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PASPATOO expresses her gratitude to the craftspeople, steeped in the wooden boat tradition of Port Townsend, for their fine work in her decades long renovation and maintenance. Special thanks to: Townsend Bay Marine
Paul Zeusche Dave King, Honorable Denny Justis David Vreeland Bill Nance David Pratt Daryl Paddock, Lead Shawn Ajax Ted Allum
Alan Anderson Jason Avery Colin Bartle Jack Becker Aaron Boutilier Pio Brown Arelando Burton John Christensen David Curfman
Geoff Custer Blaine Davis Steve Emery Frank Eyl Jason Glaefke Robert Gould Matt Henderson Kirk L'Heureaux David Jackson
Leif Erickson Mike Johnson Bob Kieffer Trey Kilmer Nick Lester Jeremy Mead Adam Mills Adam Morris Matt Mortensen
Gillian Ehrlich Sonia Frojen Korie Griffith Rita Mandoli
Janet Millar Molly Morrissey Rick Petrykowski Maggie Ryan
Debi Saxton Diana Talley Kelley Watson
Port Townsend Shipwrights Coop Jim Lyons, Lead
Haven Boatworks Michael Fenter
Diana Talley and her Dusty Band: Julie Anderson Marybeth Armstrong Nora Cosbey Mary Cunningham
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Al Nesbitt, Anchor Canvas Jack Landwehrkamp, Sea Marine
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And to the many more folks, unnamed but not unappreciated, who have worked on the Paspatoo since 1986.
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WELCOME BOATERS! Historic buildings are just one precious resource in our seaport town – below the waters of Port Townsend Bay are acres of eelgrass beds. Eelgrass reduces shoreline erosion and provides critical habitat for salmon, crabs and more. It’s a risky place to anchor – loose sediments provide poor anchor holding and the fragile plants are easily damaged and uprooted. The Voluntary Eelgrass Protection Zone is identiﬁed by seasonal marker buoys most of the year, but when buoys are not in place, please anchor seaward of Port Townsend’s many docks and wharfs. Anchor Out for Safety & Salmon!
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Let’s Go sailing, Rowing! ..........................6 Honoring van Cleve, Witt ..........................8 100 years with adventuress .................... 10 Festival is Family time ........................... 12 Boat Festival Highlights .......................... 14 Building townsend Blocks ....................... 16 small Boats, Big Fun .............................. 24 Meet our Faculty............................... 30-33 tour Festival Boats ........................... 34-38 tide table ............................................. 38
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Felder Creates Wooden Boat Festival Poster Design The poster selected for the 37th annual Wooden Boat Festival honors the 100th anniversary of Sound Experience’s legendary schooner Adventuress. Poster artist Sarah Felder has a deeply rooted connection to the boat, having worked as the Adventuress’ first mate for several seasons. Her work was selected from more than 30 submissions for the poster contest. Felder’s art was the public’s pick as well as the Wooden Boat Festival selection committee’s choice. “I am thrilled that the winning poster design ties into the Adventuress’ 100th birthday,” said Jake Beattie, executive director of the Northwest Maritime Center. “Centennials are really rare and significant events that ought to be celebrated, and the fact that Sarah has such a close tie to the boat seems almost poetic.” Felder found out about the contest from friends, who encouraged her to enter because of T-shirts she’d designed in the past. She wanted to create an image that people would enjoy wearing and that would reflect the “Adventuress community.” When asked about the significance of the “15” on the sail, she explained that when the Adventuress was used as a pilot boat in San Francisco, the vessel was issued that number. It’s kept on the sail to pay homage to that important time in the boat’s history. “I’m excited my poster was chosen, because it’s a privilege to represent the festival and the Adventuress in her centennial year,” said Felder.
Welcome Wooden Boat Fans! As a self-professed “boat nerd,” Wooden Boat Festival is hands down my favorite weekend of the year. If you are looking for me over the weekend, from the moment the boats begin to arrive on Thursday to the culminating sail-by on Sunday afternoon you can find me walking and talking my way through the festival with an excited smile on my face as I get caught up with old friends and hustle to see everything I possibly can before the weekend is over. There is always a lot to get excited about – great presentations with renowned experts and nautical personalities from around the globe, great food, great music that gets people dancing until way too late for the neighbors (but not quite late enough for the people on the dance floor) and, in the moments between the revelry and conversation, I turn my head and there is a marina filled to capacity with some of the most beautiful wooden boats ever created, big and small. My favorite time to look at the boats is in the early hours when the world is still, the coffee still fresh and the morning light hits the varnish just so. I’m told that the Port Townsend festival is different than other wooden boat shows because, beyond the chance to come look at gorgeous boats, ours is a truly community-wide celebration with shoreside activities throughout the town. This year we are unveiling the “Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge” – a challenge to create the best boat possible in three days from the keel up, right in front of our eyes. Whether you are here for the boats or here for the party, welcome to our celebration of the heritage, folly, and craftsmanship that are wooden boats. I hope you have at least half as much fun as I will. All the best,
Executive director Northwest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Foundation
Festival Sponsors PORTAL
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Festival Committee & Captains
At right: The 2013 Wooden Boat Festival Committee & Captains include (back row, from left) Ace Spragg, Faculty Coordinator; Joel Goldstein, AV & Technology; Libby Urner, Boat Exhibitor Captain; Melissa Grousman, Harbormaster Team; Don D’Alessandro, Kid’s Boat Building; Nicole Sexton, Volunteer Coordinator; Marty Loken, Small Boat Wrangler; Carrie Andrews, Festival Co-Director; Chuck Henry, Docks; John Mottola, Greeter Team; (front row) Scott Walker, Bar Harbor; Scott Marble, Grounds; Joyce Mottola, Will Call. Not pictured: Barb Trailer, Festival Co-Director; Jordan Pollack, Medical Team; David Badion, Radio Communications; Myron Gauger, Race Committee; Daniel Evans, Harbormaster Team; Neville Pearsall, Music; Eileen Johnston, Green Team; Kelly Liske, Main Gate; Katie Davis, Membership; Juliette Sterner, Graphics Guru. submitted photo 4 • 2013 Wooden Boat FestivaL
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Carrie Andrews and Barb Trailer, Festival and Events Directors for Northwest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Foundation. nWMC photo
Welcome to the 37th Wooden Boat Festival Thirty-seven years ago, a group of somewhat colorful characters decided to have a party to celebrate wooden boats. Today the party has grown into the largest annual event in town, but we are still celebrating with some of the very same boats – and characters – along with many new boats and new friends. Whether this is your first Wooden Boat Festival or your 37th, welcome! We feel lucky to be at the helm of this Festival. We continue to be awed by the generous spirit in which hundreds of volunteers give their time and energy each year, by the neverending support of sponsors, and by the vision and guidance of the Wooden Boat Foundation founders and past directors. We get to work with some of the smartest, most highly accomplished, funniest and most humble people on the planet. From harbormasters to boat owners, exhibitors and food vendors to our cadre of hardworking volunteers, there are colorful characters everywhere! The work is satisfying, the people are amazing, and the laughter is loud. This weekend is a testament to the love, passion and
spirit of working with wooden boats. Love is evident in shining brightwork and colorful pennants. Passion is embodied in stories of rowing across an ocean and in an 89-yearold woman’s presentation on traveling in small boats. And the spirit that drives one to own a wooden boat is palpable as people connect again and again, whether on boats, in a classroom, or on the dance floor. Come celebrate it all with us: the tools that serve, the products that build and repair, fun new innovations and the tried and true. Indulge in the food, the music, the pirates and mermaids. Relish the spectrum of high-tech and low-tech, power and sail, rowing and paddling. The Wooden Boat Festival is an amazing adventure, and we hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do!
Carrie Andrews & Barb Trailer
Festival and Events Directors for Northwest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Foundation
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Scott Marble, Wooden Boat Festival Building & Grounds Captain, was raised on Day Island (just south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge), home to the Willits Canoe Factory. Day Island is 1/8 mile wide by 1/2 mile long, with a marina at one end and the canoe factory at the other. Growing up, Scott regularly pestered both outfi ts until one gave him a job. With just a couple of plastic boats at the marina, Scott did a lot of varnish prep work, scrubbing and painting of bottoms, and he saw a lot of mahogany. In 1973, seining herring for bait brought Scott to Jefferson County’s Mats Mats Bay and Port Townsend. Pounding the docks at Fishermen’s Terminal resulted in getting on a 1927, 72’ halibut schooner (F/V Eclipse) and fishing for 6 years. Scott then tried living on the McKenzie River in Oregon for 7 years, but with only one kind of fish, no clams, no ships, and the tide only going in and out a few times a year, he decided that was not for him. So back he came to Port Townsend, buying and restoring an old Fort Worden building that had been moved to a lot next to the fairgrounds in the 1960s. He went back to work at the Port Townsend Food Co-op, returning to the job he’d had in 1979! Scott started volunteering with the Wooden Boat Festival in 2008, working with Don Mathrole on Building & Grounds, and
Scott Marble nWMC photo
took over from him in 2009. Scott and his crew work hard from before the gates open until after they close every day, making sure the Festival grounds are clean, safe and garbage-free. Scott is on duty all weekend long – if you see him around the Festival, please take a moment to thank him for his years of service!
Get Out on the Water
The Port Townsend 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 (tips
are welcome and go to support youth sailing programs). Sign-ups start at 9am for morning sails and Noon for afternoon sails. Sign up EARLY; slots are filled on a first-come, firstserved basis.
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Boats are often looking for crew or passengers; attend a skippers’ meeting and ask around. Times for awards ceremonies will be announced at those meetings. 26’ & Under Race: 2:30pm Friday. skippers meet 1pm on nWMC beach. Rowing Regatta: 10am Saturday. skippers meet 9am at the Compass Rose. NW Schooner Cup: 3pm Saturday. skippers meet 9am on nWMC beach. T-37 Model Boat Races: 10:30am Sunday, Inner Harbor. Check at tippecanoe booth for details.
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Schooner Sailings Adventuress: Daily sails from the NWMC dock at 11am and 3pm. Sign up at the Sound Experience booth or the NWMC Dock. Odyssey: Daily sails from City Dock at Pope Marine Park right outside Festival Main Gate. See crew for times and to sign up. Port townsend & Jefferson County Leader
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Special Honors for Van Cleve, Witt Lifetime Achievement Awards will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5 in the main meeting room at the Northwest Maritime Center. Hosted by WoodenBoat Magazine and open to the public, this event will present Marci Van Cleeve the Wooden Boat Foundation Lifetime Achievement in Wooden Boat Community Spirit & Culture award, and Glen Witt the WoodenBoat Magazine Lifetime Achievement in Design. “What’s your passion?” is Marci Van Cleve’s first question to students. As expected, passions range from martial arts to computers, but Marci’s role as an educator in the Port Townsend and Chimacum public school districts is the same: Inspire learning by cultivating curiosity and hands-on experience in the student’s interest areas. Marci encourages her students to take an active role in their education by first articulating their passions and then helping them weave their interests into their own, individualized curriculum. This heartfelt and timeintensive approach is the saving grace for many of the county’s youth who otherwise may not have graduated. Marci Van Cleve has been a resident of and educator Marci’s bank of social in Jefferson County since 1974. Here she is (on the capital is an essential in- port side) in May 2013 aboard Dragonheart, on the gredient in her recipe for Puget Sound Voyaging class’s circumnavigation of educational success; in- Marrowstone Island. NWMC photo numerable mentors and community volunteers have been recruited by Marci to invest in youth by imparting their specific skills and knowledge. Marci connects youth and community together, everyone learns while growing as a person. Now in her 30th year of teaching, Marci splits her time between Pi and OCEAN, the alternative public schools she co-founded within the two school districts. But Marci’s classes are just as likely to be held aboard a 25-foot longboat, beside a lively salmon stream, or amongst a string orchestra as in a classroom. In 1996, Marci started the Puget Sound Explorers Program in partnership with the school districts and the Wooden Boat Foundation. With access to the water, she was able to help students develop leadership skills while gaining the confidence and calluses needed to enter the maritime trades. Building on the success of this marriage between public schools and the area’s maritime education facilities, Marci and her co-teaching expanded the curriculum to include boatbuilding as the Puget Sound Voyaging Society in partnership with the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock. Always a champion of the underdog, Marci fiercely believes in the importance of a high school diploma and works tirelessly and with phenomenal creativity to help willing students achieve this life milestone. Along with the traditional Washington State learning requirements, Marci teaches the deceptively challenging “soft skills of industry” which start with “show up and be prepared.” She sees firsthand how challenging these critical skills can be to kids without ample resources or support. More immediately, Marci makes it her responsibility to provide “sea stores” (i.e., healthy snacks) to students, especially in the floating classroom where crew morale matters and hungry kids can’t row. Marci’s generosity is selfless, her creativity boundless, and her enthusiasm unflappable. Looking for their own piece of heaven, Marci and her husband Steve put down roots in 1974 on a 20-acre farm on Jefferson County’s Marrowstone Island called Fiddler’s Green. In her time away from school, Marci is a prolific poet and deadly cribbage player. Steve is a retired tugboat captain and a worthy cribbage opponent. 8 • 2013 Wooden Boat FestivaL
Glen Witt and his brother Elbert started building boats when Glen was still in high school. Glen being born in 1918, plywood was virtually unknown in those days. The pair rabbeted stems, spiled planks and used what they thought were proper building procedures. The plans available during that time weren’t designed for the first-time builder. Eventually, marine plywood was developed. But that didn’t mean you could find a set of boat plans that showed how to use it. In fact, many people didn’t believe plywood could be used to build a boat. As there were no guidelines on the “right way” to use this material, Glen and Elbert had to discover them for themselves. They went through a learning curve using prov- Glen Lewis Witt took his experience in plywood boat en or accepted methods of construction and, in the 1950s, developed a system conventional boatbuild- that he felt would enable the first-time builder to ing. Most of these methods build his own boat with little or no experience. At 95, didn’t work for plywood, Glen is still designing boats and is actively involved in plans that enable the amateur to build their as the two brothers often creating dream boat. NWMC photo found out the hard way. By this time, a cadre of pioneer plywood boatbuilders had begun to form. They all built boats, shared experiences and used the craft they had labored so hard to make. Glen worked at a foundry at the time and was able to make much of the hardware needed for these boats from patterns he created. Glen and Elbert then formed Glenwood Marine (combining Glen’s name and Elbert’s middle name of Woodrow) to provide boat hardware, such as manifolds, struts, prop shafts, and rudders and other underwater parts. During this time, Glen had taken up naval architecture and began designing boats that were detailed and easy enough for the first-time builder to complete. Glen-L Marine Designs was formed in 1953 in Bellflower, Calif. Today, Glenwood continues to supply the hardware needed to complete many of the Glen-L designs. Glen took his experience in plywood boat construction and developed a system that he felt would enable the first-time builder to build his own boat with little or no experience. He understood that lofting the lines of a design would be an obstacle to builders, so early on, he decided that full-size patterns would be available for each design. The first patterns sent to customers were hand-drawn on brown butcher paper; later, they were blueprinted, and today, they are printed using a large-format printer. In addition to building numerous boats, as a means of developing plans, Glen has written five books: Boatbuilding with Plywood, Inboard Motor Installations, How to Build Boat Trailers, How to Fiberglass Boats and in 2008, Boatbuilder’s Notebook. In addition, he has produced seven DVDs. Today, Glen-L exists primarily online, offering more than 300 boat designs, fastenings, epoxy and hardware, which continue to be shipped around the world. The Glen-L Boatbuilder Support Forum has blossomed. Various Glen-L boatbuilders organize get-togethers throughout the U.S. (and this year, in Australia). For 60 years, Glen’s plans have touched the lives of builders all over the world. At 95, Glen is still designing boats and is actively involved in creating plans that enable an amateur to build a dream boat. Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader
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Schooner Adventuress sails into her 100th year By Robin Dudley In a town full of beautiful boats, the 101’ schooner Adventuress stands out. She’s not the only ship in the City of Dreams with elegant lines and impeccable varnish, stopping hearts with her gentle motion under a cloud of sail. But the schooner Adventuress, 100 years old this year, is also a classroom. Upon her decks and within her spacious cabins, thousands of visiting sailors are brought face-to-face with the realities of ocean acidification and other urgent issues belied by the sparkling blue waters. She also brings people together, rallying volunteers and support from diverse communities. Owned by the nonprofit Sound Experience of Port Townsend, an environmental and youth leadership organization, Adventuress sails Puget Sound and the Salish Sea with a mission to educate, inspire and empower an inclusive community to make a difference for the future of the marine environment. MAINE TO SEATTLE Launched in East Boothbay, Maine in 1913, Adventuress was built for John Borden II, founder of the Yellow Cab Co. in Chicago. After an expedition to the Arctic, the schooner was sold to the San Francisco Bar Pilots Association in 1914, valued for her speed and state-of-the-art auxiliary engine. For three decades, with a reduced rig for safety in rough seas, Adventuress plied the waters of the Pacific, just outside San Francisco Bay. Her task was to deliver pilots who were experts in navigating that treacherous area to ships entering the Golden Gate. In 1952, a Seattle chandlery owner brought her up the coast, and after changing hands several more times, she was bought by Monty Morton, who started Youth Adventure, a nonprofit youth sail-training organization with the motto “Busier youth build better citizens.” In 1963, Ernestine Bennett brought her Girl Scouts aboard; Bennett later became director of the organization and enlisted a wide circle of volunteers to restore the ship to her original lines. In the late 1980s, she chose Sound Experience to continue the ship’s career as a platform for environmental stewardship. CENTENNIAL RESTORATION Adventuress was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989. An extensive rebuilding and restoration 10 • 2013 Wooden Boat FestivaL
The 101’schooner Adventuress celebrates her 100th year in 2013. Owned by the nonprofit Sound Experience, the schooner sails to educate, inspire and empower an inclusive community to make a difference for the future of the marine environment. Photo by Elizabeth Becker
project began in 2010 to help preserve this icon of living maritime history, aided by thousands of volunteer hours and numerous grants. Most of the restoration work was done at Haven Boatworks at the Port of Port Townsend Boat Haven. Led by instructors, students from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding worked on rebuilding some interior joinery and making new sails for the ship. Phase 1 of the Centennial Restoration Project involved new forward port topside frames and planks, a new stem, new bunks, and a new anchor configuration and headrig. The following phases saw the completion of topside reframing in the starboard bow area, followed by a strengthening of the counter stern, which involved replacing the transom, and rim timber, the aft section of the horn timber, the starboard quarter fashion piece, associated planking and covering boards, and the rudder. Next came an overhaul of the propeller shaft, including replacing the floor timber it goes through while replacing the stuffing box. Last winter, the schooner embarked on the most extensive phase to date, completing the port side framing and planking and a new mainmast. “We’re currently raising funds for the
final phase, to be anticipated for winter 2013-2014,” said Catherine Collins, executive director of Sound Experience. The ship is going to get new lower frames on the starboard side, completing the hull rebuild. Collins added that access to the skilled marine tradespeople in Port Townsend is one of the reasons Adventuress is doing so well, and they are also glad to bring work to many shipwrights in town. On Feb. 3, 2013, her 100th birthday was celebrated with a sea shanty singalong, and in mid-March, she embarked on another summer season filled with beautiful sailing, excessive goofiness, loud singing and laughter, as well as some seriously effective education. WALK THE TALK Not only does Adventuress teach about the value of sustainable practices and ecological awareness, she walks the talk. Meals served aboard are all-vegetarian, made with locally sourced, organic produce. Participants learn to take part in resource conservation of onboard resources, such as fresh water, and how to be sensitive to the delicate marine environment. Use of electronics is kept to a minimum. The emphasis on Adventuress is experiencing being aboard, and observ-
ing the marine environment, which the articulate and friendly crew brings to light for participants. There’s an ondeck aquarium with crab, shrimp, sea stars and other critters. There is also a plankton net, which strains seawater for microscopic plants and animals that are then displayed via a laptop computer hooked up to a microscope. Sound Experience is also working with the University of Washington’s Sea Grant program and the ice-cream company Ben & Jerry’s in a project aimed at raising awareness of microplastics in seawater. Microscopic plastic particles from many sources, including products like toothpaste and facial scrub, get into watersheds and then the ocean, explained Capt. Daniel Evans. Marine animals mistake the microplastics for plankton, and eat them; the plastic gets into the food chain. The small plastic bits attract contaminants, which are then concentrated in the marine animals. Mollusks are especially affected. Evans and other Sound Experience members are optimistic that by raising awareness of the phenomenon, change can happen. “Even on a three-hour sail someone can have a transformational experience,” Evans said. Not only do the schooner’s broad decks serve as a literal platform for environmental education, this season the 101’ vessel is also testing an eco-friendly copper-free bottom paint as it looks to become a model for sustainable systems and products. The project is part of Capt. Joshua Berger’s “Where Blue Meets Green” initiative to bring marine leaders and stakeholders into a conversation about sustainable trends in the industry. Adventuress’ port side was painted with a copper-free antifouling paint, while regular copper bottom paint was applied to the starboard side. The goal, said Berger, is to compare the performance of the two kinds of paint; this information may prove useful for similar large wooden vessels choosing antifouling paints. All in all, this is one lovely schooner – easy on the eyes and inspirational, bringing hope for the next hundred years. For more information, visit soundexp.org. (Port Townsend resident Robin Dudley has served as cook, deckhand and educator aboard 12 different tall ships, starting as a volunteer aboard Adventuress in 1997.) Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader
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Kid Stuff: Messing About with Boats Ahoy kids of all ages! Go for a longboat ride, sail a Thunderbird, build a boat, do oceanography on the dock! We’ve got fish printing, treasure hunts, a carousel and more. Dance at the main stage, sing sea chanteys, and learn about creatures under the sea! We love to have kids at the Wooden Boat Festival – fun, education and inspiration surrounds the harbor full of wooden boats. Dreams are launched and a lifetime of opportunity is all around you! Through the huge anchors, just inside the Festival entrance, is a world of fun for pirates and mermaids of all ages. This year we’ve expanded our First Federal Kids’ Cove, and there are fun activities for kids and families throughout the festival grounds as well.
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Boatbuilding. Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat. Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth … before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The project has been and continues to be a family favorite. YMCA Activities. This year the YMCA hosts the kids’ crafts area, providing fish printing, face painting, sand art and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings. Carousel of the Sea. This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th-generation carousel builder William Dentzel, is back giving rides all 3 days!
Oceanography on the Dock
The new Oceanography on the Dock program, led by Port Townsend Marine Science Center staff and volunteers, gives anyone with curiosity and enthusiasm the opportunity to be a scientist! It provides the opportunity to get familiar with basic principles of oceanography by teaching how to use actual testing equipment – measure parameters
such as salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and more. The data collected during the program helps participants and scientists understand the health and characteristics of our local waters. Friday from 9 am to 3 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm on the Maritime Center dock.
15th Annual North Star Stage
A Festival highlight for years, this witty and charming play is directed by Port Townsend’s own Joey Pipia. Each year he and his playwright team, including daughter Sophie, conjure up the new adventures of Captain Cloud. The play never fails to entertain and amuse young and old. It’s a “don’t miss” for any age!
Captain Pirate’s Treasure Hunt
At High Noon on Sunday, young pirates from near and far make their way to the Jolly Roger ﬂag at the Cupola House. Captain Pirate “aarghs” in with a longboat full of consorts, rowing and sailing through the harbor to land at center dock. Anyone dressed like a pirate can join the hunt, scouring the grounds and beaches for the “X” that marks the spot of buried treasure. Sunday from Noon to 1 pm.
Child Care Available
Too much Festival for your little ones? Fireﬂy Preschool is offering childcare on Friday from 8:30 am to 10 pm and Saturday 2 pm to 10 pm. Drop off your children (ages 2.5+) in a safe, convenient, educational environment so you can enjoy the Festival! RSVP to fireflyacademypreschool@ gmail.com or call 360-4716778 or 379-1129. See www. fireflyacademy.com for more information. Cost is $8/hour or an unlimited weekend pass for $100, with a 50% sibling discount. Conveniently located at 842 Washington St., next to Haller Fountain.
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At High Noon on Sunday, young pirates from near and far are invited to make their way to the Jolly Roger ﬂag at the Cupola House. Anyone dressed like a pirate can join the treasure hunt, scouring the grounds and beaches for the “X” that marks the spot of buried treasure. Photo by Megan Claﬂin
Ahoy! Kids wanted for fun times Children of all ages attending the Wooden Boat Festival are welcome! FRIDAY 9-3 Oceanography - NWMC Dock 9:30-5 Thunderbirds sail NWMC Dock 10-5 Kids Boatbuilding - First Federal Kids’ Cove 10-5 Crafts with YMCA 10-5 Ride the Carousel 11-4 Longboat rides - Marina’s NE corner Noon-9 All Family Music & Dancing - Main Stage 8 Sea Chantey Circle - Marina Room SATURDAY 9:15-4:30 Longboat rides Marina’s NE corner 9:30-5 Thunderbirds sail NWMC Dock 10-2 Oceanography on the Dock- NWMC Dock 10-5 Kids Boatbuilding - First Federal Kids’ Cove 10-5 Crafts with YMCA 10-5 Ride the Carousel
11-Noon Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure - North Star Stage Noon-9 All Family Music & Dancing - Main Stage 1:30-2:30 Sea Life Snorkel Compass Rose 3-4 Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure - North Star Stage 8 Sea Chantey Circle - Marina Room SUNDAY 9:30-2 Thunderbirds sail NWMC Dock 10-4:30 Longboat rides Marina’s NE corner 10-4 Kids Boatbuilding - First Federal Kids’ Cove 10-4 Crafts with YMCA 10-4 Ride the Carousel Noon-1 Captain Pirate’s Treasure Hunt Noon-5 All Family Music & Dancing - Main Stage 1-2 Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure - North Star Stage
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Festival Has Boats, Education, Dancing Here are some highlights of the 37th Wooden Boat Festival, with plenty of new offerings to go with fan favorites:
Talk with Author Nigel Calder
We are so excited to welcome back Nigel Calder. One of the most respected “how to” writers and speakers around, his worldwide following is well deserved! You can learn a ton from Nigel and opportunities abound this weekend. Attend his expanded seminar day on Thursday, Sept. 5 (visit www.nwmaritime.org), get up close and personal in one of his 5 weekend talks, or catch him at Bar Harbor. He loves people and talking boats!
Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge
Don’t miss the Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge! Happening all weekend, this is a friendly competition between teams vying for the coveted $1,000 “Edensaw prize!” All weekend, teams build a wooden boat to win the “best boat” distinction by a team of semi-celebrity judges … You guessed it, the rules are minimal, but the glory is high. Don’t miss the launch Noon on Sunday at the Wee Nip launch site.
New: Expanded Kids Cove!
Kids’ Cove has tons of fun for kids and families! In addition to the return of the Carousel of the Sea and the much-loved kids’ boatbuilding area, we welcome the YMCA’s new activities at the First Federal Kid’s Cove. Pirates and Mermaids and mini donuts … see you there!
Happy Birthday Adventuress, Odyssey & Thunderbirds
We’re thrilled to have so many birthdays being celebrated at the Festival this year. The lovely Adventuress turns 100, Sea Scout training ship Odyssey celebrates
75 years, and many of our local Thunderbird ﬂeet are entering their second half century!
Saltiest Beard Contest
Do you look like the Old Man of the Sea? Do your friends call you Jack Tar? We’re looking for the saltiest beards around, and will give extra credit for tattoos! Old Salts Merchants sponsor a Saltiest Beard Contest and award prizes. Enter to win and vote for your favorite at the Old Salts Merchants booth on the Commons. Winner announced at 6 pm Saturday at Main Stage.
New Balcony Wine Bar
The Resort at Port Ludlow is sponsoring an upscale wine bar on the Northwest Maritime Center deck. Imagine sitting on the deck, looking out over the boats in Port Townsend Bay, sipping a glass of wine as you take in the Festival below … This 21 and over venue is sure to be popular, so come early for a seat.
Transportation & Parking
New this year, the Resort at Port Ludlow operates an hourly shuttle from the Resort to the Festival and back. Pick up and drop off will be at the marina. Also new this year, look for the Pedicab providing rides to and from the festival throughout downtown. Looking for parking nearby? Don’t forget that paid parking is available at Memorial Athletic Field: all proceeds help the county-owned field’s maintenance and operations.
Members Booth: Enter to Win a Prize!
There is so much happening at Northwest Maritime Center we had to host a members booth this year! Did you know the Port Townsend Sailing Team went to nationals this year? Or that a robotics class is being taught at NWMC? Or that the Puget Sound Pilots are being trained on our simulator? Stop by and
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Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding instructor Sean Koomen, a 2004 graduate of the school, again this year demonstrates repair and restoration techniques. Photos by Megan Claﬂin
learn about all that the NWMC is doing year-round and you can get involved. Join or renew your membership, buy a “Proud Supporter of Maritime Education” bumper sticker, and enter to win a fabulous prize!
Music & Outdoor Dances
Enjoy 3 days of live music! For extra big fun, we host 2 big outdoor evening dances, this year featuring Toolshed Trio & Yogoman Burning Band on Friday, and Locust Street Taxi & The Better Half on Saturday. These are the biggest come-one, come-all events of the weekend: boaters, locals, exhibitors, sponsors, local dignitaries, volunteers and staff all gather for some great soul-reviving dancing! For those of you more inclined toward group singalongs, we have that too! Join the Family Sea Chantey Circles at 8 pm Friday and Saturday in the Marina Room. Great family fun!
Craft Stick Bending
Craft Stick Bending is the creative activity of bending, molding, shaping, and twisting craft sticks and craft woods into unbelievable shapes for the purpose of making toys, gifts, arts, crafts and more. Come see demonstrations of this remarkable art all weekend long in the Cotton Building at the city’s Pope Marine Park.
Regattas & Races
Boats on the water are always a highlight! There are several opportunities to watch or participate in races over the weekend. The 26’ and under race is 2:30 pm Friday; skippers meet at 1 pm at the NWMC beach. This year rumor has it there is a John Henry–type challenge between a robotic sailing boat and a “normal” contender … don’t miss it! Rowing Race skippers meet at 9 am Saturday on the NWMC beach, and racing starts about 10 am.
Ahanu Macke, 2, from San Juan Island tests the seaworthiness of his wooden boat.
The Schooner Regatta is always a beautiful vision of sail and sheer line. Skippers meet at 9 am Saturday with the regatta starting at 3 pm. T-37 model boats race at 10:30 am Sunday in the marina. Grab a cup of coffee and watch these fun model boats compete. The Sail-By on Sunday is the Festival’s final “don’t miss” event, with more than 300 boats in the bay! Best places to watch are the new Balcony Wine Bar, Wee Nip, and the Commons beach area.
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Townsend Blocks: Made in PT By Robin Dudley For people who love traditional sailboats, Port Townsend is a little slice of heaven. The language of sailboats is spoken here; it’s possible to talk about deadeyes and studdingsail booms, stuffing boxes and horn timbers, carrick bends and sacrificial zincs, and folks will understand. One place in particular talks that salty talk. Hardware, tools, and materials for traditional boats and rigging are available through the Chandlery at the Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC), and now, along with the imported marline and pine tar, are locally made, traditional rigging blocks manufactured on the premises by a recently formed collective: Townsend Blocks. In a traditional sailboat rig, blocks focus the forces pulling on the various ropes (sailors call them “lines” – a line is a rope with a purpose). Blocks of various sizes appear at key points in rigging, providing a smooth
surface and a sense of direction for the ropes that control the sails and spars. At the Chandlery, said NWMC Executive Director Jake Beattie, “We were approached by people looking for traditional rigging blocks and we were having a hard time with our suppliers. So we looked around and wondered, why not?” Five local companies collaborate on the blocks: the wood comes from Edensaw and is shaped by Turn Point Design; the sheaves and pins are made by Ed Louchard at Zephyrwerks; metal straps and beckets are made by Andersen’s Machine Shop; and the blocks are assembled, finished, marketed and sold at NWMC. “It’s pretty amazing how complicated such a simple and basic machine as a block is,” Beattie said. “Parts all have to be just so.” Single, double, and triple blocks, used in tandem, provide mechanical advantage, making it possible to lift and control the great weights and powerful
Max Richter assembles Townsend Blocks at the Northwest Maritime Center. Using modern materials and traditional style, the rigging blocks are a collaborative effort of five Jefferson County marine trades specialists. NWMC photo 16 • 2013 Wooden Boat FestivaL
Jerry Williams of Edensaw Woods displays pieces of teak in the product showroom. Edensaw provides the teak and, when available, black locust for the production of Townsend Blocks. Photo by Robin Dudley
forces aboard a ship using only human power. It is an old, reliable, and effective technology, which is why it’s still in use, despite the availability of electric or gas-powered hydraulic winches. There is also something satisfying about raising a sail that can weigh upwards of 2 tons using nothing but the concerted effort of the human beings aboard. Townsend Blocks also accomplishes great things by people working together. “It was definitely a community effort,” Beattie said of establishing Townsend Blocks, which provides the NWMC a revenue stream. The idea to make traditional rigging blocks right here in Port Townsend started with NWMC’s Chris Dewees, along with Scott Jones of the NWMC boat shop. A few other shipwrights helped come up with ideas for who to involve in manufacturing the parts. “Ulfar Andersen [of Andersen’s Machine Shop] had worked a few times on turning hardware for other projects” at NWMC, Beattie said. And he added that Turn Point Design was in on the prototype Scamp pocket cruiser build with Kees Prins, the former NWMC
boat shop manager; several Scamps are built each year in a workshop at NWMC. Edensaw Woods, a local supplier of wood from all over the world, was a clear choice for a provider of teak and black locust. And Brandon Davis, of Turn Point Design, shapes the wood by a computer-controlled router to create the cheeks of the blocks. “It’s really talented people that in one way or another we had a good relationship with,” Beattie said. “Ed Louchard’s name came up pretty fast.” Louchard ran a boat shop at Point Hudson from 1981-2003, then built another shop just outside Port Townsend, where he operates Zephyrwerks: The Sheave Factory. Louchard has made sheaves, the wheels encased inside blocks, for 15 years, he said, adding “I’m the only guy who does it ... people are happy to find me.” There is no other company that makes custom-made sheaves, he said, displaying a sheave the size of a small pizza that was used in a turning block at the base of the mast on the U.S. Coast Guard training ship Eagle. The sheaves made by Louchard, the cheeks turned at Turn
Point Design, and the metal straps and beckets machined to exact specifications at Andersen’s Machine Shop are then assembled and varnished at NWMC, like an “18th-century Boeing,” Beattie noted. The blocks are also marketed and sold from NWMC to ships and other customers all over the world. Many ships in the San Francisco Bay area have bought large orders of Townsend Blocks; and there are some other customers as well who are interested in the glossy, smooth-running objects. The CEO of a large east Coast company recently bought about a dozen as gifts for his office employees. “It’s the only office decoration with a breaking strain of 24,000 pounds,” Beattie quipped. Collaboration is nothing new for most marine tradespeople, fashioning complex machines of metal, wood, fiberglass, Kevlar, canvas and other materials, so it seems likely that Townsend Blocks, as well as being a window into the past, is a herald of more businesses to come. (Robin Dudley has hauled a fair share of line.)
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MAIN STAGE THURSDAY Blue Crows southbound The Low ones
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FRIDAY 12 string Guitar summit steve Grandenetti Mike and val James Bandlab Water street Trolley Toolshed Trio Yogoman Burning Band
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Commercial & Nonprofit Exhibitors In addition to beautiful boats and knowledgeable presenters, 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! BOOTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOCATION
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Taste of the Northwest, Festival Style! Bangkok Bistro – Tasty Thai food Kokopelli Grill – Halibut & chips, cod & chips Dented Buoy Pizza – awesome wood-ﬁred pizza Dos Okies – Hardwood-smoked, oklahoma-style BBQ Excellent Kettle Corn – several ﬂavors In-Season Catering – The salmon cart is back! 18 • 2013 Wooden BoaT FesTivaL
The Wooden Boat Festival would not be complete without a fine selection of food, as well as local beer and Northwest wines at Bar Harbor, Wee Nip and the Balcony Wine Bar. Here is a list of food vendors: Java Gypsy – Local gourmet coffee Little O’s! – Mini donuts Lopez Island Creamery – Gourmet ice cream Metro Bagels – Big-city bagels without the big city
Mystery Bay Seafood Catering – Clams & oysters Ray’s Food – elephant ears & corn dogs Shanghai Restaurant – Local Chinese food The Green Cup – organic coffee & teas The Seafood Spot – Local crab cakes Zieglers Bratwurst Haus – authentic German fare
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Small Boats Catch Another Wave of Popularity By Marty Loken When we took part in the first-ever Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, back in 1976, boat nuts across the country were on a natural high, stimulated by the magical wooden boat revival. This was an exhilarating period when many of us rediscovered the wonders of small wooden boats and began crafting our own in basements, garages, barns and even a few actual workshops. Articles and books by legendary designers and builders (John Gardner, Pete Culler, Weston Farmer and others) fueled our passion for building, rowing, sailing and motoring smaller boats, and kick-started a mini-revolution. Jonathan Wilson launched WoodenBoat magazine, which quickly became our bible; Small Boat Journal magazine helped stoke the fire. The first wooden boat shows were held back East, and two of the premier, lasting events were mounted here in the Pacific Northwest: Seattle’s Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival and
of course the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Enthusiasm has continued without interruption since those heady days, but many boaters have super-sized over the intervening decades. Personally, after restoring and adoring small boats throughout the 1970s, I lost my mind in 1984, selling everything I owned, including my beloved 16’ Poulsbo boat, in order to acquire a 1930-built, 36’ Blanchard raiseddeck cruiser. I was custodial slave to the Lake Union dreamboat for 16 years and treasured the old girl, but my commitment to servitude weakened as the costs of moorage, insurance, mechanical upgrades, annual haulouts and other upkeep items continued without relief. Ten years ago, poised at the starting line of a life-simplifying marathon, we finally surrendered the Blanchard and returned to the joys of small boats we’d loved since childhood. At this year’s Wooden Boat Festival, we’ll be displaying two
Howard Rice, small-craft adventurer, puts the 11’11” SCAMP to a mid-winter test, sailing across Port Townsend Bay in marginal conditions. The micro-cruiser has proved capable of handling all sorts of weather, despite its diminutive size. Photo courtesy Small Craft Advisor magazine 24 • 2013 Wooden Boat FestivaL
Smaller daysailing and camp-cruising boats were shown at the 2013 Pocket Yacht Palooza at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend. The Pocket Yacht Palooza drew more than 75 small rowing and sailing boats, along with pocket-cruising powerboats. Photo by Marty Loken
16-footers, including an ancient Poulsbo boat I’ve been restoring. It’ll be heartwarming to bring another of the cedar-planked sweeties to the Festival, 37 years after showing the first one here in Port Townsend. At this point, we are part of a worldwide resurgence in the building, designing and active cruising of small craft. The movement back to little boats has been fueled in some cases by economic belt-tightening, and in others by the realization – as we look back on lifetimes afloat – that our most vivid and treasured boating experiences have involved smaller watercraft. In a small boat, and especially one you’ve personally built or restored, you experience a more intimate connection with the water. It’s like bicycling versus driving a Kenworth: In a little open boat, your senses are alive, feeling every wave, detecting tiny shifts in wind direction and air temperature, and sensing current flow, drift, the kingfisher patrolling your starboard shore,
or minnows darting alongside, just beneath the surface. Small boats are more economical to buy, build, own and maintain, and many can be parked at home and trailersailed to dreamy coves not easily reached by a larger boat. And little boats fit more easily into the sometimes frantic pressure-cooker that is family life today … where parents work longer hours, cutting expenses and fighting harder for leisure moments than they might have in the past. When you feel you don’t have time to breathe, let alone disappear for weeks of recreation, it’s nice to have a boat that can be in the water in 30 minutes, ready to serve. Years ago, circumnavigators Larry and Lin Pardey famously suggested, “Go Simple, Go Small, Go Now!” While we love the sentiment, few of us will go far offshore with our small boats. Nevertheless, Port Townsend is at the epicenter of a movement toward smaller camp-cruising watercraft, including some mi-
cros that are capable of huge adventures.
Take SCAMP, for example: The little 11’11” lapstrake sailing pram, designed by John Welsford for Port Townsend-based Small Craft Advisor magazine, has gone viral in the universe of small craft. Small Craft Advisor offers plans as well as SCAMPbuilding kits, and sales have been brisk since introduction two years ago. Many SCAMPs have been built in Port Townsend, mostly in workshops at the Northwest Maritime Center, and you’ll find a number of them here at the 2013 Festival. Small-boat kit design has improved hugely over the past 10-15 years, mainly because of refinements in boat-design software and computer-driven router systems. At the Festival, you’ll see any number of small-boat designs offered in kit form by Pygmy Boats, PT – Continued on Page 26
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Around the Pacific Northwest there are any number of opportunities to plug into the growing world of small boats, including:
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Watercraft, Chesapeake Light Craft, Devlin Designing and Boat Building, Small Craft Advisor, and others. Over the past few years, local boaters have started the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters – who proudly admit they have “No officers, no dues, no bylaws, no prizes or other signs of organization.” But despite being happily un-organized, the Pocket Yachters offer a list of informal on-the-water gatherings. Each July the group hosts the Port Townsend Pocket Yacht Palooza, a free celebration of inventive small-craft design held at the Northwest Maritime Center and co-sponsored by the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding; Small Craft Advisor magazine; the Northwest Maritime Center; the Puget Sound Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association; the Port Townsend Marine Trades Association, and Sage Marine. Mark your calendars: The third annual Pocket Yacht Palooza is July 19-20, 2014.
The Port Townsend Pocket Yachters, pocketyachters.com The Traditional Small Craft Association, Puget Sound chapter. tsca.net/puget/ The Center for Wooden Boats, a small-craft maritime museum on Lake Union, in Seattle. cwb.org Gig Harbor Boat Shop, which has offered boatbuilding classes and on-thewater events to the public. gigharborboatshop.org Rivers West Small Craft Center, a small-boat organization in Portland, Ore., offering classes, workshops and boating events. riverswest.org The Oregon Coots Chapter of TSCA, which has lots of small-boat events throughout the state. www.groups.yahoo.com/group/MessaboutW/ Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, Northwest Chapter. nwwoodencanoe.org
Here are additional publications, schools, non-profit organizations and blogs related specifically to smaller boats: A Buzzards Bay Sloop nears completion at the Northwest Maritime Center. The lapstrake sailboat was designed by the late Pete Culler, a legendary small-craft designer. Photo by Marty Loken
So, it’ll be great to see a big collection of small craft at this year’s Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival – with more to come in future years as the current boom in small watercraft takes hold. In the meantime, as the Pardeys suggested, “Go Small, Go Simple, Go Now!”
(The author, who builds and restores small boats in Nordland, Wash., was one of the original founders of the Center for Wooden Boats. He is active in the Traditional Small Craft Association and Port Townsend Pocket Yachters, and serves as a volunteer wrangler of trailer boats displayed at the PT Wooden Boat Festival.)
The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Port Hadlock. nwboatschool.org The Northwest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Foundation, Port Townsend. nwmaritime.org woodenboat.org Small Craft Advisor magazine, with international distribution, published in Port Townsend. smallcraftadvisor.com Port Townsend Pocket Yachters club forum. http://www.groups.yahoo. com/group/porttownsendsmallboats/ Hooked on Wooden Boats (podcast interviews with Northwest small-craft builders and others in the field of wooden watercraft). hookedonwoodenboats.com DoryMan (blog on small boats, put together by Oregon small-boat nut Michael Bogoger). dory-man.blogspot.com Small Craft Skills Academy, offered in Port Townsend and elsewhere across the U.S., and launched by small-craft adventurer Howard Rice. smallcraftacademy.com
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Thanks! We Couldn’t Do This Without You The Wooden Boat Festival is a community labor of love. We have so many supporters that share and value this event, what it brings to the community, and what it stands for. We especially thank those sponsors who have shown years of dedication to the festival and have been with us since the beginning, like Port of Port Townsend, WoodenBoat Magazine, and the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader. This year we are excited to be welcoming The Resort at Port Ludlow, Wilder Toyota, NW Outward Bound School, Coho Magazine, Rockfish Design Group, SOS Printing, and many others as new sponsors. There are many ways to connect and be a part of the Wooden Boat Festival, and we thank you all for your generous and creative support!
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First Federal, Port Townsend Paper Corp., Small Craft Advisor, Coho Magazine, Kangan Water, NW Outward Bound School, Lee Valley Tools, LieNielsen Toolworks, Sirens Pub, Townsend Bay Marine, Club Sunglass, Goodman Sanitation, Edensaw Woods, Rockfish Design Group, Vessel Assist, Rainshadow Properties, Sunrise Coffee, OlympusNet, Carl’s Building Supply, Rat Island Rowing, SOS Printing, Schooner Martha, Schooner Mycia, Northwest Canvas, Pygmy Boats, and Aldrich’s Market. We could not produce the festival without your valuable in-kind and financial contributions!
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We so appreciate our neighbors and their support of Wooden Boat Festival! Thank you PT Sails, Brion Toss Rigging, Port Townsend Canvas, SEA Marine, Washington State University Cooperative Extension,
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Thank you, Festival Captains, Staff and Volunteers!
We have a collection of colorful characters, the best of the best, who help make this weekend what it is. They do it with laughter, thoughtfulness, humility, and beer. This is an amazing team – some of these captains and volunteers have been doing this for decades, and their dedication is humbling and inspiring. Wooden Boat Festival continues to grow and be refined by all your ideas and thoughtfulness, and it’s a joy to be part of such a dedicated team! Many thanks to: Nicole Sexton, Volunteer Coordinator; Libby Urner, Voice of Reason and Experience; Harbormasters Daniel Evans, Doug Rathburn, Libby Urner and Melissa Groussman; Joey Pipia, North Star Stage; Scott Marble, Grounds; Jordan Pollack, Medical; Chuck Henry, Docks; Katie Davis, Membership; Scott Walker, Bar Harbor; Joel Goldstein, AV & Technology; Marty Loken, Trailer Boat Wrangler; Eileen Johnston, Green Team; Ace Spragg, Presenter, Coordinator & On the Water Activities; Joyce Mottola, Will Call; John Mottola, Greeters; Don D’Alessandro, Kids’ Boatbuilding; Kelly Liske, Main Gate; Neville Pearsall, Music; Myron Gauger, Races; David Badion, Radio Communications; Ted Pike, Lifetime Achievement Awards; and Brock Tidball,
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Thank you, Boat Owners!
We wouldn’t have a Festival without the boats and boat owners. Your dedication to your boats is celebrated here! We appreciate those that spend all summer working on their boats, those that spend all summer playing on their boats, and everyone in between. Because of your love for and care of your beautiful vessels, we have something to celebrate! This is your celebration: Thanks for coming and sharing your passion and joy with us!
Thank you, Staff of NWMC!
We have the privilege of working all year long with some of the brightest, most fun, “can-do” people around, and we’re grateful for all the extra things you both up front and behind the scenes to help make Wooden Boat Festival happen. Thank you Catherine Leporati, Len Maranan-Goldstein, Katie Davis, Ace Spragg, Nancy Israel, Jef Waibel, Eileen Johnston, Amanda Funaro, Shirley Reynolds, Molly Klupfell, Chris Dewees, Jason Bledsoe, Scott Jones, Matthew StraughnMorse, Rick Heim and Danny Brown. And special thanks to our fearless leader, Jake Beattie, for your constant support, and laughing at our jokes. Mostly for laughing at our jokes. You might love wooden boats and the festival more than anyone, or at least with the most exuberance!
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Festival Faculty Hands-on Knowledge This 37th Wooden Boat Festival is pleased to share our faculty list and their presentation topics and times. Consult this Program’s centerspread schedule for locations. Colin Angus – Colin has made a career exploring remote parts of the world including the first human-powered circumnavigation of the world. He and his wife, Julie, design and produce expedition rowing craft. Rowboat in a Hurricane! Fri 1:15 - 2:15 Dennis Armstrong – Owner of the Knotted Line, Redmond, Wash., WBF veteran and instructor at the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Dennis is a walking reference on objects made of rope. Thumpmats Unraveled Sun Noon - 1:00 Bridget Bayer – She has experience in all kinds of wooden boats, from the Great Lakes to Alaska. A veteran chef, her cooking ranges from large catered events to intimate dinners, but her favorite place to get creative is onboard a wooden boat! Creative Chef’s Dinners at Sea Sat 9:30 - 10:30 & Sun 9:30 - 10:30 Jay Benford – He took to sailing before he could walk. His two years at the University of Michigan led to a much better knowledge of the nautical sections of the libraries than the locations of his classrooms.
teaches toolmaking and carving. He also is known for his work in tribal artifact restoration. Traditional NW Adzes Fri 1:30 - 2:15 & Sun 12:30 - 1:15 Traditional NW Canoes Sat 2:30 - 3:15 Mark Bunzell – He is the owner of Fine Edge Publishing, publisher and editor of the Waggoner Cruising Guide. He is a longtime boater, pilot, writer, photographer, USCG licensed Master, scuba diver, cyclist, WBF veteran and more than we have space to mention. iPads, Tablets & New Technology for Cruising Sat 10:45 - 11:45 Graham Byrnes – Circumnavigator, designer, builder and teacher, he also wins races in boats of his own design. A native of Brisbane, Australia, he now works, teaches, and lives on Pamlico Sound in North Carolina. B & B Yacht Designs Sun 9:30 - 10:30 Nigel Calder – A renowned lecturer and author of books of reference for marine electrical and mechanical information, his articles have appeared in almost every boating magazine. For decades, he and his family have sailed and cruised in boats they have built. In his spare time Nigel is a member of the ABYC Electrical Project Technical Committee. Lessons Learned Along the Way Fri 10:45 - 12:15 & Sun 1:15 - 2:15 Energy Efficient Boats Fri 12:30 - 2:00 Can You Trust Your Charts Sat Noon - 1:30 Battery Breakthroughs Sat 1:45 - 3:15
Boat Designer Panel - Q & A Fri 2:30 - 3:30 Bruce Blatchley – He is a graduate of, and instructor at, the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock. After graduation he honed his skills as a shipwright and teacher around the Salish Sea, and was recruited by the Boat Building Facility in Taichang, China. Working with Epoxy & Fiberglass Fri 2:30 - 3:15 Fillets and Bonding Sat 11:30 - 12:15 A Bob Perry Daysailer: “Sliver” Sat 2:30 - 3:30 Steve Brown – One of the leading scholars and craftsmen of traditional NW coast arts, he also
Larry Cheek – His essays and articles about boats have appeared in The New York Times, Seattle Times, WoodenBoat, Orion, and other magazines. He has built four wooden boats – two sailboats and two kayaks. Character and the Wooden Boat Fri 2:30 - 3:30 Building Your First Wooden Boat Sun 10:45 - 11:45 Abel Dances – A second generation carpenter with over 20
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years experience, he has his own workshop and teaches at the PT School of Woodworking. Working with Foreplanes Fri 10:30 - 11:15 Joinery Planes Fri 3:30 - 4:15 & Sun 1:30 - 2:15 Robert d’Arcy – He grew up sailing on the East Coast with his family and building boats with his father. He worked at Mystic Seaport Museum for 5 years doing historical research and also as a shipwright helping to restore the Charles W. Morgan. He is a captain and project manager of Schooner Martha. The Schooner Martha & Her Programs Aboard Sun 10:45 - 11:45 Bill Dengler – A member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers and WBF veteran, Bill has been interested in knot tying for many years and teaches people to tie knots throughout the year. Knotting Matters - Practical Knots Fri 1:15 - 2:15 Decorative Knots - the Turk’s Head Sat 1:15 - 2:15 Decorative Knots the Portuguese Sennit Sun 9:30 - 10:30 Sam Devlin – With over 30 years as a boat designer and builder, his expertise with stitch & glue construction is highly respected. Sam has participated in virtually all of the Wooden Boat Festivals and made numerous boat trips to Alaska. Boat Designer Panel - Q & A Fri 2:30 - 3:30 Tobi Elliott – A documentary producer and filmmaker based in Gabriola, B.C., she is currently directing and producing a 1-hour film about the restoration of Canada’s oldest sailboat for the B.C. Maritime Museum. The Restoration of Dorothy Sat Noon - 1:00 Nancy Erley – Nancy is a sailing instructor, two-time circumnavigator aboard her boat Tethys, founder of Tethys Offshore Sailing for Women and an internationally acclaimed speaker and WBF veteran. Top 10 Surprises Sailing Offshore Fri 3:45 - 4:45 & Sat 1:15 - 2:15
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Virginia & Robert Gleser – After years in the corporate tiedyeing world, they dropped out to cruise for many years on their sailboat. Virginia is the author of Harmony on the High Seas, When your Mate Becomes Your Matey. Finding Happiness Afloat Sat Noon - 1:00 Bringing the Dream Into Reality A Virtual Cruise to Mexico Sun Noon - 1:00
Bill Haimes – A WBF veteran, he is a former naval officer who learned the compass adjusting trade aboard warships in the late ’60s. He operated a sail-training program for the U.S. Navy and has cruised and raced a variety of boats, including a 50’ wooden sailboat. Currently he keeps us on course by being the expert on maintaining our compasses, sextants and other instruments. Caring for Your Compass Fri & Sun 9:30 - 10:30 Caring for Your Sextant Sat 9:30 - 10:30
David Gluckman – Author, photographer, amateur ornithologist, environmental lobbyist, and lawyer, he is well known for conceiving and supporting the idea for (and is Project Director for) the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail. His books include Sea Kayaking in Florida and Railto-Trails Florida and his new book Birdartography of the Northwest is on the way.
Jeff Hammond – He apprenticed to Bob Prothero, a preeminent NW boatbuilder and founder of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Now chief instructor at the school, he has led hundreds of students through the lofting and building of scores of vessels ranging in size from 8’ to 50’.
Improving Your Outdoor Photography Fri 10:45 - 11:45 Birds of the Salish Sea Sat 3:45 - 4:45
Block Making Fri 3:30 - 4:15 Chopping Rabbets Sun 9:30 - 10:15
Joe Grez – He is a WBF veteran, lifelong boater, part of the winning team in the 2009 NASA Power Beaming Challenge (a real space elevator), and is so obsessed with marine electric propulsion he started his own company.
John C. Harris – Owner of Chesapeake Light Craft, he has produced many designs and thousands of kits, and his designs are spread across 70 countries. John lives on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay with his wife, daughter, and a fleet of curious small boats.
Electric Propulsion and Boating Friday 2:30 - 3:30 Tony Grove – A shipwright in British Columbia, he specializes in wooden boat restoration and construction. He is also a former head instructor at the Silva Bay Shipyard School on Gabriola Island. The Restoration of Dorothy Sat Noon - 1:00 Boat Interiors Sun 10:45 -11:45 Steve Habersetzer – A teacher at both the PT School of Woodworking and the Cedar Root Folk School, he is also an organic farmer and Gypsy caravan builder. As a woodworker he specializes in solid wood construction and finishing, using non-toxic glues and finishes. Coopering Fri 11:30 - 12:15 & Sun 11:30 - 12:15 Garrett Hack – He is the author of The Handplane Book and Classic Hand Tools, and
Design of Small Cruising Boats Sun Noon-1:00 Carol Hasse – Sailmaker, sailor, writer, sail instructor, founder and owner of Port Townsend Sails, and one of the Wooden Boat Festival organizers, Carol has a deep love of wooden boats. She has sailed over 50,000 miles offshore in a number of the world’s waters. Essentials of Sailmaking Fri 3:45 - 5:15 & Sat 10:30 - Noon Wendy Hinman – Wendy and her husband spent seven years at sea, sailing 34,000 miles aboard her 31’ cutter. She is the author of Tightwads on the Loose. Voyaging on a Small Budget Fri 10:45 - 11:45 Cruising Without Refrigeration Sat 3:45 - 4:45 Keeping Your Relationship Afloat Sun 1:15 - 2:15 John Horton – An internationally recognized marine – Continued on Page 31
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Capt. Vancouver’s West Coast Explorations Sun 1:15 - 2:15 Elsie Hulsizer – A Seattlebased author, photographer, sailor and environmental professional, Elsie sits on the board of trustees for Seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats and on the Washington State Board of Pilotage Commissioners. She and her husband Steve have sailed the west coast of Vancouver Island 19 times on their boat Osprey. Cruising the West Coast of Vancouver Island Fri Noon - 1:00 Cruising Southeast Alaska Sat 9:30 - 10:30 Tom Jackson – A Northwesterner originally, he moved to Maine in 1997 to work for WoodenBoat and is senior editor. He also founded the annual Small Reach Regatta in Maine, a raidstyle event for sail-and-oar boats.
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Restoring the Charles W. Morgan Fri 2:30 - 3:30 Ben Kahn – Ben earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology at Berea College in Kentucky, graduated from the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2001, put his boat school training to good use restoring a 35’ sailboat and adventured all over the Pacific Northwest, Alaska & Mexico. A Boat School instructor since 2007, he has led the construction of over 20 wooden boats ranging from 11’ to 22’ in Traditional Small Craft classes.
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Joachim Kaiser – He is the chair of the Hamburg Maritime Foundation, and driving force behind the restoration of the 1883 Schooner No. 5 Elbe (ex-Wander Bird) and many other classic wooden boats. Pilot Schooner No. 5 Elbe, ex-Wander Bird Fri 3:45 - 4:45 Stiftung Hamburg Maritime Sat 10:45 - 11:45 Michael Kasten – Michael is a yacht designer experienced in steel and aluminum and large plank-on-frame wooden boats. His focus is toward a “modernclassic” approach to boat styling and function. He lived in Port Townsend for many years; his home is now in Arizona. Boat Designer Panel - Q & A Fri 2:30 - 3:30 Building Large Wooden Boats in Indonesia Sat 10:45 - 11:45 Sean Koomen – A 2004 graduate of the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, he has taught there since 2011. Outside of the school he has worked on and led restoration projects on several large yachts. Steam Bending Fri 10:30 - 11:15 Vacuum Bagging Veneers Sat 2:30 - 3:15 Carvel Planking Sun 11:30 - 12:15 Gord Laco – An expert in authentic rigging and ship’s fittings with a background in film production, he currently works for the Wooden Boat Chandlery, where he is spearheading the development and launch of the Chandlery’s own new line of wooden-shelled blocks called Townsend Blocks. Townsend Blocks Fri Noon - 1:00 Pam LaNua – Pam holds a USGC 50 ton Masters License and is a former Hobie 16 National Champion and a lifelong resident of the PNW. Currently she teaches sailing to women and girls in and around PT. Beyond the Bay for Women TBA Tim Lawson – Co-founder and executive director of the PT School of Woodworking, he teaches furniture making and hand-tool skills, and demonstrates sharpening techniques.
Tim Lee – A graduate of and instructor in Large Craft at the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, he has won awards for his skill, knowledge and ability as a teacher from Seattle to Ireland. He also helped form the PT Marine Trades Association. Japanese Water Stone Box Sat 3:30 - 4:15 Mark Lindeman – A boater, racer and Pettit Paint representative, Mark has been a marine industry professional in the Pacific NW for more than 30 years. The Future of Bottom Paint in Washington Fri 2:30 - 3:30 John Lockwood – He traded the halls of Harvard for kayaking the wilds of British Columbia. By 1985, he combined his love of kayaks, backgrounds in anthropology and computer software design to produce North America’s first CAD/CAM designed sea kayak. For more than 25 years he has been designing, marketing and producing kayaks from Port Townsend at his Pygmy Boats shop in Point Hudson. Touring by Kayak Fri Noon - 1:00 & Sat 9:30 - 10:30 Pat Mahon – He has built boats in England and on both coasts of the USA. A teacher at NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding for 10 years, he moved east as program director for the Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville, Mich. The GLBBS is a partner in the restoration of the Charles W. Morgan whaling ship. Great Lakes Boat Building School: Whaleboat Replica Fri 1:15 - 2:15 Dan Mattson – He has combined his passion for wooden boats with today’s technology to produce the world’s first podcast dedicated to wooden boats. Build Your First Wooden Boat! Fri Noon - 1:00 & Sat 1:15 - 2:15 George Maynard – In the 1970s he, with his family aboard, sailed his homebuilt wood copy of Joshua Slocum’s Spray around the world without an auxiliary engine. He and his wife Julia designed and built Zulu, a cruising yawl which they launched in Port Townsend in 1992 and sailed out to Australia.
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Roger McAfee – Noted Vancouver author and authority on various aspects of boating, Roger is widely recognized for his boat review articles, books and interest in keeping vessels dry and cared for. Battling Boat Mold & Mildew Fri 10:45 - 11:45 Boat Heating Options Fri 1:15 - 2:15 Inflatables Sat 10:30 - Noon Dale McKinnon – She built her own dory, Bella, and rowed 800 miles from Ketchikan, Alaska, to her hometown of Bellingham – the first woman to row the Inside Passage solo. Rowing the Inside Passage Alone Sun 10:45 - 11:45 John Montgomery – A familiar face for many years at Edensaw Woods, he is a great woodworker and marine trades enthusiast. Sawstop Table Saw Demo Fri 12:30 - 1:15 & Sat 1:30 - 2:15 & Sun 10:30 - 11:15 Robert Morales – Having spent his professional life working in computers, he began sailing in the mid-’80s. He started planning for circumnavigation with the purchase of an S&S 39 in 2005. He views circumnavigation as “payback time” for “a frustrated pirate desk-bound most of his life.” A Circumnavigation After Retirement Sun 9:30 - 10:30 Peter Noble – President of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and owner of Noble Associates LLC. The Footy Design Competition is part of the SNAME Design-Build competitions. Footy Yachts – Experimental Boat Design Fri 3:45 - 4:45 Indigenous Naval Architecture Fri 1:15 - 2:15 Bill Noon – He joined the Canadian Coast Guard in 1981, and is now a captain on the icebreaker Sir Wilfrid Laurier, which completed a 2012 Arctic mission in the Parks Canada–led search for the missing ships of explorer John Franklin. In Search of Franklin in the Northwest Passage Sat 2:30 - 3:30 Ted Pike – Woodworker, sailor, supporter of youth sailing, and Wooden Boat Foundation board member, he races and sails his 1956 Lapworth sloop Annie Too around
the NW. In his spare time, he works full-time at Edensaw Woods as marine sales manager. Wood for Boat Building Sat 12:30 - 1:15 Deneb Puchalski – He has more than 25 years experience as a boatbuilder, carpenter and furniture maker. He currently works as a demonstrator with LieNielsen Tools. Core Tool Set – from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Sat 3:45 - 4:45 Stew Pugh – For decades he has worked on all sorts of marine motors. His experience ranges from maintaining the outboards at the NW Maritime Center and schooner Adventuress, to working on boats for the U.S. Navy that might have passed under you by the Hood Canal. He has a shop in Port Townsend where he repairs motors and inflatable boats, and builds underwater robots.
of the PT Shipwrights Co-op, he is also a longtime veteran of the WBF. Caulking Sat 9:30 - 10:15 Bruce Tipton – He is a longtime boatbuilder, sparmaker and woodworker. His knowledge of wooden spars covers peeled trees to the octagonal birdsmouth hollow. Spar Making Fri 1:30 - 2:15 Jim Tolpin – Nationally known woodworking author and co-founder of the PT School of Woodworking, his latest book is The New Traditional Woodworker. Hand Saws Fri 12:30 - 1:15 & Sat 3:30 - 4:15 & Sun 10:30 - 11:15 The Essential Hand Planes Fri 2:30 - 3:15 & Sat 12:30 - 1:15 Tyson Trudel – Tyson is the Youth Program manager at the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle.
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Inger Rankins – Since 1990, her canvas handiwork has been keeping people in the Northwest dry and comfortable. She and her husband Sean (a sailmaker) own multiple wooden boats including Cito, a recently restored 26’ Danish Spidsgatter.
Lisa Vizzini – She started sailing in California, and in 1978 she moved to Port Townsend to learn sailmaking at Port Townsend Sails with Carol Hasse & Nora Petrich. She has fished, sailed and raced from here to Alaska. She is co-owner of Port Townsend Rigging.
Choosing Fabric for your Boat Sat 10:30 - 11:15 Capt. Jeff Sanders – Capt. Sanders was among the first instructors to become certified to teach Coast Guard Approved License classes, in lieu of USCG examinations preparation. In 1987 he founded the United States Maritime Academy in Honolulu. He sailed his vessel Orpheus to Puget Sound in 1993. He is also a respected author of textbooks and curricula for captain’s training. Celestial Navigation Sat Noon - 1:00 & Sun Noon - 1:00 Getting Your Captain’s License Sat 3:45 - 4:45 Chris Schwarz – He is one of the co-founders of the Lost Art Press, which is working to restore the balance between hand and machine woodworking by unearthing the lost art of hand skills. He was the editor of Popular Woodworking from 1996 until 2011. Drawboring Sat 10:30 - 11:15 Rabbett and Plow Planes Sat 1:30 - 2:15 Dave Thompson – Sailor, caulker, shipwright, marine surveyor and a founding member
Standing Rigging Basics Sat 10:45 - 11:45 Reefing for Wimps Sat 2:30 - 3:30 Paul Waring – Paul’s eye for structural detail and fascination with technical challenges in producing performance yachts steered his focus toward yacht design. Paul is known for his ambition as a self-educated engineer and designer, as well as his ability for thinking “outside the box.” The Sentinel 24 - Hull #1 Launching Today! Fri 10:45 - 11:45 Lynn Watson – Lynn has cruised Katie Mae, a 21’ canoe yawl, through Puget Sound, the local islands and out to the Broughton Islands and the great inlets of Vancouver Island. Small Boat Cruising Sat Noon - 1:00 John Welsford – Author, boat designer, founding contributor to woodenboat.net.nz, and boat builder, he is the designer of the SCAMP pocket yacht. He devoted – Continued on Page 33
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himself to boats when he realized that falling off of motorcycles at high speed was not a good idea. He lives with his family in New Zealand. The SCAMP: An Optimized MicroCruiser Sat 1:15 - 2:15 & Sun 10:45 - 11:45 Capt. Peter Wilcox – A lifelong boat builder and boater, he has focused on sustainability since taking an ecology course in 1966. He has focused on low-impact, petroleum-free, and low-carbon boats for the last 20 years. Peter is
an economist, architect and largescale energy efficiency strategist for a NW-based efficiency think-tank. The Low Carbon Boat Fri 3:45 - 4:45 & Sun 1:15 - 2:15 Richard Woods – A successful British yacht designer, he specializes in sail and power multihulls. He studied at the Southampton College of Technology with distinctions in design, structures and stability. He worked for James Wharram and in 1978 sailed his catamaran to the Caribbean as mate. He has sailed and anchored in every coastal U.S.
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Trumpys were built in Annapolis, Md., and were only afforded by the very wealthy. This boat was originally built for Bayard Sharp of the Dupont dynasty. Trumpys were coastal cruisers, not passage-makers. Absolute is a houseboat design (not to be confused with what we in the NW consider a “houseboat”). Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Ada Wynn 1964
One of several Rozinantes built by an itinerant shipwright (Giles) at NorthShore Yard in San Francisco. In 1973, 2nd owner Joe Goldberg refitted her and sailed to Desolation Sound. John & Helen Carlson bought her as RoseMary in 1975; sailed and maintained her until 2006, when we purchased her and changed her name to AdaWynn. Port Townsend, Wash.
Double-ended beachboat Tirrik was designed by Iain Oughtred to be easily rigged and sailed. With the architect’s approval, we added a mizzen and increased the fores’l area. With a beaching rudder and the centerboard raised, she can be easily sailed or rowed in shallow waters. The Tirrik has a 4-strake planking scheme and comfortable side-benches. She has a brass shoe and half-oval to protect her stem and keel when being launched or pulled up on a beach. Allyn, Wash.
Ariel of Victoria 1980
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.
William Atkin schooner design built in N. Vancouver by Jack Fisher and launched as Auk. Constructed of cedar on white oak frames and covered with fiberglass, she has recently been restored by shipwright Tony Grove who replaced the deck with marine-grade ply glassed with epoxy, added Honduran mahogany brightwork, new bronze deck fittings and made the taffrail carving. Lazy jacks and other design aspects of her sail plan make her a pleasure to handle. Gabriola Island, B.C., Canada.
Ama Natura 2008
Ama Natura is a new-design green motorsailer for Inside Passage and Alaskan waters. Her inception came during the 2005 Wooden Boat Festival; the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding needed a large boat project and we were trying to find a bigger/better vessel for the Inside Passage. Power is 100% biodiesel in a 47hp Klassen-Mitsibishi engine with a gaff ketch rig. Her galley stove and salon fireplace both run on B100. The boat’s name is a blending of east and west and means “Mother Nature” or “She loves nature” depending on how one interprets “Ama.” Portland, Ore.
B u i l t i n Va n c o u ve r, B.C., she had a 40-year career as a gillnetter. After retirement, she For Sale was brought to Port Townsend for conversion to a cruising boat. She was relaunched in 2011 with a new interior and aft cabin, still retaining her lovely lines and seagoing ability. Dayton, Wash.
Anna D 1968
A William Garden troller converted to a yacht, with all work done by my wife Robyn and myself over the past 2 years. Sometimes I wonder if they ever get done – the magic is in the journey. Her keel was laid at Meridian Boat Works in Salinas, Calif. It took them 6 years to build her because they were so fussy about everything they did. She lived her life fishing the NW coast and Sitka before we bought her and started the conversion. Tacoma, Wash.
Classic Thunderbird built in Japan. Port Townsend, Wash.
Built on Vancouver Island of Alaskan yellow cedar on oak frames, since our last visit in 2010 we have repaired her mainmast and built new bowsprit, foredeck, samson post and mast partners. We have also added a new windlass hawse and anchor, and sailed enough to fill one whole logbook! This spring we stripped and varnished the booms and will be replacing several planks and the logbook. Seattle, Wash.
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 1990’s; sister ships Ripple and Jenny are also local favorites. Barakah recently returned to the School. Her current owner, Boat School Business Manager Katie Whalen, appreciates her traditional rig and skillful craftsmanship; and is most grateful to have the support of the Boat School community as she learns to sail on PT Bay. Port Hadlock, Wash.
Commissioned by Wooden Boat Foundation, she was built in partnership with Gray Wolf Ranch and 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 and Puget Sound Explorers. She’s made a wonderful companion-ship to the Townshend. Port Townsend, Wash.
She’s a 41’ Laurent Giles sloop built by Wing on Shing in Hong Kong. She was designed as a lengthened version of a 37’ design. Under the same ownership for the last 35 years, she has undergone careful and For Sale dedicated restoration in the spirit of her original configuration. After a series of frame repairs in the ’90s, she now features an all-new interior by Port Townsend shipwright Roy Swords. Port Townsend, Wash.
Big Food 2007
Tim Yeadon of Seattle took Eric Hvalsoe’s lapstrake boatbuilding class at the Center for Wooden Boats, then went home and 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, and spends many summer weekends camp-cruising throughout the San Juan Islands. Seattle, Wash.
Blackbeard II 1978
Built in Victoria, we purchased her in 1985. She was designed by Bill Garden and built by Pat Sullivan. She also voyaged to the Mexico’s west coast and the Sea of Cortez 2005-2006. Port Hadlock, Wash.
Bright Star 2006
A Tolman Alaskan skiff – built from a kit and customized as a cabin cruiser for boat-camping and fishing trips. She has a cruising speed of 18 knots and has spent time on the Columbia and the Willamette rivers as well as the South Sound area between Olympia and Seattle. Lake Oswego, Ore.
Cape Falcon 1980
In Garden’s own words, “the boat represents about the ultimate in ruggedness and capacity in a wooden hull of this length and breadth.” Tillamook, Ore.
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Built at Nottingham & Co, Seattle, she’s T-Bird #243. In April 1963, Port Townsend’s Jim Daubenberger Sr., Daubie Jr. and Dr. Bill Scheyer departed her Seattle mooring to deliver her to Port Townsend. The delivery crew quickly learned that the “flooding button” is critical on a Seagull motor. Seven hours later, they arrived in PT, where she became a favorite of local sailing families. In 1969, Glenn sold Caveat and she left Port Townsend. In 2005, Caveat – renamed Island Passage – was donated back to the Wooden Boat Foundation. Rechristened at the 2008 Wooden Boat Festival with her refurbished original nameboard, Caveat now serves as one of 2 T-birds used for WBF adult Learn to Sail programs. Port Townsend, Wash.
John Magner and his son Kevin lofted Ceridwen in Fall 1982; owners Matt & Stephanie McCleary pitched in to pour the lead keel, steam-bend the oak frames and attach the cabin sides. The owners planked 95% of the boat and installed the tanks, plumbing and electrical systems. Launched in 1994, she made her maiden voyage in August 1996 from Port Angeles to Port Hadlock. Port Hadlock, Wash.
David built this boat, then single-handed it through California and Mexico. We now sail in the San Juans and have brought her up to Desolation Sound. He manly plays at the Festival, and races her in the Festival small-boat races. Renton, Wash.
Circe is a cutter with fir below the waterline, cedar above; and teak trim, oak ribs and spruce spars. Her mission is youth training and seamanship for Navy Sea Cadets & Sea Scouts. Black Lake Village, Calif.
Coco Solo 1963
A Thunderbird designed by noted naval architect Ben Seaborn, she was built by Mabuchi Kensetu in Japan. She cruises in the San Juans and races in the local beer-can fleet. Port Townsend, Wash.
Sloop designed in 1922 by L.H. Coolidge of Seattle for Falcon Joslin, for use at his “summer place” at Port Madison on Bainbridge Island. She carries 128 sq. ft. of sail and draws only 1 foot with the centerboard up. Her hull was completed by the NWSWBB class of 2005; the class of 2008 did the finishing work. Port Hadlock, Wash.
She’s a 24’ plywood hull mini-lobsterboat style with pilothouse and Vberth, powered by a 2-cylinder Volvo Penta v-drive. Poulsbo, Wash.
Dirigo II 1939
The Dirigo II is a gaff-rigged topsail Alden schooner built at the Goudy and Stevens Boat Yard, East Boothbay, Maine. Her predecessor was sunk by a German torpedo, causing her owner to leave her in the yard, not quite completed, until 1946, so as to avoid wartime conscription and a possible similar fate. She was designed for circumnavigation, through any ocean and any weather, and undertook her first such voyage in 1953. She has been in numerous races over the years and recently had her second major refit, led by her current owner and his 2 children who lived onboard, working 12 hours every day for 3 months. She is available for charter. Friday Harbor, Wash.
Dolly was built by John Guzzwell and honored as 1993 Wooden Boat of the Year. She is a sister ship to Trekka, which John built and circumnavigated a half century ago, now exhibited at Hudson Bay Co. in Victoria. I am lucky to have owned her since 1996. I have upgraded in many aspects and enjoy sailing Puget Sound. Sammamish, Wash.
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Thunderbird hull #242 was built for James Otto Daubenberger by Don Knottingham, along with her sisters Caveat (#243), built for Glen Abraham, and Zaca (#241) built for Bill Scheyer. The boats were delivered to Port Townsend new and put into service as family racer/cruisers. Including the 3 new T-birds, there were a total of 6 sailboats in Port Townsend at the time! All 6 boats participated in weekly Wednesday night races. We want to celebrate the Thunderbird fleet – past, present and future – and the 50th anniversary of sisters #241, #242 and #243. Dorado and Caveat will attend and we hope to have Zaca here as well. Port Townsend, Wash.
Built for the U.S. Lifesaving Service, her design and hull shape are similar to the lifeboats used in Shackleton’s epic voyage. In 1937 she sailed through the Straits of Magellan on a trip documented in National Geographic. She sank in the 1946 Portland flood, and spent several years on the mud before being rescued and stored. In 1992, Dorjun was brought to Port Townsend for a loving restoration and 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.
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.
She’s a 50’ Stephens from the famous Stockton yard and is fully traditional except her galley in the aft salon and a walk-thru shower between the 2 aft heads. For Sale Honduran mahogany was used to match the factory décor. She was built for SoCal and Mexican waters, which explains her painted and stainless exterior. She cruises comfortably at 12 knots, has stabilizers for offshore cruising, and uses 8.5 gal/hr on both engines at cruise. Seattle, Wash.
Built by William Garvie in San Rafael, Calif., she’s a traditional heavy-displacement double-ender. Her hull is bronze-fastened African mahogany. The keel is lead, the mast is Sitka spruce and For Sale decks are teak. Bill designed her in the early 1950s, when we all read Rudder Magazine. The Garvie family sailed her to and from Hawaii in the early ’70s. Until 1997 she resided in San Rafael and participated in Master Mariner Regattas and family sails on San Francisco Bay. We purchased Emily in May 1997 and trucked her to the Northwest. In September 1998 we departed for a 3-year, 17,000-mile Pacific voyage. Emily took us to 15 countries including the west coast as far as Panama, the Galapagos Islands, Easter, Pitcairn Island French Polynesia, Suvarrov and Samoa. From the Marshall Islands we made a 54-day crossing of the North Pacific to our landfall on Vancouver Island’s west coast in August 2001. Since then we have spent summers cruising the San Juans and Canada. Snohomish, Wash.
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, and 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 and shallow draft, she can go almost anywhere at any tide, though not too fast. Port Townsend, Wash.
Fetch is a modified 15’ Doug Hylan peapod. We added an additional thwart aft of the centerboard trunk and changed the original standing lug rig to a balanced lug with a more highly peaked yard. By adding a second pair of oarlocks she can be rowed single or double, with or without passengers. Allyn, Wash.
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Gibnut was donated to the Wooden Boat Foundation by Robyn orloff and the family of Brent Garmire who built her. she has been a sea scout vessel and also used by the summer Messing about in Boats students. Port townsend, Wash.
Gooselodge III 2004
Glued lapstrake plywood sail and oar boat for cruising the salish sea and the west coast of British Columbia. victoria, B.C.
Island Spirit 2000
22’ devlin surf scoter built by the owner from 1994 to 2000. Cruises Puget sound and British Columbia. Mountlake terrace, Wash.
a devlin surf Runner 25 featured in WoodenBoat magazine, Gooselodge iii is built with the stitch and glue method in olympia with a top speed of 30 knots using a 155hp volvo diesel sterndrive engine. olympia, Wash.
John t. Lerwill took William atkin’s classic ingrid design and refined it with his friend, creating Jaga’s distinctive lines. Her third owner was a bank robber, paying for her with cash in a brown paper bag! We took ownership in 1995, intent on preparing her for our retirement home, so we can sail anywhere we desire to go. sun City, ariz.
Built in Port townsend in 1986 by nWsWBB graduates, she was sailed to the Galapagos by her original owners. the smith family are her 4th owners; she’s been in the family since Christmas 2005. vashon, Wash.
Lazy Jack 2006
Jean Alden 2000
William Garden’s north sea trawler design, featured on the cover of Yacht design. Built as “ocean Girl ii” in sidney BC, of douglas fir planks on bent oak frames and a full, single-timber keel, finished with teak caprails and trim. she was owned by dwaine Howard for 24 years, with major upgrades by shipwright andy Wiechert, including a teak and cedar interior. Current owner eric Bonner adopted her 1997, adding autopilot and active stabilizers to enhance her long range cruising capability. springdale, Utah
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 For Sale aft deckhouse holds a modern galley; the wheelhouse looks original but has been totally rebuilt. Halcyon was one of several troller conversions featured in WoodenBoat #169. Friday Harbor, Wash.
the selway-Fisher swampscott dory sloop has roots in the streamlined racing dories of the early 19th century, modified to be built stitchand-glue. she’s right-sized for towing behind a subaru. she sets up fast, moves well, rows nicely and can be beached. she has a gaff rig and loose-footed main. Laminate pine oars are tapered to Pete Culler’s specs. We sail out of Pullman to the snake River the lakes of north idaho and Puget sound. Pullman, Wash.
this Fiddlehead decked canoe by Harry Bryan of new Brunswick has appeared several times in WoodenBoat. she’s a 10’6” lapstrake double-ender with a flat, dory-like bottom. originally designed to be paddled like a kayak, i have instead designed and built a pedal unit. When cranked like a recumbent bicycle, a belt rotates a small propeller. Pulleys and gears step the pedal speed up to 1:9, so comfortable 50rpm pedaling gives a 450rpm propeller speed. she’s steered by a joystick, which moves an inboard rudder via a drag link and bellcrank. she’s intended for relaxed recreational use in protected waters. spokane, Wash.
Hob Nob 1958
an ed Monk sr. design, she was built in tacoma by Marine view Boat Works. the hull is built battenseam and planked with mahogany on mahogany frames. the detroit 3-53-n diesel engine has a 900-mile range. Port townsend, Wash.
i started building in 1998 in my backyard; she was launched in des Moines, Wash., in april 2005. Construction is mahogany and fir frames, with marine plywood covered with glass and epoxy. she has traveled to the south sound and san Juans, and does a lot of day trips. she’s been through some miserable weather and waters but comes through unscathed with no problems. Marysville, Wash.
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Modeled on the traditional Cape Cod catboat, i scaled-up Phil Bolger’s Bob Cat design, added a small cabin, and copied the rig from a Crosby catboat. she was built in my garage and driveway 1997-2000. one Christmas vacation i used a large conference room at my job as a sail loft. the result is a sweet sailing pocket cruiser that has brought our family much joy and satisfaction. Palo alto, Calif.
Built in 1934 by tacoma Boat Company for a customer in Ketchikan, she fished from 1934 to 2000 and has been undergoing an extensive rebuild/conversion to a pleasure boat for the last 10 years by devlin designing Boatbuilders in olympia. tumwater, Wash.
Joshua is a historical replica of Joshua slocum’s spray, the 1st boat to be solo circumnavigated. she is built of oak, Port orford cedar and douglas fir. Camano island, Wash.
Kayli Marie 2012
Kayli Marie is the first deer isle Koster launched after the design was featured in WoodenBoat’s “small Boats 2011” issue. i built her from a kit designed and supplied by Clint Chase. Construction took from april through october 2012. Bainbridge island, Wash.
La Boheme 1926
this vessel’s keel was laid in 1926 in victoria and 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, Brion toss gave her all new rigging, and sean Rankins provided her with a fresh suit of sails. Having changed owners in 2009, La Boheme recently got new paint, a shiny bronze mast winch (to ease the burden on tired bones) and fresh varnish. she is quickly getting used to her new home and family and is joining in on the fun of local sailing on Port townsend Bay. Port townsend, Wash.
La Vie en Rose 2012
this double-ended cruising yawl is the result of a 3-year collaboration between the owner and designer Paul Gartside. Construction by Jespersen Boat Builders in sidney, B.C. Backbone of douglas fir. Hull is cold-molded of Western Red Cedar and douglas fir sheathed with fiberglass and epoxy. designed for coastal and off-shore cruising with a crew of 2. ogden, Utah
Lake George Boat 2012
Pete Culler designed a wonderful little tender for one of his schooners. this version is 10.5 feet long and was built to hang in davits from the stern of the oregon built schooner Ruben de Cloux. she’s 10’6” long and 4’6” wide and displaces about 250 lbs. she was built in 1979 by steven Webster of newport, oreg. she’s Port orford cedar lapstrake over steam-bent yew wood frames and copper riveted. seats and thwarts are spruce with mahogany trim. she carries an egyptian cotton sail on a spritsail rig and is rowed with custom 9.5 foot spruce oars. oak Harbor, Wash.
Based on a c. 1910 Lake George (n.Y.) Boat in the Mystic seaport collection. these recreational boats were developed from the better-known Whitehalls but were built much lighter, with thin 1/4” lapstrake planking on bent frames. she’s optimized for rowing performance, with a round bottom for minimal wetted surface. Built by students in a series of community boatbuilding workshops at the Gig Harbor Boatshop, she features the details and proportions of classic pulling boats from the pre-WW1 era. Gig Harbor, Wash.
she’s a Karl stambaugh-designed Redwing 18, built by Jim Cooper of albany, ore., and launched in 2006. she’s powered by a 9.9hp 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’ Whitehall over 10 years. each year he took a week’s worth of classes, first at the Center for Wooden Boats in seattle and then at the northwest school of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock. as he learned each new skill, he would complete that part of the project. seattle, Wash.
Lille Danser 1976
Built by John Freiburg and Roy West, her lines were taken by W.B. Crealock from an early 19th century danish tax vessel. space originally designed for cargo now provides a saloon and forecabin with head and shower. she has been in the allen family since 1983 and sailed in many Master Mariner’s regattas as well as a trip to Mexico. she’s now been passed down to daughter tami as a “boat and breakfast” around Puget sound. Bainbridge island, Wash.
i’ve been designing sailboats for 35 years, mostly in Port Ludlow where i built my first boat (the Lionet i). this Lionet is strip-built of old growth cedar, epoxy inside and out with 17oz. bi-axle cloth. the cedar was collected from stumps found in the woods (don’t tell anyone!). all exterior trim is teak, interior is mahogany and yellow cedar. sails by Carol Hasse, bronzework by Pete Langley’s Pt Foundry. Cambria, Calif.
Lita Alv 2012
Known as a norse Faering, the design of this boat dates to the viking age. Bellingham, 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
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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a “Class” nordic Folkboat, she was imported by her first owner and raced in san Francisco. Her second owners trucked her to the northwest where they cruised and lived aboard for 2 years. When i bought her in 1979, she was bright yellow with a white house, a plywood companionway hatch and Plexiglas ports. during my 30+ years of ownership Lorraine has had many new planks, frames and keel bolts added and 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 and can handle high wind and seas like a ship. Port townsend, Wash.
Lotus (Gruye) 1909
an edwardian Cruising Houseboat, M/v Lotus is a unique design and utterly comfortable. she is listed on the national Register of Historic Places. at 103, Lotus remains nearly historically complete. designed by naval architects Lee and 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 and special events are planned for members only. Port townsend, Wash.
Built in 1907 for J. R. Hanify, Commodore of the san Francisco Yacht Club, Martha is a B. B. Crowninshield design. she recently celebrated her centennial with a complete belowthe-waterline restoration. owned and operated by the schooner Martha Foundation since 1996, she takes youth and adults on sail training adventures. Martha is not only the oldest working sailboat in the state of Washington, she 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 and 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.
a Walter simmons Mattinicus double ender based on the workboats of Mattinicus island; an early example of modern gluedlapstrake 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 will include a modern foiled rudder, foiled centerboard and a new balanced lug yawl rig. Bellingham, Wash.
Merry Wherry 2010
a fun choice for recreational rowing, this stable and user-friendly kit boat has a 20-year heritage of continual refinement. at 35 lbs., she’s easy for 1 person to cartop, easy to transport to the water and quick to respond to every stroke. sliding seat rowing rigs and carbon fiber oars are also available, as well as plans for lightweight wooden oars. this can be your 1st boat and your last boat; she’s built to last, easy to maintain and a joy to row. anacortes, Wash.
Merry Wherry Two 2010
since 1988, Wayland Marine has offered kits to build stable and userfriendly rowing shells for one or two rowers. the Merry Wherry two, with its fine entry, soft bilge, constant flare and wide outwales, is a proven ocean-tested design providing a dry and comfortable ride even in less than ideal conditions. a decked version is also available for the more experienced adventurer. anacortes, Wash.
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Messenger III 1947
From 1947-1968, Messenger iii served as a missionary vessel bringing medical and spiritual comfort to isolated areas of vancouver island’s west coast, the Queen Charlotte islands and B.C.’s north coast. Her adventures are recorded in the book splendour of the sea and in a 1950s feature in Life magazine. in 1968 she retired from missionary service began her second career as a pleasure craft. she remains lovingly cared for and a familiar sight on the local waters of southern vancouver island. Messenger iii has attended the victoria Classic Boat Festival for 34 years. victoria, B.C.
We purchased her 1993 with the intent to rebuild to her former glory. she’d been on the hard since 1984, and 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 and repowered. since re-launching July 2011, we’ve logged 350+ miles cruising the south sound; we will head north later this year. Gig Harbor, Wash.
Miss Lakewood 1940
Marine surveyor Lynne Reister has been attending the Wooden Boat Festival since the ’70s. she’s finally attending with her own boat, an ed Monk she’s still researching. if you know the boat be sure to stop by and visit! seattle, Wash.
a member of the Lost Coast traditional small Craft association in Fort Bragg, Calif., she’s used on the north coast and 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.
Nil Desperandum 2011
i began building this devlin Winter Wren ii in october 2008, and completed her in 2011 after about 3,000 hours of labor. Hull is okoume marine plywood sheathed in fiberglass/epoxy; spars are sitka spruce, and all other structure and trim pieces are white oak, Khaya mahogany and vertical-grain fir. i made two significant modifications to devlin’s plan: i sacrificed 12 cubic feet of potential storage in the bilge and cockpit sides for flotation (air compartments and foam) and invited more daylight into the cabin with 4 portlights instead of 2. the aft lights are homemade Wiley ports, which open for ventilation. Her name, nil desperandum 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.
Noe Mar 1931
For Sale this seagoer design, a larger version of Mower’s seabird yawl, was designed by Frederick William Goeller Jr. in 1913 and built in san diego. in 1980-84 she was rebuilt in sidney, B.C. after the refit she sailed the entire Pacific! in 1997 she was purchased by Ken & Candy scott. she’s had numerous upgrades 1997-2013 – work done reads like a “who’s-who” of Port townsend’s finest marine trades craftspeople. scotts Mills, ore. Nonie Too 2000
nonie too is a family boat for day trips or camping for the hardy. she is glued lapstrake plywood with oak frames and copper rivets. Finished with interlux Brightsides and run with the trusty Honda 4-stroke. Full standing headroom and easy access for shore leave, as she can nestle up to a gravel beach nicely. We enjoy her. Gabriola island, B.C.
designed by sparkman & stevens and built by the Henry nevins Yard of City island, n.Y., odyssey now serves as a sea scout sail-training ship. an all-volunteer organization supervises a successful coed scouting program for youth 14 to 21 which is supported by charters and donations, bringing youth to experience life and learning by voyaging on Puget sound. tacoma, Wash.
a 14’6” McKenzie River drift boat modified with watertight storage and self-bailing rowing station, to be used on the Grand Canyon in connection with Grand Canyon Youth, a nonprofit youth-oriented river company based in Flagstaff, ariz. san Luis obispo, Calif.
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 and passenger service in san diego, she’s now homeported in seattle, providing students of all ages a chance to explore the marine environment and improve their traditional seamanship skills. seattle, Wash.
she’s Quadrant sloop hull #9, designed by Lawrence Hartge and built at the Hartge Yard on Chesapeake Bay. Her hard-chined plank-onframe construction is unusual with transverse planking on the bottom and longitudinal For Sale planking above the waterline, similar to Chesapeake oyster boats. Her accommodation is enormous for a 26’ boat, with a raised deck and small pilothouse giving standing headroom in the galley. as far as we know she’s the only Quadrant sloop to make her way to the West Coast. Port townsend, Wash.
designed by sparkman & stevens and built by nevins, she was built for the brother of the Ceo of the Fuller Brush Company, which extruded the aluminum for her original mast. she was raced extensively in the early 1960s, and brought around to the west coast via Panama in 1964. Current owner doug Jones bought her in 1996, and has primarily cruised her out of san diego, with periodic visits to the northwest. Many notable people have sailed on Pacifica over the years, including her designer, olin stephens, who joined her for her 60th birthday. Port townsend, Wash.
she started life as a U.s. army transport, and received a keel-up rebuild in the 1980s. Port townsend shipwrights Co-op rebuilt the hull. townsend Bay Marine & predecessor admiral Marine Works, inc. rebuilt the deckhouse and interior and installed all mechanical, electrical and electronic systems. since 1990, tBM has maintained Paspatoo in like-new condition. seattle, Wash.
Built by a UW graduate and 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 the cabin teak. the green deck canvas is original. original power was a studebaker, and is now a GMC 292. the boat is unrestored and maintained in a boathouse near the locks in Ballard. i am her 5th owner. seattle, Wash.
designed by M.s.J. Hansen, the “perfectionist” among spidsgatter designers, and 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. Circumnavigator Kaci Cronkhite brought her to Port townsend in 2007. thanks to excellent work by Port townsend marine trades craftspeople, she’s sailing again. Port townsend, Wash.
a skunk island skiff is 10’x4’, designed to be built in “build a boat in a weekend” events. Locally designed by Kees Prins, Pepe was handbuilt under his watchful eye. Port townsend, Wash.
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 and doxy. i found Pia near derelict and began an intensive 2-year repair. Her 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 and 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 and sailing. Pia is afloat again following a 20-month restoration after she was badly storm damaged en route to the 2010 Festival; returning anew in 2012. olympia, Wash.
Pick Pocket 1981
Pick Pocket is a William Gardendesigned eel canoe yawl. We purchased her in 2001 from builder schooner Creek Boatworks she was in perfect condition, and 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.
thunderbird #2, built in 1959 at eddon BoatYard in Gig Harbor. third owner admiral Russell of tacoma, his son Ken and grandson Malcolm owned her for 30 years. now she has returned home and belongs to the Gig Harbor Boatshop. a major restoration has returned Pirouette to original condition. Much of her original bronze hardware is intact, and she still carries her original wooden mast, boom and rudder. Re-launched with great fanfare on May 18, 2012, she’ll be used for community on-the-water programs by the Gig Harbor Boatshop. Gig Harbor, Wash.
as a teen, designer John C. Harris explored the upper Chesapeake in a rowing boat equipped with a tent. 20 years later, he wanted a quick, easy-to-build, fast-sailing pocket cruiser with a dry and commodious interior. she’s a small cruising sailboat with a larger, more comfortable interior than any other boat this size, providing dry camping accommodations for 2 adults, and towable by a 4-cylinder car. auxiliary propulsion is a pair of oars and a yuloh. Geoff Kerr of two daughters Boatworks built the first hull in about 525 hours. an amateur might require 30 weekends and occasional evenings to see this one through. annapolis, Maryland
Built of Philippine mahogany bronze-fastened on oak frames at the renowned Morse Yard in thomaston, Maine. she sailed to the Pacific nW on her own power, transiting the Panama Canal in 1971. in the mid-’80s, the original gaff rig was converted to a staysail with a furling main, the pilothouse was added, and a dry-stack isuzu diesel installed. she’s since had only 4 owners; and 1 of them has owned her twice! since 2009, her present owners have continued to update/refit her. seabeck, Wash.
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 and can be assembled in 15 seconds, either in the water or out. sold as a kit by Port townsend Watercraft. Port townsend, Wash.
PT Spear 2013
the 11’ Pt spear dinghy uses the Pt eleven nesting dinghy hull shape and the same sailing rig and foils but with a different interior geometry. this is a generous sized dinghy that weighs only 85 lbs. and is a pleasure to both row and sail. the Pt spear is sold as a kit from Port townsend Watercraft. Port townsend, Wash.
Puffin (CWB) 1906
Built in st. Joseph, Mo., she was found derelict, restored and converted to steam power in 1975, eventually being donated to the Center for Wooden Boats. although Puffin’s steam plant is new, it is practically indistinguishable from a period one. a bushel of wood propels her for an hour. during the Festival, Puffin will be giving free rides; check with crew for times. seattle, Wash.
in the late 50s, a tacoma lumber company with a lot of excess plywood staged a design contest for a racer/cruiser sailboat amateurs could build in their backyards. Ben seaborn won with his design for the fast yet easily built thunderbird. the WBF uses Risa and her sister ships for adult sailing classes. Port townsend, Wash.
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Row Bird 2012
she’s an owner-built 18’ duck trap Wherry built using gluelap plywood construction and is a darned lot of fun to sail. With an unstayed balanced-lug main sail, a mizzen and her light weight, she’s easy to launch and rig. that ease helps us get us out on the water frequently for adventures from the Willamette River to the salish sea. While one can easily singlehand her, she also holds a bevy of small boys and camping gear. Portland, ore.
Based on iain oughtred’s J-ii/ arctic tern and ness Yawl designs, she’s set up to be optimized for single-handed, multi-day, motorfree cruising here in the salish sea. Rowan is my absolute favorite boat out of the 52 (and counting) boats i’ve built. the thwarts and side benches are a pomelle figure Honduras mahogany i’d been hoarding for years, looking for just the right project. anacortes, Wash.
thunderbird Class #840. Port townsend, Wash.
Ruh Row 2013
owner-built duck trap Wherry using glue-lap plywood construction. anacortes, Wash.
this 14’ Chamberlain skiff was constructed by Richard Wagner at the Lake Union Center for Wooden Boats in 1979. she was never used and sat partially exposed to the weather at a beach cabin on Hood Canal for 30 years. doug and Kathy Mcdonnell purchased her from the original owner in 2009 and completed a thorough exterior restoration a month later. she For Sale sports her original interior finish which is in splendid condition. she was launched for her long overdue maiden voyage near Kopachuck state Park west of Gig Harbor in september 2009. sahalee rows effortlessly, is stable in rough water and is joy to share with friends and the general public. Gig Harbor, Wash.
Salish Star 1996
Commissioned by WBF, she was built by ed Louchard and alex spear at Point Hudson Boat shop and launched at the 1996 Festival. she’s a reproduction of american star, who defeated the British gig in a race in 1824, and was later given to General Lafayette. Gardener took the lines off american star; salish star was built from Gardener’s plans. she’s 27’3” overall, with Port orford cedar frames and planks re-sawn from old bridge timbers. she is fastened with rivets; her stern knee and transom are black locust. Port townsend, Wash.
Restored by owner, who added cabin and converted the original inboard to an outboard in a well. the hull was substantially rebuilt in 1982 by david Jackson of anacortes and in the process the stem profile and hull shape forward was slightly changed from Young’s original design. Her most recent restoration and conversion to a pocket cruiser was completed in July 2013. the boat is powered by an 8hp, 4-stroke outboard and has overnight accommodations for 2 with inside and outside steering. in retirement the owner plans to cruise extensively in the salish sea. nordland, Wash.
designed to comfortably cruise northwest backwaters without concern for draft, her v-bottom creates a roomy comfortable interior suited for extended cruising; her 2,500 lb. displacement, tabernacled mast and 7’8” beam also make her easily trailerable. she sails well in a variety of conditions and sleeps four, with a full galley and woodstove. Livermore, Calif.
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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 and ed Barlow designed this 18’ sailboat based on the popular 12’ san Francisco Pelican, with the blessings of the original Pelicaneer Captain short. Portland, ore.
designed and built by a UW professor on Lake Union, she boasts a rounded pilothouse and a hull shaped more like a canoe than a motor yacht. after a major refit in the 1980s, she was the cover story in northwest Yachting october 1990 and in WoodenBoat #103. Friday Harbor, Wash.
scud’s design was inspired by lapstrake double-ended fishing boats of the danish coast first built more than 100 years ago … and mainly in the village of Lynaes where they were known as Lynaesjolle boats. the late George Calkins designed scud in 1994 in his boatshop on Mystery Bay, and enjoyed sailing the boat into his mid-90s. (George & Wilma would often sail out of Mystery Bay and Kilisut Harbor in the morning, have lunch in Port townsend and sail back to Marrowstone island in the afternoon.) scud is now enjoyed by Marty Loken and Mo Moss – and the boat still hails from Mystery Bay. nordland, Wash.
Silva Bans 1985
an ocean-tested design providing a dry and comfortable ride even in less-than-ideal conditions. a decked version is also available for the more experienced adventurer. Renton, Wash.
the skoota 28 is a plywood semi-displacement power catamaran ideal for a couple to cruise the Pacific nW. Powered by twin 20hp outboards, her top speed is 16 knots cruising at 10 knots and 8mpg. designed by Woods designs and built by Wheelhouse Woodworks in sequim, she was transported in pieces by road to Port townsend Boat Haven where she was re-assembled and launched in late March 2013. We spent the summer cruising in B.C. Plans for 2014 include taking her apart again and trucking to the Great Lakes to make a Great Loop cruise, stopping off in the Bahamas. saturna island, B.C.
Sea Dart 2012
designed by Lyle Hess, she’s a fullkeel heavy displacement boat with a Bermudan cutter rig. skye was built by William & elaine eppick over a period of 8 years and launched at Port townsend in 1988. she’s stripplanked with Port orford cedar and steam-bent white oak frames. skye spent many years sailing the Pacific northwest with the eppicks. Her 4th owners sailed skye to Hawaii and back. i am the 5th owner and brought her by truck from san diego back to Puget sound. tenino, Wash.
a William Garden designed north sea trawler launched from sechelt, B.C., sofia is constructed from Canadian fir over alaskan cedar with her original volvo Md50a diesel generating 90hp with a cruising speed of 7.2 knots. Retrofitted 2000-05, with new Wheelhouse, electrics, plumbing, heating and the re-planking 70% of her hull. Purchased by her current custodians in 2008, she transferred her flag to her new homeport. Gig Harbor, Wash.
a fisherman’s watercraft designed to swiftly navigate shallow waters, she’s a 16’ lapstrake decked canoe/kayak hybrid with For Sale a solid platform for poling or casting. she offers straight-arrow tracking, excellent maneuverability and speed. escobedo Boat Works designed and constructed sea dart using CnC technology and Joubert marine plywood, providing a sleek finish and allowing the boat to weigh less than 55 lbs. Buda, texas Built by stephens Bros. of stockton Calif., her sister ship Panacea was purchased by Charlie Chaplin as a present for his mistress Paulette For Sale Goddard. Her first owner ran a marine hardware business. He equipped sea-dog with extra fuel tanks, loaded her up with samples, and sold and cruised from Mexico to alaska. in 1942 she was conscripted into the U.s. navy, spending WWii patrolling Los angeles Harbor. after 1946 she was prominent in the yachting activities of the Los angeles and newport yacht clubs. in 2006 she began a complete restoration, initially in Friday Harbor and later in seattle and under the direction of Patrick Curry. she is in better condition now than the day she was launched. Friday Harbor, Wash.
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Built by the northwest school of Wooden Boatbuilding’s 2013 Contemporary Boatbuilding class. Port Hadlock, Wash.
Seven Bells 1929
seven Bells has an overall length of 43’ and 11’6” beam, and weighs about 20,000 lbs. Her hull is sawn white oak frames with Port orford cedar carvel planks. she has bronze fastenings, a teak deck and brightwork, a plumb bow and a flat transom. in 1988, the two original gas engines were replaced with Chrysler-nissan diesels Between september 1998 and april 2000, seven Bells underwent a complete restoration. seattle, Wash.
Built in annapolis, Md., she’s trumpy #427. Constructed of double planked mahogany over a frame of For Sale white oak, her trim is teak. she underwent major restoration beginning in 2002. Purchased in 2004 by sharon & John Lynch, she was renamed shamrock and now resides in Port Ludlow. she transited the Panama Canal during the 1980s. she now cruises Puget sound, the san Juan islands and Canada. Port Ludlow, Wash.
Sophia Isle 1997
she’s a Francis Herreshoff 1929 Walrus motorsailer, included in sensible Cruising designs. Built in nova scotia Canada by Covey island Boat Works in strip plank spruce and West sysFor Sale tem epoxy from a modified design (wheelhouse and interior layout). she’s powered by twin 85hp Perkins 4-236 diesels. victoria, B.C.
South Seas 1983
she’s a 30’ gaff-rigged atkins cutter with tanbark sails. Her hull is Honduras mahogany on alternating sawn and bent white oak frames. engine is a volvo Md1b diesel. seattle, Wash.
she’s a sparkman and 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 and the complements and interest she brings from fellow boaters. deer Harbor, Wash.
Spirit of Aloha 1960
she’s a 26’ open cockpit Chris Craft runabout. seattle, Wash.
St. Brendan 1947
a 40’ powerboat built in 1947, she sports a large, comfortable cockpit, a main salon with cushioned seating and dinette table, fully equipped galley, double berth midship with hanging locker and shower/head to port. the forepeak cabin has bunks to starboard, washbasin and hanging locker to port. Port townsend, 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 non-profit Canadian Lifeboat institution for search and 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.
Summer Breeze 2010
Handcrafted 14’ Western red cedar strip Cosine Wherry with alaskan yellow cedar accents and african ribbon mahogany thwarts and gunnels. Built by Mark shaffer and launched on July 4, 2010. Construction materials include bright wood finish epoxy fiberglass. the boat weighs 125 lbs. and achieves hull speed with only a few strokes. Warrenton, ore.
Summertime of Wight 1965
a 33’ sloop commissioned by sir Peter Johnson for the Fastnet race. now has a cruising interior, a new sole, a diesel engine and new paint and varnish. victoria, B.C.
a 40’ racing sloop designed by alex irving and norman schwartz and backyard-built in san diego, sparkle won the Lipton Cup her 1st season, and dominated southern California racing for 20 years. in 1997 Brian McGinn found her moldering and trucked her to Pt. even seriously taking water, she was winning races. Brian and Guy Hupy re-launched her in 2001 after significant restoration, and she routinely beat the pants off the local fleet. after a brief stint as a viking oared longship, she went into the shop for a complete rebuild in late 2007. Re-emerging just in time for the 2013 Classic Mariner’s Regatta, she’s been completely rebuilt from the keel up, and now sports an electric auxiliary. Port townsend, Wash.
a new member to Fleet 13 and the Milltown sailing association, sunday immigrated to the U.s. last year from victoria, B.C. over the winter her keel was rebedded and some cosmetic work done (as any girl over 40 deserves.) she has a set of new sails and is looking forward to exploring the san Juans. Lynnwood, Wash.
designed for Frank Pratt of Pratt & Whitney engines, she’s built almost entirely of old growth teak, including the hull, planking, framing backbone and cabin. she’s spent her entire life in Puget sound. originally rigged as a gaff schooner, she now uses a staysail schooner For Sale rig. the 68’ yacht was completely refitted at the Port townsend shipwrights Co-op. Port townsend, Wash.
sparkle is a cold molded version of a Haven 12 1/2 that has been lengthened 2’ for an overall length of 18’. the centerboard has been removed to allow the installation of a small vetus diesel and a full keel installed with 700 lbs. of lead ballast. the hull was constructed using exterior mahogany door skins and covered with a single layer of cloth and epoxy. Capitola, Calif.
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sigmund is an iain oughtred arctic tern design inspired by inshore fishing craft from the shetland islands. sigmund was built glued lapstrake from okoume plywood and epoxy. spars are sitka spruce and the oars are of yellow cedar. sister ship Row Bird is also in this year’s Festival. Winthrop, Wash.
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this ’50s displacement runabout began life as Jet #130, an international 14 with a snipe rig. in the ’90s she was too far gone to race, so when we needed a family boat the rotted deck was cut away and she morphed into this runabout, powered by a 5hp Honda until our electric conversion. the electric outboard is steered through cables connected to the original tiller in the dash. the electric conversion is 40 lbs. heavier than the gas setup, but weight distribution is improved, with battery weight forward and lighter outboard aft. With only 1/4 the power, she still cruises 5-6 knots vs. 6-7 knots for the Honda. Range is up to 8 hours at 3 knots – enough to travel from shilshole to Port townsend if tide and wind are not against us. Recharging takes 8 hours. the conversion uses a donor 2-stroke outboard lower unit and a 1kw dC motor driven by a golf cart controller and 36-volt battery bank. We also use a more efficient high aspect ratio prop. swe’Pea has now logged 2 seasons and we find her more reliable as an electric than she was with the gas motor. You might find us anywhere from the san Juans to mountain lakes (where gas powered craft are not welcome). swe’Pea’s latest incarnation inspired the creation of the electric Paddle, a package for craft like canoes rowboats and inflatables. north Bend, Wash.
Swift (Daubenberger) 1963
this is swift’s 50th anniversary year. she is an iconic northwest design by Ben seaborn who brought the concept of light displacement and fin keels to the Pacific northwest. she was built by Monson Boat Works in seattle and finished by the George Gunby family. Port townsend/Port Hadlock became her home in the mid 1970s and she has been here ever since. i have owned swift since the 2005 Festival. at the time i purchased her, she had been on the hard for 15 years following a sinking when the Port Hadlock Marina was destroyed in a 1991 winter storm. i spent a full year on her rebuild and she hit the water in time for the 2006 Wooden Boat Festival. since then, she has had both a racing career and a cruising career. i have found her to be well suited for either occupation. Port townsend, Wash.
Halliday-designed cutter rigged yacht built by taylor & sons shipyard of vancouver B.C. Her double-ended hull is carvel planked yellow cedar over oak while the cabin structure is a composite of canvas sheathed fir and bright mahogany with laminated bent oak beams. tahuna was purchased by Christine Burnell and 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 and story is that the Queen had 1/65th ownership of her. Many thanks to local marine tradespeople for their tireless hours of repair and work these past few years! nordland, Wash.
a classic thunderbird, part of the Fleet 13 group. Port townsend, Wash.
a modified Gary thomas designed by William atkin, she’s 30’ overall; and she was built in the Bay area. Her total restoration was completed in 2012 by local boat builder tom tucker and many friends. We are grateful to Gary & nancy Fredrick, the tucker family, Randy Charrier, Bill stabile, “ace” spragg, Kaci Cronkhite, inger Rankins, Pt Rigging, Gold star Marine, West Marine and admiral ship supply. talent, ore.
Lightning Hull #7108 was built by the Livingston Boat shop in northport, Mich. Current restoration by Larry eifert retains almost all her original wood. the international Lightning Class was designed by olin stephens of sparkman & stephens in 1938 as a racing boat, family day-sailer, or two couples with wine, and evolved into one of the most popular and competitive one-design racing classes in the world. the Lightning’s rig is simple but offers sophisticated sail shape controls. the hull features a hard chine design combining stability and hull-planing. she can easily be righted and sailed dry by her crew. More than 15,000 Lightnings have been built, racing in 500 fleets worldwide. the hard-chine planing hull is capable of breathtaking downwind rides, so the name thriller is more than appropriate. Port townsend, Wash.
Vito Dumas 1933
Built recently as part of the current resurgence of interest in the classic t-bird class, she’s a modern classic, promoting thunderbirds wherever she goes.
16’ Great san Francisco Pelican, built with okoume plywood and epoxy. she’s an excellent pocket cruising sailboat for 2 adults. Her standing lug sail is fully battened, with a total sail area of 187 square feet. she has a dory hull and pram bow with bowsprit. a Pelican has sailed from san diego to Hawaii. a seaworthy wooden pocket cruiser. Port townsend, Wash.
she is a classic sedan design with mahogany accents and 1950s character. Gig Harbor, Wash.
nice sailing t-Bird built by the current owner’s grandfather; her hull number is 39. she was faithfully built to the design and features mahogany trim and many original fittings and parts. over the years she’s has taught the young to sail and seen many of the nooks and crannies of the salish sea. Lynnwood, Wash.
tzieu! is one the growing Port townsend fleet of Ben seaborndesigned 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 sponsored by the american Plywood assoc. in the ’50s. the requirements were for a modest cost family sailboat that could be built with basic carpentry skills and that would both cruise comfortably for four and 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.
Built in san diego by Paul Kettenberg to a design by Phillip Rhodes. she was raced in san diego for many years, and remained competitive into the late 1970s. in 1988 we brought her to victoria B.C., where she underwent an extensive 23-month rebuild. varya has been extensively cruised in local waters since that time, to the great enjoyment of her crew. victoria, B.C.
designed by Manuel Campos and built by Jose Parodi in Buenos aires, argentina, she’s carvel-planked of virraro on lapacho frames. she came north on her own bottom in 1975. Port townsend sailor alex spear bought her in san diego in early 1976 and has owned her for more than 30 years. she races actively in Port townsend and cruises extensively in the northwest. vito has been in almost every Wooden Boat Festival. Port townsend, Wash.
a new hybrid canoe/kayak design in woodstrip/epoxy/glass, open canoe midships to the bow and sealed deck kayak stern including a hatch behind the seat. she features a fine entry and exit, narrow beam, shallow arch and tumblehome to provide an efficient flatwater touring/cruising craft for a solo paddler. she paddles well with either single paddle (canoe) or double paddle (kayak). the name is from the ojibwah styled bow (Wah) the canoe front (noo) and the kayak stern (yak). inside the kayak stern is ample dry storage for touring/camping gear. Cedar with Locust trim. santa, idaho
designed by Hugh angelman and Charles davies of sea Witch fame, she was built in Junk Bay, Hong Kong by american Marine Ltd., a small yard prior to the 1963 production of Grand Banks trawler yachts. she’s an able and proven offshore cruiser designed and built to take in easy stride whatever seas and conditions you may encounter from alaska to Panama or nova scotia to the antilles. olympia, Wash.
Wilidi III 1971
Beautifully designed and custom built, she was constructed by the Millkraft Boat Works in Brisbane australia using spotted blue gum for the hull, teak decks, Queensland walnut railings and ironwood for all cap and rub rails. the Wilidi iii is estimated to weigh over 75,000 lbs. after nearly 3 years of construction, she cruised the Great Barrier Reef for over a year before being put on the bow of a freighter for the trip to the United states. everett, Wash.
Built in Hong Kong of Philippine mahogany planks on Yacal frames, her interior is mostly teak. Powered by a single John deere 225hp diesel, at a cruising speed of 8-9 knots she uses 2 to 3.5 gallons per hour. With a fuel capacity of 640 gallons, she is able to travel from olympia to Ketchikan with fuel to spare! owners John & Roxana Caples have been her caretakers since the dawn of the new millennium. they have cruised her extensively as far south as san diego and as far north as Glacier Bay. olympia, Wash.
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, and 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 and prepares them for maritime careers while underway on seattle’s official tall ship. seattle, Wash.
Zelda Belle 2007
Legendary Yachts in Washougal, Wash., built Zelda Belle to the devlin design. devlin joined forces with Legendary because the devlin crew was building a 45’ yacht and there was no space in his shop when the LaBoutilliers For Sale ordered this 26-footer. alliances between small yards with equal commitment to quality are common on the east Coast, sharing work rather than building a bigger shop and hiring more shipwrights for a single boat. Washougal, Wash.
sprit rig and built of mahogany and ply. Port townsend, Wash.
Built from plans purchased from WoodenBoat magazine, she’s a Jericho Bay Lobster skiff. Hull is cedar strip with West system epoxy. she’s powered by a Honda 4 stroke 20. anglemont, B.C.
a custom cruising catamaran built over 18 months and 3,000 hours in our driveway at santa Cruz Calif. Construction is the Hartley method, using Meranti marine plywood, fir sticks and West system epoxy. Power is a 6hp outboard giving 6.5 knots cruising speed. Mast, boom, rigging, sails and deck gear are all recycled. Wildflower’s light weight of 800 lbs. gives a good turn of speed under sail; she’s highway legal to tow behind the family sUv. We cruised the salish sea in the summers of 2012 and 2013. Capitola, Calif.
this fantail launch was built by the nWsWBB in 2005. she was named after Richard Wilmore’s dog Zippy, the Boat school mascot. Port Hadlock, Wash.
vérité, meaning “truth” in French, has 10 oars ranging from 14 to 18 feet long and 3 masts and sails and holds a typical crew of 13 members. Built by master shipwright Phil Lantz and the tacoma community, she was launched at Point defiance Park in 1998. vérité is the first Bantry Bay Gig built on the U.s. West Coast. Based on the thea Foss Waterway, vérité is a co-ed youth program dedicated to teaching teamwork leadership seamanship and connecting the community with the Puget sound. tacoma, Wash.
virginia is one of the first boats built by the northwest school of Wooden Boatbuilding back in 1981. Port Hadlock, Wash.
Virginia Cary 1973
this lovely boat was launched in Lake Union in september of 1973. she has always been stored under cover and i am her fourth owner. Being a Grand Banks, she is very sturdy good sea boat and slow. that’s oK because she uses 3½-4 gallons per hour. For twins, that’s pretty good. Cosmetically she looks great – fresh paint and a refurbished interior, carpets, etc. the headliner was changed fore and aft and the salon. the fabric was replaced by tongue and groove and crossbeams. very traditional look. Bellevue, Wash.
Tides & Daylight • Wooden Boat Festival 2013 (All heights in feet, 24-hour clock.) Sept. 5: Thursday H 04:29 7.2 l 10:31 1.2 H 17:31 8.0 l 23:01 2.8 Sept. 6: Friday H 05:17 7.3 l 11:06 1.6 H 17:55 8.1 l 23:36 2.0
Sept. 7: Saturday H 6:08 7.3 l 11:42 2.3 H 18:22 8.1
Sunrise: 06:35-06:39 Sunset: 19:44-19:37 Moonrise: 6:57-10:22 Moonset: 19:30-20:55
Sept. 8: Sunday l 00:15 1.3 H 07:01 7.3 l 12:20 3.0 H 18:52 8.1
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Learning at Northwest Maritime Center The schooner Adventuress motors toward the Northwest Maritime Center dock at Point Hudson. NWMC hosts a variety of events and activities year-round, from the Spring Boating Symposium in March to the Wooden Boat Festival in September. Classes at the center’s Pilothouse Learning Center benefit from a sophisticated marine navigation simulator, and NWMC offers an ever-expanding lineup of diverse maritime programs for youth and adults. The NWMC venue is also proving to be popular for weddings, meetings and charity auctions. Photo by Patrick J. Sullivan
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