achievement award
Interviewed by Ross Anderson
Personally, I don’t like work- do some traveling. I thought ing with fiberglass. Besides, about Australia, but that cost there were plenty of people too much. So I went to Canada, While others worked to pre- doing that. So we built mostly arrived in Toronto with $50, and serve the region’s small-boat cold-molded hulls, using thin got a job as a janitor for $68 culture, Bent Jespersen was layers of red cedar and epoxy, a month. When I had enough one of the Pacific Northwest often with an outer layer of money, I bought a ticket to New boatbuilders who adapted to the mahogany. Cold molding has Westminster and got a job at changing technology. Working several advantages. It’s light a shipyard. I was there a year out of his boat shop in Sidney and strong and rot resistant, and a half, building fish boats on Vancouver Island, B.C., Jes- and it’s easier to work with and timber scows. It was pretty persen built beautiful, one-off than fiberglass. And the epoxy hard work. designs – most of them cold- makes it watertight, so you don’t A friend of mine was gomolded hulls that combine the have to caulk. And these days, ing over to Port Alberni on the advantages of wood and epoxy. it doesn’t cost much more than island, and I found out I could His son, Eric, continues that wood planking. make 25 cents an hour more work today. You get your cedar, cut it into working as a carpenter at a big Jespersen’s career is being quarter-inch thicknesses, and it mill. That town was full of imrecognized at the 34th Port seasons in just a migrants from Townsend Wooden Boat Festival few weeks. And, all over the “Ghana has an with a WoodenBoat magazine of course, you world, speakenormous, manmade and Wooden Boat Foundation don’t have any ing different lake, Volta Lake, and award for Lifetime Achievement trouble finding languages, like the native fishermen in Design. The public ceremony the materials the Tower of needed a bigger is at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 in right here on Babel. boat, so I designed a the Main Tent. Jespersen retold the island. You I built small seaworthy boat with a his story in a recent interview: boats, 10buy your ceflat bottom and taught and 12- and dar, cut it and fishermen how to B.C. boat shops 14-footers, but dry it – even if build them.” When I first came to British you aren’t sure t h e r e w a s n ’t Columbia, every little town had e x a c t l y w h a t Bent Jespersen much money a couple of small boat shops. you’re going to in that. So I Then, starting in the ’60s and build next. went to work ’70s, boatbuilding switched to I left Denmark in 1955. I at a tugboat company for a few fiberglass and mass production, finished school at 15 and ap- years, got married, had two kids. and most of those small shops prenticed as a boatbuilder for And then there was a strike, so closed down. four years. Then I wanted to everything closed down, including the shipyard. Later, I went to work for Eric Philbrook, Lifetime Achievement Awards who had a shipyard in Sidney. I worked there from 1962 to 1971, for Jespersen, Wagner worked up to foreman. We built At 9 a.m. Friday in the Main Tent inside the 34th Port a lot of Bill Garden designs, and Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, join us in honoring two some Monks. special people. In Port Alberni, I’d built cedar-strip boats. I’d go around Bent Jespersen of Sidney, British Columbia, Canada, to the mills, picking my materiis receiving the WoodenBoat magazine and Wooden Boat als and loading them into my Foundation Award for Lifetime Achievement in Design. truck. I’d get 2-inch lumber, cut Dick Wagner of Seattle and the Center of Wooden off the edges, and it was perfect. Boats is receiving the Wooden Boat Foundation Lifetime Dry it out for a month or so and Achievement Award for Wooden Boat Community Spirit run it through the saw. and Culture.
Both recipients are scheduled to be on hand to receive their awards and to talk with people.
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Designed for Ghana In the early 1970s, I was invited to go to Ghana with the
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Rigging has its rewards! Bent Jespersen of Sidney, British Columbia, Canada, is being honored with a Lifetime Achievement in Design award from WoodenBoat magazine and the Wooden Boat Foundation.
United Nations to teach people how to build small boats. It sounded crazy, because we had four kids at home. But my wife and I talked about it and we decided to do it, kids and all. Ghana has an enormous, manmade lake, Volta Lake, and the native fishermen needed a bigger boat, so I designed a seaworthy boat with a flat bottom and taught fishermen how to build them. When I came back to Sidney, a customer wanted a wooden boat, so I agreed to build it. After that, another one. And another. All word of mouth. Some people would come to us with a design and ask us to build it. Others told us what they wanted, and we would put them together with a designer. We built 35 boats in 20 years, about 70 percent cold-molded, mostly about 40 feet, which fits nicely in our shop and takes about a year. Never two alike I never built two boats alike. At first, we kept the molds, because we thought we’d use them again. But we never did. Maybe my favorite was an 8-meter that we built on top of an older, English boat. My friend talked me into it, brought it to the shop. We turned it upside down, laminated three
“Maybe my favorite [boat] was an 8-meter that we built on top of an older, English boat. We turned it upside down, laminated three layers of red cedar, pulled the old boat out, and it turned out to be a beautiful, 46foot boat.”
Here I am with my dear friend Albert. He loves all kinds of boats, has owned quite a few, and we’ve worked on the rigs of all of them. The list includes a sweet little Albin Vega, a gaff-rigged Pinky schooner, a classic double-ended cutter, a fairly tweaky 42’ French-built multi-spreader aluminum ocean cruiser, and – maybe finally – his current boat, a new 34’ fractional rig, racer/cruiser.
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Bent Jespersen layers of red cedar, pulled the old boat out, and it turned out to be a beautiful, 46-foot boat. We saved the ballast and the mast, but other than that, it was a new boat that is moored today at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. I retired 15 years ago, and my son runs the shop. I go down there every day for coffee. Sometimes they give me a project, but mostly I try to stay out of the way. But I love my trade. We built beautiful boats for people all over the North America. And the best part is that the people we built boats for became good friends and kept those boats for many, many years. (Ross Anderson is a Port Townsend freelance writer and sailor. His recent work is available at his website, Rossink. com.)
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Highlights of Our 34rd Festival Explore Our Two New Buildings This is our first year to have the whole facility up and running! Be sure to walk through and all around the red and yellow buildings. Three rooms are reserved for Festival presenters. In those rooms you’ll need your wristband (Festival admission ticket) to enter, but nearly all the rest of the spaces are yours to explore. In the Maritime Heritage & Resource Building (yellow), you’ll find the Wooden Boat Chandlery where exponentially more diverse products are now carried year round. Festival clothing is available there, but also in two other locations on campus (by Food and by Membership; see Center Schedule Map). Aldrich’s Galley Coffee shop opens early so if you’re at the Main Gate early, enjoy! In the Chandler Education Building (red) visit our Boat Shop for tool demonstrations by Festool and Lie-Nielsen as well as ongoing boat project display. Upstairs, see the “glass” rooms transformed to Kidz Cove, Maritime Make-Believe and next to it, the AV Room. Third floor is where you’ll find Chart Room and Pilot House.
New! Photo Contest & Juried Exhibit Check out the Festival’s first ever Maritime Photo Contest, a juried exhibit coordinated by local professionals Michael Berman, Jeff Eichen and Mitchel Osborne. See their work, along with the work of others from around the region, in the Maritime Meeting Room. Exhibit access is before 10 am and after 4 pm daily or between presentations with your wristband. Be sure to vote for your favorite photo! Winner will receive the People’s Choice Award.
Visit with Festival Poster Artist Canadian shipwright and artist Tony Grove’s large format, brightly colored graphic-influenced wooden boat paintings will be on exhibit during Festival in the Tretter Gallery – open to everyone – at NWMC. Enter the yellow building via center stairs. Access may be limited at times due to crowds. Tony will be signing WBF posters throughout the Festival. Signed posters will also be available in the Wooden Boat Chandlery before and after the event. Tony’s art exhibit starts first week of September and continues after the Festival. To see more of his work, visit tonygrove.com.
Island Star vs. Salish Star Sunday Two replicas of the famous four-oared gig go head-to-head in friendly rivalry at the 2010 Wooden Boat Festival. The Old Anacortes Rowing and Sailing Society debuts its new boat, the Island Star, built by Emerald Marine Carpentry in Anacortes. The Wooden Boat Foundation competes in the Salish Star, built in 1996 by Ed Louchard and Alex Spear in Point Hudson Boat Shop. Both boats were built to lines taken off the original 1824 American Star, by John Gardner in the 1970’s. The Salish Star, undefeated in fixed-seat rowing, is looking forward to a worthy opponent. The gig race takes place Sunday during the rowing races, starting at 10 am Sunday off the NWMC beach.
Ahoy! Bar Harbor, Wee Nip & the Quarter Deck Pub There are three places to wet yer whistle this year with a Port Townsend Brewing Company award-winning beer-on-tap. On Thursday, 5:30-10 pm and daily, 11 am-midnight, Bar Harbor at the Main Tent is open “as usual.” Based on overwhelming thumbs up (or is that bottoms up?) and a killer view location “at the
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into Cupola House when the Wooden Boat Foundation moved to the new Northwest Maritime Center. Pete and his crew have done a beautiful job restoring some of the interior, painting the exterior, and they have a wonderful display of bronze hardware – their specialty! Anything you can imagine can be cast by PT Foundry, from bronze to stainless to cement. The giant traditional cleats positioned outside the nearby Pilot House B&B are examples. Art or function or both for your boat, your home or your workplace. Our doors are open at the Northwest Maritime Center, with the twobuilding site being fully used for the ﬁrst time at this 34th Wooden Boat Festival. Come see! Photo by Jan davis
Point,” the Wee Nip Beach Bar is open Saturday and Sunday, noon5 pm. For those who want to take the view option a little higher, head up to the second floor of the NWMC (yellow building) Maritime Room to have a toast while watching Sunday’s grand Festival Sail-By. Nicknamed the Quarterdeck Pub, PT brews and wine will be offered 2-5 pm Sunday only. A portion of the deck on the second level is restricted to 21 and older attendees due to serving of alcohol. Raise a toast! (P.S. Water and Sunrise Sue’s Coffee also are available.)
Get on the Water During Festival Row, haul, tack, reef, paddle or experience a biodiesel or electric motor. There are dozens of ways to get on the water and hundreds of opportunities to learn something new at dockside during the Festival. Row and sail NWMC & WBF longboats, the eight-oared, three-masted historic replica like Captain Vancouver used when mapping Puget Sound. Or, paddle a Chesapeake or Pygmy kayak. Experience the fast and agile northwest classic Thunderbird (26’) with NWMC sailing instructors or steam around on Pufﬁn with Seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats. Sail on one of our region’s historic vessels: schooners Adventuress,
Martha, Suva, Mycia, Merrie Ellen, Alcyone, Odyssey and Lavengro. Sign up early at the boats or check in with NWMC staff at the northeast corner of the marina. Starts 9 am daily.
Steam-bend a Pocock Rowing Shell How do you build a 26’ Stradivarius? Shipwright Steve Chapin steams and shapes fulllength, 3/32”-thick planks of rare vertical-grain Western red cedar, with a historic form that has been used for a century. Point Hudson Boat Shop (rear of Sail Loft Building), 1-3 pm Friday and Saturday. A new Pocock shell is launched Sunday at 8:30 am on the NWMC Commons. Experienced sculler? Ask about a “test drive.”
Cupola House: PT Foundry Hardware & History You can’t talk about the history of wooden boats and marine trades in Port Townsend without learning about the Langleys, and you can’t walk by Cupola without remembering the 16 years it was our home. Pete’s parents and later, his stepfather Van Hope, were legendary mentors for early marine trades people in Port Townsend. Their generosity, passion and skills continue in this generation. PT Foundry moved
Under the Water: Snorkel Discoveries At the NWMC Pier on Port Townsend Bay, touch and learn about sea creatures with Anne Murphy, executive director of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center based at Fort Worden State Park, and her snorkel- and neoprene-clad friends. At noon Saturday, they transport sea creatures to and from their underwater homes.
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Nonproﬁts, Maritime Authors Together Just after the Main Gate you’ll see a big white tent and a bunch of exhibitors. Be sure to go inside as we’ve moved an expanded group of exhibitors into that area. Port Townsend Marine Trades Association and Sound Experience/Schooner Adventuress staffs are there, as well as maritime authors and other nonprofits. Look for Kids’ Boatbuilding, which will help you find the area if you miss it the first time by. Follow the sounds of joy and little hammers.
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The Landfall Restaurant Has Fallen The last Festival was truly the last for The Landfall, first and oldest restaurant in Point Hudson. A military storage shed when it began in the 1940s, the building was turned into a restaurant by marine trades legend nicknamed “Fiberglass George.” Continued on 14
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He also had a boat shop at the back of the lot for a decade. The building’s octagonal section – its most endearing feature next to the ceiling of nautical charts – was added in about 1980 and was the first to go. The Port of Port Townsend owns the land and as of this writing, was awaiting City approval to remove the remaining structure. Visit the Port booth at the Marina Office near Pygmy Kayak for the latest information.
Try and buy your own Festool and Lie-Nielsen hand tools this year in the Boat Shop, first floor of the NWMC Education (red) Building. When you enter this space, we hope you’ll remember our founders, the small boatbuilders, sailors and marine trades people who founded the festival in Sam Connor’s boat shop in Point Hudson. That shop and the DeLeo Building (a long-gone boatshop on the other end of the waterfront) were the inspiration for the building design created by Miller Hull Architects. In addition to tool demos, see a year’s worth of boat projects, try hand tool demonstrations and see the Saw Stop called “the world’s safest table saw.” Tool demos also can be seen daily at the Woodworking Stage and at Edensaw Woods tent at the Point.
Kids Boatbuilding is in “Old” Boat Shop Once inside the Main Gate, take a left and besides some great exhibitors, you’ll see and hear Kids Boatbuilding in the Old WBF Boatshop. This year, the kids get the whole boat shop to themselves. Hulls are made from cabinetry remains from gorgeous Westport Shipyard yachts. Mahogany, teak, cherry – our boats are amazing! Thanks to Westport Shipyard, Edensaw Woods, Carl’s Building Supply
and Port Townsend Sails for keeping the shop supplied with the coolest wooden boat hulls of any Kids’ Boatbuilding group in the country. Start your family tradition!
SEA Marine Hosts Our Boatyard Stage Our neighbor “boatyard” and a major supporter of Wooden Boat Festival and our fleet of program boats, SEA Marine is a model for green boatyard practice. As host of Boatyard Stage and Ask A Shipwright, you can also see boats “on the hard,” with work under way, and perhaps even see a travel lift operate. Check the printed schedule or the white board next to the bleachers.
Wooden Boat Question? ‘Ask a Shipwright’ In a town chock full of working shipwrights, boatwrights, ship’s carpenters and people who know the intimate differences, we are proud to give the stage to our diversely talented community. All day, every day of the Festival, you can stop at one of three venues to “Ask a Ship-
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Check Out the Sail Loft Shops The historic military armory building, fondly referred to as the “Sail Loft” since Carol Hasse started a sailmaking business there 30 plus years ago, is now home to five thriving marine trades businesses. Port Townsend Sails, Hasse & Co. is upstairs. Downstairs you’ll find Brion Toss Yacht Riggers (author of Rigger’s Apprentice); Point Hudson Boat Shop, also the home of Pocock Cedar Speeders, the legendary single red cedar rowing shells; PT Canvas; and Hudson Point Dive. Visit the working Sail Loft businesses all year and anytime Friday during the Festival. On Saturday and Sunday, the Loft is open for presentations upstairs. Check the printed schedule or the board outside the doors.
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There are plenty of hands-on activities for people of all ages. This Festival Program’s center spread schedule has more information. Photo by Jan davis
wright” your list of questions. All questions welcome, from the most basic history and definitions, to your most challenging building or repair experience. Locations for Ask a Shipwright include: PTMTA Tent near the Main Gate, at the Woodworking Stage and at the Boatyard Stage (near travel lift). There’s a load of talent, heaps of generosity and tons of humor that keep the best of wooden boat culture thriving in this town.
Special Presentations at Marina Room Located in the long white building across the marina opposite the Main Gate, the Marina Room is a venue for lecture and PowerPoint presentations. It’s one of the venues listed in our Festival Program schedule. Enter the Marina Room by walking up the harbor side stairs near Shanghai restaurant, and turn left. Big thanks to Fisheries Supply for sponsorship again this year.
Edensaw Woodworking Stage at the Point Sponsored annually by lifetime WBF members and longtime FSC specialists Edensaw Woods of Port Townsend, the Woodworking Stage is the center of an entire area of wooden boatbuilders, tool demos, schools and woodworking demonstrations. Along with sponsor System Three Coatings based in Seattle and Chesapeake Light Craft from Annapolis there’s a full array of
expertise to round out the handson tool and boatbuilding “at the Point.” Watch shipwrights and craftspeople in action, caulking, steam bending, carving and more. Demonstrations all-day with excellent views of the shipping lanes and regattas. Bleachers and the Wee Nip Beach Bar (open Saturday and Sunday noon-5 pm) make it a great spot to hang out.
Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation Membership is the best way to stay connected year round. You’ll also receive discounts at the Wooden Boat Chandlery (NWMC yellow building), in all our programs, get a free monthly e-newsletter and get free festival day passes depending on your membership level. Talk with staff at the Member Desk at the Main Gate, next to the Ticket Tent or go online at woodenboat.org or nwmaritime.org.
Green Practices Growing We’ve always placed a high priority on our environment. We recycle. Our new buildings meet Gold LEEDS standards and we do our best to use safe products when taking care of and operating our vessels. We’re not perfect, but we’re always trying to improve. It’s been a joy to support and showcase green product developers like System Three, Epaint, H20Out, biodiesel and electric engine discussions
Just before you get to the Northwest Maritime Center, be sure to check out the Jefferson County Historical Society Museum in old Port Townsend City Hall (1891), 540 Water St., a block from the Main Gate. The museum is open 11-4 daily. Don’t miss the new Theater Gallery featuring “We Came With Dreams” and the Smithsonian Institution exhibit “Journey Stories” which covers four centuries of American journeys from earliest immigrants arriving by ship to the most recent vacationer touring the Olympic Peninsula by automobile. Continued on 20
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Kid Stuff: Messing About with Boats Dreams are launched and lives set sail as children of all ages experience the joy and magic of wooden boats. Young and old, boys and girls, firsttime boatbuilders, adventurous sailors, playful pirates and energetic artists will all find plenty to do. Some programs have been here for decades and others are brand new – an outgrowth of expanding programs for youth at the Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation.
Kids’ Boatbuilding In our Old Boat Shop, just inside the Main Gate, “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, you forget the noise of hammering, the worries of work. Life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat with young and old. We’re well into the third generation of “kids” in Kids’ Boatbuilding and it’s because of dedicated people who share their time and talent year after year. This year, say special thanks to Carl’s Building Supply, Westport Shipyard and Edensaw Woods for making magic happen with such beautiful hulls. All kids welcome. Donations kindly appreciated. These funds support youth programs and scholarships.
Fish Printing with PT Marine Science Center No one gets you closer to fish and the underwater side of the ocean than the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. Located just a mile down the beach from Point Hudson in Fort Worden State Park, its natural history exhibits, touch tanks and programs teach us all about the ocean and its life. PTMSC is open daily 11-5. Check the tides and ask about the Orca Project! At the Festival on Saturday (10-4) and Sunday (10-1), create
your own T-shirt art with their staff while learning about fish. Bring your own T-shirt, customize your Festival T-shirt from the Wooden Boat Chandlery or buy a T at the PTMSC tent near North Star Stage.
12th annual North Star Stage Pull up a hay bale and enjoy the 12th annual North Star Stage children’s theater production. The play is created and directed by Port Townsend Children’s Theater and Chameleon Theater artistic director Joey Pipia. North Star Stage was started by pirate playwright Valerie Hahn more than a decade ago and has inspired many young actors and directors. This year’s play, Captain Cloud V in the series, is “Captain Kidd: A Winner-Take-All Fight to the Finish.” Would-be buccaneers of all ages are invited. Come in costume and share the treasure! Saturday at 11 and 3 & Sunday at 1.
The Merry Band of Book Pirates Come hear tales and songs of the sea! Port Townsend teacher and musician Bruce Cowan leads this talented troupe of teachers, writers, librarians, maritime tradespeople and children as they spin yarns, read tales and sing a shanty or two. Saturday 1-3, Sunday 10-11:30 at North Star Stage.
Captain Pirate’s Treasure Hunt At high noon on Sunday, young pirates should “shake a reef” and make their way to the Jolly Roger flag at the Cupola House. Captain Pirate “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! Noon-1 Sunday.
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Kidz Cove: Arts, Crafts & Costumes Maritime make-believe happens daily in the Kidz Cove at the Northwest Maritime Center (red) Education Building. Children 12 and under (8 and under with parent) can head up to the second floor and let their imaginations soar in the Kidz Cove “glassrooms.” Activities include getting all decked-out in pirate & sea creature costumes, play on a make-believe pirate ship, plus a variety of sea-friendly crafts. On Sunday morning, children can create personal pirate accessories to wear and keep for the Pirate’s Treasure Hunt! Free, but donations encouraged. Friday and Saturday 10-4, Sunday 9-11:30.
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Wooden Boat Festival volunteer Carl Kiefer (left) and Elijah Staley, 5, take a break from the pirate life to build a wooden boat. New, soft, but elegant wooden hulls have been prepared for the most popular Kids’ Boatbuilding activity in the Old Boat Shop just inside the Main Gate. Photo by Melanie Lockhart
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Kids’ Guide to the Festival FRIDAY 9-5 Longboats and t-bird tours (sign up early!) Marina, ne corner of marina 10-4 Kidz Cove: Maritime arts, Crafts & Costumes nWMC (red building), second ﬂoor “Glassrooms” 10-5 Kids’ Boatbuilding old Boat shop Noon-7 all Family Music & dancing Main Music stage SATURDAY 9-5 Longboats and t-bird tours (sign up early!) Marina, ne corner of marina 10-4 Kidz Cove: Maritime arts, Crafts & Costumes nWMC (red building), second ﬂoor “Glassrooms” 10 -5 Kids’ Boatbuilding old Boat shop 10-4 Pt Marine science Center Fish Printing north star stage area Noon-7 all Family Music & dancing Main Music stage 11-Noon Captain Kidd Latest adventure north star stage (Children’s theater)
1-3 Book Pirates Read stories of the sea north star stage 11:30-1 sea Life snorkel: anne Murphy, Pt Marine science Center nWMC dock 3-4 Captain Cloud v: Captain Kidd Winner take all Fight to the Finish north star stage (Children’s theater) SUNDAY 9-5 Longboats and t-bird tours Marina, ne corner 9-11:30 Kidz Cove: Maritime arts, Crafts & Costumes nWMC (red building), second ﬂoor “Glassrooms” 10-4 Kids’ Boatbuilding old Boat shop 10-11:30 Book Pirates Read stories of the sea north star stage 10-1 Pt Marine science Center Fish Printing north star stage area Noon-5 all Family Music & dancing Main tent Music stage Noon-1 Captain Pirate’s treasure Hunt Meet at the Jolly Roger, Cupola House 1-2 Captain Cloud v: Captain Kidd Winner take all Fight to the Finish north star stage (Children’s theater)
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Festival Music & Songs of the Sea From tall-ship shanties to rock ’n’ roll, from acoustic guitar to Cajun swing, the Festival Main Stage continues our tradition of offering live music. Stop and experience an important reason why the festival treasures its reputation as the Woodstock of Wooden Boats! Music starts daily around noon in the big tent next to the historic Cupola House. Have an ice cold, award-winning Port Townsend Brewing Co. beer on tap and get right next to the stage. Bring your kids and dance on the “all family” side of the tent. Either way, enjoy the music free all day. Check the website woodenboat.org/activities for links to all the musicians and check the Festival Program schedule center spread for performance times. Three full days of fantastic festival favorites and two evenings to dance, dance, dance – with no cover charge. Check in often while strolling the harbor. Meet old and new friends and take time to buy a beer for your shipwright, a wooden boat owner or Neville Pearsall, our soundman extraordinaire. Music Stage is sponsored in part by Platt Irwin Law Firm, the largest and oldest law firm on the Olympic Peninsula and longtime supporters of the Wooden Boat Festival. Thursday is ‘Locals Night’ Come on down to the harbor and experience “how the festival used to be.” Settle in for the music as the boats settle in for the night. The first performance is by local strummer Jake (at 6 pm), followed by Brazilian jazz group
The big guitar and harmonicas of Ali Marcus come to the Festival Friday afternoon.
Tudo Mundo (at 7). Get ready to dance with Whozyamama, loved for their foot tappin’ Cajun tunes from southern Louisiana. When they break out the dual fiddles, get ready to dance! Friday highlights Acoustic guitarist Daniel Macke launches Friday’s musical fleet at 1 pm, followed by Joe Breskin and friends with more stringed acoustic magic. The pace picks up as the pickin’ shifts to the big guitar and harmonicas of Ali Marcus, a new performer with a fresh new kick-up-yourheels sound. At 4, sit back and soak up the rich harmonies of Olympic Peninsula singersongwriters Susan Welch & Billy Forrester with Don Simms on percussion/drums and Justin Gelle on bass. Local folk musicians Mike & Val James are next, featuring jazz classics with Peter Toyne on 7-string guitar. Around 6 pm hear Howly Slim & Da Boyz, accompanied by esteemed Port Townsend musicians Chuck Easton and George Radebaugh as
Sea Shanty Song Circle Join a Wooden Boat Festival Tradition Steve Lewis and a motley crew of shanty-singing friends present the history, culture and context of life on a commercial sailing ship, with examples in song, starting at 7 pm Friday and Saturday in the Marina Room. Joining in the chorus is optional and may go deep into the night. 18 • 2010 Wooden Boat FestivaL
A dance band plays on the Music Stage Friday and Saturday starting at 7:30 pm and going until midnight. Friday it’s Tim Halpin and the Better Half (pictured) and Saturday enjoy the Delta Rays.
World-renowned maritime recording artists William Pint & Felicia Dale are back at the Festival after a 10-year hiatus.
they pull together a fun combo of country, folk, island and “jazzabilly” – a perfect warm up for the evening dance band, PT favs Tim Halpin and the Better Half until midnight. Shanties on Saturday Saturday morning starts gently with the relaxing sound of local wine seller Joe Euro on acoustic guitar, then shifts to a series of maritime acts: British shantyman Tom Lewis, followed by the Cutters, featuring traditional and contemporary folk music with Celtic, American and Maritime twists. At 2 pm is the first of two performances by world-renowned maritime recording artists William Pint & Felicia Dale. Their 10,000-mile U.S. & world tour
brought them back to Seattle this year and we’re thrilled to have them back after a 10-year hiatus. Folk and bluegrass artists Southbound, the always fun and frolicking Tania Opland & Mike Freeman and the Whateverly Brothers make the transition from maritime music extravaganza to Saturday night’s dance band, featuring longtime festival favorites the Delta Rays with a one-of-a-kind blend of dance music from zydeco and R&B to fiddle tunes and Gypsy swing. Sunday favorites Sunday features repeats of many Festival favorites including Baila Dworsky and Lost at Sea, Pint & Dale, Tom Lewis, the Cutters and a finale performance by Water Street Trolley.
Bangkok Bistro: Thai food – Festival fave for decades Cape Cleare: Wild Alask a salmon Dos Okies BBQ: Hardwood s m o ke d, s l ow- co o ke d, open-pit OKC-inspired BBQ In Season Catering: Fish tacos you’ll know from PT Farmers Market In The Mix LLC: New this year! Java Gypsy Coffeehouse: PT local gourmet coffees and chai Kernal’s Original Kettle Korn: The name says it all! Lopez Island Creamery: Festival favorite ice cream for decades Mystery Bay Clams & Oysters: Steamed, grilled or raw, fresh from the bay Olympic Environmental Corn Booth: PT local organic for 30 years Paella Works: New this year! Ray’s Food: Gotta have at least one elephant ear Sandwich King Greek Food: A PT boatyard favorite Sh a n g h a i R e s t a u ra nt : P T local Chinese food, for generations Sirens Pub: Clam chowder & Caesar salad – thank Kris, the owner for 11 years The Green Cup: Organic coffee and teas The Spot Cafe: PT Water Street hangout Viaggio Pizza: New this year! Zieglers Brat wurst Haus: German bratwurst, a festival fave for decades
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Large selection of Unique, Handmade Gifts Quaint Antiques & Collectibles
Imbibe & Savor! Enjoy a Taste of PT, Festival Style There’s nothing like award-winning Port Townsend Brewing Company beer on tap, Sunrise Coffee’s Heavy Haul Out blend or a Washington wine while looking out over Point Hudson marina packed with wooden boats or Mt. Baker in the sunset over the shipping Straits. Raise a toast to the ocean, to the owners and builders of these boats and to everyone who helps keep our waterfront working!
Large Inventory of
Jewelry Repair Ring repair & sizing Custom orders Chain repair Stone setting Watch repair Watch batteries
FIVE FINGERS 911 Water St., Port Townsend
Buyer of gold & silver
food co-op PORT TOWNSEND 414 Kearney St. Open every day
Where farmers and sailors meet to swap food and tall tales
Open Daily 10-5, Closed Tuesday 1017-A Water Street Port Townsend 360-302-0427
Voluntary Shellfish Protection Zone With your help, boating and shellﬁsh harvest can continue in Mystery Bay. Anchor away from shellﬁsh harvest beds identiﬁed by “VOLUNTARY NO ANCHOR” marker buoys. Transient moorage is available at Mystery Bay State Park. Always use approved pump-out facilities.
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The project took waterfront property that had been a commercial petroleum product bulk storage plant, cleaned up the brownﬁeld, and converted it into something special. Locals and visitors are discovering that the Commons with the decorative Compass Rose and the general water-side area of the NWMC that includes the port-owned jetty are great places for a walk, a talk, a brownbag lunch break, etc. “What I hear, again and again this summer,” Cronkhite said, “is someone standing there talking on the cell phone, saying, ‘I’m in the Maritime Center. This place is incredible.’” Federal, state, county and city government money, along with donations, built the Maritime Center. About 40 percent of the NWMC site is dedicated public space, 24/7, and it includes public restrooms. The City of Port Townsend paid $1 million to secure public access in perpetuity to 15,745 square feet of NWMC property. The $1 million from the City of Port Townsend “gave us the conﬁdence to go forward with
both buildings. We would not be done by now or be open by now without the city’s participation,” King said, because the NWMC board was committed to not have a huge ﬁnancial debt when trying to start operations. King is also a City Council member. The city’s agreement acknowledges the economic factor the NWMC can become in terms of attracting people who use other local services and businesses. Port Townsend is a busy place in July, August and September in terms of festivals, special events and general summertime visitors. (Book your overnight accommodations this year for Wooden Boat Festival next year). What the local economy needs is more business activity the other nine months. “The Northwest Maritime Center is an economic engine for tourism, and the critical byproduct is that young people have the opportunity to get on the water and to live it, cherish it and to protect it, and maybe think being a sailmaker or a rigger or a boatbuilder is something they would enjoy in their own life,” Hasse said. “The opportunity to
Learn at Maritime Author Tent & McCurdy Library
The Compass Rose on the waterfront Commons at the Northwest Maritime Center has been crossed by many teenage sailors at a variety of regattas hosted here in 2010. Photo by Patrick J. sullivan
work with one’s hands can be a real satisfying thing.” See, it comes back to the water. The Maritime Center is strategically located along historic waterfront, packed with opportunity and fueled by the energy of dedicated volunteers carrying out the Port Townsend tradition of sharing. That’s the focus of NWMC and WBF board and staff: “A longboat is a very powerful metaphor for life,” Hasse said. “It really does take everyone working together to get the boat where you want it to go.”
What to do before and after coming aboard First, ask: “Permission to come aboard?” All the wooden boat owners at the Festival will answer “Yes, welcome aboard,” but there may be some specifics they’ll ask you to abide. Keep in mind that small boats can be tippy and larger boats may be the owner’s full-time home. After confirming permission to board, listen carefully to their instructions about where to board and what to grip. You may be asked to remove your shoes; a few workboats may tell you to leave them on! Please respect their privacy if some parts of the boat are closed to public access.
How to move around on a boat Take the owner’s advice about where to board and what to grip. The “shrouds” amidships are often the safest handhold and “stanchions” are often not. Also, keep in mind that your weight affects the stability of the boat for yourself and others. Step lightly and toward the center of the boat where you can. Lastly, make sure your shoes, jeans, belts and rings won’t leave scratches or marks on the decks, rails and seating areas. It is common courtesy to remove your street shoes when going aboard a vessel. If in doubt, ask the owner. Remember, when boarding a
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boat, you assume full responsibility for your own safety. If you, or anyone else, falls into the water or gets hurt while on the docks or boats, please contact Festival Staff (wearing brown shirts this year) immediately. Bringing people & wooden boats together We encourage you to exchange contact information with boat owners of vessels you particularly like or contact the Wooden Boat Festival anytime year around to track down boats from prior years. We bring people and wooden boats together. Call 360-385-3628, ext. 106.
We love books. Remember the great WBF collection at Cupola House? Well now it’s in the Port Townsend Library circulating collection thanks to H.W. McCurdy and PT librarian Carol Baker. Visit the new expanded library on second ﬂoor in the NWMC yellow building and meet authors at the maritime author tent (sponsored by the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader) just inside Main Gate. There’s also a great selection of books year round at the Wooden Boat Chandlery (yellow building).
Compass Rose: True North, True Supporters From the upper decks or standing in the middle take a bearing on True North at the Compass Rose. This public art represents some of contributors
to the NWMC’s capital fundraising campaign. Of the 1,500 pavers, 745 are from Port Townsend, 39 from Port Hadlock, 38 from Port Ludlow, 25 from Port Angeles, and 20 from Sequim. There are 117 from Seattle and 43 from California. A few are friends from Canada and Denmark. You can ﬁnd your paver on our website, nwmaritime.org.
Memorial Bell Tolls Sunday Morning We continue the tradition of honoring mariners who’ve passed over the bar this past year. Meet at 10 am Sunday at the NWMC Compass Rose next to the beach. Eight bells, a moment of silence, a few words and the scattering of a handful of rose petals are planned. The Bell Toll is a nautical, non-religious ceremony. Sea Scout Falcon Troop and Captain Ted Pike read the names. Everyone welcome. This is public space open all year and no Festival ticket gate must be crossed to attend this tribute.
We Love Wooden Boats . . .
Wooden Boat Chandlery Celebrates Grand 1st Festival Opening Ahoy sailors, shipwrights, cruisers, book lovers and wooden boaters! Ahoy parents, partners, travelers and friends visiting for the ﬁrst time! With four times the space the Chandlery now has more quality maritime and wooden boat products, gifts and books than ever. From high quality tools, to highly polished bronze hardware and ﬁttings; polyester rope with a traditional look; marine paint & varnish; boat plans; navigational instruments; chart and tide books; cruising logs; galley cookbooks; instructional guides and maritime novels to Tufnol blocks (from Netherlands) just like the ones you used on boats in your school days. During the Festival, see a miniature ﬂeet of historic boat models from Sail Classics on display in the store, a “Model Boat Marina.” Regional boats like Adventuress are among the ﬂeet. Chandlery (at Main Gate in yellow building) is one of three places you can buy Festival T-shirts during the weekend and is the headquarters for a nice variety of other WBF or NWMC jackets, vest and hats. You can also buy that pirate gear you’ve always wanted to have onboard, the things your kids and grandkids love! Port townsend & Jefferson County Leader
(and fiberglass, aluminum, and steel ones, too.) Port Townsend, WA 360-385-6632 • www.townsendbay.com Townsend Bay Marine is proud to sponsor the 2010 Wooden Boat Festival
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Our heartfelt thanks to hundreds of volunteers that continue to make this festival tops in the world. Thanks to Festival Captains who invest hundreds of
General Information Sign Language Tours at Noon At noon daily starting at the Red Building info table, local ASL interpreter Anne Clark will accompany Festival attendees on Boat and Exhibit Tours. No charge.
No Wheels Inside the Gates All bikes, skateboards or roller blades should be parked outside the gates. Strollers are OK inside the grounds but NOT on docks. We encourage all locals to ride their bikes and have provided a free “Bike Marina” at Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC), near the Main Gate.
Where to Park Your Motor Vehicle in Port Townsend Limited street parking is available early mornings but check signs: many spots have a two-hour limit. Please 22 • 2010 Wooden Boat FestivaL
be courteous of the neighborhood lawns, driveways and fire hydrants. Towing does happen in Port Townsend. Jefferson County Memorial Athletic Field one block from the Festival offers parking for $20 a day. Proceeds beneﬁt the county’s youth soccer program.
Handicapped Parking Access Provided Handicapped parking slots nearest the Festival are at the Washington Street parking lot off Monroe Street. Drop off and temporary parking access for handicap vans, cars and buses is available at the Northwest Maritime Center. Follow directions of volunteer police at the Water & Monroe intersection.
Ways to Get to Festival Without a Car There are many no-car ways to get to Port Townsend and to the Festival once you’re here. Use Google’s “public
300+ Festival Wooden Boats!
5 Lined end-to-end, the boats entered (on land and in the water) in the 2009 Wooden Boat Festival at Point Hudson measured more than 6,000 linear feet. For 2010, there are 555 more linear feet of boats! Sixty of the boats in this year’s festival are new – or at least have not participated since 2001. There are 200 craft entered, plus another 100 or so anchored off. Photo by Patrick J. sullivan, airplane piloted by tim snider
Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, PT Main Street and Uptown District businesses, PT Police, City of PT, East Jefferson Fire Rescue, Jefferson Transit, Jefferson County Parks & Rec, PT and Chimacum schools, Marci van Cleve, Goodman Sanitation, the Bicycle Club,
transport” option when searching your route. Ride Jefferson Transit’s bio-diesel buses. Pedal and park at our Bike Marina. Park on Whidbey Island and ride to PT on the ferry. Row or paddle your boat to the NWMC beach. Every small thing we each do helps the planet and lessens the challenge of parking in our small community. Carpool, ride the bus and bike when possible. Thank you!
Park-n-ride & Bus, Shuttle Every 10 Minutes! To ride public transit, follow signs along Sims Way (SR 20) directing you to the Haines Place Parkand-Ride (by Safeway and the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center) or to overﬂow parking across SR 20 at a gravel lot within the Port of Port Townsend Shipyard. The Festival bus runs every 10 minutes to/from Main Gate, until 8:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Reservations? Plan Ahead for 2011 Festival Port Townsend and Jefferson County is a popular place year-round for
DM Disposal, our Point Hudson neighbors and Boat Haven partners. Last, but certainly not least, thanks to the all the Olympic Peninsula and Washington-based businesses and residents who help keep this Wooden Boat Festival the best in the world.
visitors; Wooden Boat Festival weekend is the biggest of all. When it comes to overnight accommodations, reservations need to be made now for next year’s Festival, Sept. 9-11, 2011.
No Camping No tent camping is allowed in the Port Townsend city limits, including on Festival grounds. Campsites (for RVs, tents, etc.) are available at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Fort Worden State Park and Old Fort Townsend State Park.
No Dogs, No Pets Sorry, no dogs or other pets allowed inside the Festival grounds. We love dogs all year, but this weekend, please leave them at home or kenneled. Service pets should wear identiﬁcation. Dogs on boats should be on leash when taking bathroom breaks, and owners should dispose of you know what. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your cooperation as we continue this long-standing safety tradition. Port townsend & Jefferson County Leader
1 Maritime Center 2 Main Gate Entrance 3 Kids’ Boatbuilding 4 Sail Loft & Pocock Boats 5 Green Technology Exhibitors 6 Boatyard Stage & Information
NW Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation
7 Music & Bar Harbor 8 Food Galley 9 North Star Stage 10 Marina Room 11 Woodworking Stage
Pope Marine Building
Buy Ahead; Skip the Lines Festival ticket wristbands are available online at woodenboat.org or in person through Sept. 6 at the Wooden Boat Foundation office, 431 Water St., located along the sidewalk level of Northwest Maritime Center’s yellow building. At Main Gate Wristbands are available at the Festival Main Gate starting at 8:30 am Friday, Sept. 10. Wristband entry is by the Compass Rose at the marina end of the Northwest Maritime Center’s red building. Enter on the beach side of the building. Ticket Prices Seniors (65+) & Teens (13-19) Individual Adult 3-Day: $20 3-Day Weekend Pass $30 1-Day $10 1-Day Ticket $15
Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation CHART ROOM
Upper Level KIDZ COVE
CHANDLER MARITIME EDUCATION BLDG.
Age 12 & Under Free
WBF/NWMC Members Free or discount. Go to Member Table near the Main Gate in the Red Building.
Sorry – No dogs or other pets allowed on the festival grounds Festival Staffers wearing brown shirts • WBF Staff & Festival Captains are all wearing brown T-shirts with STAFF on the back, and black WBF vests with STAFF on the front. We’re the people you go to for emergencies, questions, complaints or kudos! Our general information telephone number is 360-385-3628, ext. 106. Port Townsend townsend & Jefferson County Leader
Festival Tickets New this year, tickets to the 34th Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival are in the form
of a wristband. Your admission fee is a donation to programs here year-round and during the Festival. The ticket provides access during the gated hours of 9 am-7 pm Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11, and 9 am-5 pm Sunday, Sept. 12, with access to more than 300 boats (in the water and on land), all talks, demonstrations, races, on-the-water opportunities, kids’ activities, music and exhibitors.
MARITIME HERITAGE & RESOURCE BUILDING BOATHOUSE
TONY GROVE EXHIBIT
Thank You, Festival Captains & Community
Historic Cupola House
★ Sailing & Rowing Races
Hats off to Carl’s Building Supply, Westport Shipyard, Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader, Platt Irwin Attorneys,
Your investment, your care, your stories, your time and your boats keep our hearts beating and our spirits inspired. Our future is inﬁnitely linked with yours.
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Thank You, Program Supporters & Business Members
hours and invaluable ideas: Kris Nelson, Food & Bar; Neville Pearsall, Music; DeeAnn Nelson, IT & Exhibitors; Sue Cook, Volunteers; Gary Syverson, Trafﬁc; Scott Marple, Grounds; Kees Prins, Boat Shop; Janeen Armstrong, Members; Daniel Evans & Adam Henley, Harbor Master; Libby Urner, Boat Pages; Rob Sanderson, On the Water; Joey Pipia, North Star Stage; Bruce Cowan, Book Pirates, Nonie Gaines, Kidz Cove; Jan Davis, Festival promo photos; Jane Champion, Vidoegrapher extraordinaire; Liz Berman, Main Gate/Will Call; Pete Helsell and Joy Emery, Green Team; Marc Parrett, Faculty; Carolyn Hunt, Database Diva; Jordan Pollack, Medical; Victoria Poling, Wooden Boat Chandlery; Chuck Henry, Docks; and the 21 people who serve on our boards! Thank you PT Library; the schooners Adventuress, Martha & Merrie Ellen; NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding; Sound Experience; and PT Marine Science Center. Also, thanks go to Center for Wooden Boats,
E d e n s a w Wo o d s , P o r t Townsend Brewing Corp., Townsend Bay Marine, Skagit Maritime Center for Excellence, WoodenBoat magazine, System Three, SEA Marine, Chesapeake Light Craft and Puget Sound Energy: Thank you for your major ﬁnancial contributions and for your commitment to quality products and community investment that beneﬁt wooden boat owners, builders and communities, year round and around the world. Port of Port Townsend: Thank you for preserving Point Hudson, the homeport of the Wooden Boat Festival for 34 years. We look forward to working with you to keep our working waterfront working!
Mark Beaufait, Fisheries Supply, Homer Smith Insurance, West Marine, First Federal, Wilder Toyota, BADd Habit, PT Foundry, Merrie Ellen, Gray Wolf Ranch, Festool, Lie-Nielsen, Zenith Maritime Academy, PT Rigging, PT Sails, Sea Scouts, PT Marine Trades Association and almost 100 more business members. Thank you for generous in-kind, ﬁnancial and program support this weekend – heck, all year – but extra, extra special thanks this weekend!
Thank You, Major Sponsors
Festival Marina & Grounds
We Couldn’t Do This 34th Festival Without You
MARITIME MEETING ROOM FESTIVAL PRESENTATIONS
Lost Children & Parents • Lost children and/or parents should check in immediately with
a Staff T-shirt, have him or her radio the Festival Director and head immediately to the Boatyard Gate Information Tent near the head of the Marina. Please show your kids this tent, near the Corn Booth, and tell them to go there if you get separated. 2010 WOODEN Wooden BOAT Boat FESTIVAL FestivaL • 23
10:30 am-12 pm
Caring for Your Sextant
Corrosion: The Natural Disease of Boats
11:30 am-1 pm
Tall Ships & Tugboats of Puget Sound
Building the S/V Tern Isaac Pattis
10:30 am-12 pm
The Trip from Hell
Yankee One Design: Old & New
Tim Lee & Sarah Howell
Boatbuilding is Character Building Lawrence Cheek
Captain Kirk or Captain Bligh: Effective Captaincy for the 21st Century Nancy Erley
Motion of the Ocean Janna Casrse Esarey
Inflatable Dinghies Roger McAfee
Catamarans of the Pacific
Hasse & Co.
11 am-12 pm
Wood for Boatbuilding Ted Pike & Adam Henley
11 am-12 pm
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Brion Toss Pocock Cedar Yacht Riggers Speeders
Tying a Monkeyfist
Sea Shanty Song Circle
Open House Demonstrations by Port Townsend Sails
Essentials of Sailmaking
Hudson Point Dive
How to Choose Green Toilets a Boatyard Geoff Trott Leif Erickson
Unraveling Mysteries of the Turk’s Head Dennis Armstrong
Stitch & Glue Boatbuilding Sam Devlin
Tim Lawson & Jim Tolpin
Cedar Strip Canoe & Kayak Building
Fiberglassing Over Wood John Harris
Stitch & Glue Boatbuilding Sam Devlin
Joe Breskin & Friends
Susan Welch & Billy Forrester
Mike & Val James with guest Pete Toyne
Celestial Navigation Jeff Sanders
Wooden Boats to Alaska
Mark Bunzel & Sam Devlin
Battling Mold & Mildew Roger McAfee
Janna Cawrse Esarey
From the Jaws of Death
Keeping Your Onboard Chile’s 8.8 Earthquake Relationship Off the & Tsunami Rocks Richard Baila
11:30 am-1 pm
Kayaking Bolivia’s Rio Honda
Sea Shanty Song Circle
Skagit Valley College Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology
Various Presentations to be Announced
10:30-11:30 am Environmental
Ancient Boat Timbers
Kees Prins & Chelcie Liu
Around the Americas
Essentials of Sailmaking
Building the First Townsend Tern
Rigging Tool Tales
The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake in Puget Sound
Birds of the Salish Sea
10:30 am-12 pm
Traditional SE Asia Boatbuilding
3-4:30 pm 4:30-6 pm Water Corrosion: The Natural Captain’s Certifi cation A Non-petroleum Boat Contamination Disease of Boats Jeff Saunders Peter Wilcox Ted Schwartz in Fuel
Photo by Jan Davis
11:30 am-1 pm
Building a Nesting Dinghy as a Family
11 am-12:30 pm
Caring for Your Compass
North to Alaska
11:30 am-1 pm
Wilkes in Puget Sound, 1-2:30 pm Building the First Restoring the Pig War & Civil War Cruising French Canals Townsend Tern Schooner Merrie Ellen Mark Bunzel Legacies Kees Prins & Chelcie Liu John Holbert
10 am-4 pm
MARITIME CENTER MEETING RM AV ROOM CHART ROOM
Wood for Boatbuilding Ted Pike & Adam Henley
11:30 am12:30 pm
Knots for the Sailor Jay Greer
Sailmaking & Rigging Tools Wayne Chimenti
11:30 am-1 pm
Blaise Holly & Antonio Salguero
Knotting Matters: Practical Ties
Green Toilets Geoff Trott
Cedar Strip Fiberglassing Canoe & Kayak Over Wood Tim Lawson & Building John Harris Sharpening Hand Tools
5-6 pm Viking Finishing the Boatbuilding Redwing 21 Tools & Jordan Beemer Techniques MJ Bunzel Jay Smith
Local Mix 6:15 pm
Howly Slim & Da Boyz
Tim Halpin & the Better Half
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MARITIME CENTER MEETING RM AV ROOM CHART ROOM
Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader Leader
William Pint & Felcia Dale
Tania Opland & Mike Freeman
Local Mix 6:15 pm
The Whateverly Brothers
The Delta Rays
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MARITIME CENTER MEETING RM AV ROOM CHART ROOM
11 am-12:30 pm
Water Contamination in Fuel
Sustainable Sailing Dieter Loibner
Building of Rebecca
Tom Dunlop & Antonio Salguero
Companionable Restoring the Explorers: Vancouver & Schooner Merrie Ellen Quadra John Holbert Les Eldridge
The Adventuress at a Century Ken Greff & Korie Griffith
11 am-12:30 pm
High Latitude Cruising
Kirsten Thomsen & Kim Bork Mathiesen
11:30 am-1 pm
Small Boats to Clayoquot
North to Alaska Margo Wood
Motion of the Ocean
Janna Cawrse Esarey
Traditional Sail Handwork
11 am-12 pm
Wood Carving for Boats Jay Greer
Dutchman & Butterflies
11 am-12 pm
Spar Making Bruce Tipton
Eco-friendly Boat Hull & Surface Protection Gary Clark
Baila Dworsky: William Pint & Lost at Sea Felicia Dale Photo by Michael Berman
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Sail, Paddle or Row!
Cruising the Pacific Northwest
Knotting Matters: Decorative Ties
Tim Lawson & Jim Tolpin
ROWING Longboats & water taxi dinghies: NE corner of Point Hudson Marina daily. Sign up early. SAILING Public Sails on Schooners: Adventuress, 10 am & 2 pm daily, NWMC Dock or booth at Main Gate; Suva, 2 pm Saturday & Sunday, marina; Martha, marina; Merrie Ellen, City Dock; Mycia, marina. Always check directly with the boat. Tickets required. LONGBOAT & THUNDERBIRD TOURS Row & sail like Captain Vancouver or sail on a Northwest classic racing design with NWMC sailing instructors, NE corner of marina. 9 am sign-up. Morning and afternoon sailings including regattas. Free. STEAM ABOARD A CLASSIC MOTOR VESSEL Center for Wooden Boats Pufﬁn. Daily 10-4, NE corner of marina. Free. REGATTAS 26’ & Under Race: Friday 2:30 pm. Skippers’ meeting at NWMC Commons 1 pm. Rowing Regatta: Saturday 10 am. Skippers’ meeting at NWMC Commons 9 am. NW Schooner Cup: Saturday 3:30 pm. Skippers’ meeting at NWMC Commons 9 am. Awards Ceremony for All Regattas: Saturday 7 pm, NWMC Commons. PADDLE Stop by and visit Pygmy Kayak at their Point Hudson showroom inside the Festival grounds or Chesapeake Light Craft at their display on the Point. They’ll get you paddlin’!
Water St. Trolley
2010 Commercial, Nonprofit, Education & Book Exhibitors
Any wood. For any Boat!
In tents surrounding the marina full of wooden boats are some of the best maritime businesses, boatbuilding, marine science and sailing educators, educational programs, marine artists, authors and craftspeople in the United States and Canada. In addition to the information you can learn and the things you can buy here, be sure to check out the schedule of 10 demonstration areas outlined in our Festival Program Schedule center spread. To find a specific exhibitor, ask our Festival Staff at INFO location: NWMC red building door, Main Gate WBF Office or at Boatyard Gate. EXHIBITORS MAP LOCATION Air Head Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 American Rope & Tar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 American Schooner Association. . . . . . . . . . 11 Anderson Products Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Bad Dog Tools (Joseph A. Thomas Ltd.) . . . 11 Brion Toss Yacht Riggers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Capuche. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology at Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island. . . . . . . . . 5 Charlie’s Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Chesapeake Light Craft. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Club Sunglass Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Creature Comforts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Crispin’s Import Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Davey & Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Bob Denny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Devlin Designing Boat Builders . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Edensaw Woods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Electro-Guard Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 ePaint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Erika Grundmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fiberglass Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Forest Life Creations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Gatherings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Gold Star Marine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Gourmet Blends of Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Griffin MacLean Insurance Brokers . . . . . . . 11 Gumbo Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Inquisitive Sailor LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Island Marine Instrument Co. 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Hands-on knowledge Dennis Armstrong – Owner of Knotted Line in Redmond, Wash., a Festival veteran & instructor at the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Dennis is a walking reference on utilitarian & decorative objects made of rope. Unraveling the Mysteries of the Turk’s Head: Boatyard Stage, Friday 3:30-4:30pm Richard Baila – A shipwright in Bellingham for 20 years, Richard built a 34’ cutter in 1981 & recently sailed the Abrazo to Mexico, French Polynesia & Chile, where he & the boat survived a tsunami that disabled or sank 80% of the local fleet. Chile’s 8.8 Mega Earthquake & Tsunami: Marina Room, Saturday 11:30am-1pm Mike Beemer, Jordan Beemer & MJ Bunzel – Mike is a teacher at the new Maritime Technology Center in Anacortes and, along with Mark Bunzel, has supported their sons’ projects: Jordan & MJ (ages 15 & 14) have built a Redwing 21, an economical overnight cruiser going through its finishing stages. They have their own practical tips, as does Mike from the perspectives of parent & maritime tradesman. Finishing Out the Redwing 21: Woodworking Stage, Saturday 5-6pm Jim Blaiklock – Jim started building boats in 1968. His experience includes new construction of 5.5-meter designs & classic Sparkman & Stephens yawls, along with repair work on yachts on both the Atlantic & Pacific coasts. His woodworking expertise is renowned. Dutchman & Butterfly Techniques: Woodworking Stage, Sunday 10-11am Mark Bunzel – Publisher & general manager at Fine Edge, which produces nautical cruising guides, howto books & planning maps, Mark is a book author who also writes for Northwest Yachting, Pacific Yachting and Power Cruising magazines. He has cruised extensively in the Caribbean, Bahamas, Greek islands, Central America, along the West Coast of the United States, in the San Juan & Gulf islands & to Alaska. Cruising French Canals: AV Room, Friday 1-2:30pm Alaska by Wooden Boat: Maritime Meeting Room, Saturday 10:30amnoon
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Lawrence Cheek – A professional journalist since the age of 15, architecture critic at the Seattle PostIntelligencer & author of 15 books, Lawrence has also been an amateur boatbuilder since 2002. He has built a Pygmy kayak, a cedar-strip kayak, a sailing dinghy & a Devlin pocket cruiser. His book The Year of the Boat chronicles his struggle to achieve a passable level of imperfection in building his ideal boat. His observations on the relationship between boatbuilding & one’s character are insightful.
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Boatbuilding = Characterbuilding: Maritime Meeting Room, Friday 3-4:30pm
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Wayne Chementi – With more than 35 years experience on the tall ships including rigging, sailmaking, captain of the historic schooners Tole Mour and Adventuress, Wayne now heads the local Community Boat Building Project. He’s got a wealth of experience & stories for everyone. Sailmaking & Rigging Tools: Boatyard Stage, Saturday, 12:301:30pm Gary Clark – developing non-toxic but effective protection for a boat’s hull is increasingly important as the dangers of traditional bottom paint are recognized. Gary Clark, President of Edge Technologies, knows many of the challenges facing boaters and has an answer that is also usable on fabrics, upholstery, plastics, woods & metals.
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Matthew Dunning – An avid multihull builder & sailor with a degree in geography from Dartmouth, Matthew operates Multihulls Northwest on Bainbridge Island. He will share his vast interest & knowledge regarding the catamarans, cultures & nautical capabilities of the Pacific Islanders, who made phenomenal voyages of discovery, even to the Pacific Northwest. Catamarans & the Pacific: Marina Room, Friday 4-5:30pm
Building the ‘Rebecca’: Maritime Center Chart Room, Sunday 12:302pm Janna Cawrse Esarey – Teacher, writer & sailor, Janna wrote The Motion of the Ocean: 1 Small Boat, 2 Average Lovers, and a Woman’s Search for the Meaning of Wife, a true story of a couple that honeymoons across the Pacific and learns that sailing 17,000 miles is easier than keeping a relationship off the rocks. Janna’s work appears in magazines such as Cruising World, SAIL and 48° North & travel anthologies, most recently More Sand in My Bra.
Bill Dengler – A member of the England-based International Guild of Knot Tyers, Bill has been into knots for many years & has taught at the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association’s Northwest Chapter meets & for scout groups. Bill’s broad interest in knotting includes both practical & decorative knots.
Motion of the Ocean: Marina Room, Friday 1-2:30pm
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Knotting Matters – Decorative Ties: Boatyard Stage, Sunday 1-2pm
Sam Devlin – Sam has more than 30 years in the boatbuilding industry & built over 500 boats. His expertise with “stitch & glue” construction & boat designs is highly respected. Sam has participated in virtually all of the Wooden Boat Festivals & made numerous boat trips to Alaska. He joins Mark Bunzel to share their Alaska boating experiences.
Tom Dunlop – Author of two books – Schooner: Building a Wooden Boat on Martha’s Vineyard and Morning Glory Farm and the Family that Feeds an Island – and co-editor of Vineyard Gazette Reader, Tom lives in New York City. Schooner is a beautiful book chronicling the building of the Rebecca, the largest boat launched from Martha’s Vineyard since the election of Abraham Lincoln. Local shipwright Antonio Salguero made the masts here in Port Townsend & joins Tom in describing that aspect.
Jeff Eichen – A professional & award-winning photographer, Jeff has given classes in association with the NW Maritime Center & Northwind Arts Alliance in Port Townsend. His workshop covers the different elements that go into creating great boat photographs.
Stitch & Glue Boatbuilding: Woodworking Stage, Friday 4-5:30pm Alaska by Wooden Boat: Maritime
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Keeping Your Onboard Relationship Off the Rocks: Marina Room, Saturday 1-2:30pm Motion of the Ocean: Marina Room, Sunday 1-2:30pm
yard Stage, Saturday 3:30-4:30pm Les Eldridge – Les is a maritime author & lecturer recently retired from careers in university administration, elected office & administrative law. His books include three novels of the Civil War at sea & a history of the Wilkes expedition in Puget Sound. He presents his lecture series “Oceans of History” aboard major cruise lines.
Drake in Puget Sound – the Secret Voyage!: Maritime Center AV Room, Saturday 1-2:30pm
Leif Erickson – Production manager at Townsend Bay Marine & a Port of Port Townsend commissioner, Leif not only has a seafaring name, but an extensive background in various aspects of boatbuilding, boat repair & marine services. How to Choose a Boatyard: Boatyard Stage, Friday 1:30-2:30pm
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Night Sailing – Traveling Safely After Dark: Maritime Meeting Room, Saturday 3-4:30pm Captain Kirk or Captain Bligh? Effective 21st-Century Captaincy: Maritime Meeting Room, Friday 4:30-6pm Chuck Fowler – A professional career that included project planning, public relations & journalism, along with a longtime interest in maritime heritage, has enabled Chuck to be even more involved in roles such as that of current president of the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, past director of the Working Waterfront Maritime Museum in Tacoma & board member of the American Sail Training Association (the national organization of tall ships). He is the author of the books Tall Ships on Puget Sound and Tugboats on Puget Sound. Puget Sound Tugboats: Maritime Center Chart Room, Friday 3-4:30pm David Gluckman – A birder for more than 40 years, David is a certified Admiralty Audubon Society field trip leader & community instructor in bird identification for Peninsula College. He is also a nature photographer, author of Sea Kayaking in Florida and Florida Rail-to-Trails, and an avid kayaker. Identifying Birds of the Salish Sea: Maritime Center AV Room, Saturday 11:30am-1pm Joe Greenley – Owner of Redfish Kayaks & an instructor at the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, Joe builds custom kayaks & canoes with striking combinations of light & dark woods. Building a Cedar-strip Kayak/ Canoe: Woodworking Stage, Friday 2-3pm Building a Cedar-strip Kayak/ Canoe: Woodworking Stage, Saturday 2-3pm Jay Greer – At age 12, Jay began working with boats and now, with more than 60 years of boating experience – including sailing, designing, boat building & as a skipper – he could cover a variety of topics. This year, he demonstrates the art of decorative ship carving & knots. Knot Tying for the Sailor: Boatyard Stage, Saturday 11:30am12:30pm Decorative Ship Carving: Boatyard Stage, Sunday 11am-noon Korie Griffith & Ken Greff – The 133’ schooner Adventuress was launched in 1913 for Arctic exploration, served as a pilot vessel in San Francisco, patrolled with the Coast Guard in WWII & came to Puget Sound in 1952. Today, Sound Experience, a nonprofit organiza-
tion, brings more than 3,000 youth & adults aboard each year to take Adventuress’ helm & learn how their daily actions affect the region’s environment. Captain Korie has been driving Adventuress for five years, earned a master’s degree from UC Davis & sailed other tall ships on both coasts & on the Great Lakes. Captain Ken has been involved with Adventuress for over 30 years, is a Sound Experience board member & Adventuress’ Ship Committee chair.
The Trip from Hell: Maritime Center AV Room, Friday 10:30am-noon From the Jaws of Death: Maritime Center AV Room, Saturday 4:30-6pm Tim Lawson & Jim Tolpin – Two of the three Port Townsend School of Woodworking cofounders, Jim & Tim describe how to use & sharpen woodworking tools. Jim is a cabinetmaker, timber-frame housewright, author, acknowledged woodworking authority & an advocate of rowing for pleasure who recently taught at Maine’s WoodenBoat School. Tim is a woodworker & instructor with academic & work backgrounds in geology, who now creates sculptural fine furniture.
‘Adventuress’ Sailing into the Next Century: Maritime Meeting Room, Sunday 9:30-11am Tony Grove – A shipwright, furniture designer & teacher who lives on British Columbia’s Gabriola Island, Tony is also a painter & woodcut artist who created the 2010 Wooden Boat Festival poster design (also found on this year’s Festival T-shirts). His talk focuses on traditional to contemporary design & construction of ship cabinetry. His artwork is in the entry of the Maritime Meeting Room.
Caring for Your Compass: Maritime Center Chart Room, Friday 10:30am-noon Caring for Your Sextant: Maritime Center Chart Room, Saturday 9:30-11am John C. Harris – John designed & built his first wooden boat at age 14. He has been at Chesapeake Light Craft, purveyor of wooden boat kits & plans, since 1994 & is now its owner & CEO. He demonstrates how to sheath wood with fiberglass & epoxy to get a professional-looking finish & a strong boat. Fiberglassing Over Wood Like a Pro: Woodworking Stage, Friday 3-4pm Fiberglassing Over Wood Like a Pro: Woodworking Stage, Saturday 3-4pm Carol Hasse – One of the early Festival organizers, Carol has a love of wooden boats & is a renowned sail instructor, writer, teacher & sailmaker. She founded Hasse & Company/Port Townsend Sails in 1978. Carol has sailed more than 50,000 miles offshore, in a variety of the world’s waters, and is one of the premier sailmakers in the world. She gives two talks on the basics of sailmaking.
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Sharpening Woodworking Tools: Woodworking Stage, Saturday 1-2pm Using Chisels: Woodworking Stage, Sunday 1-2pm Jay Greer delivers hands-on education as a returning Festival faculty member. Last year it was all about the chisel; this year it’s about knots. Photo by Jan Davis Essentials of Sailmaking: Sail Loft, Friday 4-5:30pm Essentials of Sailmaking: Sail Loft, Saturday 10-11:30am
Restoring the Schooner ‘Merrie Ellen’: Maritime Center AV Room, Friday 4:30-6pm Restoring the Schooner ‘Merrie Ellen’: Maritime Center AV Room, Sunday 11:30am-1pm
Adam Henley – An avid sailor all his life with decades of experience in the lumber & marine hardware businesses, Adam has done extensive restoration on his family’s boat: a 1926 Alden schooner. Adam works for Edensaw Woods & joins Ted Pike in their great “annual” presentation.
Megan Hudson – Megan has the pleasure of teaching handwork for Port Townsend Sails’ Hands-on Sail Repair seminar. She is currently employed by Hasse & Company as head of the light-air sail department.
Wood for Boatbuilding: Woodworking Stage, Friday 11am-noon
Traditional Sailmaking Handwork: Sail Loft, Sunday noon-1pm
Wood for Boatbuilding: Woodworking Stage, Saturday 10:3011:30am
Tom Jackson – Tom is senior editor of WoodenBoat magazine, with professional & personal backgrounds in the Pacific Northwest & a longtime passion for boats. As a small boatbuilder, sailor of variously sized boats, book author & aficionado of historical craft, he has a wealth of experience. His scope of interest includes classic yachts of the early 20th century, historic sailing craft, small-craft regattas, racing big sailboats & his own small lapstrake boat.
Blaise Holly – An accomplished shipwright with a wide range of experience, Blaise is with Haven Boatworks in PT. He gained extensive boating experience in Alaska & is a graduate of the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding. His demonstration with Antonio Salguero on steambending wood is fascinating. Steambending Wood: Woodworking Stage, Saturday 11:30am-1pm John Holbert – After purchasing the schooner Merrie Ellen, Captain John Holbert & wife Jill have spent the last three years restoring the boat. A 30-year career as a licensed professional engineer & a lifelong love of sailing have led to the decision to save this 88-year-old craft.
Ancient Boat Timbers: Maritime Center AV Room, Saturday 4-5:30pm Peter Joseph – Peter had an extensive career in the U.S. Coast Guard, including sailing across the Atlantic three times as a cadet on the barque Eagle to command three Coast Guard cutters. He served in the North Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico
Bryan Lee – Computer guy by day, boatbuilder by night, Bryan built several kayaks & rowboats, & then an 11’ nesting dinghy for his family’s 32’ Islander sailboat. Wife Bethany & daughters Hannah, 10, & Meira, 9, joined him on the building project, providing help and, at the end, getting a deep sense of accomplishment & pride, along with a most usable little vessel.
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Using Hand Plans: Woodworking Stage, Friday 1-2pm
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Chelcie Liu – A physics professor before retiring & moving to Port Townsend to spend more time messing about with boats, Chelcie worked with the NW Maritime Center’s boat shop in the designing & building of his boat – the first Townsend Tern. He joins Kees Prins in describing the process.
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Building of the First ‘Townsend Tern’: Maritime Center AV Room, Saturday 2:30-4pm John Lockwood – In 1970 John took his first extended solo kayak trip 900 miles down the Yukon River in a collapsible Klepper, and he has been paddling exciting wilderness waters ever since. With academic & professional backgrounds in the high-tech field & a desire to build kayaks, he created Pygmy kayaks in the mid-1980s with the first computer-designed, ultralight, ultraaccurate boat kit. Kayaking Bolivia’s Rio Honda: Marina Room, Saturday 4-5:30pm Dieter Loibner – Author of Sustainable Sailing and The Folkboat Story, Dieter is also the sailing columnist for Soundings and Yacht Revue magazines, and editor of the online publication Sailing-news.us. His work also has appeared in Cruising World, Sailing World, Sailing, Sea Kayaker, Wooden Classic Boat and YACHT. He is an advocate for enhancing environmental awareness in boaters & environmental solutions in boat design, maintenance, use of smart technologies & related topics. Dieter has a Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Vienna, Austria, & lives in Portland, Ore. Sustainable Sailing: Maritime Center Chart Room, Friday noon1:30pm Sustainable Sailing: Maritime Center Chart Room, Sunday 9:30-11am Roger McAfee – Noted Vancouver author & authority on various aspects of boating, Robert is widely recognized for his boat review articles, books & interest in keeping vessels dry & cared for. Battling Mold & Mildew: Marina Room, Saturday 2:30-4pm Inflatable Dinghies: Marina Room, Friday 2:30-4pm John Montgomery – Electric saws are essential in a modern woodshop, and safety issues are often lurking in the background. SawStop utilizes a revolutionary new system that virtually eliminates accidental cuts to the hands & fingers. John has 30 years in the lumber business & has designed & built cabinets, furniture & boats along with a canoe plan he sells. He demonstrates how a SawStop works. SawStop Demonstration: Woodworking Stage, Friday noon-1pm SawStop Demonstration: Woodworking Stage, Sunday noon-1pm Isaac Pattis – the 24’ gaff-rigged ketch S/V Tern was build at Lopez Island’s Hunter Bay Wood Working by Ben Brouwer and Issac along
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View Blue Water at Port Hadlock Marina, C-8 For an appointment call 360-941-0464 or online at www.saltysworld.com. Meet owner Marie Delaney in the Author’s Tent with her book Salty & the Pirates.
Rich Pindell – With 20 years of experience working on cars, trucks, machinery & boats, Rich saw the damaging effects of water in fuel. With his marine-trades background, interest in biodiesel & other “green boating” efforts, he was able to address this problem & develop a solution that removes water from fuel.
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Water Contamination in Fuel: Maritime Center Chart Room, Saturday 12:30-1:30pm Water Contamination in Fuel: Maritime Center Chart Room, Sunday 11am-12:30pm Rick Petrykowski – A graduate of the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding & owner/partner, with Diana Talley, of Taku Marine, Rick has been involved with boat restoration & repair in Port Townsend for more than 15 years. He is chair of the PT Marine Trades Association’s Environmental Committee. He addresses environmental issues affecting boaters & the marine trades, as well as a survey of the burgeoning market in bottom paints, in an effort to dispel a few common misconceptions. Environmental Bottom Painting Issues: Boatyard Stage, Saturday 9:30-10:30am Ted Pike – Ted has been working on boats for over 30 years, owning eight & now sailing a 1956 Lapworth racing sloop, Annie Too. As a representative for Edensaw Woods providing specialized woods for boaters & builders, he is a most knowledgeable resource for the types of wood used in boat construction. He joins Adam Henley in the presentation. Wood for Boatbuilding: Woodworking Stage, Friday 11am-noon Wood for Boatbuilding: Woodworking Stage, Saturday 10:3011:30am Kees Prins – Shipwright, marine educator & artist, Kees has broad experience with sailboats, motorboats & kayaks, from his native Netherlands to the maritime trades in Port Townsend. He manages boatshop activities at the NW Maritime Center, where he worked with Chelcie Liu in the design & construction of Chelcie’s boat, the first Townsend Tern. Building of the first ‘Townsend Tern’: Maritime Center AV Room, Friday 2:30-4pm Building of the first ‘Townsend
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Antonio Salguero – Antonio has gained wide-ranging marine experience, starting in New England & now locally at Haven Boatworks. He was worked in traditional boatyards as a designer for naval architects Michael Kasten & John Anderson, crewed on a 70’ yawl in the Caribbean, made offshore boat deliveries, fished in Alaska & graduated from the Maine Maritime Academy. He joins Blaise Holly in a great steambending demonstration & Tom Dunlop in describing the masts made for the Rebecca.
Mark Schrader – Mark has made two solo circumnavigations of the world & was the first American to singled-handedly circumnavigate the globe via the five southern capes. He has lived in Washington state for over 35 years & is an avid marine conservationist & wildlife advocate. He’s currently captain & project director of Around the Americas project; he was on its first crew in 1982.
Steambending Wood: Woodworking Stage, Saturday 11:30am-1pm
Ted Schwartz – Corrosion is a challenge for all boaters, and many take steps with cathodic protection. But it can be too much of a good thing for wooden boats. Ted, from ElectroGuard Inc., is a nationally recognized authority on problems & solutions in the field of marine corrosion.
The Making of ‘Rebecca’: Maritime Center Chart Room, Sunday noon-1:30pm Captain Jeff Sanders – Captain & author Jeffrey Sanders founded U.S. Maritime Academy in 1987 & has trained thousands for their U.S.C.G. captain’s license. He resides on Marrowstone Island with his dog, Newbe, and with his vessel Orpheus beckoning him from his beachfront. Celestial Navigation: Maritime Center Chart Room, Saturday 11am12:30pm Becoming a Licensed Captain: Maritime Center Chart Room, Saturday 3-4:30pm Eric Schouten – With a Dutch background, experience sailing boats in the Caribbean & his local work at SEA Marine, Eric is well versed in various marine trades. His talk covers common electrical challenges faced by boaters, especially that of corrosion.
Around the Americas: Maritime Meeting Room, Saturday 1:30-3pm
Corrosion – Natural Disease of Boats: Maritime Center Chart Room, Friday 1:30-3pm Corrosion – Natural Disease of Boats: Maritime Center Chart Room, Saturday 1:30-3pm Jay Smith – An independent boatbuilder in Anacortes, Jay has a passion for Nordic boats & has traveled to Scandinavia, apprenticed in Norway, worked in the Faeroe Islands & Denmark, and studied under master boatbuilder Nils O. Ulset. He helped build a Viking ship for the History Channel & will demonstrate the construction techniques & the traditional tools used for these iconic vessels. Viking Shipbuilding Tools & Techniques: Woodworking Stage, Saturday 4-5pm
Ray Speck – Master boatbuilder & instructor at the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, Ray learned his craft in both the U.S. & England. While on vacation in Southeast Asia, he literally stumbled upon a group of traditional boatbuilders in northern Laos & was captivated by their work, which he covers in his presentation.
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Boatbuilding in Northern Laos: Marina Room, Saturday 10-11:30am Diana Talley – Local boatbuilder, co-owner of Taku Marine & active member of the PT Marine Trades Association, Diana has perfected glop varnishing, and will discuss brush techniques & answer painting questions in her talk. Varnishing – Brush Techniques: Boatyard Stage, Saturday 10:30amnoon Kirsten Thomsen & Kim Bork Mathiesen – Danish sailors Kirsten & Kim have been cruising the oceans together since 1979, beginning as crew on an old Danish hajkutter (a former fishing vessel), but they found being their own skippers was more fun. From 1986 to 1993 they cruised the world, logging 70,000 miles, including rounding Cape Horn, sailing across the Pacific to Australia, up to Japan, British Columbia & Alaska, before heading home to Denmark via the Panama Canal. Since 2003, they have been at sea on the 42’ SOL, mainly cruising in the high latitudes of both hemispheres: Spitsbergen (80° N)
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Built at Silva Bay Shipyard School Gabriola Island, B.C. Pete Culler comments “the design follows closely the ships’ yawls of small size. The boat is burdensome, yet a good sailer, using the traditional sprit rig with good area & there is a reef. These little boats are powerful for their size. The wherry keel was used to provide a good landing for the centerboard well & to allow the boat to sit upright on the beach.” Vancouver, BC.
Able (Schooley) 1963 Built by McGruer Yacht Builders in Clynder, Scotland, Able is sloop-rigged with a sail area of 400 sq. ft. She spent her first 15 years on the Scottish coast near Oban. In 1978 she sailed to British Columbia on her own bottom, via the Panama Canal & Hawaii. We purchased her in 2006 & renamed her Able of Friday Harbor. Friday Harbor, Wash.
Absolute 1970 Trumpys were built in Annapolis Maryland & 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 “House” boat design (not to be confused with what we in the Northwest consider a “houseboat.”)
Adventuress 1913 In 1913, schooner Adventuress sailed from Maine to the Bering Sea via the Straits of Magellan. She then served the San Francisco Bar Pilots until 1952, waiting in the rough weather outside the Golden Gate. Since 1989, Sound Experience has provided hands-on education about the region’s urgent environmental issues aboard Adventuress, now a National Historic Landmark. We believe that people will protect what they learn to value. Port Townsend, Wash.
Aja 1974 Aja, a William Atkin schooner design, was built in N. Vancouver by Jack Fisher & launched as Auk. Constructed of cedar on white oak frames & covered with fiberglass, she has recently been restored by shipwright Tony Grove who replaced the deck with marine grade ply glassed with epoxy, added Honduran mahogany brightwork, new bronze deck fittings & made the taffrail carving. Lazy jacks & other design aspects of her sail plan make her a pleasure to handle. Gabriola Island, BC.
Alcyone 1956 Built by Seattle shipwright Frank Prothero for his own use, he eventually sold her to the Hankes, who owned her for 22 years, selling her to Sugar Flanagan & Leslie McNish in 1987. In the 23 years the Flanagan family has owned her, she’s done five offshore passages, including Ireland & New Zealand. She does six-passenger charters with adults or families, & youth sail training. Port Townsend, Wash.
Built as a yacht by Be n s e n Br o t h er s , Vancouver, BC, the Allegra has sailed through the Panama Canal & presently serves as home, art gallery & studio. The Allegra sails to southeast Alaska every summer, where her owner practices wood carving & other art work. Bellingham, Wash.
Aloha 1923 Aloha is a Universal Rule R boat built in San Diego as the flagship for George Gay, Commodore of San Diego Yacht Club. She is being restored to original specifications. The frames, deck & interior furnishings are all new. We intend to race Aloha against Pirate (Seattle) & Lady Van (Vancouver) for the Alexandra Cup, which was last competed for a century ago. Sidney, BC.
Ama Natura 2008 Ama Natura is a new design green motorsailer for Inside Passage & Alaskan waters. Her inception came during the 2005 Wooden Boat Festival; NWSWB needed a large boat project & we were trying to find a bigger/better vessel for the Inside Passage. Power is 100% biodiesel in a 47hp Klassen-Mitsibishi engine with a gaff ketch rig. Her galley stove & salon fireplace both run on B100. The boat’s name is a blending of east & west & means “Mother Nature” or “She loves nature” depending on how one interprets “Ama.” Portland, Ore.
Ancestor V 1971 A classic character 40’ Caribbean topsail gaff cutter, offering an “old time” sailing experience. Built by hand (no power tools) of tropical hardwoods in Windward Carricou, & registered in St. Georges Granada in 1971. Modified in BC in the early 80’s & re in Victoria BC in the For Sale registered 1990’s. Entered in the Swiftsure International Yacht race twice. Regular maintenance & haulouts. Sooke, BC.
Araminta 1974 Designed by renowned naval architect L.F. Herreshoff, she was built in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands in 1974, then sailed to San Francisco on her own bottom. Builder S.J. Ashby used Kauri, spotted gum & teak. She has an auxiliary Volvo MDGA engine. Seattle, Wash.
Arroyo was built in 1938 by Blanchard Boat Company. She won the 1949 Swiftsure Race. Arroyo underwent a major restoration effort in Port Townsend & re-launched in 1998. Construction is cedar planking on oak frames with ¾” plywood decking on mahogany beams. Mast & boom are spruce with both teak & mahogany brightwork. The deck is fiberglass-coated with silica sand. Seattle, Wash.
Aura 1948 Aura is the 5th Blanchard 33 built. She was designed by William Garden in 1946; Blanchard Boat Co. built 9 sister ships 6 months apart in the late 40’s. Aura has been based in Bellingham since 1977. Recent work includes new planks, & sistered lower frames & floor timbers installed along the keel, in the maststep area, & aft to the motor mounts. Deer Harbor, Wash.
Avenger 2 1965 Avenger is a Sparkman Stevens design built in New Zealand in 1965 of cold-molded Kuari wood. She was sailed up to Vancouver as new & had a few off-shore adventures & competitive races during the 70’s & 80s. We still race her in local long distance events as well as classic boat races. She won the Swiftsure (Juan de Fuca race) in 1971. We also had line honors at the Victoria boat show in 2008. I’ve lived aboard with my dog Okie for 6 years now. Avenger has a wood air-tight stove to keep us comfortable on the West coast winter nights. Sidney, BC.
Azure 1954 Motor-sailor Azure was built by & for the owner of Palmer Johnson in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Designed by Gilbert Dunham, she is a one-off classic with mahogany planking on oak frames with teak decks. She is powered by twin Detroit 4-53’s & carries a small stabilizing main & jib. Cody, Wyo.
Bebop 1963 A converted salmon gillnetter built in Steveston, BC, she fished the Queen Charlotte Islands & Alaska for 30 years. Converted in 2002 in Port Townsend, she retains her elegant fishing boat lines. Brent & Kelly cruise her around the Puget Sound & continue to refine her systems as they prepare for extended cruising. Seattle, Wash.
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Ariel of Victoria 1980 Built on Vancouver Island of Alaskan yellow cedar on oak frames, Ariel of Victoria is currently under restoration by her owners. Seattle, Wash.
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Tim Yeadon of Seattle took Eric Hvalsoe’s lapstrake boatbuilding class at Center for Wooden Boats, then went home & built this John Gardner-designed Matinicus Peapod. Construction is cedar on oak with a purpleheart backbone. Big Food is also known as the toughest fightin’ peapod west of the Mississippi, & spends many summer weekends campcruising throughout the San Juan Islands. Seattle, Wash.
Blue Duck 2009 Designed & built by owner Ted Ryder, she’s a 28’ cold-molded troller-type displacement hull. Medford, Ore.
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Blue Water 2009 I am a student of Naval Architecture & Yacht Design with a passion for wooden boats. This is the first hull built from this specific design. Once completed & put through hundreds of hours of sea trials in all types of weather, I am confident to say this is a sea worthy vessel. I am constantly working on new designs but have plans to produce at least 10 more hulls of this type. Tahoma, Calif.
Bonnie Doon 1964 FOR SALE Ordered by an Edmonds dentist, she was built by Calkins Craft at the Devil’s Lake Marina. She was ordered with the deluxe (long) For Sale cabin & a P&H diesel & built with African mahogany with the hull & decks fiberglassed. The owner visited the factory during construction & made changes such as paint color. The boat was mainly used at Ilwaco several months per year. In 1973, the P&H diesel was replaced with a 225 Chrysler gas engine that is still in use & running strong. When I purchased her in 1982, George Calkins remembered the boat & owner. He also remembered the changes & the customer’s expectation that painting the inside of the cabin several shades of blue would be without charge. George in his unflappable manner reflected that it was a normal assumption for dentists & engineers. The Bonnie Doon was used for commercial shrimping, sport fishing & cruising until 1992. An extensive overhaul was begun in 1999 & was completed in 2007. She’s now back in use for sport fishing & cruising out of Sequim Bay. Sequim, Wash.
Boondock 2007 Boondock is a locally designed & constructed interpretation of a Polynesian voyaging catamaran. She features a ketch rig, large open bridge deck, secure central cockpit, 6 watertight compartments & private accommodations for a family of 4. Boondock is the second set of hulls launched from the designs of ‘Beau’ Beaubien. She was constructed by a local cabinetmaker & has been finished and rigged by local shipwrights & riggers. Bainbridge Island, Wash.
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Bright Star 2006 A Tolman Alaskan skiff built from a kit & customized as a cabin cruiser for boat camping and fishing trips, she has a cruising speed of 18 knots & has spent time on the Columbia & the Willamette rivers as well as the South Sound area between Olympia & Seattle. Lake Oswego, Ore.
Caine 1975 Caine cruises daily in the waters Portland’s Willamette River. PT Pirate Doug Rathbun brought Caine back to life in 2001 & sailed her for a few years before allowing us to move her to Portland. In 2005 she underwent an extensive restoration: 16 new steam-bent oak frames, hundreds of silicon bronze screws, new floor boards, & paint inside & out. After 147 phone calls to Beetle Inc., she is here to sail again! Portland, Ore.
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Candlefish 16 Kit 2009 She’s a Candlefish 16, easy to build kitboat designed by Sam Devlin & crafted by Emerald Marine Carpentry. She’s a husky utility skiff capable of 20 knots with just a 20hp outboard. The kit is engineered for easy Stitch & Glue assembly. The hull goes together quickly, & the fit & finish is up to you. A Candlefish hull can be assembled in about 12 hours of labor with 1-2 people. Seams are joined & sealed with fiberglass tape & the hull is sheathed in 6 oz. fiberglass cloth. Sanding, filleting & finishing will take 25-50 hours of work depending on your standards. Anacortes, Wash.
Carlotta 1899 The venerable Bristol Channel pilot cutter Carlotta has been owned & sailed by pilots, princesses, lords, criminals, Churchill’s cousin, viscounts, an illegitimate line of the royal family & one-eyed Canadians. The British Army Training Manual was written onboard. Her history includes a daring escape in World War II, hurricane winds that caused her mast trucks to nearly hit the water, a porpoise swimming across her foredeck in a Scottish gale, being dropped four feet from a travel lift, towed around Texada Island by a rowboat, & sailing engineless for the past 40 years. After an extensive five-year refit she is sailing again. Lund, BC.
Carol M 1926 She’s a 56’ house-forward halibut boat built by O.E. Moberg in Seattle. She spent most of her life fishing the waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Although she experienced a fire in her recent past, her previous & current owners have lovingly restored her with extensive help from the awesome crew at the Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-Op. She has spent 2009-10 fishing for Dungeness crab & Albacore tuna & will be fishing for halibut & black cod. She’ll be moored at City Dock, where Mike & Di are selling Albacore tuna. She trolls for Albacore using jigs & poles. She is also a member of the Western Fishboat Owners Association & is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council for sustainable fishing practices. Tukwila, Wash.
Catspaw Dinghy 2002 This classic catspaw dinghy designed by Joel White is based on the Herreshoff Dinghy. This boat has only been used a few hours & is maintained annually by the owner/builder. It is a centerboard sprit rigged sailboat & also an excellent rowing boat. The hull is carvel planked with western red cedar over oak For Sale frames. The seats & transom are varnished mahogany & floorboards are varnished western red cedar. Fox Island, Wash.
Caveat 1963 Built at Nottingham & Co. in Seattle, she’s T-Bird No. 243. In April 1963, Port Townsend’s Jim Daubenberger Sr., Daubie Jr. & Dr. Bill Scheyer departed her Seattle mooring to deliver her to Port Townsend. The delivery crew quickly learned that the “flooding button” is critical on a Seagull motor. Seven hours later, they arrived in PT, where she became a favorite of local sailing families. In 1969, Glenn sold Caveat & she left Port Townsend. In 2005, Caveat – renamed Island Passage – was donated back to WBF. Rechristened at the 2008 festival with her refurbished original nameboard, Caveat now serves as one of two T-birds used for WBF adult Learn to Sail programs. Port Townsend, Wash.
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Ceridwen 1994 John Magner & his son Kevin lofted Ceridwen in fall 1982; owners Matt & Stephanie McCleary pitched in to pour the lead keel, steam-bend the oak frames & attach the cabin sides. The owners planked 95% of the boat & installed the tanks, plumbing & electrical systems. Launched in 1994, she made her maiden voyage in August 1996 from Port Angeles to Port Hadlock. Port Hadlock, Wash.
Cheechako 1935 Cheechako, Ed Monk Sr.’s first commissioned sailboat design, was built for a Seattle dentist named Dr. Good, who served rural Alaskan communities & cruised between Seattle, Alaska & Hawaii with his family from the 1930s to the 60s. Since 2009, 5 friends have been restoring the ketch, planning to launch in July, 2010, with the goal of sailing around the world doing humanitarian work & adventure. The boat is truly overbuilt in every sense & the rig is uniquely marked by its upside-down main trysail & large yardarm with squaresail on the main mast. Seattle, Wash.
Chesuki 1986 David built this boat & then single-handed it through California and Mexico. We now sail in the San Juans & brought her up to Desolation Sound. He mainly plays at the festival & races her in the festival small boat races. Renton, Wash.
Contessa 1978 Built in 1977 & launched in 1978, she is a stretched version of a George Stadel Jr. 36’ design with mahogany planking & oak keel & frames. Her original owner kept her in New York, with her second owner moving her to Buzzards Bay, Maine. I bought her there & trucked her to Everett in June 2005. Lake Stevens, Wash.
Coolidge Daysailer 2008 Designed in 1922 by L.H. For Sale Coolidge of Seattle for Falcon Joslin for use at his summer place at Port Madison on Bainbridge Island. She carries 128 sq. ft. of sail & draws only one foot with the centerboard up. Carvel planking is of western red cedar; oak frames & keel; thwarts are of Douglas fir. Transom is Honduras mahogany; bronze fastened; canvas deck. Port Hadlock, Wash.
Coot 2010 I worked on this Sam Devlin-designed Godzilla 25 harbor tug for 3½ years in a leaky tent in my backyard. By making a few major (unauthorized) changes to the design, I was able to add a double-sized bed, a galley, & a full-sized head. Other changes added to onboard safety & ease of movement, with my wife’s mobility limitations in mind. The heated cabin with the 9 large windows, 2 hatches & 4 portholes make it bright & comfortable on rainy wet days. We can use it year-around & it has just enough amenities for a week vacation to the islands or an impromptu overnight trip to the other end of the lake. Bothell, Wash,
Daisy 2005 The Daisy plans were first introduced in WoodenBoat 126 & For Sale 127. This 12’ dory skiff is great to row has partial sailing rig & features a vintage 60’s Aero marine air-cooled outboard. Built with mahogany thwarts, sides, transom on oak frames. Stainless screws & 3M 5200 hold her together. She was built by two award-winning ACBS members. Oak Harbor, Wash.
Dance Me 2007 I’m a 55-year-old silver-haired lady who decided to learn how to sail. I found Dance Me at Sam Devlin’s boatyard. She is one of Devlin’s Nancy’s China designs. With the help of many friends, I brought my boat home. We are a familiar sight on Port Ludlow Bay. Port Ludlow, Wash.
Escale 1959 Escale was the last custom yacht built by the South Coast Company (builder of 57’ mine sweepers for the U.S. Navy) & was built for the Commodore of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. We acquired full drawings of Escale from the Mystic Seaport Museum. Arlington, Wash.
Das Boot 1951 She’s a classic Century Sea For Sale Maid runabout restored by
Dave Lobb of Northwest Classic boats. She’s powered by her rebuilt original Graymarine Fireball 6 cylinder 140hp engine. Purchased by her current owner in 2000 & refinished & reupholstered in 2006, she’s remained bright & shiny due to inside storage, tender care & only occasional use on the Columbia River at Richland where she’s been greatly admired. Richland, Wash.
Dirigo II 1939 The Dirigo II is a Gaff Rigged Topsail Alden Schooner built at the Goudy & Stevens Boat Yard, East Boothbay, Maine. Her predecessor was sunk by a German torpedo, causing her owner to leave her in the yard, not quite completed, until 1946, so as to avoid wartime conscription & a possible similar fate. She was designed for circumnavigation, through any ocean & any weather, & undertook her first such voyage in 1953. She has been in numerous races over the years & recently had her second major refit, led by her current owner & his 2 children who lived onboard, working 12 hours every day for 3 months. She is now available for charter. Friday Harbor, Wash.
Dorjun 1905 Built for the U.S. Lifesaving Service, her design & hull shape are similar to the lifeboats used in Shackleton’s epic voyage. In 1937 she sailed through the Straits of Magellan on a trip documented in National Geographic. She sank in the 1946 Portland flood & spent several years on the mud before being rescued and stored. In 1992 Dorjun was brought to Port Townsend for a loving restoration & relaunched at the 1992 festival. She’s been used for WBF programs since, & after some additional recent work, she’s ready for her next hundred years. Port Townsend, Wash.
Duck 2010 Newly built Puddle Duck Racer (pdracer.com) has a 59 sq. ft. sail with electric trolling motor auxiliary. I have a deck tent to sleep in when on the road, pulling Duck behind my 1992 Geo Metro Convertible! Onoway, Alberta.
Egret 1974 Egret is a 50’ Stephens from the famous Stockton yard & is fully traditional except her galley in the aft salon & a walk-thru shower between the two aft heads. Honduran mahogany was used to match the factory decor. She was built for So Cal & Mexican waters, which explains her painted & stainless exterior. She cruises comfortably at 12 knots, has stabilizers for offshore cruising, & uses 8.5 gal/hr on both engines at cruise. Spokane, Wash.
Elizabeth Anne 1961 Thompson Bros. Offshore Cabin Cruiser Model 1200. I have owned her for 20 years. Upon purchase in 1990, I took her apart to repair the results of weather & resultant rot. She was originally set up for outboard power, but someone had installed a WestBend Sharkomatic, which I repowered with a 1973 Datsun 1600 Pickup engine in 1991. We did a major refit in 2009 & this year are spending as much time as possible on the water. Langley, Wash.
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Frank Edmund 1984 San Diego County was captivated by the story of shipwright Leland Parsons & his wife Cecily & the 66-foot gaff-rigged schooner they spent 29 years building. When the Frank Edmund was hauled from Poway to Mission Bay launching, people lined the streets or followed the progress on television. Hull & rigging are copies of Gloucester fishing schooners from the late 1700s & early 1800s. A through section of port to starboard would resemble a wine glass shape with ample tumble home. The Frank Edmund won the 2006 Kohler Kraft’s Wooden Boat Festival’s “People’s Choice” award. Half Moon Bay, Calif.
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The Port of Poulsbo is at the top of the list when it comes to cruising destinations in the Puget Sound Region. Located in the northern portion of Liberty Bay, the old downtown of Poulsbo is located only a short walk away from where you will berth your boat or step out of your plane. The Port of Poulsbo offers a wide range of facilities This classic is one of many that have found a for boat owners, including berthage, boat houses, home with the Port of Poulsbo. transient facilities and more. There are also opportunities for kayakers, and schools to learn to sail. Roam the boardwalk along Liberty Bay and enjoy the wildlife or watch the sun setting over the hills and the Olympic Mountains to our west. Visit the Marine Science Center and our shoreline parks. Picnic along the way or enjoy one of the many restaurants, bakeries and shops.
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Freya 1979 Freya, a cutter built in Ballard Wash., with cabin design & sail plan designed by Port Townsend’s Tim Nolan, has sailed exclusively in Northwest waters, & has been in the Wooded Boat Festival 12 times. She carries 518 sq. For Sale ft. of sail, 2 headsails & a main. White cedar myrtlewood & mahogany make for a beautiful cabin, featuring a galley, 2 forward berths & a quarter berth aft. Freeland, Wash.
Gemini 2010 Gemini is the first new Yankee One Design to be built in 47 years. Constructed in 2009-10 by NWSWB, Gemini has the lead keel, hardware, & spirit of the 1949 Yankee Venture. The Yankee racing class was born of a design competition whose judges (Herreschoff, Burgess, & Paine) had all created American entries for the 1937 America’s Cup. Yankees are fast, graceful, & wet. Venture spent her last 14 years sailing from the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle. Gemini is her twin. Seattle, Wash.
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Godzilli 2005 Sam Devlin built this whimsical little design for one of his regular customers who was looking for a small boat to use for doing a little log/stump salvage. He also wanted a platform that allowed him to follow his passion of bird-watching on the salt flats. During the building process on hull No. 1, Sam was so taken with the design that he decided to build a sister ship for roughly the same purposes. Godzilli was named after her larger sister tug built 5 years ago & working in the Los Angeles harbor basin. The smaller sister Godzilli has a single bunk forward, full headroom in the pilothouse, a rugged & strong tow bitt & a Yamaha Hi-Thrust 25hp outboard in a well. She is built with Devlin’s Stitch & Glue method & all woods used in her construction were bought from Edensaw Woods in Port Townsend. Olympia, Wash.
Grace 2010 Grace is adapted from Zimmer’s launch design. She is powered with a 6hp electric motor providing a maximum speed of 6.2 kts. At 4.5 kts she can travel over 40 nautical miles. Future plans call for a rigid canopy with windows all around to make her an all-weather boat. Allyn, Wash.
Grace B 1985 Built in Port Townsend by Ernie Baird, her lines & offsets are given in Howard Chappelle’s American Small Sailing Craft. Chapelle took the lines off an existing half model around 1930. He believed the first boats made from the model were built & sailed in Casco Bay Maine around 1900. He named the model for its place of construction (Crotch Island) & its hull shape (pinky – a corruption of a Dutch term for a double ended boat). She’s rigged as a cat-ketch with spritsails. Grace has cruised from Port Townsend to Seattle, Barkley Sound, the San Juans, Gulf Islands & into the Strait of Georgia as far as Lesquite Island. She once made it from Beecher Bay on the south side of Vancouver Island to Point Wilson (a distance of 40 miles) in 5 hours. Nordland, Wash.
Grail 1986 Built in PT in 1986 by graduates of the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, she was sailed to the Galapagos by her original owners. The Smith family are her fourth owners; she’s been in the family since Christmas 2005. Vashon, Wash.
Gratitude 1969 A 50’ motor yacht designed by Edwin Monk Sr. & built by the Frank Taylor Boatyards for Mr. & Mrs. R.H. Jones. She was sold in 1982 to John & Doris Clark of Bellevue WA., who renamed her C-Lark. In 1996, third owners George & Marilyn Dumins renamed her Green Eyes because everyone in the family had green eyes. In 2008, new owner Chris Gower-Rees named her Gratitude in honor of all the good fortune that continuously comes into his life. She is now in a process of second-level restoration. Victoria, BC.
Grebe 1965 A Trojan Express cruiser built in 1965 by Amish craftsmen in Lancaster Penn., her hull is mahogany planking & plywood on sawn white oak frames. In 2006 we installed a rack on her hard top, allowing us to carry our kayaks to the San Juans & use Grebe as a mothership while we enjoy paddling. Seattle, Wash.
Grilse 1982 Bill Garden designed her as a camp tender. She was built in Bowser, BC, & it spent most of her life there. I bought her from her second owner in Portland in 2005. Although she has a displacement hull, with a V8 engine she can do 32 kts. Victoria, BC.
Halcyon 1948 Designed by William Garden, she was a burnedout shell when Friday Harbor shipwright Sam Fry began a complete restoration that would ultimately take 12 years. For Sale Over 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 troller conversions featured in WoodenBoat 169. Friday Harbor, Wash.
Halcyon Days 1986 Halcyon Days was built in Lake For Sale Oswego, Ore., & Olympia was her homeport when we bought her in 2001. After 6 years exploring South Sound & the San Juan & Gulf Islands we hauled her out for renovation & upgrades at the Shipwright’s Co-op in Port Townsend, including some replanking, mast repairs, mechanical reworking, upgrades & paint, followed by 4 months & 3,436 nautical miles up & down the Inland Passage to Alaska. Halcyon Days performed flawlessly. Lacey, Wash.
Hama 1941 In 1948 this Peterson designed & built cruiser went out to the end of the Aleutians. For the last 10 years Hama has been a July feature at Hot Springs Cove, BC. Ruston, Wash.
Hvalsoe 16 2001
The Hvalsoe 16 is one in a series of combination rowing & sailing craft from Seattle area builder & designer Eric Hvalsoe. The 16 carries an 85 sq. ft. spritsail & is typically built cedar on oak in traditional lapstrake fashion. Shoreline, Wash.
Jaunty is the result of being past my easy sailing days & wanting to enjoy a slow speed, economical, roomy, & trailerable boat. From the beginning, I envisioned a spacious interior from which foredeck work could be done & the basic comforts of home could be achieved. McMinnville, Ore.
Integrity 1992 Integrity is a twin-diesel 35-ft. fantail motor yacht designed & built by Sam Devlin of Devlin Designing Boat Builders. Integrity is the image of a traditional fantail cruising yacht with modern construction & accommodations; the perfect marriage of classic design & modern technology. Her two Yanmar 3GMF 27hp engines drive her at 8 knots with a cruising range of 680 nautical miles. Olympia, Wash.
Irene 1966 As hull No. 103, Irene was the last Concordia yawl built by Abeking & Rasmussen for the Concordia Co. in Padanaram, Mass. When the great hurricane of 1938 smashed many boats in the Padanaram harbor, one victim hired Concordia to design & build a rugged day sailer to replace his loss. What began as design No. 14, just another Concordia boat became the classic Concordia yawl, one of the most successful & long-lived stock racers & cruisers ever built. Bellingham, Wash.
Iris (Arnett) 1979 I built this Chapelle Peapod in 1979 in Kittery, Maine, & brought her on a trailer to the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival that year. She’s planked with northern white cedar with white oak frames, with apple knees & other components of white pine, cherry, ash, African & Honduras mahogany, & elm. The original was built around 1886, a working boat for lobstermen when sailing qualities were desired. Olympia, Wash.
Happy Talk 1962 Happy Talk was Ketteburg 50 hull No. 6; she was christened in 1962. For more than 35 years, the Burnett Family sailed her in Southern California. Charlie DeWeese purchased her in August 2007 & began a full restoration both inside & out. Capt. DeWeese spent the month of March 2008 sailing her north to Lummi Island, where she now resides. Lummi Island, Wash.
Hesitation II 1959 Originally built for Hilton Hotel & sailed on the Great Lakes & then in Miami, Hesitation II (formerly Marty H.) went to Canada in ‘70 & on to Seattle in ’74, & then sat unattended for 2 years until we bought her & started an extensive refurbishing (rewiring, new fuel tanks & generator, etc.). She is a flush deck with 3 staterooms, 3 heads, salon & galley. We raised our 3 children on her & now it’s the grandkids’ turn. Shoreline, 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 & planked with mahogany on mahogany frames. The Detroit 3-53-N diesel engine has a 900-mile range. Port Townsend, Wash.
Hope 1950 This Swampscott Dory was built by John Gardner’s plans from about 1950, as published in the National Fisherman. It was found in a barn in total disrepair. The transom, bottom, false stem, all frames & rib bands have been replaced. Port Townsend, Wash.
Irolita is a Loki-class yawl. Largely rehabilitated to her original condition by Jensen Motorboat Company, Seattle, she is one of at least 8 built from plans developed by Olin Stephens of Spartkman & Stephens, NYC, for Dr. Gifford M. Pinchot, son of Gifford Pinchot who founded the U.S. Forest Service under President Theodore Roosevelt. Her hull has been grooved & splined & is painted jade green with a sunflower yellow bootstripe. Tacoma, Wash.
Island Runner 1929 Island Runner was completed in April 1929 & transported to Wilmington, Calif. Current owners Doug & Rayma Mery have been her caretakers for the last 15 years. They’ve improved her accommodations & modernized her systems, turning Island Runner into a reliable & comfortable cruiser. She’s been berthed in PT since 1991, & the Merys take months on end enjoying Northwest waters. Port Townsend, Wash.
Jack Tarr 2003 She’s a complete rebuild & renovation of a Ralph Winslow sloop originally launched in 1969. Her original ferrous fastenings had deteriorated significantly. We replaced all fastenings with bronze, including the keel bolts. The cabin was reconfigured with a pilot house, & 2 redundant steering systems were installed. Many frames were replaced & all planking is new with full length mahogany & cherry planks. Seams are splined with Western red cedar. The spars are about 20 years old, & were built by Red Nimphius. A bowsprit was added as well as a Yankee with a furling gear. The sloop has not become a double headsail cutter. Jack Tarr was re-launched in 2003. Kewaunee, Wis.
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Jean Alden 2000 Modeled on the traditional Cape Cod catboat, I scaled-up Phil Bolger’s Bob Cat design, added a small cabin, & copied the rig from a Crosby catboat. She was built in my garage & driveway 1997-2000. One Christmas vacation I used a large conference room at my job as a sail loft. The result is a sweet sailing pocket cruiser that has brought our family much joy & satisfaction. Palo Alto, Calif.
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Josephine 1934 Built in 1934 by Tacoma Boat Company for a customer in Ketchikan, she fished from 1934 to 2000 & has been undergoing an extensive rebuild/ conversion to a pleasure boat for the last 10 years by Devlin Designing Boatbuilders in Olympia. Olympia, Wash.
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Joshua 1986 Joshua is a historical replica of Joshua Slocum’s Spray, the first boat to be solo circumnavigated. She is built of oak, Port Orford cedar & Douglas fir. Camano Island, Wash.
Just Enuf 2009 Just Enuf was built by Ron Mueller using B. Kohler’s Economy Cat design. She’s got Yamaha 20 power for 15 kts. or one gallon/hour at 10 kts. with a hull weight of just 600 lbs. & loaded towing weight of 1,500 lbs. Accommodation includes galley, folding table, hanging lockers, head, & storage for 2 folding bikes below the double berth. Adventures include a 2009 multi-week cruise in the Broughtons. Her name Just Enuf says it all! Bellingham, Wash.
Kaitlin 2004 Re-launched in 2010, Kaitlin returns with the addition of a traditional ballast keel. Owner Peter McCowin built her following his philosophy that a small boat can be built as meticulously as a super-expensive yacht. He also confesses to spending far too much time sanding, varnishing & working out the many details needed to create a traditional sailing craft. Most summer weekends, Kaitlin can be found exploring the coves & bays of southern Puget Sound. Enumclaw, Wash.
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Kalua #262 1961 Built by Darrell G. Emnott & launched at Port of Edmonds, Kalua #262 is an eight time Fleet Champion with original spruce mast, low profile pulpit & slant out combings. She has cruised extensively in the San Juans with a family of 6, plus a big Lab named Rocky. The family plans to help Kalua celebrate her 100th birthday. Stanwood, Wash.
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Katherine Jane 1952
Lady Van 1928
Built as a pleasure yacht in 1952, she was originally christened Beagle, as her owners intended to sail her from California to the Galapagos, replicating Darwin’s voyage. Although she has not yet made that trip, she spent many years as a private charter yacht in Southeast Alaska & has seen much of Puget Sound & the San Juan Islands. After a complete refit in 2002, she is currently available as either a bareboat or crewed charter. Seattle, Wash.
Katie Ford 1946 Designed by Heine Dole & built at Astoria Marine, her planking & beams are Alaska yellow cedar with steel floors & knees. Her decks & sole are teak. Interior is Honduras mahogany & knotty white pine; spars are Sitka spruce. In 1973, we brought her to Victoria. She’s sailed from Astoria to Alaska & around Vancouver Island. A major 2001 refit by Bent Jespersen repaired her transom rot; Brion Toss refurbished her rig. Sidney, B.C.
Kona Trader 1960 Built in Stockton, Calif., she’s constructed entirely of mahogany. In the 1970s a Seattle coffee importer renamed her Kona Trader. In 1981 she was repowered with twin Detroit Diesel 6-71s. We purchased her in Marina del Rey, Calif., in 1999. We’ve lived aboard ever since & brought her up the coast in 2002-04. We’ve cruised her extensively in the San Juan & B.C. islands. Seattle, Wash.
Kutty 1956 Kutty is a Kutter, the little sister of a Knarr. She was a derelict when I purchased her from CWB three years ago. I rerigged her as a gaffer & added a small cuddy for cruising. I renewed frames & floors below the waterline, & made the spars & sails. She’s now Gig Harbor’s best looking boat. Gig Harbor, Wash.
La Boheme 1926
Lady J 2009 The Lady J tug was built from the Berkeley Engineering Co. design for their 14’3” tug. I lengthened her to 16’10”, & the cabin by 1’, making room for 2 V berths, a porta potty & small galley. The Lady J is built from plywood embalmed in epoxy & fiberglass, & has a displacement of 2,150 lbs. Her flat bottom & barn door rudder make her very stable & maneuverable. She’s used as a recreational camp boat in the lakes, bays & rivers of Oregon. Albany, Ore.
Christened Kantaki upon her launch in 1938, this vessel’s keel was laid in 1926 in Victoria. After a complete rebuild in 1981, she was relaunched as La Boheme. Port
Lady Anne 1962 A 55’ Chris Craft Constellation For Sale with 871 Detroit diesels, she was first owned by a doctor in Olympia who cruised the San Juans for 10 years & then sold her to a mechanical contractor from Vancouver. He added a flying bridge. Although the exterior was very sound, we painted her & then completely gutted & restored the interior. We have been cruising the American & Canadian Islands to the Broughtons & further north for the last 12 years. My wife let me live my fantasy of living on board for 2 years. Lady Anne is an excellent live-aboard with all the conveniences of home. Seattle, Wash.
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Western Canada’s most historic racing yacht, the Lady Van is a version of the R class yacht Endeavor, also designed by England’s Charles Nicholson. This fall she meets the restored Ted Geary R-boat Pirate, of Seattle, to contest the 100-year-old Alexandra Cup. The Boatbuilding Heritage Society of British Columbia enlisted Jespersen Boatbuilders, BC, for the majority of the Lady Van’s restoration, which began mid-2009. Vancouver, BC.
Ladyhawk 1934 Built as a Haikutter (type of North Sea fish boat) in Esbjerg, Denmark. Oak on oak construction, she fished the North Sea & Dogger Banks between England & Denmark for 45 years. She was originally registered as a “sail with helping motor,” a Granaa 2-cylinder, 2-cycle hot bulb type SIMI diesel, 100HP. She was bought out of the fishing fleet in 1977, converted back to a sailing vessel in Denmark, & served as our home until 2002. Port Townsend, Wash.
Lavengro 1927 Lavengro, originally Helen, was built in 1927 by landmark builder & designer Jack Covacevich in Biloxi Miss. She is the last remaining Biloxi Bay shrimping schooner. Her hull is swamp cypress which accounts for her survival & good condition. She once sailed the Gulf of Mexico as well as operating as a charter vessel in Hawaii before coming to the Northwest. Owned & operated by the Northwest Schooner Society nonprofit, she is sailed by volunteers. She is berthed at the Port of Brownsville & is the official tall ship of Kitsap County. Lavengro offers day sails charters & adventures in the Central Puget Sound Area. Seattle, Wash.
Legacy Legacy is the first Classic Cedar Single shell built by Steve Chapin in Port Townsend “in the Pocock tradition.” She was commissioned by Dick & Anne Scheider of Port Townsend & then generously donated back to the Pocock Classic Cedar Singles project. Port Townsend, Wash.
Leslie Jean 2006 Designer/builder Karl Bischoff copied most of her lines from a John Gardner article in National Fisherman. Bischoff built the 15’ Whitehall over 10 years. Each year he took a week’s worth of classes, first at the Wooden Boat Shop in Seattle & then at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Townsend. As he learned each new skill, he would complete that part of the project. Seattle, Wash.
Lille Danser 1976
Malabar XV 1955
Built by John Freiburg & Roy West, her lines were taken by W.B. Crealock from an early 19th-century Danish tax vessel. Space originally designed for cargo now provides a saloon & forecabin with head & shower. She has been in the Allen family since 1983 & sailed in many Master Mariners regattas as well as a trip to Mexico. She’s now been passed down to daughter Tami as a boat & breakfast around Puget Sound. Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Malabar XV was designed by John Alden for his personal use & to participate in the Newport-Bermuda race. She was solidly constructed of white oak & mahogany by Graves of Marblehead. I found her nearly derelict in Seattle 5 years ago & have been slowly restoring For Sale & maintaining her. Malabar XV has been featured in both Cruising World & Latitudes & Attitudes magazines. Duvall, Wash.
Lionet 2008 I’ve been designing sailboats for 35 years, mostly in Port Ludlow where I built my first boat (the Lionet I). This Lionet is strip-built of old growth cedar, epoxy inside & out with 17 oz. bi-axle cloth. The cedar was collected from stumps found in the woods (don’t tell anyone!). All exterior trim is teak, interior is mahogany & yellow cedar. Sails by Carol Hasse, bronzework by Pete Langley’s PT Foundry. Cambria, Calif.
Lorelei 1969 Lorelei’s hull is strip-planked with 2-&-1/8 by 1-&-1/4 inch strips of red cedar. She has yellow cedar floors, bent oak frames at the bulkheads, a steel arch under the mast & teak for everything else. So far we’ve sailed on the lakes of Seattle, Puget Sound & Washington Sound. Seattle, Wash.
Lorraine 1959 A “Class” Nordic Folkboat, she was built in Denmark in 1959. She was imported by her first owner & raced in San Francisco. Her second owners trucked her to the Northwest where they cruised & lived aboard for 2 years. I bought Lorraine in January of 1979. She was bright yellow with a white house, a plywood companionway hatch & plexiglass ports. At that time she had no anchor grating, forward hatch, samson post, quarter bits, midship cleats, outboard motor mount, or sculling oar. During my 30 years of ownership Lorraine (named after my mother) has had many new planks frames & keel bolts added, & she has had a seagoing interior built as well as an entirely new house. Most recently, she has had her decks (& many things attached to those decks) replaced. The talents of many of Port Townsend’s finest marine trades people are exhibited in Lorraine. A joy to sail, she answers the helm like a dinghy & can handle high wind & seas like a ship. She enjoys northwest summer cruising & has taken honors in Victoria’s Classic Boat Festival. Port Townsend, Wash.
M/V Lotus 1909 An Edwardian houseboat cruiser, M/V Lotus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Though 100 years old, Lotus remains historically complete. Designed by naval architects Lee & Brinton, she was built in the Sloan Yard in Seattle specifically to cruise the Inside Passage of the Pacific Northwest. Lotus is now operated by the M/V Lotus Heritage Foundation. Port Townsend, Wash.
Magic Wing 2008 A 10’ sailing dinghy designed by William Atkin for Captain Thomas Fleming Day in 1919, she was later called Vintage. The Atkin website gives a history & link to purchase the plans. This boat was built by Eric Hvalsoe in his Shoreline shop, with some help from Marie & me. The cotton duck sprit sail was made by Sean Rankins of Northwest Sails. She’s being thoroughly enjoyed for rowing & sailing from mountain lakes to camping in the San Juans. Seattle, Wash.
This Kettenberg 50 is one of the few originally built with a spade rudder. Restoration began about 10 years ago & is largely completed. She was in Redondo Beach, Calif., until spring of ‘09 when she was sailed to Port Ludlow, where she will be moored for a number of years while we explore the Pacific Northwest. Culver City, Calif.
Martha 1907 Built in 1907 for J.R. Hanify, commodore of the San Francisco Yacht Club, Martha is a B.B. Crowninshield design. She recently celebrated her centennial with a complete below-thewaterline restoration. Owned & operated by The Schooner Martha Foundation since 1996, she takes both youths & adults on sail-training adventures. Martha is not only the oldest working sailboat in Washington but is also the oldest living flagship of the San Francisco Yacht Club. Port Townsend, Wash.
Martha J 1995 A motor launch previously owned by the Foley family, she’s now used as a WBF support vessel for programs & regattas. She was built by the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 1995. Martha J is frequently seen setting marks for races or serving as a chase boat for on-the-water events. She completed a major engine & drive train overhaul in 2009. Port Townsend, Wash.
Maryke Violet 1964 The schooner Maryke Violet (pron. Ma-rye-ka), designed & built on the Canadian east coast, was refitted on the west coast using local woods. Since then, the Barbie-doll figurehead on the end of the bowsprit has logged over 12,000 nautical miles cruising the West Coast & South Pacific. She now frequents the Pacific Northwest waters, her Fisherman staysail proudly sporting a Canadian Maple leaf. Her mission is simple: Let’s go sailing! Powell River, BC.
Menzies 1941 Menzies is an Ed Monk design 24’ cruiser/sedan. She is cedar on oak with mahogany & teak. She has a Volvo-Penta diesel engine. Port Townsend, Wash.
Merrie Ellen 1922 The 107’ gaff schooner Merrie Ellen was built in Vancouver, BC She has recently undergone a complete refit in Port Townsend, which included some replanking & refastening by David Thompson’s shipwrights & a new John Deere main engine from Shoreline Marine Diesel. In addition, the fuel tanks & interior appointments are being replaced. She’s also now available for charters. Brinnon, Wash.
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Merry Wherry Two 2010 Available as a kit from Wayland Marine, Merry Wherrys are designed with a fine entry & soft bilge, constant flare & wide outwales & a lovely wineglass transom & graceful sheer. The 4mm plywood chine construction provides a superior ultra-light hull which is significantly lighter, stiffer & longer-lived than comparable fiberglass construction. At 35 to 55 lbs., Merry Wherry is easy to cartop, easy to transport to the water, & quick to respond to every stroke. Add the sliding seat row wings & carbon fiber oars with hatchet blades, & you are ready to enjoy years of comfortable rows while also having the satisfaction of having built this beautiful boat yourself. Anacortes, Wash.
Miss Molly 1957 The Stampers embarked on the restoration of Molly For Sale several years ago including returning the boat to her original colors: bristol beige/red. This has been a family affair where everyone (including the kids, now in college) has been lovingly involved. We have taken on the restoration of a 1928 68’ Hoffar-Beeching motor yacht. We are selling the farm & moving aboard! This lifechange makes it necessary to find Miss Molly a new home. Kingston, Wash.
Mistral 1939 Designed by Ben Seaborn, she was launched by the Blanchard Boat Co. as Romp II. She is built of red cedar on oak frames with a fir keel & 3,700 lbs. lead ballast. Cabin & trim are teak & the hollow spars are Sitka spruce. She was renamed Mistral in 1962 by Bill Baillargeon, who re-rigged her & campaigned her successfully for a number of years. In 1966 & 1968, Mistral corrected into first overall in the Swiftsure race. Her current owner is in the midst of a multiyear phased restoration so Mistral can weather the next 70 years as gracefully as the last. Seattle, Wash.
Mona-C 1994 A member of the Lost Coast Traditional Small Craft Association in Fort Bragg, Calif., she’s used on the north coast of California & San Francisco Bay. In 2007 she went on the San Francisco Maritime National Park gunkholing cruise up the Sacramento River with the Schooner Alma. Rio Nido, Calif.
Monk Flattie 2010 Designed by famed Seattle For Sale boat designer & builder Ed Monk, she’s is built from Western red cedar. The interior is finished with Boat Sauce – a combination of Sea-Fin teak oil, varnish & pine tar. The school currently has 3 Monk Flatties for sale; all were completed in 2010. Port Hadlock, Wash.
Moonbeam 1935 I lived aboard Moonbeam in 1998 while attending the NWSWB in Port Hadlock. After leaving the vessel underwent an extensive restoration; now I’m returning to the place where it all started to show her off. She is a 1935 Rhodes Narwhal Ketch. Construction is mahogany on white oak white, oak backbone & deckbeams, teak decks mahogany cabin sides. She is an absolutely stunning vessel turning heads in every port. A beautiful example of traditional skills. West Vancouver, BC.
Mundeamo 1935 Homebuilt in San Pedro, Calif., on a design based on the William Hand Cyclone Sloop, she was launched & sailed by builder Parley Van Wagoner in 1936. Her first major adventure was a cruise to the South Pacific, visiting the Marquesas, Takaroa & Tahiti. Ill health & the impending war sent her to Hawaii, where she was sold in 1937. She’s been lovingly restored & maintained by current owner Lark Dalton. The son of her builder & original owner will be aboard for the festival, along with photos, newspaper clippings & film of her first South Pacific voyage. Kamloops, B.C.
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Mycia 1997 She was designed & lofted in Port Townsend by Jim Franken & Robert Prothero at the NWSWB in 1981. Assembly began in the Maher family’s backyard after 10 years of stockpiling materials. On her maiden voyage up the Inside Passage to Alaska, she went without masts, sails or rigging. Now completely outfitted with full sails, the Mycia is the accomplishment of a lifelong dream realized through the hard work & vision of a family effort. Port Townsend, Wash.
Naj 1956 This Norwegian sloop Kutter has just completed a 3-year reconstruction & is in excellent condition. She has a sloop fractional rig that can use a spinnaker. This vessel is a sister ship to the Kutty. Lakebay, Wash.
Nevermore 1981 This 52’ schooner was designed by Howard Chapelle, built by Ralph Eastland. She is 43’ on deck & draws 6 feet. Nevermore has red cedar planking on yew frames with Sitka spruce spars, Doug fir decking. She also has a 43HP Kubota engine. Port Townsend, Wash.
New Rosa 1998 Built at Seal Beach, Calif., we purchased her in 2001 after she’d been va n d a l i ze d & r e p o s sessed. We then moved her on her own bottom For Sale from San Diego to Bainbridge Island. Her complete history is unknown, but we believe her design dates from the late 1940s or 1950s. Why the boat was constructed so late remains a mystery, but she evidently was never used for commercial fishing but rather as a deep-sea-fishing pleasure boat. Pender Island, BC.
No Regrets 1974 A 34’ express cruiser, she was For Sale custombuilt by Karl Iverson in 1975 to an unknown design. She’s in excellent shape, turnkey-ready to cruise, with many recent upgrades. Seattle, Wash.
October 1960 October is a Kettenburg K-40 racer/cruiser built in San Diego in 1960. Construction is mahogany planking in oak frames. The boat has just undergone an extensive 2-year restoration & now sails again from her Orcas Island. Eastsound, Wash.
Odyssey 1938 Renowned naval architect Olin Stephens built this sleek 90-ft. racing yawl with a mast reaching 105 feet for a Vanderbilt granddaughter. After stints as a winning racer, a Navy testing ship during World War II & a research vessel out of Woods Hole, Mass., the Odyssey now serves as a Sea Scout sailing ship. Tacoma, Wash.
Oho 1958 The Oho was the Washington Athletic Club straight 4 built by Stan Pocock in 1958. Stan gave WBF the Oho in exchange for the Hoh, which WBF had restored & now hangs in the Pocock Boathouse in Seattle. Port Townsend, Wash.
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Old Man IV 1957 Old Man IV is the Commander Navy Region Northwest Command Cutter, designed by Ed Monk Sr. delivered to the Navy in 1957 from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The only vessel of her kind built by PSNS, she has served over 30 admirals. Old Man IV’s role in the Northwest is one of ceremonial representation. The vessel has been used by national & regional military & civilian officials & foreign dignitaries. Silverdale, Wash.
Olympus 1929 Built for the president of the New York Stock Exchange, she served several owners in style until silent movie star Mary Stewart brought her to the west coast. She served the Navy during WW II, patrolling the Pacific Northwest. After the war, she was acquired by the State of Washington for fisheries patrol, but the governor commandeered her as the state yacht. When the governor’s political opponents discovered he had paid more than $100,000 for her restoration, he lost the election. Since then, she has been in private hands, hosting such luminaries as Robin Williams, Disney’s Michael Eisner & Julie Andrews. Mercer Island, Wash.
Onward 2010 Onward was built during the 2009-10 school year by the Community Boat Project, a partnership between Chimacum School District, Port Townsend School District, NWSWB, 4-H/WSU & Puget Sound Voyaging Society. Wayne Chimenti facilitated this project with Marci Van Cleve, NWSWB staff, 36 students, 50+ volunteers. Onward absorbed over 5,000 volunteer hours. She was originally designed by Kit Africa & Jim Franken for Mick Bird in his attempt to solo row around the world. He did over 10,000 miles on the ocean. This vessel has been redesigned to give high school students adventures on-the-water. Onward is powered by 8 rowers or its traditional gunter yawl sailing rig. Hull, oars, rig & sails are student-made. It has water-tight compartments for positive stability. It is light enough to pull onto a beach for camping. The vessel sails with its longdory sister Journeyman (built 2008-09) to provide youth with an accredited maritime education. Nordland, Wash.
Otonabee 2009 Under construction for 8 years, she’s a strip canoe built of cedar with small amounts of black walnut, cherry, maple & alder. There are no metal fasteners. Structural stability comes from the 6 oz. fiberglass cloth covering the interior & exterior surfaces. Uniquely, the cedar strips are not one continuous piece of wood from stem to stem, which I was told could not be done. A finish carpenter for 45 years, I’ve always dreamed of building a canoe. Battle Ground, Wash.
Out West 2008 She’s a 14’ Mckenzie River drift boat designed & built by Rich Korte of Olympia. Unlike most (plywood) drift boats, her hull is cedar strip epoxy. There are almost no metal fasteners: wooden dowels are used instead. All the trim is ash with curly bubinga accents. Her Cowboy/Indian theme was inspired by Thomas Molesworth, a Cody, Wyo., furniture designer from the 1930’s & 40’s. Olympia, Wash.
Pax 1936 Designed by MSJ Hansen, the “perfectionist” among Spidsgatter designers, & likely built by Karl Thomsen in Kalundborg, Denmark, Pax has an international history. She sailed in occupied Denmark before being shipped to California, then headed north for a decade in British Columbia. Wooden Boat Festival director & circumnavigator Kaci Cronkhite brought her to Port Townsend in 2007. Thanks to excellent work by Port Townsend marine trades craftspeople, she’s sailing again. Port Townsend, Wash.
Peniel 1956 Built for a knowledgeable owner by Prothero Bros on Lake Union, she remains much as built with the exception of substituting all wheel steering for her original cockpit tiller. Concrete, Wash.
Phoebe 2000 Phoebe is an Elver sprit rig yawl For Sale design. The drop centerboard provides shallow draft access to beaches. I am the fourth owner of this locally-built, double-ended pocket cruiser. My mission is to make more time to explore the Gulf & San Juan islands, sail her over to the festival meet some traditional boat enthusiasts. Sidney, BC.
Pia 1938 Designed by Aage Utzon, Pia was built in Denmark in 1938 but was not commissioned until the end of World War II. She was imported to Victoria in the 1960s along with five other Spidsgatters, including Port Townsend vessels Eio & Da Capo. I found Pia nearly derelict at anchor in 1992 in Cortez Island, B.C., & began an intensive two-year repair. Pia’s construction, while typical in Denmark, is unusual in America. She has single-sawn grown timber on station, with steambent frames between. Planking is tight joined, like a barrel. All but two of the original 26 38-square-meter Klasse Spidsgatters ever built are still accounted for & sailing. Olympia, Wash.
Pirate 1926 Pirate is an R-class racing sloop designed by Ted Geary & built in Seattle by Lake Union Drydock. Geary specified there were to be no scarf joints in the stringers, clamps or shelves through the middle portion of the boat. The builders went one better, & all long structural members are full length with no joints of any kind. Geary later adapted Pirate’s design to a 1/12-scale pond yacht. Pirate had a long racing & cruising history in Southern California, eventually returning to Seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats in 1999, just a half-mile from where she was built nearly 75 years earlier. Nearly $70,000 was raised to fund a museum-quality restoration using techniques & materials as close to original as is possible. She’s sailing again & doing tours during the festival. Seattle, WA
Pleiades (Schooner) 1990 Pinky Schooners were originally built in the 1800s for New England coastal fishery. They were common sight in the waters off of Massachusetts, Maine & Nova Scotia for nearly a century. Their seakindliness, simple rig enabled 2-man crews to fish far offshore for Grand Banks cod. Pleiades & the Port Townsend Schooner Co. welcome all ages onboard, encourages guests to get as involved in her workings as they like, whether it be for a 2-hour jaunt around the bay or full-day excursion. Port Townsend, Wash.
Pleiades (Sloop) Unknown Pleiades’ designer, date of construction & place of origin are unknown. In 1979, Kay Robinson purchased Pleiades when she was just a hull – no decking, deck framing or cabin. Her spars were included, as well as a rotten suit of sails. Between 19791987 Kay, her husband Peter, along with an extensive cadre of local talent, completely rebuilt Pleiades. In 1997-2007 she needed extensive haulouts. Even during the haulouts, she has always been a joy to the Robinsons. Port Townsend, Wash.
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Pocketship 2008 As a teen, designer John C. Harris explored the upper Chesapeake in a rowing boat equipped with a tent; 20 years later he wanted a quick, easy-tobuild, fast-sailing pocket cruiser with a dry commodious interior. She’s a small cruising sailboat with a larger, more comfortable interior than any other boat this size, providing dry camping accommodations for 2 adults, towable by a 4-cylinder car. Auxiliary propulsion is a pair of oars & a yuloh. Geoff Kerr of Two Daughters Boatworks built the first hull in 525 hours. An amateur might require 30 weekends & occasional evenings to see this one through. Annapolis, Md.
PT Skiff 2009 Fuel-efficient motor skiff designed for the Professional Boatbuilder Wooden Boats Magazines’ Design Challenge. Presented as the first prototype for a new kit boat business, PT Watercraft LLC, owned by Russell Brown & Ashlyn Ecelberger. Port Townsend, Wash.
Puffer 1960 A William Garden designed Monterey double ender, Puffer had a complete rebuild by the owners in 2002 (cabin, decks & all systems). Hull is strip planked Alaska yellow cedar on bent oak frames, the cabin decks are mahogany plywood, window trim is black locust. The cabin has 5 bunks, a composting head, pressure hot & cold water, deck shower & more. Cruising speed 6 knots burning less than 1 gallon/hr. Gig Harbor, Wash.
Rangley Fishing Boat 2010 Developed in the late 1800’s for use by sport fishers in the Rangeley Lake region of Maine, our boat was built by volunteers from the Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishers for the wounded, recovering warriors returning from our two conflicts in the Middle East. A number of the Fort Lewis vets worked alongside the fly club members. “Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing” provides basic flyfishing instruction for wounded military personnel ranging from beginners to experienced anglers who are adapting their skills to their new abilities. Teaching & assisting our veterans in the sometimes challenging tasks associated with fly fishing helps them to realize that in spite of their handicaps they can continue to live a full, productive life. The boat was finished in August 2010 & given to the Project Healing Waters chapter in Olympia for use by warriors in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord & Seattle area. The fly club has invested over 800 hours of labor & local suppliers have generously donated materials for its construction. Olympia, Wash.
Ripple 1993 Ripple is a 25’9” gaff-rigged tops’l cutter crafted by NWSWB in 1993. Designed by William Atkin in 1949, her lines reflect his allegiance to the aesthetics of proportion rather than volume of cabin space. She is planked with red cedar on bent oak frames with a fir backbone. Bronze stanchions, winche s& deck hardware are products of PT Foundry. The keelstepped mast & spars are solid fir & her blocks are hand-crafted. Her sails are by Port Townsend Sails. Ripple’s auxiliary diesel is a 9 HP. 1-cylinder Yanmar diesel with port-side offset shaft. Seattle, Wash.
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Risa 1968 In the late 50s a Tacoma lumber company with a lot of excess plywood staged a design contest for a racer/cruiser sailboat amateurs could build in their backyards. Ben Seaborn won with his design for the fast yet easily-built Thunderbird. The Wooden Boat Foundation uses Risa & her sister ships for adult sailing classes. Port Townsend, Wash.
Ristretto A wonderful boat to row, she’s named Ristretto (to pull short) since that’s how most of us older rowers row. Port Townsend, Wash.
Rowan 2006 Based on Iain Oughtred’s J-II/ Arctic Tern Ness Yawl designs, she’s set up to be optimized for single-handed, multi-day, motor-free cruising here in the Salish Sea. Rowan is my absolute favorite boat out of the 52 (& counting…) boats I’ve built. The thwarts & side benches are a pomelle figure Honduras mahogany I’d been hoarding for years, looking for just the right project. Anacortes, Wash.
Rubio Focoso 1958 Built on Lake Union by the Grandy Boat Company, she was designed by Ed Monk & Lynn Senour. Her cedar hull has lived up to the Grandy reputation for quality craftsmanship. She has a new Volkswagen Marine TDI Engine running Biodiesel. The savings & pleasant smell from using biofuels are an amazing improvement for this boat. Ask us how you can upgrade your old engine. Seattle, Wash.
Sage 2000 Sage was built by Rick Bedard from Jim Michalak’s Jewelbox Jr. design. She has a “Birdwatcher” cabin, providing a large living space on a small boat & gives tremendous reserve stability. Tests proved that Sage will float happily on her side if knocked down & rights herself given the slightest opportunity. Sage’s hull shape conforms to Phil Bolger’s “sea of peas” theory for low resistance. Eugene, Ore.
Salish Star 1996 Commissioned by WBF, she was built by Ed Louchard & Alex Spear at Point Hudson Boat Shop & launched at the 1996 Festival. She’s a reproduction of American Star, who defeated the British gig in a race in 1824 & was later given to General Lafayette. Gardener took the lines off American Star; Salish Star was built from Gardener’s plans. She’s 27’3” overall, with Port Orford cedar frames & planks re-sawn from old bridge timbers. She is fastened with rivets; her stern knee & transom are black locust. Port Townsend, Wash.
Samish/The Pointer 1955 This is a Kingston Bay Lobster sailboat, probably built in the Northwest in the 50’s. The Hartstene Pointe Restoration Society was formed to save the boat & provide a framework to finance the restoration. We have 11 active workers, 7 sponsors, 6 Friends of the Boat & an Historian. This is our 4th year of the restoration. At the Festival she should be done (if they’re ever really finished!). Shelton, Wash.
Sand Man 1910
A working tug for 65 years, Olympia-based Sand Man is now listed on the National Register of Historic Vessels. In 1922, the original owner installed a Fairbanks-Morse diesel engine rated at 100HP, believed to be one of the first oil engines of this power to be put into service on Puget Sound. In 1999, the nonprofit Sand Man Foundation hired Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op to rebuild her hull deck. Now 95% restored, the historic vessel was re-launched in September 2005. Tumwater, Wash.
Sande 1933 Before boat trailers, you’d go to a resort & rent a boat to fish. Sande is typical of those rentals. Probably built by a commercial fisherman home for the winter, her hull relies on salt-water soaking to minimize leaks. I found her on a trailer I was buying in 1992. I replaced the broken ribs & have been bringing her to the Festival ever since. Poulsbo, Wash.
Sawaya 1989 Sawaya was hull No. 3 of the Pelican class started in the late 1980s in the San Francisco Bay Area. The father-son team of Jim & Ed Barlow designed this 18’ sailboat based on the popular 12’ San Francisco Pelican with the blessings of the original Pelicaneer, Captain Short. Portland, Ore.
Scout 2009 She’s a raised deck outboard cruiser with cruising accommodations for 2, powered by a 4-cycle 90HP outboard. She was built at Sam Devlin’s shop in Olympia. Lakebay, Wash.
Sea Pirate 1963 A Hugh Angleman Seawitch design, she was built of solid teak by Cheoy Lee in Hong Kong back when they were making fine wooden boats. She was built for Dr. Langdon of Glendale, Calif., who sold her to her current owner in 1995. In 2001, she sailed up the coast to the San Juans. Friday Harbor, Wash.
Sea Wolf 1958 She’s a Pilothouse Motor Yacht designed by William Garden & built by Blanchard Boat Co. Her current owner worked with Yacht Masters NW to upgrade electronics & ship systems to modern standards. The exterior paint & varnish has been refinished to bring the vessel to her current Bristol condition. She’s cruised extensively throughout British Columbia & Alaska. Kent, Wash.
Sea-Dog 1932 Built by Stephens Bros. of Stockton, her sister ship Panacea was purchased by Charlie Chaplin as a present for his mistress Paulette Goddard. Her first owner ran a marine hardware business. He equipped Sea-Dog with extra fuel tanks, loaded her up with samples & sold & cruised from Mexico to Alaska. In 1942 she was conscripted into the Navy, spending WWII patrolling Los Angeles Harbor. After 1946 she was prominent in the yachting activities of the Los Angeles & Newport yacht clubs. In 2006 she began a complete restoration, initially in Friday Harbor & later in Seattle under the direction of Patrick Curry. She is in better condition now than the day she was launched. Friday Harbor, Wash.
Second Wind 1984 The 25’ 5” Second Wind was a custom-built sailboat based on a New Zealand design called Lotus Tracker 7.7. The hull was coldmolded using Florida cypress. The sail plan is masthead sloop, boasting 302 square feet of sail. Port Townsend, Wash.
She’s a modified H-28 built in Japan & owner rebuilt in Olympia from 1997-present. She’s ketch rigged with a 2-cyl Yanmar diesel auxiliary. Her bowsprit was added in 2010. Olympia, Wash.
For Sale Shamrock 1965 Built in Annapolis, Md., she’s Trumpy No. 427. Constructed of double-planked mahogany over a frame of white oak, her trim is teak. She underwent major restoration beginning in 2002. Purchased in 2004 by Sharon & John Lynch, she was renamed Shamrock & now resides in Port Ludlow. She transited the Panama Canal during the 1980’s. She now cruises Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands & Canada. Port Ludlow, Wash.
Silva Bans 1985 David restored her over 11 years & launched in 2001. We have sailed her in the San Juans & Gulf islands having a great time. In December 2006 the boat was hit by a wind storm. David restored her back & we sailed off again! Renton, Wash.
Small Wonder 1985 Small Wonder is the first 8 in the U.S. built for small women. About 1985 Stan Pocock & Frank Cunningham were concerned that, with more women rowing, there were no boats built to fit them. Made from two 4’s, Small Wonder is 10 percent smaller in every direction than a standard 8. Port Townsend, Wash.
Sofia 1967 A William Garden designed North Sea Trawler launched from Sechelt, BC, Sofia is constructed from Canadian fir over Alaskan cedar with her original Volvo MD50A Diesel generating 90HP with a cruising speed of 7.2 kts. Retrofitted in 2000-05 with new wheelhouse, electrics, plumbing, heating & re-planking 70% of her hull. Purchased by her current custodians in 2008, she transferred her flag to a new homeport. Gig Harbor, Wash.
Sombrio 1990 Planked in red cedar & fir on yew ribs with yellow cedar stem, yew wood knees & fir backbone. Decks are cold-molded red cedar on yellow cedar deck beams. She’s silicon bronze fastened to the sheer line. She sports 6’ 3” headroom in main cabin, with a 26hp Isuzu diesel. Sombrio is a work in progress; still hoping for a mizzen mast. Maybe next year? Victoria, BC.
Sophia Isle 1997 Francis Herreshoff 1929 “Walrus” motorsailer (included in LF Herreshoff’s “sensible cruising designs”) Built 1997 in Nova Scotia Canada by Covey Island Boat Works in strip plank spruce & West system epoxy from a modified design (wheel house & interior layout). Twin 85hp Perkins 4-236 diesels. Victoria, BC.
Spike Africa 1977 Descended from the freighting schooners of 200 years ago, her decades as a freighter took her along the west coast of America with many Pacific crossings. Spike’s builder & original owner, Bob Sloan, was a prominent working skipper shipwright & leading figure in the Pacific’s working boat industry. He & Spike hauled freight together until his death. Spike Africa is the last coasting schooner with a proud history of carrying America’s goods across the world’s oceans. Her every detail combines beauty & grace with sturdy seaworthiness. It is this harmony of form & function that gives Spike her timeless elegance. Friday Harbor, Wash.
Spirit 2010 This unique vessel is a combination For Sale of several technologies to provide recreational boaters a small fast & versatile boat powered by pedal, paddle or electric motor. Twin buoyancy chambers make her safe. External racing pontoons add stability for a small sail that can be added as an option. Models include both a single seat or a double seat. Port Townsend, Wash.
Split Pea 2009 She’s an 11’ nesting dingy built by my daughters, ages 7 & 9, & me, using stitch & glue construction with marine grade plywood. She’s cut in half athwartships; the bow section sits inside the stern when loaded on the deck of our sail boat, so nested length is only around 6’, but assembled she can still hold us all. My daughters were right there at every step of construction, from wiring the hull to spreading fillets, to laying glass & final painting (with all proper safety precautions). Pictures taken during construction will be shown on the boat during Festival. We hope to add a sail rig soon. Lafayette, Ore.
St. Brendan 1947 A 40’ powerboat built in 1947, she sports a large, comfortable For Sale cockpit, a main salon with cushioned seating & dinette table, fully equipped galley, double berth midship with hanging locker & shower/head to port. The forepeak cabin has bunks to starboard, washbasin & hanging locker to port. Seattle, Wash.
Steveston Lifeboat 1944 Built as a launch, according to a Washington state shipyard, she once served as Admiral Nimitz’s personal barge. She is currently volunteered to the Canadian Lifeboat Institution for search & rescue on the Fraser River, BC. In her off-duty time, she is the research vessel for my work as a marine artist. Delta, BC.
Storm Petrel 2010 Designed after the East Coast Lobster Boats, this is a new design from Sam Devlin & built by his shop in Olympia. She is built with the Stitch & Glue method & is a fine running boat that loves rough water. Olympia, Wash.
Sumer Breze 2010 This 14’ handmade cedar strip cosine wherry was designed in honor of her builder’s firstborn child, daughter Sumer Breze. Warrenton, Ore.
Sun Tui 1960 Completely rebuilt by Bene Hoffmann (Port Townsend Shipwrights) & others. She sports interesting carvings on her bulkhead (Buddha) & tiller (dragon). Chimacum, Wash.
Sunbow 2002 Designed by John Marples, she was built by Dick White in the Mojave Desert over a period of 10 years. Constant camber is a method of laying up cold molded panels on one mold of consistent camber, which allows all the strips to be the same spile. The panels are then butt-spliced together, forming a sturdy monoque structure. She was built in three pieces, trucked to Oxnard Calif., & launched in 2002. Seattle, Wash.
Sunday 1970 A new member to Fleet 13 & the Milltown Sailing Association, Sunday immigrated to the U.S. last year from Victoria, Canada. Over the winter her keel was rebedded & some cosmetic work done (as any girl over 40 deserves.) She has a set of new sails & is looking forward to exploring the San Juans. Lynnwood, Wash.
Sunray Lake Runabout 2009 She’s a 16.5’classic lake runFor Sale about Sunray, designed by
noted Seattle designer Edwin Monk in 1932; her plans appear in Monk’s 1934 book, republished in 1992 as How to Build Wooden Boats. The runabout is powered by a 30hp Honda. She has those classic 1930s looks exemplified by a refined bow flare & slight barrelback aft of the open cockpit. She’s framed in white oak with mahogany & meranti planking. Deck beams are of Alaskan yellow cedar as is the foredeck with a mahogany kingplank. The runabout has a cedar seat & a mahogany windscreen. Port Hadlock, Wash.
Suva 1925 Designed for Frank Pratt of Pratt & Whitney Engines, she’s built almost entirely of old growth teak, including the hull, planking, framing backbone & cabin. She’s spent her entire life in Puget Sound. Originally rigged as a gaff schooner, she now uses a staysail schooner rig. The 68’ yacht was refitted at the Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op. Port Townsend, Wash.
Sweet Lou Jean 2009 The Rangeley Boat is a distinctive American sporting boat & used on the Rangeley Lakes of Maine for 100 years, well known to past generations of fishermen. The original Rangeleys were cedar lapstrake construction with ribs on the inside. Sweet Lou Jean, designed by Newfound Woodworks, is cedar strip-built, with epoxy resin & fiberglass cloth for strength & protection. Her numerous woods include cedars, oak, yew, figure maple & larch. A custom arch for a manually pulled crab pot along with a hand crafted stainless steel arch holder round out this unique boat. Toledo, Wash.
Swe’Pea 1950 This little 50’s displacement runabout began life as Jet No. 130. The Jet is a decked International 14 hull with a Snipe rig. In the 1990’s she was too far gone to race, so when we needed a family boat the rot was cut away & she morphed into this cute runabout. She also was driven by a 5hp Honda for some years until our electric conversion. Not a bad second life for a great little hot-molded hull. The new electric outboard is steered through cables connected to the original tiller in the dash. The conversion is 40lbs. heavier than the gasoline setup, but weight distribution is much improved with battery weight forward & lighter outboard aft. With only 1/4 the power available, she still cruises 5-6 knots instead of the 6-7 kts for the 5hp Honda. Range is up to 8 hours at 3 kts - enough to travel from Shilshole to Port Townsend if the tides & winds are not against us. Recharging takes 8 hours. Since most of her use is social, the odorless silent drive is welcome, she’s much more reliable & there are no more trips aft to pull start the old Honda. Swe’Pea’s latest incarnation inspired the creation of the Electric Paddle; check out their booth at the Festival. North Bend, Wash.
Tart 2001 She was built for Allen Savage to use while his 32’ Prospector was being built on Gabriola Island. Students of Silva Bay shipyard school built her over the winter of 1999-2000. Her interior was worked on by the students from the summer ships’ cabinetry course. Tony Grove & some graduate students finished her. Later, Allen donated her back to the school & she was bought by her current owner, a 2000 grad of the course. She’s a Gaff-rig Catboat built of marine plywood on sawn frames with hard chine & centerboard. Gabriola Island, BC.
Tatiana 1966 Built by Ed Rabeneck in 1966 at Wellington, B.C., Tatiana was registered as a fishing vessel. Her present owner Nicholas Rushton tracked down Tatiana’s blueblood history, & Rabeneck’s son & nephew provided him some of her sail plans. Suspecting a connection to the designs of legendary naval architect L. Francis Herreshoff, Ruston superimposed the plans for Tatiana on those of Dulcinea, which Herreshoff used to design his famous racing yacht class Rozinante. Gabriola Island, BC.
Teelok 2003 Teelok has been to Port Townsend twice, once in 2003 for the Festival – which was maiden voyage from Olympia – then in 2004 just prior to Festival. Other than that, we have sailed her exclusively in the South Sound from Bud Bay to Blake Island. She has proven to be a worthy boat in both light & heavy winds well designed & seaworthy. She is a Sam Devlin design called a Wompus Cat. Olympia, Wash.
Thelonius 1953 Thelonius is a traditional bridge deck cruiser, based on an adaptation of a 1928 design. Yellow cedar planking over oak ribs, teak house & trim, with Honduras mahogany interior details. Repowered in 2007 with a Hino turbo diesel 150hp. Interior impeccably detailed by a boatwright who owned the boat in the 1990’s. Seattle, Wash.
Thunderbaby 2008 Thunderbaby’s mission is to promote the T-bird class. Everett, Wash.
Townsend Tern 2010 Design requirements called for a wood-hulled trailerable boat that could accommodate 2 people & be easily rigged & de-rigged. Therefore the choice was glued lapstrake construction a cat-ketch rig & un-stayed carbon-fiber masts in tabernacles. The centerboard was designed for minimal intrusion into the cabin space with the centerboard trunk serving as steps into the cabin & as a seat when working at the galley or at the navigation table. Auxiliary power is supplied by a Torqeedo Cruise 2.0 L electric motor powered by four 6-volt 220 amp hour AGM batteries. An Airhead Composting toilet is stored under the bridge deck. Port Townsend, Wash.
Townshend 1992 A replica of the yawl HMS Discovery carried during Vancouv e r ’s 1 7 9 2 - 9 5 exploration of Puget Sound, the original boat covered 30 to 40 miles a day charting these waters. NWSWB in Port Hadlock built this replica in 1992 to celebrate the expedition’s bicentennial. Eight rowing stations carry 14-foot oars, letting her cruise at 4 to 6 knots. Townshend, the original spelling for Port Townsend, serves as a floating classroom & living museum for the Wooden Boat Foundation. Port Townsend, Wash.
Tu-Tutsh 1961 Nice sailing T-Bird built by the current owner’s grandfather; her hull number is 39. She was faithfully built to the design & features mahogany trim & many original fittings & parts. Over the years she’s has taught the young to sail & seen many of the nooks & crannies of the Salish Sea. Lynnwood, Wash.
U & I 1956 Recently donated to the Silva Bay Shipyard School Society, M/V U&I is being restored as a show piece for the school. At the time of this writing, Marine Cabinetry & Joinery students were working on 9 individual projects. After the course is over, volunteers take over to apply new paint & tune up the systems before she visits various festivals. The U&I was built by Henry Meyers as a classic west coast commercial fishingstyle pleasure vessel, & subsequently modified to centre cockpit & aft cabin by Bill Ploughman & family. Gabriola Island, BC
Va Verde 2009 She’s a 21’ Redwing camp cruiser, begun as a father & son (& friends) boatbuilding project in October 2008 & launched in June 2009. Built using plywood & epoxy construction, she’s powered by a 20hp outboard. We’re bringing her to inspire others to build simple boats in their garages! Anacortes, Wash.
Varya 1940 Built in San Diego by Paul Kettenberg to a design by Phillip Rhodes. She was raced in San Diego for many years & remained competitive into the late 1970s. In 1988 we brought her to Victoria, where she underwent a 23-month rebuild. Varya has been extensively cruised in local waters since that time, to the great enjoyment of her crew. Victoria, BC
Viking Mariner 1955 Winner of the Best Workboat For Sale & Best Engine Room awards at the 2007 Victoria Classic Boat Show, Viking Mariner (christened Mar Brothers) was launched in Ladner, BC & worked as a drum seiner on the waters of the inside & outside coasts of Vancouver Island. A renowned skipper once referred to her as “one of the best sea boats I ever skippered.” From 2001-07 she was refitted & restored for a life of pleasure, sparing no expense, while faithfully maintaining the lines of her original design. Sidney, BC.
Vita Maris 1998 She’s a cold-molded centre cockpit cutter built in Bamfield on Vancouver Island’s west coast. The design was reviewed by Joel White in the October 1991 issue of WoodenBoat magazine. I have been sailing her for several years now & have attended the show with her a few times, but never as an exhibitor. Since this year Bent Jespersen is being recognized for his great contribution, I would like to show her off as a nod to Bent. Over my career as a boat builder, Bent’s encouragement & generosity have been inspirational. Brentwood Bay, BC.
Vito Dumas 1933 Designed by Manuel Campos & built by Jose Parodi in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she’s carvelplanked of virraro on lapacho frames. She came north from South America on her own bottom in 1975. Port Townsend sailor Alex Spear bought her in San Diego in early 1976 & has owned her for more than 30 years. She races actively in Port Townsend & cruises extensively in the Northwest. Vito has been in almost every Wooden Boat Festival. Port Townsend, Wash.
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Wandrian 1962 Designed by Hugh Angelman & Charles Davies of Sea Witch fame, she was built in Junk Bay, Hong Kong by American Marine Ltd., a small yard prior to the 1963 production of Grand Banks trawler yachts. She’s an able & proven offshore cruiser designed & built to take in easy stride whatever seas & conditions you may encounter from Alaska to Panama or Nova Scotia to the Antilles. Olympia, Wash.
Ward 2009 Ward is a Babson Island 14 featured in the WoodenBoat series Getting Started in Boats. My wife, her sister & I built her this summer. She has a leg of mutton rig instead of the original standing lug. We built everything ourselves, including the masts, oars & sails. Ravensdale, Wash.
Water Ouzel 1956 Built by John Clark in Eugene, Ore., this ﬁshing boat is completely original except for minor trim replacement. She was built from military grade plywood left over from WWII. Restored by current owner. Pleasant Hill, Ore.
Waterstrider 2006 Sprit rig & built of mahogany & ply. Port Townsend, Wash.
Wave Watcher 2006 This Birdwatcher II design from Phil Bolger features a cabin running most of the length of the Sharpie style sailboat, with a raised deck surrounded by water-sealed windows.All sailing functions can be performed without going on deck enhancing safety. The occupants sit low in the boat but can still see the water ahead. The mast & centerboard are moved about 18” off of the center line to provide open space for the crew. A 2hp outboard that can move the boat well & oars in ports move her at about 2 kts in the absence of wind. Wave Watcher is arranged for cruising with two & is easy to trailer. Corvallis, Ore.
Waves of Love 1980 Designed by John Lidgard & built by Bates, both of New Zealand, but the owners had them manufacture her in Minnesota. Constructed of epoxy saturated mahogany strips on laminated oak frames with a ﬁberglass sheath. Typical of the high quality construction methods used, this vessel could ply the worlds seas in the worst of conditions. Puunene, Hawaii
Whitehall 19 2010 Built by Legacy Whitehalls, she’s available in a cedar strip kit & in traditional rowing style, sculling style or sailing versions. Whiteﬁsh, Mont.
Windance 1985 She’s is a well known Northwest cold-molded 51’ sailboat, built by the late legendary boat builder & instructor Joe Trumbly of Gig Harbor. Sumner, Wash.
Windolee 1969 A 50’ Cosair schooner designed by Howard Chapelle & built by Duncan Mckiernan in Aberdeen, Wash. Mckiernan was meticulous in all phases of the boatbuilding, taking more than 12 years to ﬁnish her. She is built of the ﬁnest Northwest ﬁr, oak & Sitka spruce he could wheedle out of the local mills. After her launch, she sailed to Mexico & back through the Panama Canal up the east coast & into the Great Lakes. She survived Hurricane Rita & the harsh sun in Key West & St. Thomas. Finally she was returned to Seattle by freighter & trailer. Now she is steadily being brought back to Mckiernan condition. Seattle, Wash.
Zulu 2005 Constructed of cold molded cedar, her interior is beautifully crafted of American Cherry. In 2008, Zulu participated in the Vic Maui race. We continued through the South Paciﬁc to New Zealand. In May of 2009 we sailed the boat back to Victoria; a total trip of about 18,000 miles. Zulu will be the crew boat to Aloha. Sidney, BC.
She’s a 15’ Whitehall Sculling Boat w/sliding seat & cedar strip construction using one of our kits. Built with Alaskan yellow cedar & Mangaris mahogany trim. Piantedosi Row Wing sliding seat & 9’ 8” Sculling oars. Whiteﬁsh, Mont.
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. 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.] Cutter – A singlemasted sailing boat with multiple headsails made possible by bowsprit and inner forestays. [English origin, from boats used to cut off smugglers between England and France in the 1800s.]
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 squarerigged sailing ships, use a smaller crew and are very fast. Yawl – A two-masted sailing boat, with larger mast forward and the aft mast (called the mizzen mast) behind the steering rudder and station. [Dutch jol, possibly from Low German jolle.] Multihull – Two or more hulls. Also called catamaran, trimaran and outrigger.
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& Greenland in the north; and Chile, Cape Horn & the fabulous Antarctic isle of South Georgia in the south. The summer of 2010 was spent in Alaska & B.C. High-latitude Cruising: Maritime Meeting Room, Sunday 11am12:30pm David Thompson – Sailor, caulker, shipwright, marine surveyor & Port of Port Townsend commissioner, Dave is a longtime presenter at the Wooden Boat Festival with a great program on caulking wooden-boat planking. Caulking with Dave: Woodworking Stage, Saturday 9:30-10:30am Bruce Tipton – Longtime boatbuilder & woodworker, Bruce discusses types & styles of wooden spars, from peeled trees to the octagonal birdsmouth hollow. He’ll talk about mast materials, selection & design considerations, what works, what fails & why.
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Yuko 2006 I ﬁrst built a Navigator for my mother in Maine; Yuko is her sister ship. I have no formal boatbuilding or woodworking training, but managed to build everything except the sails & blocks. She’s lapstrake okoume plywood over permanent bulkheads & stringers, with epoxy joints. Her bottom & ﬁrst plank are sheathed in Kevlar set in epoxy to handle rough beaching. Portland, Ore.
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Spar making: Woodworking Stage, Friday 10-11am Spar making: Woodworking Stage, Sunday 11am-noon
Brion Toss – Brion is an internationally known master rigger, teacher, author of the maritime classic The Complete Rigger’s Apprentice and the former Mr. Knot on PBS. He lives & works in Port Townsend. With over 30 years of experience, Brion has rigged everything from small daysailers & racing yachts to large square-riggers. Rigging-tool Tales: Maritime Meeting Room, Saturday noon-1:30pm Lynn Watson – Lynn has sailed Katie Mae, a 21’ canoe yawl, throughout Puget Sound & in Canadian waters, and is a regular at the Sucia Rendezvous. This year, his talk is about boating in spectacular Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island’s west coast. Small-boat Cruising to Clayoquot Sound: Marina Room, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Brian Wentzel – Co-owner of Freyja Boatworks in Port Townsend, Brian is a paddler, sailor, shipwright & “knotter” extraordinaire. He also is an enthusiastic instructor on tying both practical & fancy knots for all ages.
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Tying a Monkey’s Fist: Boatyard Stage, Friday 12:30-1:30pm Peter Wilcox - an avid seakayaker, sailor, boatbuilder & CG licensed captain, Peter advocates the use of sustainable resources in the many different aspects of his life, he is very involved with several groups in the Portland area that are involved with local rivers, waters and public use. His particular interests include wind, solar & biodiesel power, especially as related to boating. A non-petroleum Boat: Maritime Center Chart Room Saturday 4:30 – 6:00pm Margo Wood – Author & owner of Charlie’s Charts shares ﬁrsthand, richly detailed experiences that enhance the planning and execution of Paciﬁc Northwest cruises. Her talks on cruising to Alaska are wonderful. North to Alaska: Marina Room, Friday 10-11:30am North to Alaska: Marina Room, Sunday, 10-11:30am
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