Wooden Boat Festival 2012 Official Program

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Port Townsend 36th Annual

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Wooden Boat Festival is an annual community cultural event of international acclaim. We support year round maritime programs for youth and adults at the Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation. Poster art by Claire Acord, Claire Acord, cacord@gmail.com. Printed by Printery Communications on acid-free recycled paper with vegetable ink, www.printery.com.

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Crafts by the Dock

Arts & Crafts Fair SEPTEMBER 8 & 9

Saturday & Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm • Madison Street, Downtown in the PT Civic District

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Whale Watching & Passenger Ferry to the San Juan Islands


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Proceeds benefit local scholarships in the arts



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Marine Science Center

Coast Artillery Museum

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Kid Stuff: Messing About with Boats ...........6 Devlin, Hasse Honored for Efforts ..............8 Jamestown S’Klallam’s Strong Heritage .... 10 Pilothouse Training Center is Open ........... 12 A Family Boat: the Sharon L.................... 14 Festival Highlights: Don’t Miss These ... 16-17 We Could Not Do This Without You ........... 24 Festival Faculty: Learn with Experts .... 30-32 Guide to 2012 Festival Boats .............. 33-38

Find It on the Map

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Festival Poster Artist is Claire Acord The theme of this 36th Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is “tradition.” Claire Acord’s watercolor of the Sharon L was selected as the poster art by public vote and Festival Committee members, in part because of the boat’s history and previous owner. Claire is a nationally recognized watercolorist with works in collections across the U.S. and in Canada. She studied painting at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, and the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, Calif. A resident of Whidbey Island, Wash., she specializes in commissioned portraits executed in traditional transparent watercolor. Boats as subjects are of special interest to Claire. She and her husband, John, have owned sailboats for more than 40 years, racing and cruising in San Francisco Bay and on the California coast as well as the Salish Sea and parts of the Inside Passage. They currently own a 32-foot, William Garden–designed cutter. They both enjoy the community and sense of commitment evident at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival and spend time there every year.

Festival Sponsors

Reconnect with the Magic The Sistine Chapel, Mona Lisa’s smile, a sunset after a volcanic eruption: There are things more beautiful than a good sheer line and 12 coats of varnish, or the shape of the wake left by a perfect boat as it sails through the sunshine. But not many. Someone much wiser than myself once said that boats are the closest thing to magic that human hands have ever created, and the Wooden Boat Festival is a chance to reconnect with that magic, that perfection, the art and pinnacle of human skill and inspiration that we know as wooden boats. I have sailed on four perfect boats in my life; all of those experiences I count as holy, and all of them were at the Wooden Boat Festival. For me, the Wooden Boat Festival is a chance to connect with authentic maritime heritage – such as the historic schooner Adventuress (99 years young this year) or the stately Lotus. It’s a chance to celebrate the potential of the wooden boat future, such as the new designs from Russell Brown’s latest nesting kit sailing dinghy or the skills of the newly minted graduates of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. It’s a family reunion of the wooden boat faithful, with luminaries like Lin and Larry Pardey; a community celebration of Port Townsend’s own maritime legacy, like Brion Toss and Carol Hasse. It’s a chance to learn new insights from the more than 100 demonstrations, and, and, and … I hope that you enjoy this year’s festival as much as I will. Have a brat, have a beer, admire the schooner race, sing a chantey, and revel in the camaraderie and the craft of wooden boats. Make sure you say hello to at least three people you haven’t met: You are among friends, some of us you just have not yet met. Your fellow reveler,

Jake Beattie

Executive Director, Wooden Boat Foundation and Northwest Maritime Center

Principal Sponsors

Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology Sea Marine

Prominent Sponsors

Chesapeake Light Craft Off Center Harbor Port of Port Townsend WoodenBoat magazine

Primary Sponsors

Lee Valley Tools Lie-Nielsen Toolworks 7 Cedars Casino Port Townsend Brewing Co. Sirens Pub

Portal Sponsors

Townsend Bay Marine Homer Smith Insurance First Federal Club Sunglasses Fisheries Supply, Inc. Goodman Sanitation, Inc. Edensaw Woods Platt Irwin/ NTI Engineering & Surveying

Festival Committee & Captains

At right: The 2012 Wooden Boat Festival Committee & Captains are (from left) Scott Marble, grounds; Katie Davis, volunteer coordinator; Janeen Armstrong, membership; Scott Walker, Bar Harbor; Libby Urner, boat exhibitor captain; Joel Goldstein, AV & technology; Marty Loken, trailer boats; Eileen Johnston, Green Team; Luna, presenter coordinator; Nicole Sexton, volunteer coordinator; Misha Meng, presenter coordinator; Chuck Henry, docks; Joyce Mottola, will-call; Jordan Pollack, medical; John Mottola, greeters. Not pictured: Melissa Groussman, boat concierge; Don D’Alessandro, kids’ boatbuilding; Scott Jones, kids’ boatbuilding; Daniel Evans, harbormaster; Kelly Liske, main gate; Neville Pearsall, music; Jan Stone, point coordinator; Myron Gauger, races; David Badion, radio communications; Ted Pike & Betsy Carlson, Lifetime Achievement Awards; and Brock Tidball, bell tolls. Photo by Ned Schumann 4 • 2012 WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL

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Welcome to the 36th Wooden Boat Festival The Festival is a feast for the eyes, a place where passion, heart and soul are actually visible. From the beauty of the big schooners to the magnificence of the rowing scows, there is magic, beauty and certainly love in the air. So many subtle details contribute to that enchantment: the smell of wood, finding just the right tool for the job, the beauty in a flawless sheerline, the wonder of the workmanship in Martha’s new mast, the faultless coats of varnish in evidence.… The passion it takes to bring those things to life is a big part of what we celebrate this weekend. Wooden boats, large and small, old and new, complicated and simple, are wonderful. People don’t own wooden boats because it’s the right thing to do, the smart thing to do or maybe even the sane thing to do – they own them because they love them. We are here for the 36th year to celebrate that love that defies all reason! Taking over as directors of the festival this year has been a great adventure and an absolute joy, as well as a humbling experience. The passion and

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Barb Trailer and Carrie Andrews are codirectors of the 2012 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.

devotion everyone involved shares for the Festival – from the boat owners, sponsors, volunteers, exhibitors and food vendors – is simply amazing. We are grateful to the many Festival founders and longtime participants willing to nurture and guide us in this new role, by taking us out sailing, sharing a beer, and taking our calls at all times of the day and night. We are indebted to Kaci Cronkhite for having grown and guided the Festival so capably for more

than a decade, and for having been so generous in sharing her knowledge and experience with us. We are awed by the generous spirit in which hundreds of people give their time and energy to produce the Festival each year. It truly is a labor of love!

Barb Trailer & Carrie Andrews

Festival & Event Directors, Wooden Boat Foundation and Northwest Maritime Center

Festival Contributors Contributor Businesses

Alan Greenwald, M.D. Bear Cub Studio Brion Toss Rigging, Inc. Cascadia Consulting Chesapeake Light Craft, Inc. Concentricom Devlin Designing Boat Builders Emerald Marine Ferino’s Pizza Generations Dental Gooding, O’Hara & Mackey, PS Greenfleet Monitoring Expeditions Interstate Merchant Services, Inc. Island Marine Instrument Co. Kristin Manwaring Insurance MAS Epoxies Osprey Tours & Handcrafted Kayaks Port Townsend Computers Port Townsend Kiwanis Club Port Townsend Marine Trades Association PropEle Electric Boat Motors, Inc. Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader

Rat Island Rowing & Sculling Club RE/MAX First, Inc. Schooner Martha Foundation Schooner Merrie Ellen Schooner Mycia Schooner Suva Screencraft Gifts Sirens Pub Small Craft Advisor magazine Stig Osterberg, D.D.S. Yo-Leven Charters

To learn more please go to www.skagit.edu or www.marinecenterofexcellence.com or call us at 360.766.6282

Enjoy Point Hudson year-round when you bring your boat to us! Great food • Lodging Adjacent to town and the Northwest Maritime Center Moorage

Patron Businesses

The Bishop Victorian Hotel H2Out The Miller Hull Partnership Port Townsend Arts Guild The Food Co-op, Port Townsend Port Townsend Paper Corp. Port Townsend Rigging Port Townsend Sails Sunrise Coffee Company The Swan Hotel

419 Jackson St North of the NW Maritime Center 385-4000 www.seamarineco.com

Mechanical Propulsion Electrical Canvas Loft Rigging Travel Lift

Brokerage Fiberglass Woodworking New Construction Storage on 5 Acres

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Kid Stuff: Messing About with Boats Ahoy kids of all ages! Build a boat; join a pirate treasure hunt; laugh and sing with other kids at North Star Stage; dance at the Main Tent and learn about the creatures under the sea. Fun, education and inspiration surrounds the harbor full of wooden boats. Dreams are launched and a lifetime of opportunity is all around you. Some programs have been here for decades; others are brand new, an outgrowth of expanding programs year-round 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. This year, special thanks to Jim “Kiwi” Ferris and Edensaw Woods, Carl’s Lumber, Hadlock Building Supply, Westport Shipyard and Arrow Lumber for coming together as a community and making magic happen with such beautiful hulls. All kids are welcome. Your donations are kindly appreciated and go to support youth programs and scholarships.

Port Townsend Marine Science Center Offerings

No one gets you closer to marine life and the ocean than the Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC). On Saturday at the Festival they provide all kinds of activities to connect you and your family to the water. From 11 am to 5 pm come make marine crafts of all kinds in Kids Corner! From 11:30 am to 12:30 pm learn all about local sea creatures and sea life at the NWMC Dock. PTMSC Ex-

ecutive Director Anne Murphy and her snorkel- and neopreneclad friends will temporarily transport sea creatures from the bay to our beach for your viewing, then return them to their underwater homes. View and learn about marine life on a family beach walk with Libby Palmer on Saturday from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.

14th Annual North Star Stage

Pull up a bale of hay and enjoy the 14th Annual North Star Stage production. The play is created and directed by Port Townsend’s School for Young Actors and Chameleon Theater artistic director Joey Pipia, who builds on the tradition of pirate playwright Valerie Hahn and

his daughter Sophie. This year’s play continues the adventures of Captain Cloud! Would-be buccaneers of all ages invited. Shows are Saturday at 11 and 3 and Sunday at 1.

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! Sunday, noon-1.

Our mission: To engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life in the spirit of discovery and adventure.

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. Photo by Patrick J. Sullivan

Ahoy! Kids wanted for fun times Children of all ages attending the Wooden Boat Festival are welcome! FRIDAY 9-5 – Longboat rides – Marina’s NE corner 9-5 – Sail a Thunderbird – NWMC Dock 10-5 – Rowboat rides – NWMC Dock 10-5 – Kids’ Boatbuilding – Kids’ Corner Noon-7 – All Family Music & Dancing – Music Stage SATURDAY 9-5 – Longboat rides – Marina’s NE corner 9-5 – Sail a Thunderbird – NWMC Dock 10-5 – Rowboat rides – NWMC Dock 10-5 – Kids’ Boatbuilding – Kids’ Corner 11-5 – Marina Crafts with PTMSC – Kids’ Corner 11-noon – Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure - North Star Stage

11:30-12:30 – Sea Life Snorkel with Anne Murphy – NWMC Dock Noon-7 – All Family Music & Dancing – Music Stage 1:30-2:30 Family Beach Walk with Libby Palmer – Cupola House 3-4 – Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure – North Star Stage SUNDAY 9-noon – Longboat rides – Marina’s NE corner 9-noon – Sail a Thunderbird – NWMC Dock 10-2 – Rowboat rides – NWMC Dock 10-4 – Kids’ Boatbuilding – Kids’ Corner Noon-1 – Captain Pirate’s Treasure Hunt – Cupola House Noon-5 – All Family Music & Dancing – Music Stage 1-2 – Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure – North Star Stage

A person is never too young to learn how to “aargh!” like a pirate. Photo by Steve Patch 6 • 2012 WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL

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Special Honors for Devlin, Hasse Lifetime Achievement Awards for 2 Festival Mainstays Please join us at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 in the Main Room at the Northwest Maritime Center for a reception honoring the lifelong work and passions of two special individuals. Sam Devlin, president of Devlin Designing Boat Builders in Olympia, Wash., is be-

ing awarded the WoodenBoat magazine and Wooden Boat Foundation Award for Lifetime Achievement in Design. Port Townsend’s own Carol Hasse is this year’s recipient of the Wooden Boat Foundation Award for Lifetime Achievement in

Wooden Boat Community Spirit and Culture. For 34 of the 36 years, Devlin and Hasse have been a big part of the Wooden Boat Festival. These two are the longest continuous displayers at the Festival and we salute you both!

Sam Devlin

In 1974, a young Devlin was sitting in the galley of an 1898 tugboat in southeast Alaska, contemplating the big question of what to do with his life. With a cup of strong black coffee and a copy of the first issue of a new magazine called WoodenBoat in hand, an answer took hold. For the first time Photo by Neil Rabinowitz in his life, Devlin contemplated becoming a boatbuilder. A short three years and University of Oregon degree later, he started on his first boat. A self-described average guy with a pervasive love of boats and water, Devlin started Devlin Designing Boat Builders in Eugene, Ore., soon moved to Eld Inlet in Puget Sound and most recently to a larger shop in Olympia. Devlin designs and builds boats using a composite construction method he’s helped to pioneer known as “stitch-and-glue” which, according to Devlin, combines the best of both worlds: wooden boatbuilding with modern epoxy technology. He is a tinkerer, tending towards simplicity of design that carries a touch of whimsy. Devlin just rounded the horn of his 35th year as designer and boatbuilder, having built 416 wooden boats, all but four of his own design, and sent his boats or designs to more than 69 countries and all 50 states. (For TV’s “NCIS” fans, the boat Gibbs works on is a Devlin boat.) Devlin has built an impressive design collection that includes tiny rowing and sailing dinghies like the Pollywog and Guppy, as well as larger sailboats like the 23-foot Arctic Tern sloop, the sleek 36-foot cruising yacht Peregrine and the 42-foot Oysta motorsailer. The most recent project for Devlin’s company is a 48-foot powerboat. In addition to his boatbuilding and design career, Devlin is the author of the best selling book Devlin’s Boatbuilding and many articles on boatbuilding and boats, and stars in a video on wooden boat construction titled “Sam Devlin on Wooden Boatbuilding.” Devlin is proud to have been part of the inspiration and final expression of all these boats, and he has always had the fervent wish that they bring joy and happiness to their owners.

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Carol Hasse

Carol Hasse has been a sailmaker and owner of Hasse & Co. Port Townsend Sails Inc. since 1978. Cruising World describes her sails this way: “Carol Hasse and Port Townsend Sails spin gold by sticking to traditional methods of construcPhoto by Neil Rabinowitz tion and paying attention to the little things that help sails withstand the tests of time.” Hasse came to sailmaking from a love of cruising and a lifelong passion for learning outside the confines of a classroom. By believing in herself, Hasse set off to learn how to make sails for a communal schooner-building project in the early 1970s. She first worked under Franz Schattauer, a master sailmaker in the old-world tradition, and eventually with Ron Harrow, who owned the only sail loft in Port Townsend at the time. You will find Hasse today in that same loft, if she’s not off on a maritime adventure. Hasse is a founding board member of the Wooden Boat Foundation. She is a regular judge at the Victoria Classic Boat Festival and has served in the past as a judge for Cruising World’s Boat of the Year competition at the Annapolis Boat Show. She has also been a speaker at Safety at Sea seminars on both coasts. Hasse regularly lectures for the Wooden Boat Foundation and the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. She is active in teaching and lecturing on all aspects of sailmaking, sail repair, sail inventory and sail handling. Instructional venues include sail training vessels, boat shows, yacht clubs, offshore cruising seminars, Safety at Sea seminars and Port Townsend Sails’ in-loft Hands-On Sail Repair Seminars. She has been active in sail training for women and youth in the Northwest and the South Pacific for more than 30 years. This year, the Northwest Maritime Center named the beach by the center in honor of Hasse for her unusual community-building pastime. See if you can find the plaque. Hasse says she feels blessed to live in the Pacific Northwest, where she has actively sailed her 25-foot 1959 Nordic Folkboat, Lorraine, since 1979. Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader

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Tradition flows through S’Klallam Tribe NWMC to collaborate with Jamestown S’Klallams The S’Klallam village site, or qatáy, where Port Townsend now sits, was one of 30 named S’Klallam villages on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Port Townsend Bay and the Kitsap Peninsula. Villagers harvested seasonal resources with a specific understanding of taxonomy, estuary and stream biology, sea life and the rhythms of the natural world, observed during more than 10,000 years of continuous occupation. The 1977 discovery of the Manis mastodon offered definitive evidence that humans hunted on the Olympic Peninsula as long ago as 14,000 years ago. S’Klallams maintained the prairies, burning them back each year, to create habitat for edible plants such as camas, and new grass to feed the deer and elk they hunted. Their culture relied heavily on the red cedar tree, which provided wood for shelter and huge cargo canoes as well as split bark fibers that were woven for clothing, blankets and sails. A remnant of a camas field today exists and is protected at the city-owned Port Townsend Golf Course. In the 19th century, nonIndian settlers arrived in the area, desiring S’Klallam lands. In 1855, the S’Klallams and

other Puget Sound tribes signed a treaty with the federal government that stated they would always be able to hunt, fish and gather in their “usual and accustomed” grounds. Without treaty enforcement, settlers forced S’Klallams from their traditional lands in Port Townsend and Sequim. Both groups relocated together near Dungeness. The S’Klallam people looked for ways to preserve their lifestyle, identity and cultural ways. In 1874, under the leadership of Lord James Balch, the S’Klallam people living in the Dungeness area decided that, to survive, they must adopt a new value system that included property ownership. They pooled $500 in gold coins to purchase 210 acres along the strait, now called Jamestown. Many joined the local workforce as farmers and dairymen. Others continued to practice their traditional hunting and fishing, using these goods for trade with the local settlers. From the 1850s through the 1960s, the S’Klallams withstood racism by local residents, who often treated the darkest-skinned among them as second-class citizens. They also weathered political struggles with the federal,

The site that became Port Townsend was once home to a S’Klallam village, according to this map of traditional S’Klallam villages along the North Olympic Peninsula. Map by Dale Faulstich; courtesy of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Archives

state and local governments, which at times recognized them as a sovereign people (as promised in the Treaty of Point No Point), but more often did not – instead choosing to refuse them any treaty rights. Still, the S’Klallam people raised families, worshipped, contributed to the local economy and sent their children to schools in Sequim.

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s canoe Laxaynem, being carried onto the beach at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend during a canoe journey. Courtesy of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Archives 10 • 2012 Wooden Boat FestivaL

In the 1970s, the Jamestown S’Klallam people joined with tribes across the nation in a movement to gain justice for those whose treaty rights had been ignored for more than a century by the federal government. Through a long legal process, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe was “re-recognized” by the United States government on Feb. 10, 1981, confirming the Tribe’s rights as a sovereign nation. As it formed a government (similar to any local, state or federal government), it became eligible for funds and expertise to build economic security for its people and to protect traditional resources. Under the leadership of W. Ron Allen, tribal chair since 1977, the many S’Klallam leaders who have worked on the tribal council, tribal committees and tribal staff, the Tribe has become a highly collaborative, well-respected partner in economic development, health care, natural resources, cultural preservation and the arts. The Tribe is now the secondlargest employer in Clallam County, with diverse businesses, including 7 Cedars Casino, built in the style of a traditional longhouse at Blyn, at the head

On the Web Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe jamestowntribe.org of Sequim Bay along U.S. Highway 101. It features the region’s largest collection of Northwest coast totemic art. Among its other businesses, the Tribe offers both a medical and a dental clinic, open to the public. The Tribe supports dozens of cultural and community causes. In Jefferson County, these include preservation of Tamanowas Rock, a sacred S’Klallam place, and the Northwest Maritime Center, which promotes an understanding and love of wooden boats, including traditional red cedar canoes. While there are no concrete plans at press time, ongoing conversations between the Tribe and the Northwest Maritime Center are exploring potential programmatic collaborations to better include Native maritime traditions into the experiences available at NWMC, including the opportunity to engage the public in traditional canoe construction.

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Pilothouse Training Center Ready for Classes Opened in the summer of 2012, the Northwest Maritime Center Pilothouse Training Center houses state-of-the-art equipment for training professional and aspiring mariners in advanced navigation, communication, safety and ship handling through an immersive shipskills simulator. Tours leave every half-hour from the boat shop, with a more in-depth program each day at 2pm. Sign up for the 2pm program in advance; space is limited. While the Pilothouse will be used extensively for maritime training for recreational boaters, professional mariners, and education enhancements for middle and high school students, the

software and classrooms will also be used for oil spill response training. The Pilothouse uses sophisticated hydrodynamic modeling software that is equally adept at accurately replicating how a container ship handles in an ebb tide, or how an oil spill sheen travels in the same tidal pattern, is affected by wind and weather conditions, and by various containment and dispersion techniques. In the coming years, the Pilothouse will play host to a number of integrated exercises to better prepare local, state and federal responders to protect our waters and coastal areas from large- and small-scale oil spills.

The Northwest Maritime Center’s Pilothouse Training Center contains state-of-theart equipment which, for example, can be used to simulate piloting a large ship into Elliott Bay and the Port of Seattle. Photo by Janeen Armstrong

Pilothouse Classes at the Northwest Maritime Center Radar Navigation for the Recreational Boater • Oct. 13-14, 2012 This in-depth radar course utilizes our state-of-the-art simulator and the networked navigation and radar computer lab. Learn to use radar to navigate safely in poor visibility. Mark targets, plot courses and practice collision avoidance on the simulator. $250

Advanced Piloting Skills • Oct. 20-21, 2012 Practice a series of progressively more challenging piloting and boat-handling skills, including collision avoidance, rules of the road, night navigation, weather, sea state and currents. Learn the principles that will allow you to handle your vessel safely in challenging situations, then practice those situations on our professional-grade simulator. $250

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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 This classic is one of many that have found a plane. The Port of Poulsbo offers a wide range of facilities home with the Port of Poulsbo. for boat owners, including berthage, boat houses, 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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A home away from home Sharon L has long tradition as one of the family By Megan Claflin Stepping below deck for the first time aboard Sharon L in 2006, Keith Griffith found then owner Miles McCoy relaxing in the roomy cabin. A fire crackled in the woodstove, filling the space with a comforting warmth and aroma, and on top, a pot of tea steeped. “Instead of feeling like a yacht it reminded me more of grandma’s cabin – real cozy and homey,” Griffith said. “Comfort” is a recurring sentiment when people describe Sharon L, and it is that exact observation that led painter Claire Acord to create a portrait of the vessel for the 36th annual Wooden Boat Festival poster contest. “I liked her from the moment I first saw her,” said Acord, who took a photograph of Sharon L while sailing Port Townsend Bay with her husband during a previous Festival. “She had a welcoming look about her and those beautiful lines that really catch your eye.” Challenged to create an image that would promote the theme of “tradition,” Acord found a biography for Sharon L and said she was touched by her history as a treasured member of the McCoy family. “Sharon L reflects tradition at every level,” she said, “from its connection to the tradition of U.S. sailing as an American catboat to a lifetime spent sailing with Miles (McCoy) and his family.” Acord’s depiction of Sharon L against the backdrop of Mount Baker, a tribute to the McCoy’s years spent chartering in the San Juan Islands, was selected as the winner among 45 applicants. 80-years in the Northwest Built in 1932, by the Blanchard Boat Company of Seattle, Sharon L is wooden catboat, 40 feet in length with a 13-foot beam and a 3-foot draft. A catboat, or a cat-rigged sailboat, is said to have originated in New York around 1840, and quickly became a popular fishing and transport vessel due to its easy handling, shallow draft and

Tupper and Korie Griffith are pictured with son Owen, 2, aboard the Sharon L in Port Townsend. The cat-rigged sailboat featured on the 36th Wooden Boat Festival poster has been on the water since 1932. Photos by Megan Claflin

large capacity. Unique to Sharon L, a large gaff-rigged mainsail is supported by an 8-foot bowsprit and a larger jib for improved balance, handling and speed. Her original hull, yellow cedar on white oak frames, remains in excellent condition for a boat nearly 80 years of age, thanks to the dedicated maintenance performed by three generations of the McCoy family. “She’s just a good boat, wellbuilt and purposeful,” McCoy said. “As long as you took care of her, she’d take care of you.” Part of the family McCoy developed an early “obsession” with sailing vessels. Living in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood, he would often row a small dinghy to the Seattle Yacht Club and, he recalls, more than once being caught wandering through the Blanchard boatyard when he should have been in school. “I enjoyed being on the water, the freedom of it,” he said.

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Purchased by McCoy’s father at the end of World War II in 1945, sailing Sharon L quickly became a dominant pastime for the family, with skills passed down from father to sons. “Sailing created a deep bond between my father and I,” McCoy said. A few years after returning from the Korean War, McCoy moved to Orcas Island in 1956, living there aboard Sharon L for several years. When his father passed away in 1960, McCoy took ownership of the vessel and a year later honeymooned aboard with his wife, Louellen. The two began a successful day charter business, which they operated out of West Sound of Orcas Island for about 25 years. McCoy’s decades as a sailor and vast knowledge of wooden boats earned him a reputation and it was in 2006, while working as part of the crew restoring historic schooner Martha, that he met Griffith. The two formed – Continued on next page

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A new home found New to Port Townsend, having relocated from Portland, Ore., in 2006, Griffith was in the market for a vessel to call home. In October 2007 he purchased the yacht. “I lived aboard the first winter, sailing up and down the coast with my big dog, and I couldn’t have been happier,” he said. Five years later, Tupper and his wife Korie, former captain of Adventuress and current passenger ferry operator for Puget Sound Express, are looking forward to carrying on their own “family tradition,” as they acclimate their 2-year-old son Owen to sailing aboard Sharon L. Because little of her hull is varnished, maintaining the appearance of Sharon L is less extensive, said Griffith, eyeing areas slated for a fresh coast of paint. In preparation for longer voyages, the couple removed Sharon L’s mast in August to get a better look at the attached hardware and status of the wood but overall, Griffith said, the vessel is in excellent condition. “Everything is in wonderful shape thanks to Miles,” he said. “The boat exists as she does today because of his 62 years of diligence and care.” The Griffiths have invited the McCoys to join them aboard for this year’s festival to help answer questions and tell stories of the yacht’s history. “It will be nice to be aboard her again,” McCoy said, “like coming home to an old friend.”

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Highlights of the 36th Annual Festival Lin & Larry Pardey Are Back Again!

You won’t want to miss any of the presentations by these legendary sailors and authors of 11 books. The Pardeys, who attended our first Festival, have said that this is likely to be their last trip to the U.S. and to the Festival. They will be giving presentations in the Maritime Room: Friday 1:15-2:15pm: The Unstoppable Boat Saturday 7-8:30pm: The Compelling Power of Adventure ($20) Sunday 1:15-2:12pm: Storm Tactics

Pilothouse Is Ready, Open for Tours

Come and visit the new Pilothouse Training Center, now ready for instructional use, up top in the Northwest Maritime Center. Tours leave from the boat shop every half-hour, with a more in-depth program each day at 2pm. Sign up for the 2pm program in advance; space is limited. See the Pilothouse story on page 12 of this program.

The Northwest Maritime Center is the place to be to watch schooner races, rowing races and the Festival-ending Sail-by. Meet me at the Compass Rose! Photo by Patrick J. Sullivan

Festival Expands to Pope Marine Park

This year, we are expanding the Festival’s parameters to Pope Marine Park, City Dock and Union Wharf. Pope Marine Park is the home of wine and cider tastings hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Wineries Association. Our local steampunk group, the Brass Screw Confederacy, presents cutlass combat and chaos 2-6pm on Saturday and Sunday. The ever popular and always delicious Cape Cleare salmon cart is on hand Friday 4-7pm, Saturday 11am-7pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm. The historic and beautiful MV Lotus is on City Dock and open for tours all three days. The Odyssey will run daily charters off Union Wharf.

‘Taste of the Home Port’ Visit the Cotton Building in Pope Marine Park for a taste of the home port featuring local wine and hard cider handcrafted on the Olympic Peninsula from the Olympic Peninsula Wine Association’s eight unique member wineries, including: Camaraderie Cellars, FairWinds Winery, Harbinger Winery, Olympic Cellars, Eaglemount Wine & Cider, Black Diamond Winery, Wind Rose Cellars and Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Visit olympicpeninsulawineries.org for more information on our wineries and come sip with us at the festival!


Music Stage Active All Day You will be entertained with sea chanteys and fun family music all day long in the allages music tent. We are thrilled to have Tom Lewis back; don’t miss his entertaining shows on Saturday at 2pm and 4pm, and Sunday at noon. Check the music schedule on page 18 – the whole weekend is full of great performances. On Friday and Saturday nights, 7:30-midnight, we’re featuring great dance music, with the Delta Rays on Friday night and The Better Half on Saturday. We welcome all ages on both evenings, but at 9pm each night, the dance floor will be adjusted to accommodate the

large crowds in the 21-andolder beer garden.

Happy 100th Birthday, Sea Scouts!

The Sea Scouts, part of the Boy Scouts of America program that provides opportunities for youths ages 14-21 to get on the water, turns 100 years old this year! We’re happy to have them here at the Festival.

Marine Trivia with Jake

Bring a team or just come and join one as Northwest Maritime Center Executive Director Jake Beattie hosts a rousing game of maritime trivia. This first-time Festival event is

sure to be fun, informative and highly entertaining.

Memorial Bell Toll Is Sunday On Sunday morning, we continue the tradition of honoring mariners who have passed over the bar in the past year. The names of those being honored are read, the bells are rung eight times, followed by a moment of silence. People then are welcome to say a few words. The memorial ends with a scattering of flowers from the NWMC dock. The Bell Toll is a nautical, non-religious ceremony. The Sea Scouts Falcon Troop assists with the ceremony. Everyone is welcome. Those present may – Continued on next page

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MV Lotus Tours Daily at City Dock Enjoy a look at an Edwardian cruising houseboat from 1909 and experience life aboard at the turn of the century. Lotus has been a familiar sight in Puget Sound and north to Glacier Bay in Southeast Alaska for more than 100 years. She was the largest power yacht on the West Coast when she was launched in 1909, and today she retains the charm and original furnishings of that lovely, adventurous era. Step aboard and step back in time.

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Steambending is a popular instructional topic. Photo by Jan Davis

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add names to the list and say a few brief words. No ticket required; meet on the Compass Rose.

Sunday Brings T-37 Model Boat Races

This year, we have our first T-37 Model Boat Races! They begin at 10am on Sunday in the harbor. T-37s are wooden remote-control sailboats made by Tippecanoe Boats. Tippecanoe model boats are becoming the rage, with everyone from big-boat skippers to young adults taking the controls and racing. Come on down to the booth and test one out, and then be sure to watch the races!

Shoot a Cannon at Compass Rose

Famous Herreshoff cannon maker RGB Cannons is here this year, officially opening and closing the Festival with cannon fire. Come on down to the Compass Rose on Sunday afternoon to watch demonstrations and learn to shoot a cannon.

Screening of ‘Throwbacks to a Golden Age of Northwest Boats’

For more than 100 years, the Pacific Northwest has ranked as a world center for vessel design, construction and preserva-

tion. Visit Bill Garden’s island, Toad’s Landing; sit down with Norm Blanchard in Seattle; go aboard a Lake Union dreamboat; and tour the Westward, all without leaving your seat! Producer John Sabella will introduce the film and answer questions afterward. Showing in the Maritime Room, Friday at 7:30pm.

Small-boat Adventurers at Festival

This year, we have several famous and amazing smallboat adventurers giving presentations and exhibiting: Tug Buse talks about his 5,000-mile journey in a small boat; Howard Rice, known for his solo around Cape Horn in a 15-foot canoe, is here; and Fritz Funk and Vince Welch give several presentations in addition to screening a film on Amos Burg and his adventures in the Dorjun. (Today, the Dorjun happens to be part of the NWMC fleet and is at the Festival – be sure to take a look!) There are presentations on the big-water runners of the 1950s, and we’ll have on hand five historic replicas of drift boats from that era.

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Friday and Saturday nights, 8-11pm, in the Marina Room for this fun, family-friendly activity.

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Saturday at 3pm; skippers meet at 9am on NWMC beach. Awards ceremonies for all races are held at 6pm at the Festival Main Stage on the day of event.

Port Townsend’s maritime history is rich and colorful, and very entertaining. At the turn of the century, Port Townsend was the largest port north of San Francisco. Shanghaiing and sea adventures were common. Come learn about our rich past! The Jefferson County Historical Society Museum in old City Hall is offering a special entry price of just $2 for festivalgoers.

Jefferson County Memorial Athletic Field is across Monroe Street from the festival gates and offers special parking rates during the Festival. Sponsored by Jefferson County Parks & Recreation, all proceeds from parking this weekend go to maintain the public field. Hours are 8am11pm on Friday ($10); 7am11pm on Saturday ($20); and 8am-5pm on Sunday ($10). A three-day pass is available for $30, and vehicles over 30 feet long are charged an additional $10. Park nearby and support a great cause.

Regattas & Races Each Day

There are several opportunities to watch or participate in races over the weekend: the 26-foot-and-under sailboat race is held on Friday at 2:30pm; skippers meet at 1pm at NWMC beach. The rowing race is held on Saturday at 10am; skippers meet at 9am on NWMC beach. The Northwest Schooner Cup is

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Festival Serves Hot Music THURSDAY 5:30 pm – Daniel Macke 6 pm – Pete Lack 7 pm – Tony and the Roundabouts 8:30 pm – Southbound

FRIDAY 1 pm – Dave Sheehan 2 pm – Steve Grandenetti 3 pm – Stars of Tomorrow & Band Lab 4 pm – Whateverly Brothers 5 pm – Impulse

6:15 pm – Susan Welch & Billy Forrester with Rambling Dog Motion 7:30 pm – Delta Rays 8 pm – Sea Chantey Song Circle, Marina Room

SATURDAY 11 am – Bertram Levy Trio Noon – Mike and Val James with Pete Toyne 1 pm –Whateverly Brothers 2 pm – Tom Lewis 3 pm – Whozyamama 4 pm – Tom Lewis 5 pm – Pies on the Run 6:15 pm – Low Ones 7:30 pm – Better Half 8 pm – Sea Chantey Song Circle, Marina Room SUNDAY 11 am – Joe Euro 12 pm – Tom Lewis 1 pm – Howly Slim 2 pm – Tugboat Bromberg 3 pm – Shady Grove

Photo by Kevin Mason

Know Before You Go: General Information volunteer police at the Water and Monroe intersection.

No Dogs, No Pets Sorry, no dogs are allowed at the Festival. 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 36-year safety tradition. Where to Park Limited street parking is available early mornings, but check signs: Many spots have a two-hour limit. Please be courteous of the neighborhood lawns, driveways and fire hydrants. Towing does happen in Port Townsend. Jefferson County Memorial Athletic Field is right next to the Festival gates, and offers paid parking. Sponsored by Jefferson County Parks & Recreation, all proceeds from parking go to maintain the public field. Hours are 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday ($10), 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday ($20), and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday ($10). A three-day pass is available for $30, and vehicles more than 30 feet long will be charged an extra $10. Park nearby and support a great cause!

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 NWMC, near the Main Gate entrance. First-Class First Aid The medical station is near the food court.

Point Hudson Marina is packed with wooden craft for the annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Photo by Patrick J. Sullivan

Ride the Shuttle Bus To ride public transit, follow signs along Sims Way (SR 20) directing you to the Haines Place Park-and-Ride (by Safeway and the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center) or to overflow parking at a gravel lot in the nearby shipyard. Jefferson Transit has multiple shuttle runs


to/from Festival Main Gate, from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, and from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Carpool, ride the bus or bike (or paddle) when possible. Thank you! New this year: Tickets are available at the Park-and-Ride on Saturday; purchase your ticket before you board the shuttle

bus and walk right in the gate when you arrive! Accessibility is Offered Handicap parking is at the Washington Street parking lot. Drop-off and parking access for handicap vans, cars and buses is available at the Northwest Maritime Center. Follow directions of

Camping & RVs Camping may be available at Fort Worden State Park and Jefferson County Fairgrounds; call the fairground at 360-385-1013. Plan Ahead for 2013 Port Townsend and Jefferson County is a popular place yearround for visitors; Wooden Boat Festival weekend is the biggest and most popular of all. When it comes to overnight accommodations, reservations need to be made now for next year’s Festival, Sept. 6-8, 2013. – Continued on next page

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Festival Admission You are issued a wristband when you purchase a ticket. Your wristband provides access to more than 300 boats, all daytime talks and demonstrations, races, on-the-water opportunities, kids’ activities, music, and exhibitors. Your wristband is required during Festival hours to walk through the Northwest Maritime Center buildings and Compass Rose. Public beach access is provided after 3 pm on Sunday. Ticket Prices Ticket window opens at 8:30 a.m. each day. Festival tickets are available online at woodenboat.org. Print out your eTicket and pick up your wristband at will call. Tickets are available at the Parkand-Ride on Saturday; purchase your ticket before you board the shuttle bus and walk right in the gate when you arrive! Individual adult 3-day weekend pass $30 1-day ticket $15 Seniors (65+) & teens (13-19) 3-day: $20; 1-day $10 Ages 12 & younger – FREE Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader

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Festival Hours A wristband is required for admission between the hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Need Help? Try one of the information booths – either at the Main Gate or the Re-entry & Exhibitor Entrance, or don’t hesitate to ask any of our staff or volunteers wearing the blue “CREW” shirts.

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WBF/NWMC members Free or discount based on level. Go to Member Tent near Main Gate.

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9:30 AM-10:30 AM

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Big Water, Little Boats - Fulmer & the First Grand Canyon Dory Tom Martin

Movie: “Throwbacks to a Golden Age of Northwest Boats”

Movie: “Big Water Runners of the Colorado River,1950’s Boats Then & Now” Dave Mortenson

Celestial Navigation Capt. Jeff Sanders

Sailing the West Coast of Vancouver Island Elsie Hulsizer

Cruising on a Budget Wendy Hinman

The Unstoppable Boat Lin & Larry Pardey

Finding Your Boats History Kaci Cronkhite (2:45-3:45)

Cruising to Alaska Sam Devlin/Mark Bunzel (4:00-5:30)

Nautical iPad Applications Mark Bunzel

Jefferson Community Boat Project Wayne Chimenti

Felicity Ann Project Penelope Partridge

Controlling your Costs by Having an Unstoppable Boat Lin & Larry Pardey

Sailing to the South Pacific and Asia with Pacific Grace: a Lecture and Offshore Video Documentary Tony Anderson (2:45-3:45)

The Construction of SALTS’ Grand Banks Fishing Schooner the Pacific Grace Tony Anderson (4:00-5:30)

Caring for Your Compass Bill Haimes

Night Navigation Nancy Erley

Solo Circumnavigating the Worlds 5 Great Capes from Port Townsend Jeanne Socrates

Biodiesel & the Petroleum Free Cruising Boat Captain Peter Wilcox

Intro: Paper Charting & Navigation Ace Spragg

“The Dorjun Sails to Cape Horn, 1933-34” Symposium & Documentary Movie Fritz Funk

Fiberglassing Over Wood John Harris

Spar Making Bruce Tipton

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Movie: “Schooner or Later” (30 mins.) Carol Stabile

New Traditions in Rigging Brion Toss

Green Toilets Geoff Trott

Knotting Matters: Practical Knots Bill Dengler

Care & Feeding of Outboard Gas Motors Stewart Pugh

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Movie: “Charlotte” (96 mins.)

Captains’ Licensing Capt. Jeff Sanders

Preparations for Warm Water Cruising: Southern California to Mexico and Beyond Holly Scott

9:30 - 10:15 Steambending Jeff Hammond

10:30 - 11:15 Wood for Boatbuilding Ted Pike & Adam Henley

11:30 - 12:15 The Sawstop Table Saw John Montgomery

12:30 - 11:15 Cedar Strip Canoe & Kayak Building Joe Greenley

1:30 - 2:15 Traditional NW Canoes Steve Brown

2:30 - 3:15 Working with Epoxy Bruce Blatchley

3:30 - 4:15 The Sawstop Table Saw John Montgomery

9:30 - 10:15 Sharpening Tim Lawson

10:30 - 11:15 Coopering Steve Haberstezer

11:30 - 12:15 Hand Saws Jim Tolpin

12:30 - 1:15 The Wooden Foreplane Abel Dances

1:30 - 2:15 Mortices: Square and Round Jim Tolpin

2:30 - 3:15 Joinery Planes Deneb Pulchaski

3:30 - 4:15 Traditional NW Adzes Steve Brown










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4:30-6:30 Essentials of Sailmaking Carol Hasse

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9:30 AM-10:30 AM

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Design Development of SALTS New Offshore Sail Training Schooner Stephen Duff

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Big Water, Little Boats Fulmer & the First Grand Canyon Dory Tom Martin

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Movie: “Schooner or Later” (30 mins.) Carol Stabile

Movie: “Big Water Runners of the Colorado River 1950’s Boats -Then & Now” Dave Mortenson

Movie: “Charlotte” (96 mins.)

Dangers & Other Obstacles to Cruising Wendy Hinman

Adventure Sailing and Cruising in Small Boats Howard Rice

New Traditions in Rigging Brion Toss

Cruising Asia, Living Without Refrigeration Wendy Hinman

Finding Your Boat’s History Kaci Cronkhite

Why Wood Now? Jim Brown

Values, Character & the Wooden Boat Lawrence Cheek

Maritime Panel; The Environment of Education & Jobs in Puget Sound & Beyond Ann Avary

Design of Small Cruising Boats John Harris

Southeast Alaska Cruising Elsie Hulsizer

Solo Circumnavigating the World’s 5 Great Capes from Port Townsend Jeanne Socrates

5,000 Mile Cruise in a Small Boat Tug Buse

Barnacle Drag & Removal, The Secrets of Barnacle Bill Chelcie Liu

Beyond the Bay: Cruising for Women Pam Navis

Harmony on The High Seas: Secrets of Not Throwing Your Matey Overboard Virginia & Robert Gleser

Biodiesel & the PetroleumFree Cruising Boat Capt. Peter Wilcox

Advanced Anchoring Nancy Erley

Capt. Vancouver West Coast Explorations John Horton

Yacht Interiors Gwendolyn Tracy

Felicity Ann Project Penelope Partridge

Pygmy Boats Newest Kayak Designs with Live Eskimo Rolling Demo John Lockwood

Custom Abandon Ship Kit Capt. Michael Davis

How to Cruise Rapids of BC Mark Bunzel

Trip Planning with Tides & Currents Ace Spragg

Choosing the Right Small Wooden Boat John Welsford & Howard Rice

Spar Making Bruce Tipton

Green Toilets Geoff Trott

Stitch ‘n’ Glue Boat Building Sam Devlin

SCAMP The Evolution of an Optimized Micro Cruiser John Welsford & Howard Rice

Varnishing Joni Blanchard

9:30 - 10:15 Caulking Dave Thompson

10:30 - 11:15 The Sawstop Table Saw John Montgomery

11:30 - 12:15 Wood for Boatbuilding Ted Pike & Adam Henley

12:30 - 1:15 The Wooden Foreplane Abel Dances

1:30 - 2:15 Traditional NW Adzes Steve Brown

2:30 - 3:15 Cedar Strip Canoe & Kayak Building Joe Greenley

3:30 - 4:15 The Sawstop Table Saw John Montgomery

9:30 - 10:15 Mortices: Square and Round Jim Tolpin

10:30 - 11:15 Traditional NW Canoes Steve Brown

11:30 - 12:15 Joinery Planes Deneb Pulchaski

12:30 - 1:15 Hand Saws Jim Tolpin

1:30 - 2:15 Scarf Joints Steve Chapin

2:30 - 3:15 Sharpening Tim Lawson

3:30 - 4:15 Coopering Steve Habersetzer

9:30-10:30 Hands on Ditty: Sail Repair Tools Alison Wood

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10:45-12:15 Essentials of Sailmaking (1.5hrs) Carol Hasse

12:30-1:30 Handwork & Tools Demo: handsewn rings, Jib hanks, main sail slides Alison Wood

1:45-3:15 Knotting Matters; Decorative Knots The Portuguese Sennit (1.5hrs) Bill Dengler

3:30-5:30 Poetry & Readings of Fisher Poets Open Mic (2hrs) Fisher Poets











Sunday Presentations 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Open Sea Project: Parametric Analysis & Design Tools for Naval Architecture Stephen Duff and Will Krzymowski

Stability & Aero-Hydrodynamics of Traditional Sailing Vessels: An Account of Recent Research at SALTS & University of Oregon Stephen Duff (9:30-11:45)

Movie: “The Journey of Amos Burg” Nancy Long

How to Build a Dragon Class Sailboat Nick Loenen

Project Impossible: Start to Finish While Managing Checkbook, Sanity and Marriage Vince Stamper

Legacy & Learning: Including Your Children in the Adventure of Wooden Boats Carrie Stamper

Storm Tactics Lin & Larry Pardey

Practical Realities – Sail Camping & Cruising Tug Busse

Small Craft Seamanship Skills Howard Rice

Sea Stories Jim Brown

Storm Tactics Lin & Larry Pardey

Caring for Your Sextant Bill Haimes

Hooked on Wooden Boats Dan Mattson

Harmony on The High Seas: Secrets of Not Throwing Your Matey Overboard Virginia & Robert Gleser

Waggoneer Cruise Guide Mark Bunzel

Electric Propulsion Joe Grez

Custom Abandon Ship Kit Capt. Michael Davis

Preparations for Warm Water Cruising: Southern California to Mexico and Beyond Holly Scott

Care & Feeding of Outboard Gas Motors Stewart Pugh

Fiberglassing Over Wood John Harris

9:30 - 10:15 Chopping Rabbets Jeff Hammond

10:30 - 11:15 The Sawstop Table Saw John Montgomery

11:30 - 12:15 Carvel Planking Sean Komen

12:30 - 1:15 Cedar Strip Canoe & Kayak Building Joe Greenley

1:30 - 2:15 The Sawstop Table Saw John Montgomery

9:30 - 10:15 Sharpening Tim Lawson

10:30 - 11:15 Scarf Joints Steve Chapin

11:30 - 12:15 Hand Saws Jim Tolpin

12:30 - 1:15 Coopering Steve Habersetzer

1:30 - 2:15 Traditional NW Canoes Steve Brown

9:30-10:30 Knotting Matters: Practical Knots Bill Dengler

10:45-11:45 Beyond the Bay: Cruising for Women Pam Navis


12:00-1:00 Thumpmats Unravelled Dennis Armstrong

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

2012 Commercial & Nonprofit Exhibitors In addition to beautiful boats and knowledgeable presentations, the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival hosts dozens of commercial and nonprofit exhibitors from the U.S. and Canada. Enjoy perusing a wide variety of top-notch maritime businesses, marine science educators, authors, educational programs, marine artists, craftspeople, clothing vendors and more!

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Taste of the Northwest, Festival Style! The Pacific Northwest and Port Townsend are home to incredible food and spirits, much of which can be experienced right here at the festival.

Diversity is a good thing, in life and especially in food, and we have it all here at the 2012 Festival! Enjoy food from around the world, as well as

Bangkok Bistro – Tasty Thai food Cape Cleare Wild Olympic Salmon cart – at Pope Marine Park Dented Buoy – Excellent wood-fired pizzas Dos Okies BBQ – Hardwood-smoked, Oklahoma-inspired barbecue Java Gypsy – Local gourmet coffee Lopez Island Creamery – At the Festival for decades Metro Bagels – Big-city bagels without the big city Muskan Indian Restaurant – Delicious Indian food Mystery Bay Clams and Oysters – Steamed, grilled or raw Olympic Environmental Corn – Organic local corn, at the Festival for more than 30 years!

wood-fired pizza, fresh seafood, corn on the cob, barbecue, bagels, elephant ears and corn dogs, There is truly something for everyone!

When you work up a thirst, come enjoy local Port Townsend Brewing Co. beers and Northwest wines at Bar Harbor and the Wee Nip. Cheers!

Paellaworks – Custom paella hand-made with fresh, wild-caught seafood Ray’s Elephant Ears: – Elephant ears, hand-dipped corn dogs and lemonade Sandwich King Greek Food – Gyros and more Greek specialties Shanghai Restaurant – Local Chinese food The Green Cup – Organic coffee and teas The Spot Café – Local crab cakes Zieglers Bratwurst Haus – Authentic German bratwurst

Also be sure to visit our friends at Doc’s Marina Grill out on the Point; they’ll be offering a special Festival menu and drink specials!

Festival Schedule at a Glance THURSDAY Special Events

5 pm – Lifetime Achievement Awards 5:30 pm – Bar Harbor opens 6 pm – Boaters’ Chowder Feed


Special Events 8 am – Boaters’ Breakfast in Bar Harbor 9 am – Cannon opens Festival 2 pm – Pilot House presentation 2:30 pm – 26’ and under sailboat race 5 pm – Maritime Trivia Game, Maritime Room 6 pm – Sailboat Race Awards 7:30 pm – Movie: “Throwbacks to a Golden Age of NW Boats” 8 pm – Sea Chantey Song Circle, Marina Room

All Day Activities Pilot House tours every half hour until 1:30 Get out on the water – rides every hour (sign up in advance) Workshops, demonstrations & presentations – see main schedule Music at Mainstage (see music schedule, Page 18)

On the Water Sail on Odyssey, Union Wharf (time TBD) Tour Lotus on City Dock 9 am – Sign up for rowboat, longboat, Thunderbird rides 9:30 am – Thunderbird rides begin 10 am – Rowboat & longboat rides begin 11 am – Sail on Adventuress, NWMC Dock 11 am – Sail on Spike Africa, NWMC Dock Noon – Sign up for afternoon Thunderbird rides 2 pm – Sail on Spike Africa, NWMC Dock 3 pm – Sail on Adventuress, NWMC Dock

SATURDAY Special Events

10 am – Rowing Regatta 11 am – Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure, North Star Stage 11:30 am – Sea Life Snorkel, NWMC Dock 1:30 pm – Family Beach Walk, Cupola House

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2 pm – Pilot House Presentation 3 pm – Schooner Regatta 3 pm – Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure, North Star Stage 5 pm – Presenters’ Reception 6 pm – Schooner Regatta Awards 7 pm – Lin & Larry Pardey talk: “The Compelling Power of Adventure” – $20 8 pm – Sea Chantey Song Circle, Marina Room

Pilot House tours every half hour Get out on the water – rides every hour (sign up in advance) Workshops, demonstrations & presentations – see main schedule Music at Mainstage (see music schedule, Page 18)

Sail on Odyssey, Union Wharf (time TBD) Tour Lotus on City Dock 9 am – Sign up for rowboat, longboat & Thunderbird rides 9:30 am – Thunderbird rides begin 10 am – Rowboat & longboat rides begin 11 am – Sail on Adventuress, NWMC Dock 11 am – Sail on Spike Africa, NWMC Dock Noon – Sign up for afternoon Thunderbird rides 2 pm – Sail on Spike Africa, NWMC Dock 3 pm – Sail on Adventuress, NWMC Dock

Cannon demos starting at noon at Compass Rose, NWMC Pilot House tours every half hour until 1 pm Get out on the water – rides every hour until 2 pm (sign up in advance) Workshops, demonstrations & presentations – see main schedule Music at Mainstage (see music schedule, Page 18)

On the Water

All Day

On the Water

All Day

Sail on Odyssey, Union Wharf (time TBD) Tour Lotus on City Dock 9 am – Sign up for rowboat, longboat & Thunderbird rides 9:30 am – Thunderbird rides begin 10 am – Rowboat & longboat rides begin 11 am – Sail on Adventuress, NWMC Dock 11 am – Sail on Spike Africa, NWMC Dock 2 pm – Sail on Spike Africa, NWMC Dock 3 pm – Sail on Adventuress, NWMC Dock


Special Events 10 am – Bell Tolls ceremony at Compass Rose, NWMC 10:30 am – T37 Model boat races 12 pm – Captain Pirate’s Treasure Hunt, Cupola House 1 pm – Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure, North Star Stage 2 pm – Pilot House presentation 3 pm – Sail By 5 pm – Cannon shot closes Festival 6 pm – Volunteer Dinner

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Adult sailing classes on Port Townsend Bay involve the Risa. Submitted Photo

Thanks! We Couldn’t Do This Without You The Wooden Boat Festival is a community labor of love, but also takes time, money and commitment to make this very special event happen. We are so grateful to all of the following businesses, organizations and individuals for all of their support. Please take a moment to thank these folks when you see them – there would be no Festival without them! Thank You, Major Sponsors! Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology, Sea Marine, Chesapeake Light Craft, OffCenterHarbor. com, the Port of Port Townsend and WoodenBoat magazine. Your continued generosity through challenging economic times is so appreciated! Thank You, Festival Sponsors! Lee Valley Tools, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, 7 Cedars Casino, Port Townsend Brewing Co., Sirens Pub, Townsend Bay Marine, Homer Smith Insurance, First Federal, Club Sunglasses, Fisheries Supply Inc., Goodman

Sanitation, Edensaw Woods, Platt Irwin and NTI Engineering & Surveying. We could not produce the Festival without your valuable in-kind and financial contributions! Special thanks this year to Edensaw Woods, First Federal Savings & Loan, Sirens, New Day Fisheries, and Jerry Hampton. We thank Edensaw for supporting the Festival in so many ways, from being a sponsor to filling the woodworking stages with interesting presentations to making sure the kids in the boatbuilding area have supplies! Thanks to First Federal Savings and Loan for sponsoring the volunteer dinner to honor the over 500 volunteers it takes to put on the festival! Much gratitude goes to Kris Nelson and Sirens for years of providing the food and putting on the Boater’s Chowder Feed, the Boater’s Breakfast, and helping with the volunteer dinner! New Day Fisheries has been generously supplying ice to keep your beer cold in Bar Harbor and Wee Nip for many

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years, and Jerry Hampton has been picking up and delivering ice to the festival for 23 years! We thank Edensaw for supporting the Festival in so many ways, from being a sponsor to filling the woodworking stages with interesting presentations to ensuring the kids in the boatbuilding area have supplies! Thanks to First Federal for sponsoring the volunteer dinner to honor the more than 500 volunteers it takes to put on the Festival! And much gratitude goes to Kris Nelson and Sirens for years of providing the food and hosting the Boaters’ Chowder Feed and the Boaters’ Breakfast, and helping with the volunteer dinner! Thank You, Boat Owners! Because of your love and care of your beautiful vessels, we have something to celebrate! Your dedication to the spirit of wooden boats makes it all happen. Thank You, Festival Captains, Staff & Volunteers! Our heartfelt thanks to the Festival captains who put in

hundreds of hours organizing and running this wonderful event. It continues to grow and be refined by all your ideas and thoughtfulness. It’s such a joy to be part of such a dedicated team! Extra-special thanks goes to Katie Davis and Nicole Sexton, who organize all the volunteers; Libby Urner, voice of reason and experience; harbormasters Daniel Evans, Doug Rathburn, Libby Urner and Melissa Groussman; Ace Spragg, on-the-water activities; Joey Pipia, North Star Stage; Scott Marble, grounds; Jordan Pollack, medical and advisory; Chuck Henry, docks; Janeen Armstrong, goddess of membership and awesomeosity; Scott Walker, Bar Harbor; Joel Goldstein, AV and technology; Marty Loken, trailer boats; Eileen Johnston, Green Team; Misha Meng & Luna, presenter coordinators; Joyce Mottola, will-call; John Mottola, greeters; Don D’Alessandro, kids’ boatbuilding; Scott Jones, kids’ boatbuilding; Kelly Liske, main gate; Neville Pearsall, music;

Jan Stone, point coordinator; Myron Gauger, races; David Badion, radio communications; Ted Pike & Betsy Carlson, Lifetime Achievement Awards; and Brock Tidball, bell toll ceremony. Thank you to the Wooden Boat Festival Committee, whose members include Kim Aldrich, Ted Pike, Blaise Holly, Martin Mills and Piper Dunlap. And special thanks to Ted Pike for continuing to take our calls. Thanks to the staff, board and trustees of the NWMC, to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Program, Jefferson Transit, Jefferson County Parks and Recreation, our Point Hudson neighbors, Port Townsend marine trades family, Port Townsend Police Department and City of Port Townsend. Most of all, thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who help put on the biggest Festival in town!

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Get Out on the Water Wooden Boat Festival is a magical place, and nothing lets you feel the magic more than getting out on a boat! The Festival provides several ways for you to get out rowing or sailing at no charge—but tips go to support youth sailing programs.

Get Out and Paddle

Regattas & Races

Visit Pygmy Kayaks at their showroom inside the Festival grounds or Chesapeake Light Craft at their display on the Point.

26’ & under Race: Friday 2:30 pm. Skippers meeting at 1 pm at NWMC beach.

Schooner Sailings Sign ups start at 9 am for morning sails and at noon

for afternoon sails. Sign up EARLY!

Rowing Regatta: Saturday 10 am. Skippers Meeting at 9 am NWMC beach.

Adventuress – Daily sails at 10 am and 2 pm. Sign up at NWMC dock or Sound Experience booth. Spike Africa – Daily sails from NWMC dock. See crew to sign up. Odyssey – Daily sails from Union Wharf, near Pope Marine Park. See crew to sign up.

Row and Sail Longboats 9 am-5 pm in the NE corner of marina.

Sail a Thunderbird 10 am-5 pm at the NWMC dock.

NW Schooner Cup: Saturday 3 pm. Skippers meet 9 am NWMC beach. Awards ceremony for all regattas: 6 pm Festival Main Stage day of race.

Rowing Tours 10 am-5 pm at the NWMC dock. Tides & Daylight • Wooden Boat Festival 2012 (All heights in feet, 24-hour clock.) Sept. 6: Thursday L 02:18 1.0 H 09:57 6.8 L 14:35 5.3 H 20:14 7.4

Sept. 8: Saturday L 04:03 1.0 H 13:09 6.9 L 17:11 6.1 H 21:36 6.9

Sept. 7: Friday L 03:07 1.0 H 11:30 6.7 L 15:42 5.8 H 20:51 7.1

Sept. 9: Sunday L 05:04 1.1 H 14:13 7.2 L 18:47 6.1 H 22:34 6.7

Sunrise: Sunset: Moonrise: Moonset:

06:36-06:40 07:43-07:37 22:24-(none) 13:13-15:45

Photo by Kevin Mason

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Libby Urner Libby Urner attended her first Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival in 1993 and began volunteering in 1997, after purchasing Knud Reimer’s Shadowfax and moving to Port Townsend. In 2000, she joined the Festival staff, serving as Volunteer Coordinator, and then as assistant to Festival Directors Brian Treece and Kaci Cronkhite. In 2003, she edited the inaugural “Guide to Wooden Boats” and has served as volunteer “Boat Exhibitor Captain” ever since, cranking out nearly 2,000 Festival Program boat descriptions over the past 10 festivals. The end of July invariably finds her harassing boaters for highresolution photos and this year was no exception. She would like to thank her children for putting up with the madness, particularly Rachel, whose birthday has been hammered by 14 Festivals over her 13-year life.

Photo by Ned Schumann

Contrary to rumor, she cannot manage two Harbormaster radio conversations and a cell phone conversation at the same time, while also steering. Someone else has to steer. To keep busy when not stuffing boater packets or plotting boat-shoehorning techniques, she manages release documentation for Microsoft Office. The second weekend in September is her favorite time of year.


An Artist’s Touch: Luke Tornatzky Has Exhibit Twelve years ago, Luke J. Tornatzky was selected as the poster artist for the 24th annual Wooden Boat Festival. View new and classic Tornatzky paintings, many of small craft from his personal collection, all this month at the Northwest Maritime Center’s second-floor Tretter Gallery. Tornatzky’s show opens Sept. 1 during Port Townsend’s First Saturday Gallery Walk. The show is open during Wooden Boat Festival hours Sept. 7-9, and during Northwest Maritime Center hours through September. “I am intrigued by the shape of small boats and their reflections on water, the play of color and light in all weather, even rain,” said Tornatzky, who has sailed for the last 20 years on the Salish Sea and beyond.

Tornatzky is represented in Seattle by Patricia Rovzar Gallery, and his work is collected worldwide. For more information, visit lukejtornatzky.net. Tornatzky has generously

offered to donate a portion of the proceeds of works sold during the month of September 2012 to the Wooden Boat Foundation and Northwest Maritime Center’s education programs.

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We Love the Sight of Schooners in the Afternoon No Festival would be complete without the opportunity to see some of these beautiful boats under sail! Schooners and all their sails are a sight to behold, no matter how much you know about boats. Nothing is quite as beautiful as seeing the Martha, Adventuress, Alcyone, Pacific Grace, Suva and all the other schooners out sailing. The Northwest Schooner Cup, a Festival highlight, is at 3 p.m. on Saturday. From vantage points around the bay and especially from the beaches, the point and the NWMC deck, watch these beautiful ships leave the harbor, maneuver at the starts, race around the buoys and finish on our waterfront, close to shore, and return to the marina. A few spots are always available for crew. Go to the skippers’ meet-

ing at 9am on Saturday on the NWMC beach to inquire. You can pay to be race crew on the Spike Africa, Odyssey or Adventuress; see them for more information. The only thing better than the Northwest Schooner Cup on Saturday is the Sail-by on Sunday! Around 3pm on Sunday, wooden boats begin to leave Point Hudson, and a grand parade of boats begins on the bay. By 3:30, nearly all the boats – power, sail, kayaks and dinghies – along with some of the 150 boats anchored by visitors during the event, begin to circle the bay. A grand tradition as well as a beautiful sight, the Festival Sail-by is visible from everywhere, but is especially fun to watch from the second deck of the Northwest Maritime Center!

The Point Hudson jetty and adjacent Northwest Maritime Center are great places to watch the Festival boats come and go. Photos by Patrick J. Sullivan

The Adventuress is one of the schooners that graces Port Townsend Bay year-round. The Northwest Schooner Cup is at 3 p.m. Saturday during Wooden Boat Festival weekend.

The Wooden Boat Festival wraps up with the Sunday-afternoon Sail-by – catch a ride that could include a bowsprit perch. Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader


On-the-Water Programs Get Youth Sailing By Libby Urner One of the highlights of this 36th annual Festival is the wide range of vessels and programs offering on-the-water opportunities, particularly for teens. Hands-on, experiential learning has been how young people learned seamanship for centuries, and the success of these on-the-water programs (on both tall ships and small ships) indicates just how relevant and important such learning continues to be. Popular schooners Well-known to Port Townsend and Festivalgoers, schooner Adventuress has been offering on-the-water environmental education and sail training for youths and adults since the 1960s. Sound Experience’s mission states, “We use the ship as a metaphor for our planet: a closed system that requires

Dragonheart appeared on local waters in 2011, a product of a Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding community project. Submitted photos

understanding and care…Our focus is educational because we believe that people will protect what they learn to value.”

Also based in Port Townsend, schooner Martha offers sail training trips for youths and families. Visiting the Festival for the first time in many years is Pacific Grace, owned and operated by Sail and Life Training Society, and offering both Salish Seabased and offshore marine education programs. She is homeported in Victoria, B.C., Canada. Sea Scout ships Odyssey and Yankee Clipper both offer sail training programs for area Sea Scouts. Northwest Maritime Center longboats Bear and Townshend also are used for Sea Scouts, as well as other local on-the-water programs. NWMC Thunderbirds Caveat and Risa are the “classroom” for learn-to-sail classes for both youths and adults, and Martha J and Dorjun are both used as support vessels for NWMC on-the-water programs.

Dragonheart explores New to the festival this year is Dragonheart, the latest vessel to be built by the highly successful Community Boatbuilding project spearheaded by longtime Adventuress captain Wayne Chimenti and based at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock. Built during the 2010-2011 school year by students earning high school credits while developing marine trades skills, Dragonheart now is used for hands-on, on-the-water education for programs such as Puget Sound Explorers. New: On-land programs Also new are two non-sailing onthe-water programs. Fishing Access Network will be displaying Hull No. 1 of their prototype vessel Accessible. Their mission is to provide disabled veterans – Continued on next page

The 99-year-old schooner Adventuress. Your National Historic Landmark. She belongs not to one, but to all.

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Festival Faculty Hands-on Knowledge Your 36th Wooden Boat Festival Faculty members are: Dennis Armstrong – Owner of Knotted Line in Redmond, a festival veteran and instructor at the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Dennis is a walking reference on utilitarian and decorative objects made of rope. Tony Anderson – Chief shipwright and senior captain at SALTS. Tony has 30 years of experience sailing with SALTS on the British Columbian coast and internationally, and managed the construction of the Pacific Grace. Ann Avary – Director of the NW Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing and Technology at Skagit Valley College (marinecenterofexcellence.com). Ann currently serves as chair of the Marine League of Schools, a national consortium of marine technology education providers. She has a B.A. in economics. Joni Blanchard – Boat finisher, author, sailor, seagoing adventurer. Varnishing and painting wooden boats in Port Townsend for 24 years, Joni has had her work exhibited on many festival boats throughout the years; SV Nevermore, MV Arequipa, MV Westward and MV Catalyst. Her informative selfpublished book, Tricks, Cheating & Chingaderos, is available at the NW Maritime Chandlery and marine stores. Bruce Blatchely – Bruce graduated from the boatbuilding school in 1996 and returned as an instructor in 2005. Bruce has worked at boatyards in Port Townsend and Bellingham. Jim Brown – Jim has spent 50 years in the multihull community and is considered one of the founding fathers of multihull design. In his colorful life, he has been a husband, father, friend, mentor and sailor. His life experiences have crafted him into a master storyteller, his near blindness serving

as an asset to his poignant verbal expression. He still sails Scrimshaw, which he built 40 years ago, with his canine companion Abigail at his side. Steve Brown – Steve is one of the leading scholars and practicing craftsmen of traditional NW coast arts. He teaches toolmaking and carving, and is one of the leading restorers of tribal artifacts. Mark Bunzel – Waggoner Cruising Guide publisher, general manager at Fine Edge Inc. and author. Mark has cruised extensively in the Caribbean, Bahamas, Greek islands, Central America, along North America’s West Coast, San Juans, Gulf Islands and to Alaska, and has written for Northwest Yachting Magazine, Pacific Yachting and Power Cruising. Fine Edge publishes nautical cruising guides, how-to books and planning maps. Michael “Tug” Buse – Tug practically grew up on a wooden tugboat named Maggie B. His association with wooden boats led him to build and travel extensively in the 14’ sailing pram Adventure. Steve Chapin – Steve graduated from the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 1989 and since 1990 has run the Point Hudson Boat Shop. In 2006, Steve started the Pocock Classic Cedar Single project, which continues the tradition of building wooden racing shells. Lawrence Cheek – Lawrence has written 15 books on boats, architecture, nature and prehistoric America, and writes for WoodenBoat magazine and The New York Times. He has built two sailboats. Wayne Chimenti – Rigger, captain, educator. Wayne has more than 35 years of rigging and sailmaking experience on tall ships, and has captained the historic schooners Tole Mour and Adventuress. He now heads the local Community Boat Building Project, located near the NW

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School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Hadlock. Kaci Cronkhite – Author, circumnavigator and former Wooden Boat Festival director, her writing and work includes wind, wilderness, horses and boats around the world. Every boat has a story. Every owner has a dream and a reality. Presentation includes international research resources, ideas and examples from Kaci’s three-country (Denmark, Canada and U.S.) research that resulted in her new book, Finding Pax, scheduled for release in fall 2012. Abel Dances – With 20 years of experience in carpentry and hand tools, Abel now leads the Foundations of Woodworking intensive at the PT School of Woodworking. Capt. Mike Davis – Mike has piloted research and diving vessels for more than 20 years in the Caribbean, Alaska and on the West Coast. Bill Dengler – Interested in knots and knot tying for many years, Bill is a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers, an organization based in England with membership worldwide. Taught knot tying at WBF in 2010 and 2011, and at various other venues. Bill produces small-knotted objects under the name Yacht Knots, some of which are available at the NW Maritime Chandlery. Sam Devlin – A boat designer and builder, in 30-plus years Sam has built more than 500 boats. His expertise with stitch-and-glue construction and boat designs is highly respected. Sam has participated in virtually all of the Wooden Boat Festivals and made numerous boat trips to Alaska. He joins Mark Bunzel to share their experiences boating to Alaska. Stephen Duff – Principle Design Consultant for SALTS and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon, he has been sailing with SALTS for 22 years and is lead designer of a new schooner.

Nancy Erley – Sail instructor, circumnavigator and founder of Tethys Offshore Sailing for Women, Nancy is an advocate for women’s sailing and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She has made 2 voyages around the world in her boat Tethys, during which she provided hands-on ocean sailing experience to more than 50 women. Fritz Funk – Biologist, boatbuilder and friend of Amos Burg, Fritz is the restorer of Amos Burg’s “other” exploration lifeboat, Endeavour. This symposium reconstructs the voyage of Amos Burg and his 26’ lifeboat Dorjun to Cape Horn in 1933-1934. Virginia and Robert Gleser – They have been cruising for the past 14 years aboard their 40’ ketch Harmony. Recently, Virginia published her book, Harmony on the High Seas, When Your Mate Becomes Your Matey. Joe Greenley – Boatbuilder and owner of Redfish Kayaks, Joe builds custom kayaks and canoes with striking combinations of light and dark woods. His business also sells home-built boat kits. Joe Grez – Lifelong boater and prolific inventor, Joe is a diverse product developer who lives in North Bend, Wash. His latest obsession is marine electric propulsion. He launched his Electric Paddle motor business in 2010 after converting his wooden runabout from gas power to electric. Steve Habersetzer – Woodworker, Gypsy caravan builder and organic farmer, Steve builds solid wood furniture with local lumber and often teaches at the PT School of Woodworking. Bill Haimes – Naval officer and sail instructor and owner of Island Marine Instrument Co., Bill operated a Navy sailtraining program aboard a 50’ wooden sailboat, and has extensive offshore racing and cruising experience. After retiring, he formed Island Marine

Jeff Hammond – Jeff has been teaching at the NW School of Wooden Boat Building for 26 years and is now the Senior Instructor. John C. Harris – Boat designer and builder and owner of Chesapeake Light Craft of Maryland, John designed and built his first wooden boat at age 14, and now develops and sells wooden boat kits and plans. He demonstrates techniques for creating a strong, professionallooking finish by sheathing wood with fiberglass and epoxy, and shares his experience on the design of small boats. Carol Hasse – Sailmaker, sailor, writer, instructor and owner of Port Townsend Sails, Carol is one of the world’s premier sailmakers and one of the Festival organizers. Carol has sailed 50,000 miles offshore in a number of the world’s waters. She founded Port Townsend Sails in 1978, which is located on Festival grounds at Point Hudson. Adam Henley – An avid sailor with decades of experience in the lumber and marine hardware businesses, Adam works for Edensaw Woods and has done extensive restoration on his family’s 1926 Alden Schooner, a Rhodes 33 and a 6-meter. Wendy Hinman – Wendy is author of Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven-Year Pacific Odyssey, a book about her 34,000-mile adventure aboard a 31’ boat. John Horton – John has devoted more than 30 years to volunteer search and rescue, and has received numerous awards. John’s outstanding accomplishments as humanitarian, artist and historian are captured in the biography John M. Horton: Marine Artist by Heritage House. Elsie Hulsizer – Seattle author, photographer and sailor with a degree in oceanography, Elsie learned to sail in an 18’ wooden sloop. She now sits on the Center for Wooden Boats board and serves on the Washington Board of Pilotage – Continued on next page

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Sean Koomen – Sean graduated from the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2004. After working on and leading several large yacht restoration projects, Sean began teaching at the school in 2011.

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York, and a homeowner on Martha’s Vineyard. He also created “Charlotte,” which was filmed over 6 years on location at Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway on Martha’s Vineyard. This year, he graciously loaned us “Charlotte” for unlimited viewing.

decked McKenzie River dory from photographs, notes and the original wreck still housed in the Grand Canyon National Park special collection. The replica GEM is part of the 5-boat Historic River Boats Afloat display at this year’s Wooden Boat Festival.

Tim Lawson – Co-Founder and Executive Director of the PT School of Woodworking, Tim teaches furniture making and hand-tool skills, and demonstrates sharpening techniques.

Dan Mattson – Dan has taken his passion for wooden boats combined with today’s technology to produce the world’s only wooden boat podcast (Internet radio show): hookedonwoodenboats.com.

Chelcie Liu – Chelcie moved to Port Townsend after retiring from teaching physics at City College of San Francisco to spend more time messing about with boats. The 24’ glued-lapstrake wooden sailboat Townsend Tern was one result of that messing about. Chelcie explores the significant difference in performance when the Townsend Tern has a bottom covered with small barnacles and when it has a clean bottom. There is a segment on barnacle removal, as well as a discussion of his experience with copper-free bottom paint.

John Montgomery – A great woodworker and marine trades enthusiast, John has been working for Edensaw Woods for 12 years. He is happy to help with all marine tool, hardware and wood needs.

John Lockwood – John started Pygmy Boats Inc. in 1986. A pioneering innovator, he produced the first computer designed kayaks in North America and wrote the first commercially available software program to produce boats out of plywood, steel or aluminum. See live Eskimo rolling performed by Freya Fennwood, Pygmy Boat’s web designer, photographer and DTP person. She is John’s daughter and started kayaking in her dad’s lap at 18 months old. Nancy Long – Filmmaker and producer of the PBS documentary “The Journey of Amos Burg,” Nancy shows her film here and at the Dorjun symposium. Tom Martin – An avid river runner, boatbuilder, hiker and author whose most recent book is about the Grand Canyon’s first dory, Tom’s PowerPoint and video presentation tells the story of the time when river runners built boats and rowed the Colorado River through Grand Canyon on free-flowing water. Tom replicated a fully

Dave Mortenson – With passion for outdoor adventure, photography and history, Dave is retired, having professionally been a navigator, regional planner and political consultant. Using historic films and photographs, Dave produced a short film that tells the story of early whitewater river runners, their boats and their adventures. In addition, he tells of the replication of these historic crafts. The 3 riverboats featured in this film are part of the 5-boat Historic River Boats Afloat display at this year’s Festival. Pam Navis – Boater and certified marine electronics installer, Pam grew up in Colorado, Washington and Hawaii, and is a graduate of the marine technology program at Skagit Valley College. She has just finished a complete restoration of a 1959 Red Fish boat.

Felicity Ann is a 23’ sloop owned by the NW School of Wooden Boat Building that was sailed solo across the Atlantic by Ann Davison in 1952, the first woman to do so. Penelope, a sailmaking graduate, and Kelly Watson are developing a program to empower young women by restoring Felicity Ann. Ted Pike – A woodworker and sailor, Ted has worked on boats for more than 30 years, owning 8 and now sailing a 1956 Lapworth racing sloop, Annie Too. He is at the Festival representing Edensaw Woods, a local source of specialized woods for boaters and boatbuilders. Fisher Poets – Local Fisher Poets share original poems and tell stories celebrating our rich maritime heritage. Fisher Poets are women and men tied to the fishing industry, who create work poetry, a genre of storytelling about fisher work, its people and their concerns. Several local fisher poets are scheduled to share a poem, story, or song, and then the microphone is open for any fisher poet who wants to contribute. Scheduled poets include Wayne Chimenti, Gary Kesiter, Erin Fristad, Dennis McGuire and Anna Orr. Stewart Pugh – Stewart has worked on all types of marine motors for 45 years and, for the last 10 years, has maintained the fleet of small outboards used by the NW Maritime Center and schooner Adventuress. Stewart has a Port Townsend boat shop that repairs small outboards, inflatable boats and builds underwater robots. Deneb Pulchaski – Boatbuilder, carpenter and furniture maker, Deneb has more than 25 years experience in the woodworking fields. He currently works as a demonstrator for LieNielsen Toolworks.

Lin & Larry Pardey – Best-selling nautical authors, ocean sailors and boatbuilders, Lin and Larry have written 11 books. Each of them have sailed more than 200,000 miles and received some of sailing’s most prestigious awards. They have also created instructional videos on offshore voyaging. They make New Zealand their home base, but spend part of each year cruising on board their enginefree 29-foot sailboat Taleisin.

Howard Rice – Howard is a small boat sailor, builder, sailmaker and lifelong adventurer, who soloed Cape Horn in a 15’ sailing canoe and founded the Small Craft Skills Academy. He works full-time for the governor of Pohnpei, Micronesia and is a member of the Yapese Traditional Navigation Society. He lives and sails in Micronesia and Kanazawa Japan.

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Vince and Carrie are engineers and sailors. Vince manages Visual Workplace Transformation, promoting employee innovation for the U.S. Navy. He has nine years of experience facilitating/ teaching project management and process improvement, and 24 years in hull/mechanical system engineering. Carrie has been maintaining and restoring wooden boats for 19 years. Together, they own and maintain wooden boats from 16’ to 69’. The 1928 pilothouse yacht Fifer is their latest project. Capt. Jeff Sanders – Captain, author and instructor for captain’s licensing, Jeff founded U.S. Maritime Academy in 1987 and has trained thousands for U.S. Coast Guard captain licenses. He resides across the bay from Port Townsend on Marrowstone Island with his dog, Newbe, and his vessel, Orpheus, beckoning him. Jeanne Socrates – Not your average 60-something grandmother of three, Jeanne gets her kicks from sailing solo around the world. She narrowly missed out on non-stop honors during her second attempt recently, but, in the process, she did become the oldest woman to circumnavigate the globe singlehandedly. Carolyn “Ace” Spragg – Waterfront Programs Manager here at the NW Maritime Center, Ace taught sailing for more than 30 years, has skippered her boat to Hawaii and back, and teaches navigation and piloting classes. Carol Heath Stabile – Carol is an artist, filmmaker and 20year Port Townsend resident. She is known for her pastels, exhibited locally, and as an art instructor. “Schooner or Later” is her first documentary, about the building of Dolores M. Jackson by a Bainbridge Island couple. Jim Tolpin – Jim is a nationally known woodworking author and co-founder of the PT School of Woodworking. His latest book is the The New Traditional Woodworker. Brion Toss – Brion is an internationally respected master rigger, teacher, author and owner of Brion Toss Yacht Riggers. His business is located on Festival grounds, below the Sail Loft. Over more than 30 years, Brion has rigged everything

from small daysailers, racing yachts to large square-riggers. He is author of the maritime classic The Complete Rigger’s Apprentice, among other books. His presentations are on the effects of rig loads and how to calculate them. Gwendolyn Tracy – Owner of Fine Yacht Interiors, Gwendolyn has 35 years in the textile industry, 16 years in Port Townsend. She works with local shipyards and designers on boat interiors. Projects range from simple daysailers with small budgets and large yachts with extensive budgets that include custom bedding, window treatments and design consultation. Her presentation covers design, construction and maintenance. Bruce Tipton – Spar master, boatbuilder and woodworker, Bruce discusses types and styles of wooden spars from peeled trees to the octagonal birdsmouth hollow. He’ll talk about mast materials, selection and design considerations – what works, what fails and why. Geoff Trott – General manager of EOS Design and a pioneer of diversion toilet technology, Geoff explains how composting toilets can work for boaters and the environment. Vince Welch – River guide, researcher and symposium presenter, Vince is author of a soon-to-be-published biography of Amos Burg titled The Last Voyageur. Capt. Peter Wilcox – Sailor, green boatbuilder and energy efficiency expert for decades, Peter retrofitted his 2008 36’ wooden motorsailer, Ama Nature, by NW School of Wooden Boat Building, with wind, solar, 100 percent biodiesel power, an Airhead and zinc-based bottom paint. Ama has no petroleum fluids on board, including motor and tranny oil, lamp oil, stove alcohol and all lubricants – 1 of the first boats on the West Coast to accomplish this. Alison Wood – Alison is a sailmaker at Port Townsend Sails, and previously apprenticed and worked as a rigger at Brion Toss Yacht Riggers. She and her mate live aboard their Downeast 32, with plans to go offshore cruising.

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Guide to 36th Festival Boats

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 houseboat design (not to be confused with what we in the NW consider a “houseboat”). Frederiksted, US VI.

Accessible 2012

Our purpose-designed pontoon boat allows people in wheelchairs to board via the bowmounted ramp. Her construction uses marine plywood & dimensional lumber & is finished bright. An electric trolling motor is used for propulsion. Our mission is to provide disabled veterans & others with physical challenges the opportunity to experience the calming & healing qualities of fishing. Follow construction on our Fishing Access Network Facebook page. Freeland, Wash.

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 notoriously rough weather outside the Golden Gate. Since 1989, Sound Experience has provided hands-on education about the region’s urgent environmental issues aboard Adventuress, now a National Historic Landmark. We believe that people will protect what they learn to value. Port Townsend, Wash.

Alcyone 1956

Seattle shipwright Frank Prothero built her for his own use. Alcyone sets 11 sails. The rigging is complex but pleasingly logical, having evolved pragmatically over the last 200 years. Licensed Captains John “Sugar” Flanagan & Leslie McNish have owned & operated Alcyone for 25 years. The Flanagan Family has taken Alcyone offshore five times, including to Ireland & New Zealand. Port Townsend, Wash.

Allegra 1951

Built as a yacht by Bensen Brothers, Vancouver, B.C., 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 woodcarving & other artwork. Bellingham, Wash.

Alderbrook II 2012

A replica of a Whitehall built in San Francisco in 1906 & owned since new by the same family. Whitehalls are a quintessential American boat, developed in the 1840s on the East Coast & built in San Francisco beginning in the 1850s. San Francisco-built boats are quite rare. NWSWBB director Pete Leenhouts & boat builder Jack Becker were invited to record this boat for the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) maintained by the National Park Service for the Library of Congress. Becker then built this boat with NWSWBB’s 2011 & 2012 Traditional Small Craft program. The boat has a white oak stem & keel, mahogany transom & sheer plank, & is planked with western red cedar over white oak frames. Instructors Ray Speck & Ben Kahn also led student construction.

Ariel of Victoria 1980

Built on Vancouver Island of Alaskan yellow cedar on oak frames, since our last visit in 2010, we have repaired her main mast & built new bowsprit, foredeck, samson post & mast partners. We have also added a new windlass hawse & anchor. & sailed enough to fill one whole logbook! This spring we stripped & varnished the booms & will be replacing several planks & the logbook. Seattle, Wash.

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Arroyo 1938

Built in 1938 by Blanchard Boat Company, she won the 1949 Swiftsure Lightship Race. Arroyo underwent a major restoration effort in Port Townsend, re-launched in 1998. Construction is cedar planking on oak with 3/4” plywood decking on mahogany beams. Mast & boom are spruce, with both teak & mahogany brightwork. The deck is fiberglass-coated with silica sand. Engine is a Perkins 4-108 50hp diesel. 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 1940s. 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.

Bangor Packet 2011

A sliding-seat rowing wherry built by Bruce Blatchely’s Contemporary Boatbuilding For Sale Class for NWSWBB’s 30th Anniversary. WoodenBoat said that Joel White’s design “was fun to use, provided good exercise, & able to handle more chop & adverse weather than a standard single.” She hangs in the NWMC Chandlery; stop by our Booth at the Festival to talk about it! Port Hadlock, Wash.

Barakah 1995

Barakah (Blessing) is an Atkin-designed gaff Cutter built by NWSWBB. She is the 2nd of 3 “Gary Thomas” designs built by the Boat School in the 1990s; sister ships Ripple & Jenny are also local favorites. Barakah recently returned to the School. Her current owner, Boat School Business Manager Katie Whalen, appreciates her traditional rig & skillful craftsmanship; & is most grateful to have the support of the Boat School community as she learns to sail on PT Bay. Port Townsend, Wash.

Bear 2002

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

Bebop 1963

A converted salmon gillnetter built in Steveston, B.C., 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.

Big Food 2007

Tim Yeadon of Seattle took Eric Hvalsoe’s lapstrake boatbuilding class at the 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.

Bon Accord 1986

Designed by William Garden, she was custom designed for Alaska voyaging & built by Krist Martinsen of Orcas Island in 1986 using hard chine cold-molded For Sale construction. From 1988 to 2003, Bon Accord cruised Puget Sound on whale watching charters out of Friday Harbor, after which she returned to private service & was bought by her current owner in 2001. Snohomish, Wash.

Bright Star 2006

A Tolman Alaskan skiff built from a kit & customized as a cabin cruiser for boat-camping & 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.

Bud 2012

Designed by Sam Devlin, she’s a sprit-rig daysailer built using Sam’s stitch & glue technique, with a Honduran mahogany stem, keel & trim. She’s newly launched this spring. Everett, Wash.

Caine 1975

Caine cruises daily in Portland’s Willamette River. PT Pirate Doug Rathbun brought Caine back to life in 2001 & sailed her 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! The Beetle Cat was designed by Carl Beetle in 1921 & has been in production ever since. The design is very forgiving, easy to rig & (nearly) impossible to sink. Portland, Ore.

Carlotta 1899

The venerable Bristol Channel pilot cutter turns 113! She’s been sailed by pilots, princesses & criminals. Her history includes a daring escape in World War II, being laid over by hurricane force winds & racing successfully against 12 meters. A porpoise swam across her foredeck in a Scottish gale! In the 1970s, she fell over on her beaching legs, smashing her port side frames in. She’s been dropped from a hoist, towed by rowboat completely around Texada Island & made passages averaging 180-mile days. Carlotta is once again sailing after an extensive 7-year refit, ready for many more fantastic adventures. For details of Carlotta’s history & restoration, visit pilotcutter.ca. Lund, B.C.

For Sale

Caveat 1963

Built at Nottingham & Co, Seattle, she’s T-Bird #243. In April 1963, Port Townsend’s Jim Daubenberger Sr., Daubie Jr. & Dr. 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 Wooden Boat 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.

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.

Chesuki 1986

David built this boat then single-handed it through California & Mexico. We now sail in the San Juans & brought her up to Desolation Sound. He manly plays at the festival, & races her in the Festival small boat races. Renton, Wash.

Coolidge Centerboard Daysailer 2008

Designed in 1922 by L.H. Coolidge of Seattle, she carries 128 sq. ft. of sail & draws only 1’ with the centerboard up. Carvel planking is western red cedar; oak frames & keel; Douglas fir thwarts. Transom is Honduras mahogany; bronze fastened with a canvas deck. Port Hadlock, Wash.

For Sale

Davis Boat 2012

Davis Boats were developed in the early years of the 20th century by John Davis, a Tsimshian Indian from Metlakatla Island in Southeast Alaska. Davis built double-ended rowing & sailing boats, & then transom boats for the inshore fisheries in Southeast beginning around 1910 & continuing through the mid-1950s after moving to Seattle. The boat being built at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock under the direction of senior instructor Jeff Hammond has a Douglas fir stem & keel, Alaska Yellow cedar transom & white oak frames & will be planked in western red cedar.

DFD 10.3 2012

The DFD (Damn Fine Dinghy) 10.3 is a plywood stitch & glue lightweight utility dinghy. She can be rowed, sculled, sailed or powered with a 2hp motor. She’s great for family fun, teaching the basics of small boat handling, or as a dinghy for a larger vessel. Scappoose, Ore.

For Sale

Dolores M. Jackson 2007

Designed by Murray Peterson & built by Lafayette Boatworks, she’s all bronze-fastened, with Port Orford cedar planking & decking over Oregon white oak. Douglas fir spars & lead ballast. Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Catspaw Dinghy 2002

The classic catspaw dinghy designed by Joel White, based on the Herreshoff Dinghy. She’s a centerboard sprit rig & also an excellent rowing boat. The hull is carvel planked with western red cedar over oak frames. Seats & transom are varnished mahogany & floorboards are western red cedar. Fox Island, Wash.

Chinook 2001

She’s a Chinook 21 designed & built by Devlin Designing Boat Builders using the marine plywood & epoxy stitch-and-glue construction method. Powered by a 20hp Yanmar water-cooled diesel with a sail drive, she has a cruising speed of 6 knots at .5 gph & a top speed of 7.5 knots at .7 gph. Burien, 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 & stored. In 1992, Dorjun was brought to Port Townsend for a loving restoration & re-launched at the 1992 Wooden Boat Festival. She’s been used for WBF programs ever since (including a legendary racing career in the hands of the fabled Team Dorjun). After some additional recent work, she’s ready for her next hundred years. Port Townsend, Wash.

Dragonheart 2011

Under the direction of Wayne Chimenti & the Community Boat Project, in partnership with NWSWBB, Chimacum Pi Program, Port Townsend I.C.E./OCEAN program, 4-H & WSU, & with the energy & support of many community members, this oceanic dory was built & launched by youth earning high school credits during the 2010-2011 school year. In 2011-2012, Dragonheart provided on-the-water experiences for local youth through Puget Sound Voyaging classes. Puget Sound Voyaging offers a weekly maritime program for youth to earn high school credits while exploring the maritime trades.

Driftwood 1996

One of Sam Devlin’s most popular boat designs, she’s a Black Crown 31’ Power Cruiser. She’s powered by a diesel Volvo stern drive. Kelseyville, Calif.

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Egret 1974

She’s a 50’ Stephens from the famous Stockton yard & is fully traditional, except her galley in the aft salon & a walk-through shower between the two aft heads. Honduran mahogany was used to match the factory FOR SALE decor. She was built for southern California & 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. Seattle, Wash.

Eider 1981

Designed & built by Sam Devlin, she’s rigged as an unstayed spritsail cutter with 150 sq. ft. of sail area. She is hard chined with a vee bottom & a full keel with poured concrete & steel internal ballast. Her cabin has sitting headroom, a solid fuel cabin stove & berths for two. In 2010, we gave her a “sliding pilothouse” hatch & legs for beaching. Both draw a warm smile & questions wherever she drops her hook. She now can be helmed from inside next to the stove, extending our NW cruising season. She’s powered by a 5hp Mariner outboard & carries a sculling oar for a nearly silent sneak out of the anchorage. Easy trailering has allowed us to cruise further afield: Catalina Island, Queen Charlotte Strait & the Broughton Islands. We’re dreaming of Baja next, or of shipping her by container to visit the Brest Festival & cruise the Canal du Midi! Port Townsend, Wash.

El Mistico 1927

Designed by Thearle & Nordstrom, she was the leading edge of technology in her day. Originally equipped with a Fairbanks-Morse four cylinder two-cycle diesel, she was the first installation that included a control by which the engine could be fully operated by the man at the wheel with no crewman stationed below decks to monitor & operate machinery. She has cruised Northern Puget Sound up into Alaska & south to the San Francisco Bay & Sacramento Delta. Shelton, Wash. Photo by Thomas Brayton

Eleanor Margaret 2012

An Ian Oughtred-designed Whilly Boat, she was built by brothers Dick & Bob Mitsch between March & June 2012. She’s named after the builder’s grandmothers, Eleanor Mitsch & Margaret Calhoun. Scio, Ore.

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.

Ellie 2011

She’s a John Welsford-designed Navigator yawl built by Joel Bergen in Mukilteo Wash. With no formal boatbuilding training, Joel began solo construction in October 2009 & finished her 20 months later. Her hull is glued-lapstrake with meranti plywood over permanent bulkheads & stringers. Both masts are hollow bird’s mouth fir. Seats provide permanent flotation & are decked with reclaimed oiled mahogany. She sports a high-peaked gaff rigged main, a roller furled jib & sprit-boomed mizzen, all rigged for easy access from the cockpit. Her anchor well & watertight foredeck locker make her an ideal camp cruiser or daysailer. Mukilteo, Wash.

Ellie K 2004

Ellie K’s original Kokanee 38 design had a canoe stern; Sam Devlin & I collaborated to square off the transom, add a swim step & aft cabin. Participating in the design & building process was a highlight of my life; witnessing Sam at his art & craft is magical. At each design juncture, Sam would quickly sketch 3 options, discuss & then produce a 3D CAD design of our choice. Sam listened to my ideas, discussed the options & built the boat of my dreams. I have had Ellie K north all but one summer since her 2005 launch & have logged 10,000 miles. Ellie K ghosts through the water with little wake & burns an economical 1.6 gph cruising at 8 knots. Olympia, Wash.


Elmore 1890

Elmore was used to carry passengers & freight between Astoria & Tillamook until a road was built between the two cities. She then served as a ferry to Alaska during the Yukon Gold Rush. Returning to Port Townsend in 1902, she was converted to a tugboat. In 1922, she burned to the waterline & was rebuilt as a combo tug/fish carrier. She continued on as a tugboat until 1982, when she was stripped & sold as a hull to Dave Updike of Seattle. Floyd Waite restored her and, in 1990, she was bought by the Meeks who have cruised her to Alaska & the San Juans ever since. Port Hadlock, Wash.

Endurance 1972

After 8 years in construction, she can be viewed on the Internet under Atkin boats plans, a design called Island Princess. She cruised the Pacific side of Mexico for a year in 1980. She rode out Hurricane Agatha & is now moored in La Connor, Wash. Built out of first growth, rare woods; cabin sole is golden teak & white holly salvaged from the Indiana WWI heavy cruiser. Kalispell, Mont.

Fable 1978

She’s a take-off from a Chapelle design originally designed as a Cat Ketch spritzel rig. Her beam was determined with Baila’s design criteria of living aboard, being able to solo sail & have enough room for 3 Dreadnaught guitars to play (at the same time). Fable’s rig was later redesigned by Carl Chamberlain as a gaff-rig sloop with a tabernacle mast. With no centerboard & shallow draft, she can go almost anywhere at any tide, though not too fast. Port Townsend, Wash.

Flygburen 1993

Flygburen was built in Kirkland, Wash., by Richard & Andy McConkey from 1985 to 1993. Knud Reimers designed the Tumlaren in 1936. Originally a carvel design, Flygburen was built “cold molded” from 4 layers of western red cedar veneers over a fir backbone. The Tumlaren is a 22 sq. meter design & a member of the Skerry cruiser family of narrow, easily driven light displacement sailboats common to Sweden’s Skerry Islands. Winthrop, Wash.

Gemini 2010

Gemini is the first new Yankee One Design to be built in 47 years. Constructed in 2009-2010 by NWSWBB, Gemini has the lead keel, hardware & spirit of the 1949 Yankee Venture. The Yankee racing class was born of a design competition whose judges (Herreshoff, 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.

Gunvor 2009

John Welsford designed Pathfinder gaff rigged yawl. I selected this design for use on Klamath Lake in southern Oregon. It was chosen for its family accommodations, shallow draft & easily reduced sail area. Klamath Falls, Ore.

Halcyon 1948

Designed by William Garden, she was a burned-out shell when Friday Harbor shipwright Sam Fry began a complete restoration that would ultimately take 12 years. Over the former fish hold, a new aft deckhouse holds a modern FOR SALE galley; the wheelhouse looks original but has been totally rebuilt. Halcyon was one of several troller conversions featured in WoodenBoat #169. Friday Harbor, Wash.

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Grand Finale 1970

Designed by Ed Monk Sr., she was built for the Seventh Day Adventist Church to deliver bibles & medicine FOR SALE to Prince of Wales Island in Alaska. She’s recently completed 5 years of complete restoration & updating. Her single diesel Volvo engine uses an exceptional 5 gph cruising at 9-10 knots. She is featured on the cover of the widely read Ed Monk’s Classics, highlighting Monk’s most important vessels. Olympia, Wash.

Grandy Dinghy unknown

The Grandy Boatbuilding Co., located on Seattle’s Lake Union from 1928 to the early 1960s, built hundreds of these little 9-foot dinghies. This boat was rescued by sailmaker Sean Rankins from a beachfront fire after it was damaged by vandals. Sean donated the dinghy to NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding for repair & restoration. The dinghy’s upper planking, frames, stem, keel & transom have all been replaced. The dinghy is shown as a small example of the extent of repairs possible to a wooden boat, as taught at the School, which is capable of building & repairing boats up to 75 feet.

Havhesten 1945

Havhesten (“Seahorse”) was built in Langesund, Norway. Her construction began before WWII, but was halted soon after it started & finished just after the war. In her native waters of Langesund on Norway’s southeast coast, she’s known as a Langesund Sailing Sjekte (Skiff). Her type of keelboat evolved on the local fjord over many years. Each boat shop built their own boat to agreed measurements to race against each other. Her construction is oak sawn frames with Norwegian red pitchpine lapstrake planks. All fasteners are copper rivets & bronze screws. We bought her in Norway in 1990 & brought her back with us when we moved back. She was restored in Port Townsend. Port Townsend, Wash.

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Wooden Boats 101 All the boats at the Festival have wood hulls (the buoyant main body of the boat). Some are traditionally built plank-on-frame, some are modern plywood construction, and a few are built using ancient technology or the newest experimental composites. Some are displayed on land, but all are designed for water. See boats like this year around in Port Townsend! HUMAN-POWERED VESSELS Primarily built for rowing propulsion – longboats with oars, kayaks with

Goose Lodge III 2004

A Devlin Surf Runner 25 featured in Wooden Boat Magazine. Goose Lodge III is built with the stitch & glue method in Olympia with a top speed of 30 knots using a 155hp Volvo Diesel Sterndrive engine. Olympia, Wash.

Halcyon Days 1986

Built in Lake Oswego, Ore., we purchased her in Olympia in 2001. After 6 years exploring South Sound & the San Juan & Gulf islands, we hauled her out for renovation & upgrades at the Shipwright’s Coop in Port Townsend. After some replanking, mast repairs, upgrades & paint, she was primed & perfect for our 3,436 nautical miles up & FOR SALE down the Inside Passage to Alaska summer of 2007. This 4-month adventure was the culmination of years of dreaming planning & work! Halcyon Days performed flawlessly & is ready for her next adventure. Lacey, Wash.

paddles, rowing shells with sculls. POWER VESSELS Propelled by motor with gasoline, diesel or electric engines. Sailing vessels: rigs vary Sloop – A singlemasted sailing boat with a single headsail. SALE [Dutch FOR sloep, from Middle Dutch slūpen, to glide.]

Cutter – A single-masted sailing boat with multiple headsails made possible by bowsprit and inner forestays. [English origin, from boats used to cut off smugglers between England and France in the 1800s.] Ketch – A two-masted sailing boat with the steering rudder and station behind both masts. [Middle English cache, from cacchen, to catch.] Schooner – A sailing boat with multiple sails and two to seven masts. Schooners can lie closer to the wind than squarerigged sailing ships, use a smaller crew and are very fast. Yawl – A twomasted sailing boat, with larger mast forward and the aft mast (called the mizzen mast) behind the steering rudder and station. [Dutch jol, possibly from Low German jolle.] Multihull – Two or more hulls. Also called catamaran, trimaran and outrigger.

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Henry Island Pram 2012

Eight-foot stitch-and-glue wooden pram for rowing or as a tender to a larger vessel. Montesano, Wash.

High Seas 1935

The only example Of John G. Alden’s design 589. Built by the Simms Brothers in Boston for marlin fishing on the East Coast. She made her way to the West Coast FOR SALE through the Panama Canal on her own power around 1940 & now plies Puget Sound & the Inside Passage. Eastsound, 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.

Hohum 2005

I started building in 1998 in my backyard; she was launched in Des Moines, Wash., in April 2005. Construction is mahogany & fir frames, with marine plywood covered with glass & epoxy. She has traveled to the South Sound & San Juans, & does a lot of day trips. She’s been through some miserable weather & waters, but comes through unscathed with no problems. A very good little vessel. Puyallup, Wash.

Holiday 1946

Holiday was built for my grandfather, Rex Bartlett. I grew up on the boat and later helped Gramps maintain her. She has now been in the family for more than 65 years. Always maintained, not restored. Marysville, Wash.

Ibis 1987

She is a Sam Devlin designed & built Black Crown trawler, powered by a 44hp naturally aspirated Yanmar diesel for economical cruising. Electronics include a Faruno Navnet system for all weather. She has a full galley, including propane stove & oven, hot water & Espar diesel furnace for comfortable year-round cruising. Toledo, Wash.

Integrity 1993

Integrity is a twin-diesel 35-foot 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. Mill Creek, Wash.

Irolita 1953

Irolita is a Loki-class yawl largely rehabilitated to original condition by the boatwrights at Jensen Motorboat on Portage Bay Lake, Wash. She is one of at least 8 built from plans by Olin Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens for Gifford M. Pinchot, a medical doctor, one of the sons of Gifford Pinchot, the founder of the U.S. Forest Service under President Theodore Roosevelt. Tacoma, Wash.

Isswat 1948

Isswat translates to “Black Bear” in Chinook Jargon, a native language of the Pacific NW Coast. Built in Ketchikan, she has been used as a fishing boat, tugboat, salmon troller, gillnetter crab boat & hunting boat. She was re-outfitted 20 years ago as a tugboat & has been a fixture in Puget Sound & on the Lake Union waterfront serving as tugboat for the Center for Wooden Boats committee boat for various events. Seattle, Wash.

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.

Josephine 1934

Built in 1934 by Tacoma Boat Co. 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 Boat Builders in Olympia. Tumwater, Wash.

Joshua 1986

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

Kachina 1982

A Chuck Paine designed cold molded 30’ cutter, she is the same design as the Morris Leigh. Kachina was homebuilt built by a close family friend in a very traditional manner. Edmonds, Wash.

Kaitlin 2004

Originally launched in 2004, Kaitlin returned to Puget Sound in 2010 with the addition of a traditional ballasted keel. Owner/builder Peter McCowin built her with the philosophy that a small boat can be built (from portholes to mast fittings) as meticulously as the finest yacht. But he also confesses to spending far too much time sanding, varnishing, working out & fabricating the many small details. On summer weekends, Kaitlin can be found exploring the small coves & bays of southern Puget Sound. Enumclaw, Wash.

Kala Lua 2011

She’s a 26’ Cruising Bartender based on the classic George Calkins design. Powered by a Crusader 5.7L engine, she has a full suite of electronics. Under construction since late 2005, she’s finally launching this summer. Albany, Ore.

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.

Kleine Hoop 1992

A traditional boat designed & built by Greg Foster on Galiano Island with locally harvested wood (Western red, yellow cedar Douglas fir & Gary oak). Christened the Jolly Roger, she was severely damaged in a storm in 2007 when she broke free of her mooring & washed up on a beach. The Masselink family purchased the boat & she was rechristened Kleine Hoop meaning “Small Hope” in Dutch. Pender Island, B.C.

Krokennan 1977

She’s an all-wood Norwegian-built double ender, common in Norway, called a “SNEKKA.” Construction is Norwegian white pine varnished natural. She was recently repowered with an ELCO electric drive. Seattle, Wash.

La Boheme 1926

This vessel’s keel was laid in 1926 in Victoria & launched in 1938. She was completely rebuilt stem to stern in 1981, but her mast is original. The rebuilt hull is Port Orford cedar on oak frames. More recently, Brian Toss gave her all new rigging & Sean Rankins provided her with a fresh suit of sails. Having changed owners in 2009, La Boheme is presently getting new paint, a shiny bronze mast winch (to ease the burden on tired bones) & fresh varnish. She is quickly getting used to her new home & family & is joining in on the fun of local sailing on Port Townsend Bay. Port Townsend, Wash.

Lady J (Tug) 2009

The Lady J tug was built from the Berkeley Engineering Co.’s design for their 14’3” tug. I lengthened her to 16’10” & the cabin by 1’, making room for two V berths, a portable toilet & a small galley. Lady J is built from plywood embalmed in epoxy & fiberglass; displacement is 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.

Lady J (Sloop) 1959

She’s hull #1 of the Kettenburg K-40 series. Seattle, Wash.

Lady Jayne 2006

She’s a Dragon built between 20002006 by Nick Loenen at Pender Harbour, B.C. Her hull is cold-molded over white oak keelson & ribs. Deck is yellow cedar strips embedded in black epoxy joints on top of 6mm marine plywood. Mast & boom are Sitka spruce. She races weekly each summer & won her division in the 2009 annual Malaspina Regatta. In 2008, she won the Sunshine Coast Wooden Boat Festival Judges Award for best overall. Richmond, B.C.

Lady Karla 1971

She’s a Grand Banks Alaskan designed by Arthur Defever specifically for the waters of Puget Sound & Alaska & built in Hong Kong by American Marine as part of the Grand Banks line. We’ve have owned & cared for her for the past 20 years, cruising the waters of Puget Sound & British Columbia with our friends & family. Kent, Wash.

Lake George Pulling Boat 2012

Based on a c. 1910 Lake George Boat in the Mystic Seaport collection, these boats were developed from t h e b e t t e r- k n o w n Whitehalls. Lake George Boats were for recreational use & built much lighter than working Whitehalls. She’s optimized for rowing performance with a round bottom for minimal wetted surface. She’s being built by students in a series of community boatbuilding workshops at the Gig Harbor BoatShop, where participants can drop in to learn a particular boatbuilding skill. Gig Harbor, Wash.

Lazy Jack 2006

She’s a Karl Stambaughdesigned Redwing 18, built by Jim Cooper of Albany & launched in 2006. She’s powered by a 9.9 hp. Mercury 4-stroke outboard. I bought her in March 2011. Eugene, Ore.

Leslie Jean 2006

Designer/builder Karl Bischoff copied most of her lines from a John Gardner article in National Fisherman. Bischoff built the 15-foot 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 NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock. As he learned each new skill, he would complete that part of the project. Seattle, Wash.

LFH 17 2011

Using the Herreshoff/Gardner 17’ rowboat plans adapted to stitch & glue by Jim Michalak, I built her skin on frame. Stringers, wales & cross braces are Douglas fir; frames & stems are Meranti plywood. Skin is 8 oz. polyester finished with tinted oil-based varnish. Weight is around 61 lbs., about 40 lbs. under designed weight. Santa Cruz, Calif.

Lille Danser 1976

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 Mariner’s 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.

Limfjord 1969

Built by renowned PNW boat builder Bent Jesperson in Sydney, B.C., she’s a classic H-28, designed by L. F. Herreshoff. Limfjord has been well-cared for all her life, first by her builder/ original owner, then by Jim Maupin of Port Townsend. Since purchasing her in 2009, I have enjoyed cruising the San Juan Islands & Puget FOR SALE Sound. She lives up to her name as a well-constructed, seaworthy, beautiful boat. She recently underwent a full re-finish in Seattle. Seattle, Wash.

Lorraine 1959

A Class Nordic Folkboat, she was imported by her first owner & raced in San Francisco. Her second owners trucked her to the NW, where they cruised & lived aboard for two years. When I bought her in 1979, she was bright yellow with a white house, a plywood companionway hatch & Plexiglas ports. During my 30-plus years of ownership, Lorraine has had many new planks, frames & keel bolts added & had a seagoing interior built, as well as an entire new house. Most recently, she’s had her decks (and many things attached to those decks) replaced. The talents 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. Port Townsend, Wash.

Lotus 1909

An Edwardian Cruising Houseboat, M/V Lotus is a unique design & utterly comfortable. She is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At 103, Lotus remains nearly historically complete. Designed by naval architects Lee & Brinton, she was built in the Sloan Yard in Seattle specifically to cruise the Inside Passage. Lotus is operated by the M/V Lotus Heritage Foundation. Membership is available to everyone & special events are planned for members only. Port Townsend, Wash.

Lucky Star 1937

Designed by Edson Shock & built in Wilmington, Calif., she was Edson Shock’s favorite design & the only one of his boats he ever owned himself. She raced & cruised in Southern California up until 2008, when she moved to Poulsbo. Lucky Star has been in the same family for 49 years. Poulsbo, Wash.

Lyra 1973

In Santa Cruz, Port Townsend shipwright Tom Tucker designed & built Lyra for a couple who wanted a traditional aesthetic on a boat to trailer to Puget Sound. While inexpensive boats with plywood hulls usually look boxy, Lyra’s lines are particularly graceful. After WoodenBoat #10 did an article about this boat that amateurs could build & trailer, Tucker received 500 requests for plans. Lyra also appeared in Small Craft Advisor, May 2007. Port Townsend, Wash.

Macaw 1956

She’s a Presto-type gaff-rigged centerboard ketch designed by Sam Crocker & built by Sturgis Crocker in Manchester, Mass. She was originally designed for shoal draft cruising in the Bahamas. Sailed to Texas & was then trucked to Seattle in the 1970s. I purchased her in 1993 & have largely rebuilt her; new decks, cabintop, planks & transom by Haven Boatworks. Foresails & mizzen by Carol Hasse. Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Madman 2011

She’s a custom variation of Sam Devlin’s Egret, built using the stitch & glue method with Oukume marine plywood for her primary structural components. Mostly every part was self-built, including the sprit sail, sewn from a Sailrite kit. Seattle, Wash.

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Maggie B. 1961

Designed by famed naval architect William Garden, Maggie B attended the first Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival in 1977. She has been a beloved member of our family since 1975, when she retired from working as a log patrol boat out of Port Orchard. She’s a regular tugboat race participant. We’re looking forward to returning to Port Townsend in 2012. Stanwood, Wash.

Manali 1998

She’s the personal vision of builder & original owner John Abernathy. Constructed from wood from his family wood lot, John is almost solely responsible for her construction, including casting her keel in an earthen mold on the family farm. She’s proven herself over a passage down the West Coast, through the Panama Canal & back to Canada via the Caribbean. Dawson Creek, B.C.

Marionette 1964

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 until spring of 2009, when she was sailed to Port Ludlow, where she will be moored for a number of years while we explore the Pacific NW. 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. Martha recently celebrated her centennial with a complete below-the-waterline 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 the state of Washington, but is also the oldest living flagship of the San Francisco Yacht Club. Port Townsend, Wash.

Martha J 1995

She’s a Pulsifer Hampton previously owned by the Foley family, who donated her to WBF as a support vessel for programs & regattas. She was built by Richard Pulsifer in Maine. Martha J is frequently seen setting marks for races or serving as a chase boat for on-the-water events. Port Townsend, Wash.

Matty 1991

A Walter Simmons Matinicus Double Ender based on the workboats of Matinicus Island, an early example of modern glued-lapstrake construction. After 20 years of faithful service, she is still in fine shape. She is a family boat; she began construction around the time of my wife’s birth. She is currently undergoing some modifications that include a modern foiled rudder, foiled centerboard & a new balanced lug yawl rig. Bellingham, Wash.

Merry Wherry 2010

A fun choice for recreational rowing, this stable & userfriendly kit boat has a 20-year heritage of continual refinement. At 35 pounds, she’s easy for one person to cartop, easy to transport to the water & quick to respond to every stroke. Sliding seat rowing rigs & carbon fiber oars are also available, as well as plans for lightweight wooden oars. This can be your first boat & your last boat; she’s built to last, easy to maintain & a joy to row. Anacortes, Wash.

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Merry Wherry Two 2010

Northern Spy 1929

Since 1988, Wayland Marine has offered kits to build stable & user-friendly rowing shells for one or two rowers. The Merry Wherry Two, with its fine entry. soft bilge, constant flare & wide outwales, is a proven, oceantested design. Anacortes, Wash.

She was built by Grandy on Lake Union in 1929. Currently powered by single 100hp 6-cylinder Isuzu diesel, she cruises at 8 knots. She’s had many recent upgrades. Her lugsail dinghy launches with boom off cradle on trunk cabin. Carlisle, Pa.

Millicent 1958

Launched in Edmonds, she was christened the Foggy Dew. Several owners, name changes & about 50 years later, she was found by her current owner at a small boat yard in Deer Harbor on Orcas Island. Matt has begun the ongoing project of rebuilding, restoring, fixing & modifying Millicent to be a more comfortable & beautiful home. For Sale He has been living aboard since 2009, which has greatly increased the project speed & energy. Eastsound, Wash.

Miracle 1928

We purchased her 1993 with the intent to rebuild to her former glory. She’d been on the hard since 1984 & weather had taken its toll. Over the last 18 years as a backyard project, we replaced frames, floor timbers, engine stringers, planks, decks, cabin, house, interior, all systems & repowered. Since re-launching July 2011, we’ve logged 350-plus miles cruising the South Sound; we will head north later this year. Gig Harbor, Wash.

Mona-C 1994

A member of the Lost Coast Traditional Small Craft Association in Fort Bragg, 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.

Mozy 1954

She’s a one-off design by Ed Monk Sr. Her hull is doubleplanked mahogany. She’s powered by a single Detroit diesel with dry stack & air actuated shift & throttle. University Place, Wash.

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Mr. Mallard 1983

Purchased in derelict condition from Sam Devlin in 2004, with the intent to restore her to her former charm. Years of NW drizzle covered in leaves had taken their toll in the form of rotten side decks & cabin sides. Over the next 6 years, as a backburner project; she received new side decks cabin sides, cabintop seats, coamings bowsprit, coal/wood stove & almost all new trim. This year Mr. Mallard will have new sails & updated cockpit storage. Beaverton, Ore.

My Way 2011

She’s my version of a William Hand design, with a hull similar to Harry Bryan’s Handy Billy but all dimensions changed, to which I added a raised deck, raised focs’le & a wheelhouse similar to West Coast fish boats of the 1930s. Vancouver, B.C. My 15’ runabout is a big success because it is very light & nimble. She can be used for fishing, water skiing or just cruising. She requires proper care & storage. Today, there are very few of her design left. Sequim, Wash.

Nil Desperandum 2011

For Sale

I began building this Devlin Winter Wren II in October 2008, & completed her in 2011 after 3,000 hours of labor. Hull is Okoume marine plywood sheathed in fiberglass/epoxy; spars are Sitka spruce, & all other structure & trim pieces are white oak, Khaya mahogany & vertical-grain fir. I made two significant modifications to Devlin’s plan: I sacrificed 12 cf of potential storage in the bilge & cockpit sides for flotation (air compartments & foam) & invited more daylight into the cabin with four portlights instead of two. The aft lights are homemade Wiley ports, which open for ventilation. Her name translates as “Nothing to Worry About.” I looked at the name every day during construction as a reassuring morale-builder. It was not true. Langley, Wash.

For Sale

Norwester 1932

At the height of the Great Depression, Charles Gilbert commissioned Frank Munroe to design a vessel capable of running in “any seas in any weather.” Norwester has had more than 75 years on the water, including passage through the Panama Canal in 1937. In 1941, she was commandeered by the Navy to run patrols off California. After WWII, she was bought by Bo Roos, manager for a number of Hollywood notables including John Wayne. “Duke” was reintroduced to life at sea through Norwester. In 1955, they entered into a partnership. During this time, a large day room & wheelhouse were added & headroom was increased to 6’6” (to accommodate Mr. Wayne’s 6’4” height & allow him to keep his hat on!). Norwester later moved to the NW on her own bottom under the flag of Orange Coast College. She has plied the waters of Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands & the Inside Passage as part of the College’s Marine Studies Program. LaConner, Wash.

Nutmeg 1937

IOD #19 was built in Fredrikstad, Norway, 1937 as part of the first International One Design fleet. Cornelius Shields commissioned Bjarne Aas to design & build a class boat for interclub racing on Long Island Sound. His goal was to create a tightly controlled one design boat with the sailing characteristics of the 6 meters but more affordable. More than 150 IODs were launched; most are still raced in 12 fleets ranging from North America through Europe. Deer Harbor, Wash.

Odyssey 1938

Renowned naval architect Olin Stephens built this sleek 90-foot racing yawl with a mast reaching 105 feet tall for a Vanderbilt granddaughter. After stints as a winning racer a U.S. Navy testing ship during WWII & a research vessel out of Woods Hole, Mass., the Odyssey now serves as a Sea Scout sailing ship. Tacoma, Wash.

OozeGooze 2012

Successfully completed the 2012 Texas 200 in June on her maiden voyage. Rosedale, B.C.

Orion 1934

Originally named Edlu, she’s Sparkman & Stephens design #35. Built in 1934 by Nevins, she won the Bermuda race the same year. She spent WWII searching out German U-boats along the eastern seaboard. After the war, she cruised through the canal (the Panamanian flag is still onboard), eventually finding a berth in California. After another racing career in Sausalito & passenger service in San Diego, she’s now homeported in Seattle, providing students of all ages a chance to explore the marine environment & improve their traditional seamanship skills. Seattle, Wash.

Otonabee 2009

Nifty Five 1955

Oyster 1956

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.

Otter 2011

A Ness Yawl designed by Ian Oughtred from the Isle of Skye, she’s rigged as a lug yawl & built in the glue-lap style. I’m really looking forward to going to the Festival in a boat I built, one of my goals for the last 20 years. Seattle, Wash.

She’s Quadrant Sloop hull #9, designed by Lawrence Hartge & built at the Hartge Yard on Chesapeake Bay. Her hard-chined plank-on-frame construction is unusual, with For Sale transverse planking on the bottom & longitudinal planking above the chine, similar to Chesapeake Oyster boats. Her accommodation is enormous for a 26’ boat, with a raised deck & small pilothouse giving standing headroom in the galley. As far as we know, she’s the only Quadrant Sloop to make her way to the West Coast. Her funky charm is best described as “the love child of a T-Bird & a Stone Horse.” Port Townsend, Wash.

Pacific Grace 2001

The Pacific Grace is a replica of an original Canadian Grand Banks fishing schooner, the Robertson II. She was built by the Sail & Life Training Society in their heritage shipyard in Victoria, B.C., & was launched in 1999. SALTS is a charitable sail-training organization that has been taking young people to sea off British Columbia & on longer international voyages since 1974. Photo by www.larochelleimages.ca. Victoria, B.C.

Patamar 1937

Built by a UW graduate & Boeing engineer, the son of a Wallingford (Seattle) farming family in a barn on Ashworth Street in 1937. The plans were from Jake Farrell, a Seattle designer/builder of rumrunners. Her hull is red cedar over white oak frames with a teak cabin. The green deck canvas is original. Original power was a Studebaker & is now a GMC 292. The boat is unrestored & maintained in a boathouse near the Ballard locks. I am her 5th owner. Seattle, 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. 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.

Pelagic Sealing Skiff 2005

This lapstrake boat, built by chief instructor Tim Lee & NWSWBB students, is a replica of a roundbottomed boat developed by famed NW boat builder & outdoorsman Frank Fredette in the early years of the 20th century. Exceptionally seaworthy, the original was used for hunting seals in the Arctic. The boat is planked with western red cedar over white oak frames, & was recently donated back to the school in Port Hadlock for repair & restoration, which will begin in 2013.

Pia 1938

Designed by Aage Utzon, Pia was built in Denmark in 1938 but was not commissioned until the end of WWII. She was imported to Victoria in the 1960s along with 5 other Spidsgatters, including Eio, Da Capo & Doxy. I found her near derelict & began an intensive 2-year repair. Pia’s construction, while typical in Denmark, is unusual in America. She has single sawn grown frames on station, with 2 steam bent frames between. Her frames stop short of the keel & are bolted to massive grown floor timbers. Planking is tight joined like a barrel. All but 2 of the original 26 38 square-meter Klasse Spidsgatters are still accounted for & sailing. Pia is afloat again following a 20-month restoration after she was badly storm damaged en route to the 2010 Festival. Welcome back! Olympia, Wash.

Pick Pocket 1981

Pick Pocket is a William Garden-designed Eel canoe yawl. We purchased her in 2001 from builder Schooner Creek Boatworks. She was in perfect condition, & we have strived to maintain her that way ever since. Although small, an Eel is a proper yacht in every regard. Homeported on the Columbia River in Portland, she has been trailered all over. Tigard, Ore.

Pleiades (Schooner) 1990

Pleiades is a 59’ Pinky Schooner designed by Howard Chapelle. She is currently in charter service with Olympia Schooner Co. Olympia, Wash.

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Pleiades (Sloop) Unknown

Her 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 1979 & 1987, 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.

Prophet 1947

An International One Design (IOD) sloop designed & built in Norway by Bjarne Aas. In 1936, 25 IOD yachts were delivered from Norway & commenced racing on Long Island Sound. Since that time, other fleets have formed in Norway, United Kingdom, Bermuda, Canada & the U.S. Eastsound, 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 (and 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.

Sande 1933

For Sale

PT Eleven 2011

The PT Eleven is a highly developed 11’ nesting dinghy ideal for cruising boats. She rows very well, has a sailing option & can be assembled in 15 seconds, either in the water or out. Sold as a kit by Port Townsend Watercraft. Port Townsend, Wash.

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, Port Townsend Watercraft, owned by Russel & Ashlyn Brown. Port Townsend, Wash.

Risa 1968

In the late 1950s, a Tacoma lumber company with a lot of excess plywood staged a design contest for a racer/ cruiser sailboat that amateurs could build in their backyards. Ben Seaborn won with his design for the very fast yet easily-built Thunderbird. The Wooden Boat Foundation uses Risa & her sister ships for adult sailing classes. Port Townsend, Wash.

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 her broken ribs & have been bringing her to the Festival ever since. Poulsbo, Wash.

Saravan 1938

Built as a tug for logging industry in Canada. Shortly after launch, she was commandeered by the Navy & used to open & close submarine nets in Esquimalt Harbor. Following WWII, she continued her life as a logging tug. In 1989, she was about to be burned as scrap when the Ladysmith Maritime Society took her on as a restoration project. After 2 years, she was re-launched as the flagship of LMS’s heritage fleet. A great example of the region’s maritime history. Ladysmith, B.C.

Sawaya 1989

For Sale

Puffin 1986

This Ian Oughtred Acorn was the first boat to be started in the new NW Maritime Center shop. The design has been modified to become a lifeboat as well as a highly efficient rowboat with airtight seat compartments both accessible through deck plates. The compartment under the center thwart is also airtight & filled with rigid polystyrene. Additionally, there is a false sole with sealed air chambers between the hull & sole, as well as a vinyl rub guard over the entire keel & stem. She’s a delight to row & trims easily in all rowing combinations. For further information, her owner/ builder is aboard Bon Accord during the Festival. Snohomish, Wash.

Radiant Star 1956

She’s a 75’ North Sea Trawler built by J&G Forbes of Scotland. Powered by a Gardner 230hp diesel. She sailed to the West Coast by way of Cape Horn. Yacht conversion by For Sale Lovrics of Anacortes in 1999. Massive wood construction with aluminum wheelhouse, refastened below the waterline in 2005. Radiant Star was awarded Best of Show at Trawlerfest 2007 in Poulsbo. Anacortes, Wash.

Red Schooner 1981

Red Schooner was built by Devlin Boat, using their signature stitch & glue plywood method. In 1985, owner Paul Devlin added a pilothouse (drawn by Sam Devlin) in preparation for a trip to Alaska. I found her on Craigslist & restored her exterior over last summer & the interior over the winter & spring of this year. She was born as Red Schooner; her name has never changed. Olympia, Wash.

Ripple 1993

Ripple is a 25’9’ gaff-rigged tops’l cutter crafted by NWSWBB 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 winches & deck hardware are products of the Port Townsend Foundry. The keel-stepped mast & spars are solid fir & her blocks are handcrafted. Her sails are by Port Townsend Sails. Ripple’s auxiliary diesel is a 9hp 1-cyl. Yanmar diesel with port-side offset shaft. Seattle, Wash.

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Sawaya was hull #3 of the Pelican class started in the late 1980s in San Francisco Bay. The father/son team of Jim & Ed Barlow designed this 18-foot sailboat based on the popular 12-foot 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 Cloud 1937

Built in 1937 by Merton Christiansen, who used fir on oak. She was rigged to a cutter design. In the last 5 years, David White has overhauled the hull & installed new planks fasteners & stem. Soon she should be in shape to head for the South Pacific. Sea Cloud has changed hands only 3 times in her 66 years, with her two previous owners keeping her for decades & only parting with her when their age & health forced them to pass her care on to another. Port Townsend, Wash.

Sea Dream 1968

A boat to explore these NW waters. Her traditional lines & romance of a time gone by hooked us. Her restoration began in Port Townsend continued on Bainbridge Island &, after 4 years out of the water, was re-launched in Port Orchard. We have taken great pleasure in customizing her, without compromising her classic charm & traditional values. Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Seven Bells 1929

Seven Bells has an overall length of 43’ & 11 1/2 beam & weighs 20,000 lbs. Her hull is sawn white oak frames with Port Orford cedar carvel planks. She has bronze fastenings, a teak deck & brightwork, a plumb bow & a flat transom. In 1988, the two original gas engines were replaced with Chrysler-Nissan diesels. Between 1998 and 2000, Seven Bells underwent a complete restoration. Seattle, Wash.

Shamrock 1965

Built in Annapolis, M.d., she’s Trumpy No. 427. Constructed of doubleplanked 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 1980s. She now cruises Puget Sound, San Juan Islands & Canada. Port Ludlow, Wash.

Sharon L. 1933

Storm Petrel 2009

Sharon L. is a local catboat that has been in the Pacific NW for 79 years. Her hull of yellow cedar on white oak frames is original. Unusual for catboats of her era Sharon L. has an 8’ bowsprit & a larger jib to help balance her large gaff-rigged mainsail. She’s the poster boat for this 36th Festival! Port Townsend, Wash.

Storm Petrel was built by Devlin Designing Boat Builders in 2009 & closely follows the Beal’s Island type of Lobster Boats. She is built with the stitch-and-glue boatbuilding method & has a strong & light hull. Her power is twin 110hp diesel engines & has great maneuverability with the engine arrangement. We tried to follow the type very closely with only small changes for use in NW waters, i.e. the closed pilothouse. She has a small Sardine woodstove for comfort on cool evenings & is the perfect NW cruiser. Tacoma, Wash.

Silva Bans 1985

Ocean-tested design providing a dry & comfortable ride even in less than ideal conditions. A decked version is also available for the more experienced adventurer. Renton, Wash.

Strip Planked Canoe 2003

A fine example of a traditional cedar strip planked canoe, she is built of Western red cedar & trimmed with mahogany, Alaskan yellow cedar & lacewood. She has seen continuous service since construction. Corbett, Ore.

Skillful 1955

She is a rad little tugboat, maneuverable & powerful. Stationed at the Center for Wooden Boats, she proves very useful, but also serves as a great swim toy in the summer months. Seattle, Wash.

Summer Star 1970

She was built to take the committee that accompanied the Victoria-Maui Race. She made the trip to Hawaii once. Victoria, B.C.

Solitude III 2012

John C. Harris-designed PocketShip, built from plans by Jon Lee. This stitch&-glue boat “is a small cruising sailboat of refined model meant to sail well on all points provide dry camping accommodations for 2 adults & tow behind a 4-cyl. car.” Construction started in fall 2010. As of May 2012, she was still under construction. Everett, Wash.

Sonja Ann 1966

She’s an all-original Express cruiser; only 15 were made & she’s the only 1 still afloat. She was re powered with an Isuzu diesel in early 1990s. Friday Harbor, Wash.

Sophia Isle 1997

For Sale

She’s a Francis Herreshoff 1929 Walrus motorsailer, included in Sensible Cruising Designs. Built in Nova Scotia by Covey Island Boat Works in strip plank spruce & West System epoxy from a modified design (wheel house & interior layout). She’s powered by twin 85hp Perkins 4-236 diesels. Victoria, B.C.

Sparky 1961

She’s a Sparkman & Stephens yawl built of double-planked mahogany over Yacal. She’s been in the Mollner family since 2005, when she was purchased in a fairly dilapidated condition. Each year, improvements have been made in addition to the regular maintenance. We’re enjoying seeing her condition continue to improve & the complements & interest she brings from fellow boaters. Deer Harbor, Wash.

Swallow 2005

Tahuna 1936

For Sale

Spike Africa 1977

Spirit of Aloha 1960

She’s a 26’ open cockpit Chris Craft run-about. Honolulu, Hawaii She’s a Matthews 40 Sedan Classic Motor Yacht. If she were being presented like a collector car, she’d be considered a Resto-Mod. She has been modified & upgraded tastefully to a level one would expect of a modern yacht & fully restored by Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op. She’s made recent trips to Princess Louisa Inlet & other Gulf Island destinations. 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 nonprofit Canadian Lifeboat Institution for search & rescue on the Fraser River, B.C. In her off-duty time, she is the research vessel for my work as a marine artist. Delta, B.C.

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 completely refitted at the Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op. Port Townsend, Wash. Designed & built by Tim Smythe & Chip Cherry at Cherry Boatworks in Gig Harbor starting in 2001, she was launched in May 2005. She was designed to be trailerable. Her hull is strip planked & interior features 6 different types of wood, some locally harvested & milled. Olympia, Wash.

She’s the last coasting schooner, with a proud history of carrying America’s goods across the world’s oceans. At 80’ & with a long working life as a freighter, she’s kin to the iconic freighting schooners of 200 years ago. Her decades of work took her along America’s West Coast & many times across the Pacific. Builder & original owner Bob Sloan was a leading figure in the Pacific working boat industry. Friday Harbor, Wash.

St Brendan 1947

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 3 pieces, trucked to Oxnard, Calif., & launched in 2002. Seattle, Wash.

She’s a Halliday-designed cutter built by Taylor & Sons of Vancouver, B.C. Hull is carvel planked yellow cedar over oak, while the cabin structure is a composite of canvas sheathed fir & bright mahogany with laminated bent oak beams. Tahuna was purchased by Christine Burnell & Ken Uphoff in 2001 as her first American owners. They lived aboard her with their son Ari for the first year of ownership. She has been on the British Columbia Vintage Vessel Registry & story is that the Queen once had 1/65th ownership of her. Many thanks to Brion Toss & crew for re-rigging her & to local shipwrights for rebuilding/ repairing Tahuna over the years. John Williams assisted in her repowering 2 years ago with a Phazer diesel. Many thanks to John Shortess friend & finish carpenter, for tireless hours of work! Nordland, Wash.

Tarfon 1958

She’s a Yankee One Design, a class designed in 1938 for racing in Massachusetts’ notoriously windy Buzzards Bay. A committee including L.F. Herreshoff sent out a call for designs, but the marine architects didn’t find one that was satisfactory so they designed their own. Tarton is hull #40 of 42 Yankees built. She was built at Stone Shipyard in San Francisco & raced there extensively before coming to the NW. Owners Todd & Kathleen Knoblock have undertaken an ongoing major restoration & race her in Port Townsend Bay. Port Townsend, Wash.

Irie (Thistle #1040) 1957

The Thistle one-design class is one of the most active racing classes in the US. Wooden boats are still competitive & are often restored to top racing form. Thistle #1040 spent the last 25 years upside down in a barn, waiting to be restored & sailed again. At the age of 55, she’s once again rigged with all the go-fast racing gear & is able to compete with the fastest Thistles made today. Portland, Ore.

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Spidsgatter Pia is sailing again Festival regular returns after 2010 accident By Libby Urner Almost two years after being pounded against the rocks of Smith Island during a storm in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, en route to the 2010 Wooden Boat Festival, the 1938 Spidsgatter Pia is sailing again. Pia’s owner, shipwright Aho’i Mench, was rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter, along with his son Riley. Mench has nothing but praise for the amazing competence of the helicopter crew, but deep concerns over the Coast Guard’s continuing redirection of resources away from lifesaving and assistance to mariners, and what the lack of focus on lifesaving may ultimately mean to the boating community. Pia is a longtime Festival veteran. Former WBF director Scott Swantner, also a Spidsgatter owner (Da Capo), alerted Mench to Pia when she was in

near-derelict condition at anchor in 1991 at Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada. Mench undertook a two-year restoration and has brought her to Port Townsend for the Festival regularly. As soon as the 2010 storm subsided, Mench and a salvage crew located, floated and then towed the 26-foot Pia to Port Townsend, despite an 18-inch gash in her starboard side. Her dinghy, the pram Pinuela Bomba, was later found on the beach at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, although her rudder and tiller were lost. After a grueling 20-month restoration effort in a friend’s barn in Olympia, including an entirely rebuilt engine, new keel bolts, a great deal of refastening, and a new mast and boom, Mench feels that Pia is in far better shape than she was before the accident. At her relaunching in Olympia

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Thunderbird 2010

She’s a 28’ Dungee cruiser, custom built by Brad Rice, the boatwright for John Goodfellow of Seattle. Freeland, Wash.

Tidvatten 1973

George Calkins designed 26’ Bartender, with cuddy cabin & twin V-berths. Her hull is marine plywood on 16” sawnoak frames. She’s powered by a 6-cyl. Chrysler-Nissan CN 6-33 diesel rated at 73hp at 3200rpm. Nordland, Wash.

Toadstool 1974

Famed naval architect William Garden designed this 43’ schooner for himself, with a modern feel but traditional lines. He sailed her just about every day from his British Columbia island until he sold her to Barb & Joe Trailer. Port Townsend, Wash.

Toddy 1993

Toddy is a 16’ Whitehall skiff designed by R.D. “Pete” Culler as a tender for the replica of the schooner yacht America. She was purchased as an unfinished hull from the builder & completed by the owner. Lake Stevens, Wash.

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Tomara 1941

She’s a 1941 bridge deck cruiser designed by Ed Monk Sr. & built by Edison School of Wooden Boat Building. She represents an affordable intersection of classic For Sale yachting & modern long-range cruising capability. She has traveled north each of the last 10 years, including trips to Desolation Sound & the Broughton Islands. Tomara has retained her classic looks inside & out, while being modernized with efficient diesel power electrical & electronic systems. Clinton, Wash.

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The 26-foot Pia was damaged in a storm while being sailed to the 2010 Wooden Boat Festival. She was relaunched this spring in Olympia, and returns this Festival to Port Townsend. Photo by Gary Shinn

Townshend 1992

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

Truant 1991

Designed by Ed Louchard to be reminiscent of Victorian-era yachts, she was built by students at the NWSWBB & launched in 1993. Five other Truantclass boats have since been built at the school. Truant sails without an engine; she will ghost along in the lightest breeze or stand up to 20 knots with a reef tucked in. I mostly sail her single-handed but her large cockpit has been comfortable with a crowd of friends out for a sail after work. She thinks she’s larger than her 25 feet. Port Townsend, Wash.

tzieu! 1963

tzieu! is one the growing Port Townsend fleet of Ben Seaborn-designed Thunderbirds. T-Bird #448 was built in the Philippines in 1963 by Subic Bay Boatworks. About 1,500 T-Birds have been built; Seaborn’s design won a competition in the 1950s sponsored by the American Plywood Assoc. The requirements were for a modest cost family sailboat that could be built with basic carpentry skills & that would both cruise comfortably for 4 & race competitively. The boat does all that, as well as being the most boat fun per dollar you’ll find in the NW. I took possession of this boat as a wreck in 2002. It is now in excellent condition following a complete restoration at the Point Hudson Boat Shop by Arren Day, now of Day Boat Works. Port Townsend, Wash.

Vanessa 2012

She’s hull #1 of Sam Devlin’s newly redesigned trailerable, beachable “Eider.” She was one of my winter projects, started October 2011 & finished March 2012, taking 383 man-hours to build. She features a starboard galley & will sleep 2 & a small dog with comfort. She’s perfect for camping weekends or even longer anywhere she can be trailered. Vanessa was built from paper plans, but Sam Devlin also sells e-plans along with full kits. Vanessa was built by Michael Baccellieiri at Welcome Slough Boatworks. Beaverton, Ore.

Vintage 1957

Vintage is a classic Concordia yawl, built for the Concordia Company by Abeking & Rasmussen of Lemwerder, Germany, in 1957. The present owner purchased her from John Foley of Port Townsend in early 2007. She then underwent a 16-month total restoration at Haven Boatworks of Port Townsend. Of the 103 Concordias, only a small handful could compare to her current Bristol condition. Seattle, Wash.

Virginia Cary 1973

This lovely boat was launched in Lake Union in 1973. She has always been stored under cover & I am her 4th owner. Being a Grand Banks, she is very sturdy good sea boat & slow. That’s OK because she uses 3 1/2-4 gallons per hour. For twins, that’s pretty good. Cosmetically, she looks great: fresh paint & a refurbished interior, carpets, etc. The headliner was changed fore & aft & the salon. The fabric was replaced by tongue & groove & crossbeams. Very traditional look. Bellevue, Wash.

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 NW. Vito has been in almost every Wooden Boat Festival! Port Townsend, Wash.

Ward 2009

She’s a Babson Island 14 featured in the WoodenBoat series Getting Started in Boats. My wife, her sister & I built her in 2009. She has a leg of mutton rig instead of the original standing lug. We built everything ourselves, including the masts, oars & sails. Seattle, Wash.

in spring 2012, Mench and his son rechristened her using a bottle of champagne that had been on board at the time of the grounding and survived. Mench eloquently describes how moved he was to be bringing Pia back to the sea: “There is something grand and magnificent about seeing sculpture made of iron, oak and bronze, built on hard ground, set free to the endless motion of water, man-created creatures of function and beauty and history so long it has been immersed in our genetic makeup and sets our dreams free,” Mench said. “As I look around, I realize there are only a few people here who have not been brought into my life because of wooden boats. It is for me a crowning jewel. Thank you, my friends and family, for this great honor.” Welcome back to the Festival, Pia! Wee Rose 1987

Wee Rose was originally built by the owner as a Phil Bolger Nymph in 1987. Over the past 3 years, she has been extensively modified into a diminutive gaff rigged cutter capable of limited passages. The name Wee Rose derives from her sail color & HMS Rose, a somewhat larger sailing vessel also designed by Phil Bolger. Portland, Ore.

Widgeon 2007

Widgeon is a 45-foot motor vessel custom designed & constructed by Sam Devlin. Widgeon has a single engine. She is cold molded plywood construction & intended for long range cruising for 2. Friday Harbor, Wash.

Wildflower 2011

A custom cruising catamaran built over 18 months in our driveway. Construction is the Hartley method using Meranti marine plywood, fir sticks & West System epoxy. Power is a 6hp outboard giving 6.5 knots cruising speed. Mast, boom, rigging, sails & deck gear are recycled. Wildflower’s light weight gives a good turn of speed under sail; she’s highway legal to tow behind the family SUV. Wildflower & crew are spending the summer cruising the Salish Sea. Capitola, Calif.

Yankee Clipper 1943

She began life as an open Liberty Launch, carrying up to 90 sailors from ship to shore. After WWII, the hull was converted to a gaff ketch sail-training vessel for the West Seattle Sea Scouts. She now sails with up to 14 crew overnight, & can be day-sailed by as few as 4 or as many as 29. The Yankee Clipper teaches youth ages 13-21 about seamanship skills & prepares them for maritime careers while underway on Seattle’s Official Tall Ship. Seattle, Wash.

Water Ouzel 1952

Built by John Clark in Eugene, 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.

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