43rd Wooden Boat Festival Program

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LETTERS FROM THE DIRECTORS Welcome to the 43rd Wooden Boat Festival—a year not to miss! The Wooden Boat Festival feeds the soul. Where else can you be surrounded by such beauty, craftsmanship, and people who love boats and the sea? Once again we have an incredible line-up of boats, presenters and activities. This year we are very excited to include the Japanese boat building theme into the mix. The culture of Japanese boat building brings a whole new dimension of education and experiences to the weekend. Planing contests, boat building apprenticeships where the students don’t speak, Shinto launchings, and the history of Japanese boat building in British Columbia will add a special flavor. You can also see boats that were confiscated in the war, and the last boat built in Murakami Shipyards in BC. I hope you enjoy all that Festival has to offer and that it feeds your soul!

Hello friends! I don’t know about you, but I could use a little Wooden Boat Festival. I want to be around craftsmanship. I want to be in crowds of curious people with intention and skill. I need to stay up too late and dance my ass off in the beer tent with the community of Port Townsend and the community that joins us once a year. I’m excited to race the races, pour over the incredible boats, go to as many classes and talks as I can, ogle the beautiful tools. I’m excited, and I hope you’ll join me for what is shaping up to be one of the best festivals in recent memory. I mean—look at the boats in here, the talks, the bands. Gonna be great— let’s celebrate! See you on the docks, Jake Beattie Executive Director, Northwest Martime Center

Barb Trailer Events Director Northwest Maritme Center

Join the fun! woodenboat.org



DATES September 6-8, 2019 | HOURS Friday 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, Sunday 9 am to 5 pm | woodenboat.org


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GETTING TO THE FESTIVAL Parking downtown anywhere near the Festival is extremely limited; please consider one of these options:


Walk or have someone drop you off downtown.


Ride Your Bike: Park your bike at Bike Harbor, just outside the Main Gate. Bikes are NOT allowed on Festival grounds.


Park at Park-and-Ride near Safeway Shuttles run all day Friday-Sunday from the Haines Place Park-and-Ride (adjacent to Safeway grocery store along the main highway) and Festival. Cost: $1 for all day pass Hours: Fri & Sat 8:15am–8:45pm; NEW! Sun 8:30am–5:15pm


Paid Parking at Memorial Field All proceeds support the maintenance and operation of Jefferson County Memorial Athletic Field through Jefferson County Parks & Recreation. All vehicles must exit each night. Gates locked at 10 pm. Cost: Fri $15 | Sat $25 | Sun $15 Hours: Fri 7am–10pm, Sat 7am–10pm, Sun 8am–10pm


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Stop by the Festival HQ, located near the Exhibitor Gate, for: Information • Volunteer Check-in • Lost and Found • Tickets • Medical Tent for first aid or to report missing persons


The Festival is staffed by hundreds of volunteers who are here to help. Look for folks in red shirts marked STAFF or dark blue shirts marked CREW.


The Festival is produced by the Wooden Boat Foundation a project of the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, WA. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery.


Hours Fri 9am–6pm Sat 9am–6pm Sun 9am–5pm Live music until midnight Friday & Saturday on the Main Stage at Bar Harbor.





NWMC Members: visit the Membership Desk at Main Gate for your free tickets! Non-Members: 12 & Under: Free Adult: 1-day $20 | 3-day $40 Senior (65+): 1-day $15 | 3-day $30 Active Military: 1-day $15 | 3-day $30 Teen (13–19): 1-day $15 | 3-day $30 -6-

Sorry, No Dogs or Pets Allowed Thank you for understanding that due to safety concerns (for both humans and dogs), we DO NOT allow dogs on the Festival grounds, except for service dogs. Please make other arrangements for your canine companion! Lulu's B&B for Dogs: Lulusfordogs.com, 360.301.5151


Thank you to our major sponsors: First Federal Savings and Loan, Wilder Auto, Peninsula Daily News, Port of Port Townsend and Enjoy Port Townsend.

Admiral Ship Supply, Best Coast Canvas, Carl’s Building Supply, Edensaw Woods, Fisheries Supply, AG Marine, Goodman Sanitation, KPTZ, Lee Valley Tools, Mt. Townsend Creamery, New Day Fisheries, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Northwest Water Wellness, Port Townsend Brewing Co, YETI, Port Townsend School of Massage, Port Townsend School of Woodworking, Rainshadow Properties, SEA Marine, Sirens Pub, Small Craft Advisor Magazine, Sunrise Coffee, The Artful Sailor, TowBoatUS, Waggoner Cruising Guide, Ichikawa Sushi Bar and WoodenBoat Magazine

Join us next year, September 11–13, for the 44th Annual Wooden Boat Festival #woodenboatfestival




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We could not produce the Festival without the additional in-kind and financial contributions from these sponsors:

GET on the


Experience how our forebears lived and worked for hundreds of years on authentic replica vessels where a special set of adventurers still seafare every day. Breathe in the 360Âş experience of salt water and open skies sure to make an incredible memory for the entire family.



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Location: City Dock right outside Main Gate Step aboard the 106-year-old, fully restored Schooner Adventuress for a hands-on sail on Port Townsend Bay. Experience the joy of sailing this beautiful B.B Crowninshield designed, Rice Bros. built schooner operated by Sound Experience. During the festival please visit the Sound Experience booth at Pope Marine Park across from City Hall on Water Street.

Friday, September 6th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Dockside Tour | Free 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Festival Public Sail 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Festival Public Sail Cost per sail: Adults $32.50, 18 and under $17.50 ** Friday Boat Festival Special 50% off! (prices as shown)

Hello Sailor! Are you inspired by the magic of cruising under sail? By the beauty and function of seaworthy sailing vessels? By the vitality and integrity of an authentic working waterfront? Opportunity awaits! Take the helm of PT Sails and continue our 40-year legacy of sailmaking’s highest standards, with an international clientele from tall ships to modern cruising yachts.

Saturday, September 7th 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Festival Public Sail Adults $65, 18 and under $35 **Sound Experience Members 15% off 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM NW Schooner Cup Race Adults $79, 18 and under $49, **Sound Experience Members 15% off

Sunday, September 8th

With 2021’s retirement on the horizon, Hasse invites interested parties to contact her at ptsails@olympus.net.

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Festival Public Sail 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sail By Cost per sail: Adults $65, 18 and under $35 ** Sound Experience Members 15% off Space is limited. For advance purchase of Adventuress tickets go to: www.soundexp.org or call 360-379-0438.


Location: Northwest Maritime Center Dock Zodiac is a gaff-rigged schooner built in 1924. At 160’ she is the largest historic windjammer in the Pacific Northwest. Passengers help raise and maneuver the sails, take a turn on the ship’s wheel, and explore below decks. All Festival sails include buffet meals cooked fresh on board, plus full bar service.

Friday, September 6th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Deck Tours | Free 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Sunset Dinner Sail |$69 per person

Saturday, September 7th 10:00 AM - noon Brunch Sail | $69 per person 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Deck Tours | Free 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM Schooner Race/Supper Sail | $85 per person

Sunday, September 8th 10:00 AM - noon Brunch Sail | $69 per person 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Deck Tours | Free 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM Sail By/Supper Sail | $85 per person Visit schoonerzodiac.com or call 206-719-7622. #woodenboatfestival


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GET on the WATER!

Boat rides, races & more!


There are lots of fun, free ways to get out on the water at the Festival! Paddleboards and rowboats can be taken out from the NWMC Beach. Free rides on Martha J and longboat trips leave from the NE corner of the marina, and the Paddleboard Pool will be back on the Point!


Paddleboard Pool Paddleboard Pool on the Point

All ages can try out a paddleboard in the paddleboard pool on the Point. This is great for those who have never been on a paddleboard before. Sign up at the pool. Fri 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sat 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sun 10:00 AM – noon


MARTHA J MOTORBOAT RIDES Longboat dock in the basin of marina, along Jefferson Street Take a ride on the beautiful launch Martha J. Sign up at the NE corner of the marina at 9:00 AM Boat leaves on the hour and half hour. Sign up early; these 30 minute rides fill up quickly. Fri 11 AM – 5 PM Sat 9:30 AM – 5 PM Sun 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


ROW & SAIL A LONGBOAT Longboat dock in basin of marina

Journey back in time aboard replicas of Captain George Vancouver’s boats from 1792. Work together as a crew to row and sail aboard these 26’ open boats with 8 rowing stations. Ages 12 and up. Signups start at 9:00 AM each morning at the longboat dock in the NE corner of the marina. The boats go out 3 times a day for approximately 1.5 hour trips Fri 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sat 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Sun 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM woodenboat.org

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Boat Races All Weekend Long All shapes, sizes, power sources, and levels of enthusiasm!

Friday | 26’ and Under Race

Saturday | NW Schooner Cup

Open to all small boats Skippers Meeting | 1:00 PM at Northwest Maritime Center beach Race Start | 2:30 PM Awards at Centerdock

Skippers Meeting | 9:00 AM at Northwest Maritime Center beach Regatta Start | 3:00 PM Awards | 6:00 PM on the Centerdock (7:00 PM if boats sail longer)

Saturday | Rowing Race

Sunday | Sail By

Open to all human-powered watercraft Paddleboards, Wherries, Dories, Rowing Shells, Kayaks, Longboats, Outriggers, Dinghies and Gigs. Long and short courses. Registration | 8:00 – 9:00 AM at Northwest Maritime Center beach Race Start | 10:00 AM

Don’t miss the event of the weekend, with more than 300 boats on the bay! Best places to watch from Festival Grounds are the Balcony Wine Bar, the Wee Nip, and the NWMC Commons. 3:00 PM | Port Townsend Bay

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rint a fish t-shirt, build a Polynesian boat or a traditional sailboat. Try out the paddleboard pool, sail and row a longboat, go for a motorboat ride on the Martha J launch. Hunt for treasure, watch pirate plays, dance at the main stage, sing sea shanties, and learn about creatures under the sea! Wooden Boat Festival is for kids—fun, education, and inspiration surround the harbor full of wooden boats. Dreams are launched, and a lifetime of opportunity is all around you! Just inside the entrance to the Festival is a world of fun for pirates and mermaids of all ages—Kids’ Cove—but there are fun activities for kids and families throughout the Festival grounds as well.


Kids’ Boatbuilding Kids’ Cove

Kids of all ages can design, build, and rig their own small wooden boat. Pick a hull, a mast, and some sailcloth, help hold a nail, and share the joy of building a boat. The kids’ boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years and continues to be one. Special treat this year: Polynesian style boat building! Build one or both! woodenboat.org

FRIDAY September 6

10 AM – 5 PM Kids' Boatbuilding – Kids' Cove 10 AM – 5 PM Fish Printing on T-Shirts – Kids’ Cove 10 AM – 6 PM Paddleboard Pool– The Point 11 AM – 4 PM Longboat Rides for 12 & over – Basin of the Marina 11 AM – 5 PM Martha J Boat Rides – Basin of the Marina Noon – 9 PM All Family Music and Dancing – Main Stage 7 – 10 PM Sea Shanty Circle – Marina Room

SATURDAY September 7

9 AM – 4:30 PM Longboat Rides for 12 & over – Basin of the Marina 9:30 AM – 5 PM Martha J Boat Rides – Basin of the Marina 10 AM – 6 PM Paddleboard Pool– The Point 10 AM – 5 PM Kids' Boatbuilding – Kids’ Cove 10 AM – 5 PM Fish Printing on T-shirts – Kids’ Cove 11 AM – Noon Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure – North Star Stage Noon – 9 PM All Family Music and Dancing – Main Stage 3 – 4 PM Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure – North Star Stage 7 – 10 PM Sea Shanty Circle – Marina Room

SUNDAY September 8

11 AM – 4:30 PM Longboat Rides for 12 & Over – Basin of the Marina 10 AM – 2 PM Martha J Boat Rides – Basin of the Marina 10 AM – 4 PM Kids' Boatbuilding – Kids' Cove 10 AM – 4 PMFish Printing on T-shirts – Kids’ Cove Noon – 1 PM Pirate’s Treasure Hunt – Meet at the Cupola House Noon – 5 PM All Family Music and Dancing – Main Stage 1 – 2 PM Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure – North Star Stage

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Fish Printing on T-shirts Kids’ Cove

Come to Kids' Cove, buy a t-shirt for $5, paint your fish, and print it on your t-shirt. Then hang your shirt on the line to dry while you tour the Festival, and stop back to pick it up on your way out. Offered in partnership with YMCA of Jefferson County.



Pirate’s Treasure Hunt Cupola House

At high noon on Sunday, young pirates from near and far make their way to the Jolly Roger flag at the Cupola House. Anyone dressed like a pirate can join the hunt,

Longboat Basin of the Marina

Journey back in time aboard replicas of Captain George Vancouver’s ship’s longboat from 1792. Work together as crew to row and/or sail aboard these 26’ open boats with 8 rowing stations. Ages 12 and up. Signups start at 9 AM for longboat rides.

20th Annual North Star Stage Artist Row

One of the highlights of the Festival 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! Check the schedule for times.

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Paddleboard Pool On the Point

Try out our paddleboard pool on the Point! This is a safe, fun environment for giving paddleboarding a try. scouring the grounds and beaches for the “X” that marks the spot of buried treasure. Sunday from noon–1 PM.


Boat Rides on Martha J Basin of the Marina

These free rides are very popular—sign up early! Signups start at 9 AM for morning rides and noon for afternoon rides. This is a great way to get out on the water and see the Festival.


Child Care During the Festival Offsite

Firefly Preschool is open for you to drop off your children in a safe, convenient, educational environment! Open Saturday 5–9 PM. Pizza dinner included! Reserve at 360.379.1129. Cost is $10/hour, with a 50% sibling discount. Conveniently located at 609 Taylor Street, Uptown Port Townsend.

Save the Date! November 1-2, 2019

Poetry • Storytelling • Sea Chanteys Live Music • Food Specials Early Bird Rate: call to book your room by 9/15/19 to get 20% off with code “SEA” 310 Hadlock Bay Road (360) 390-4017 Port Hadlock,WA 98339 www.oldalcoholplant.com #woodenboatfestival

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Port Townsend is awash with activities and adventures to spark your interest in whatever you love to do, from diving deeper into the city’s history to hiking or cycling on picturesque trails or sauntering through galleries and shops. Grab a bite to eat and celebrate the “farm to table” culinary scene around the area or sip a hand-crafted artisan beverage.

Make a maritime memory Steeped in maritime history, picture hundreds of tall ships anchored in Port Townsend Bay in the late 1800s. Today, this is still a thriving maritime community, with a working waterfront and home to over 450 marine trades. Rent a kayak to get out on the water or check out the maritime library at the Northwest Maritime Center to learn about the city’s maritime heritage.

History brought to life Although Port Townsend is known as a Victorian seaport, with two National Historic Landmark Districts, its historic roots date back centuries before when the S’Klallam tribe called the area home. Learn about Port Townsend’s fascinating history by visiting museums or taking a self-guided walking or driving tour following the newly established Chetzemoka Trail beginning at the Welcome Totem Pole in front of the Northwest Maritime Center.

Adventures abound Want to get outside and inhale deep woodenboat.org

breaths of fresh sea air or cast your eyes upon magnificent vistas? Hit the trails on foot or on wheels and explore the area’s natural wonder under a forested canopy of evergreens or along a pristine path hugging the sound. Whichever your choice, adventure begins here.

Sip and savor The food and drink scene is vibrant and thriving with an abundance of culinary experiences for you to enjoy. The town’s artistic soul encompasses award-winning chefs who showcase local, seasonal bounty from farms and sea, plus artisan brewers, winemakers, distillers and cidermakers pairing their craft beverages with memorable meals.

artistic passion, the local art culture and creative community will inspire you.

Love is in the air If you’re looking for romantic places to share with your sweetheart, look no further. The city abounds with breathtaking mountain and water vistas, offering magical spots to hold hands, steal a kiss, pop the question, celebrate an anniversary or simply be together and catch up on one another’s busy lives.

Relax. Refresh. Renew.

Artists are inspired by the natural beauty surrounding this charming village-by-thesea. Tour galleries, watch a live performance at Key City Public Theatre, or indulge your love of movies at the Starlight Room. Take an art class or a dance class. Whatever your

Is your to-do list too long? Too many hours in rush hour traffic? An insurmountable workload? Take some time for yourself to give your body and mind a rest and simply “be” without stress or a schedule. There are lovely options for personal tranquility, from finding a secluded spot on the beach to enjoying some “retail therapy” or having a quiet meal. Port Townsend is the perfect place to unwind, unplug and chill out. Plan your visit to one of the coolest small towns in America at: enjoypt.com

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Craving culture

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What floats your boat?

Meet the Artist

48th Annual September 7 & 8

Crafts by the Dock

Sat 10-6 & Sun 10-5 | Madison St. Downtown Port Townsend

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Only one block from Wooden Boat Festival grounds

Hannah Viano


uring a recent residency with the Jefferson Museum, I had the pleasure of pouring over POSTER hundreds of old maritime photographs. SIGNING It stood out how much the world around Saturday, 12 pm - 2 pm us has changed, while the experience Merchandise Tent of working with wooden boats remains steady. The clear exchange of our effort and time into the resulting curve of a piece of wood, the gleaming shine of something well oiled, well worn, and well loved. Every sailor knows (or dreams of) that moment when you stand on the edge of the dock finally ready to set out, whether it has taken a month of work to get there or a decade. I wanted to capture a glimpse of that timeless experience that ties us together through the generations. I envisioned a father sharing his knowledge with a growing daughter preparing to set out in her first “big boat," a young couple nervously readying for a grand adventure, two good friends familiar in their work and excited to enjoy another summer of evening races, and a retired couple working together to reclaim wandering ways that had been set aside in lieu of gardens and carpools. All are parts of my own sea story, and all the characters share that same anticipation for when the work of the yard gives way to become their dreams and days. The horizon is always a brilliant sunrise when looking from the sawdust and spilled paint of the yard. While my own sailing life has waxed and waned in the flurry of activity that is life, craft, and motherhood, I will always be a boatyard kid at heart. Born into it from day one, I lived my first years along the docks and under a blue heaven of tarps and sails strung between hauled out hulls. I enjoyed all the magic of it and none of the callouses. Over the years I’ve climbed rigs and scraped bottoms in yards from Penobscot Bay to Patagonia and set out expectantly from Port Townsend on many craft. A scow,

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a knockabout, longboats, a shellback dinghy we built in a front bedroom on Adams Street one winter. I once set out at dawn on the morning of the first Race to Alaska still putting together the rigging and late for the starting bell, but we made it to Ketchikan in good standing regardless. These days I paint more with watercolors than red lead, and I carve shapes from paper, but I still try to tell the tales of adventures and places and the work of the water and boats. See more at: hannahviano.com #woodenboatfestival

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hen you step into the Boatshop you will step into the world of Japanese boatbuilding. Amid the sawdust and shavings lie treasures of history and tradition. This culture differs from ours in so many ways, it fascinates and intrigues. Under Japanese values, humility trumps ego. A builder tells the story of how he could always tell when a mistake was made, or something wasn’t right, as traditional builders would carefully avoid that area on their visits to save him from “losing face.” But traditional Japanese boatbuilding faces a threat similar to the one currently faced by traditional wooden boatbuilding. The last generation of Japanese boat builders today is aging, and almost none have apprentices. A strong tradition of secrecy in Japanese crafts adds to this dilemma. Boat builders leave almost no written records of their designs, and drawings they may produce often intentionally lack essential information. This secrecy shows up in one of the most interesting phrases in Japanese crafts: nusumigeikko, or “stolen lessons.” Most traditional craftsmen can tell stories from their apprenticeships of being forced to “steal” important secrets from their masters. If a teacher was not a family member, very often the student’s education would be incomplete. The master may have needed cheap labor but did not want to create a competitor. Without a generation of trained apprentices, the traditions and secrets of Japanese boatbuilding could be lost.


Douglas Brooks, a visiting instructor here at the Festival, has apprenticed with seven boatbuilding masters in Japan, and is the only person to have done so with six of them. You might call him a master, but he would not like that. At the least, however, he surely rates as a rare authority on Japanese boatbuilding. He has been honored as a significant contributor to the preservation of Japan’s maritime culture by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs, and has written four books on Japanese boat building. Brooks hopes to continue to find support for his research so he may continue documenting the work of these craftsmen by interviewing more boat builders and producing detailed construction drawings of their boats. Prior to Festival, he and his students will be crafting a Japanese river boat in the Wooden Boat Foundation Boatshop, using traditional Japanese tools, techniques, and methods. Brooks will expose the students to a taste of apprenticeship in Japan. A hallmark of learning a craft in Japan is that, when you are in the learning stage, there must be absolutely no speaking. A Japanese apprenticeship consists, first and foremost, of an internal process, and therefore a silent one. Students must develop values of patience, observation, humility, obedience, and perseverance. Only then do they have the means to learn from the master. It is, at root, a values-based education, and one conforming to Buddhist principles of Zen Monastic training. Visit: douglasbrooksboatbuilding.com

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SHINTO IS THE NATIVE RELIGION of Japan. In brief, Shintoism is the ritual worship of a spirit—called kami—that pervades all things animate and inanimate. Japanese craft products such as boats undergo their own spiritual ceremonies. Various shrine objects are used including mochi (rice cakes) and sake (rice wine). Essentially the ceremony is an act of purification of the boat and even the boatbuilders. While a priest can conduct the ceremony, most often these ceremonies are led by the boatbuilders themselves. All ceremonies have a local flavor based on traditions of the region or even an individual town. In some ceremonies a small shrine is placed on the boat. Often this is no more than a mortise in which significant objects are placed. Once the boat is in the water it may be rowed in particular motions signifying good luck. After the ceremony gifts are often thrown to spectators, usually candy or small crackers.

To do.

Observe the traditional Shinto Launching of Douglas Brooks built boat, 12:30 PM on Sunday at the Basin of the Marina woodenboat.org

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JAPANESE TOOLS IN THE 1570S YOITA-CHO, a small town on To do. the island of Honshu, was primarily home to Watch amazing blacksmiths who specialized in making swords for planning contests the Samurai elite. At the end of the Samurai period the talent of the blacksmiths was redirected and in the Boatshop, all weekend, hosted by the families of Yoita-cho branched out to produce high quality hand forged tools for temple builders Kezurou-kai USA . throughout Japan. Today, the unbroken legacy of excellence continues to be passed down through the generations, with products from this small town being highly treasured by woodworkers and craftsmen around the globe. Suzuki-ya Tools, now based in Berkeley, CA, carries Inomoto plane blocks and Yamamoto planes which will be exhibited in the Boatshop all weekend. Because traditonal Japanese carpenters did not use sandpaper, they smoothed everything by planing. As a result, planing contests in Japan have become competitions of art, skill and craft. The contestants sharpen their planes for a whole day in preparation for the contest, and some store the planes in a cooler to hold the temperature and humidity so the blocks don’t change shape until the competition begins.

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WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS Taiko Drumming Noon Sunday | Bar Harbor Feel the thunder of the Taiko Drums.

Shinto Launching 12:30 Sunday | Basin of the Marina Witness a traditional Shinto Boat Launching.

Gyotaku Fish Printing All weekend | Kids' Cove Make your own t-shirt or tea towel to take home.

Planing Contest All weekend | Boatshop Test your skill at the precision art of planing.

Ships Models

EPIC JAPANESE-CANADIAN BOATS THE HISTORY OF JAPANESE BOATBUILDING comes very close to our home in the Pacific Northwest. In the early 1900s many Japanese people immigrated to British Columbia for fishing and other economic opportunities. Japanese boatbuilders became widespread and very successful in BC in the pre-World War II era. Despite the many obstacles they faced, boatbuilders of Japanese heritage led the way in innovation and adoption of new technologies during a golden era of West Coast Canadian boatbuilding, where their influence can still be felt today. We will be showcasing two Japanese-Canadian built boats from that area.

All weekend | Boatshop Examine the intracacies of Japanese ships on display in the boatshop.

River Boat All weekend | Boatshop Investigate the variety of Japanese river boats on display in the boatshop.

VENDORS IN BOATSHOP Suzuki Tools Specialty Tools from Japan for sale and on display

Ed Louchard & Zephyrworks

To see.

The beautiful Merry Chase, built in 1929 by Canadians of Japanese descent, used as a Naval Patrol Vessel and tender vessel, and confiscated by the Canadian government as part of Japanese Internment in 1942. The Silver Ann, a 33-foot gillnetter, the last of the wooden gillnetters built by Japanese boatbuilders in 1969, now undergoing restoration at the Britannia Shipyards museum, using the same techniques and tools as her original builder. #woodenboatfestival

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Handmade custom Japanese tools and knives for sale and on display all weekend

WoodCraft Seattle Custom Japanese tools for sale and display



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© Warren Walters


t wasn’t until after Team Platte Canyon High School (PTHS) was accepted into SEVENTY48 that I saw the sign hanging in the classroom where they built their boat, Credimus. “No one outside this room believes you will succeed.” The sign reminded me of the comments I would get when telling people we were starting a race to Alaska, or those who mocked SEVENTY48 as too dangerous and too long for a human-powered boat race. SEVENTY48 and Race to Alaska are two races born from improbable thought; created amidst a swirl of doubters and pessimists. So I wasn’t surprised to see the sign hanging in Kip Otteson’s school room. What he wanted to do was improbable at best, but incredible, too. He called to ask me if he gathered some students to race in SEVENTY48 would they be allowed to race. I replied that it depended on their skillsets, and if a 5-year-old had the adventure background to make the cut, we’d let them race too. I didn’t care about age, but I really had no idea what he wanted to do. Twenty people, almost all of them high school students, were to construct a boat out of an existing 40 foot SelwayFischer dragon boat. They were to build amas (additional hulls) and create what Kip once called a tri-canoe: a three-hull #woodenboatfestival

vessel capable of carrying some-20 people, supplies, gear, hope and desires—all of it—for a 70-mile, two-day journey. The adults easily had the background to keep them safe, and the students seemed motivated. I told Kip they were accepted, but wanted to follow the build project of the vessel. One time when I asked Kip how the construction was going, he said, “We are full on into the build, so it’s after school every day, and now going into the weekends. We are having folks coming out of the woodwork to help. I’m documenting stuff on Facebook and it goes to our GoFundMe page.” Their project took off. Still, I didn’t know they were serious until spring break, when they invited me out to Dana Point, California for the maiden voyage. They were unstoppable, but I couldn’t understand their motivation to go racing. I actually didn’t know what was driving them until a separate conversation with Kip. “Google our school,” Kip said, “and you see results that talk about nothing but hostages and murder. We don’t want our school to be known for hate. We want to be known for heroics, love, and kindness. When you Google our school, we want the results to be about the celebration of life, not the taking of it.”

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They continued to practice. The highlight of the practices was a 10.5hour, 41-mile paddle on Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins. They paddled from 8 PM to 6:30 AM the following morning. The weather was cold and water bottles were freezing up. Kids and adults were hallucinating as they learned how to sleep in their seats. Although they were bone tired and cranky, the students knew that they had the ability to go all night. They could finish SEVENTY48. Credimus is Latin for “we believe," and SEVENTY48 itself worked out better than they could have hoped. The students felt like they had truly accomplished something meaningful. Parents and well-wishers crushed them with kindness and support the whole way. Students will never forget the feeling in the boat when they approached the dock and it seemed as if the entire pier was crammed with folks cheering as their boat came in—tears, cheers, and applause in abundance. When a group of the girls was being interviewed two days after the race they told an interviewer that they felt they “could now do anything they set their minds to.” Students and adults came away feeling empowered to set their sights on goals and dreams they never thought they could attain. Nowadays when you Google Platte Canyon High School, violent articles still crowd the results, but near the top of page two, like a sunrise pushing towards its horizon, the improbable emerges. A team of hopeful students, parents, and teachers became the first Coloradans ever to complete the epic human-powered race, SEVENTY48, and set a school on its hopeful journey to reimagining itself. A school where the improbable has become that much more possible. Thank you, Team PCHS. We have been honored and humbled to watch you race. Hear Kip tell SEVENTY48: Changing The Story Sunday from 12–1 PM on the Adventure Stage. woodenboat.org

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2019 festival Focus

Don't Miss Racer Alley

Race to Alaska and her feisty, scrappy sibling, SEVENTY48, are coming to Festival. CREW FROM BOTH RACES will be on hand throughout the festival to share in their experiences. Finishing the races has only been one of many objectives for teams, oftentimes the difficulty of the races means just participating is a feat worth attempting. Come hang out, have a drink and meet these world-class adventurers face to face. On display this year are the vessels that took both first and last place in Race to Alaska as well as a collection of small boats built by racers for both races. There will also be a large audio-visual display of race images and video clips. Nothing in life is free, except for this: a chance to meet and hear from what we call the everyday hero, those neighbors of ours who strive to push the boundaries of what even we think is possible! Visit: r2ak.com and SEVENTY48.com

Ziska AFTER A LIFETIME of racing and cruising, Ziska finds a new home, a new chance, and becomes the oldest boat to ever complete the Race to Alaska. Ziska was built in 1903 and spent the majority of her life in her homeland of England before cruising stints in the Caribbean and the Eastern Seaboard. Local shipwright Clint Thompson brought her to Port Townsend in 2006 where she was in such bad shape that Ziska was not even allowed to enter the Wooden Boat Festival.

R2AK: The Luddite Ziska

Friday 2:30–3:30 PM | Technical Stage

R2AK: Team Solveig

Friday 3:45-4:45 PM | Technical Stage

In 2017, under the care of Stanford Siver, Ziska underwent a two-year rebuild involving many of the luminaries of wooden boat restoration in Port Townsend. Stanford originally intended to race her in Race to Alaska and then put her up for sale, but after a successful race and ever-growing love affair with Ziska, Stanford has decided he can’t let her go. And thank goodness. May she grace the waterfront of Port Townsend and Festival docks for years to come.


SEVENTY48: A Harrowing Personal Account Saturday 12–1 PM |Technical Stage

R2AK’s Angry Beaver: Maybe Winning is Everything © Taylor Bayly

Sunday 10:45-11:45 AM | Adventure Stage

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SEVENTY48: Changing The Story

Sunday 12–1 PM | Adventure Stage

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ust a few miles down the road from the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is a country crossroads that’s home to a center of learning with a well-deserved international reputation for excellence. The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding occupies seven waterfront acres in Port Hadlock, offering an intensive journey deep into what continues to be a thriving maritime industry. Students enrolled at the school select from one of three programs of study: Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding, Contemporary Wooden Boatbuilding (employing a variety of composites), and Marine Systems. The boatbuilding programs offer year-long, hands-on training covering everything from safely using and caring for tools to lofting, constructing, and launching boats. Due to the rigorous curriculum, students are in the classroom or shops from 8 AM to 5 PM daily, with boatbuilding programs awarding an Associate of Occupational Studies degree (AOS) in just 12 months, and the Marine Systems program awarding a

diploma in just 6 months. Federal student aid and Veterans Education benefits are available for those that qualify. Marine Systems is the newest of the school’s offerings. Under the lead instruction of Kevin Ritz, students are directed toward a thorough understanding of just about everything in a boat but the boat itself. In just 6 months, they’ll get hands-on training in marine electrical, diesel engines and gas outboards, corrosion prevention, hydraulic systems, propulsion, plumbing, HVAC, steering and controls, and heating and refrigeration. Already, many of the students of the inaugural Marine Systems class who were seeking employment secured jobs in the maritime trades upon graduation. Increasingly, students are opting to extend their stay at school by enrolling in both the Boatbuilding and Marine Systems programs. “We are a trade school,” instructor Leland Gibson said. “The maritime industry is a fairly vibrant industry. You get to live in the beautiful places of the world, and you get to earn a

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9:30–10:15 am

10:30–11:15 am

Steambending Sean Koomen

PT Rowing Wherry SEVENTY48 & The NWSWB CREW Leland Gibson

Hollow Surfboard Construction Matt Nienow

Outboard Engine Maintenance John Hill

Shaping Carvel Planking Jody Boyle

Hydraulic Steering on Wooden Boats John Hill

Wooden Boat Fasteners Make Your Own Bolts Leland Gibson

Caulking Jody Boyle

Norse Boat Building Jay Smith

Charging Batteries: Shore Power vs. Solar & Wind Power NWSWB Systems Program

Edensaw Woods: Boat Building Lumber and Tools

Marine Corrosion: To Bond or Not to Bond Wooden Boats NWSWB Systems Program

Vacuum Infusion: Carbon Fiber Over Wood Bruce Blatchley & Brandon Davis

Wooden Spar Construction Bruce Tipton

Lofting A Hull: An Introduction to Lines Sean Koomen

Japanese Boat Building Techniques Douglas Brooks

Setting Up Boring Bars Leland Gibson

Diesel Engine Maintenance & Troubleshooting NWSWB Systems Program


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solid middleclass income doing something you love.” Alumni enthusiastically agree. “Hands down, the most educational thing I’ve done in my life.” said Misha Bogart. “It’s led to great things already. It definitely made me more competitive in the workforce.” Misha came to the school in 2017 and completed the Contemporary Wooden Boatbuilding program followed by the Marine Systems program Misha was hired by the State of Alaska to maintain their fleet of Fish and Wildlife law enforcement vessels and to captain one of their 85’ boats. Misha’s vote of confidence is echoed by his fellow alumnus. Shawn Meyer sailed his boat to the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding from Glacier Bay, Alaska. “I spent 18 months at the school taking the Boatbuilding and Marine Systems class, and it was fantastic.” Now he’s rewiring his boat and working as a boatbuilder and marine technician in Port Townsend. “Attending the school has given me the confidence to tackle huge projects, like a repower, by myself. I would say it doesn’t matter if it’s a wood boat or a fiberglass boat or a metal boat. You’re going to learn the foundation and the skills you need in this course to take you really far in the marine world.” The skills imparted at what people around Jefferson County simply refer to as “The Boat School” are transferrable to a host of endeavors. Since it was established in 1981, its graduates have moved into the marine trades as well as construction, aerospace, building fine musical instruments, and tiny homes. It was the Boat School that unlocked the potential in their hands and minds. “Once they’ve decided to devote themselves to being craftspeople and to craftsmanship, there’s no better place to start their journey,” said instructor Bruce Blatchley. “It’s a very nurturing environment.” “The bigger mission has nothing to do with building boats. It has to do with fulfilling dreams. Most of the people who come here are dreamers—in a good way. That’s where I come in.” The boatbuilding projects the school undertakes are carefully selected to offer students the broadest exposure to different techniques and challenges. Thus, visitors are likely to find a dizzying array of projects on the shop floors. Currently, students are finishing a Rozinante, a doubleended sloop originally drawn by L. Francis Herreshoff. A sliding seat double rowing wherry prototype from Turn Point Design was completed in time to participate in SEVENTY48, a human-powered race from Tacoma to Port Townsend. Final touches are being completed on the Clean Bay, a stout composite boat that will carry electric power and find a life on Puget Sound at Port Ludlow Bay. This working boat’s job will be to offer free pump outs to boaters anchored in that part of the Sound, helping to ensure healthy water quality in the area for many years to come. Learn more online at nwswb.edu or call 360-385-4948 #woodenboatfestival

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Our Annual Woodworking Catalog is Now Available. View the full catalog on our website or download it to the Lee Valley Library app on your mobile device. 1-800-683-8170 | leevalley.com September 6-8, 2019

LIVE music

LIVE MUSIC Thursday | Sept. 5

© Mark Saran

5:30 PM Eagle Mountain String Band 6:45 PM Carribe Steel Band 8:30 PM Lowire

Main Stage Schedule

Friday | Sept. 6 Noon to 5 PM KPTZ hosts Main Stage 12:00 PM Carla Main and friends 1:00 PM Micaela Kingslight 2:00 PM Tania Opland and Mike Freeman 3:00 PM Jack Dwyer and Sue Thompson 4:00 PM Combo Choro 5:00 PM Whozyamama 6:10 PM Delta Rays 8:30 PM Joy in Mudville

Saturday | Sept. 7 11:00 AM Bertram Levy 12:00 PM The Whateverly Brothers 1:00 PM Abakis 2:00 PM Pint and Dale 3:00 PM Tania Opland 4:00 PM Pint and Dale 5:00 PM Anika Pearl 6:00 PM New Triumph 8:30 PM Uncle Funk & the Dope6

Sunday | Sept. 8 10:45 AM Joe Euro 12:00 PM Taiko Drumming 12:40 PM Howly Slim 1:45 PM The Alternators


Sea Shantey Sing-a-Long

Come sing sea shanties by the seashore in the Marina Room! Come all you young fellows and gals who follow the sea! Come sing and learn about the work songs that were sung aboard tall ships during the Great Age of Sail. The Sea Shantey Sing-a-Long happens on Friday and Saturday nights of the Festival starting at 7 PM in the Marina Room. It took coordinated team work to hoist the sails, yards, and anchor before there were steam, hydraulic, and mechanical power to do the heavy lifting like there is today. The rhythmic shanties did just that—the call and response songs got the crew to pull at the same time and synchronized their steps to make the most efficient work. We really sing history as we keep these songs alive that may have been sung on a Cape Horner over a hundred years ago. Sailors also sung forebitters or songs of leisure to pass the time—these might be popular ballads of the time or ditties heard at a tavern or music hall. At the sing-a-long we sing work songs, forebitters, and more. People are still writing songs about sailors, skippers, and the sea, so you are also likely to hear modern sea and river songs, often sung by the song writers themselves! You don’t need to be a great singer to sing shanties; in fact, we often bring shower singers to their first public performance. You will be able to join in on the chorus by the time the last round of the song is reached, and everyone will get a chance to lead or request a song, or just sit back and enjoy the music!

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When it comes to circumnavigations, adventure on the high seas, and expertise in what it means to live a full life led by the sail, there are few whose experience can be bested by Lin Pardey. Having completed over 200,000 miles on the seas including an east-about and west-about circumnavigation, Lin and her lifetime sailing partner and husband Larry have inspired sailors throughout their entire lives with their journeys and writings. We are incredibly honored to host Lin Pardey again at the Wooden Boat Festival. Lin has been the recipient of many of the highest honors sailors can receive, including the Ocean Cruising Club Lifetime Achievement Award, the International Oceanic Award, and induction into the Cruising World Hall of Fame. Although Larry now lives in assisted living after the onset and advancement of parkinsonian dementia, Lin is still sailing strong and has logged over 9,000 miles in the past year from her home base in New Zealand.

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One Simple Question

Modern sailing entrepreneurs, documentarians, and all-around awesome power-couple Teresa and Ben Carey are bringing their energy and enthusiasm to this year's Wooden Boat Festival! Teresa and Ben have sailed all around the Atlantic and in 2014 released their critically acclaimed documentary, One Simple Question, which details their experiences of living on a small boat and seeking out icebergs in far northern seas. Don’t miss a special screening of this film on Saturday at 7:00 PM on the Adventure Stage! The screening will be followed by a Q&A session to allow for an even greater exploration of the themes and stories shown in the film.

* pre-festival seminar register at woodenboat.org/seminars

If you miss the movie screening, it’s not your only opportunity to learn from these two! Teresa and Ben will be taking to the stages all throughout Wooden Boat Festival to discuss their ideas and expertise on a wide variety of sailing topics including single-handed sailing, traditional navigation, and rules of the seafaring road. Today the young couple are co-owners of Morse Alpha Expeditions, a coastal and offshore sailing school based out of Rockland Maine where they continue to share their passion for life on the water.

Cost Control as You Cruise Friday 9:30 AM | Adventure Stage

Single-Handed Sailing Friday 10:45 AM | Technical Stage

Women's Offshore Panel Saturday 1:15 PM | Technical Stage

Intro to Traditional Navigation Saturday 9:30 AM | Adventure Stage

The Adventures That Shaped Our Lives Saturday 3:45 PM | Adventure Stage

Women's Offshore Panel Saturday 1:15 PM | Technical Stage

Create an Unstoppable Boat Sunday 12 PM | Adventure Stage

Movie: One Simple Question Saturday 7 PM | Adventure Stage

Lin will give a special pre-festival seminar: Writing, Videos, and Blogging: How to Make it Pay Thursday 9:30 AM–1:30 PM | Technical Stage | $100


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Air Head Composting Toilet Benchmark Products Chesapeake Light Craft Electric Paddle Fiberglass Supply Kea Kayaks MAS Epoxies Pacific Marine Exchange Port Townsend School of Woodworking Puur Sailboat Co Redfish Kayaks Systems Three West System


Hudson Street





Creature Comforts Crispins Import Gallery Wa Dept of Fish and Wildlife Flying Cloud Scrimshaw A Gathering of Spirits Prairie Blossom Silver





Festival Merchandise Jefferson County Marine Resources Marine Stewardship Council NW Water Wellness SEA Marine





Anderson Products Spartan Marine Hardware Island Marine Instruments Port Townsend School of Massage



3D Wood Maps Benetti Optics Mistura Timepieces Rescue Tape Seattle Central College Wood Tech Brevins Solid Gold West Marine Xtreme Pet Products




Port Townsend Marine Trades Port Townsend Boat Co Seafarer Collective

Jefferson Street


Benchmark Products Small Craft Advisor Duckworks Bartender Boats Heritage Hard Hat Divers The Paddleshell Co Sail Cargo Pacific Marine Exchange



Artful Dodger Lee Valley Tools Suzuki Tools Zephyrwerks Seattle Woodcraft Kezurokai-USA


LaClaire Cutlery Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding & Marine Systems


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Water Street

W. Simms Way & Highway 20


Washington Street











9:30–10:30am Solar Boats: Here and Now David Borton

9:30–10:30am Building a Box with a Sail Andrew Dahlin

9:30–10:30am Adventuress: A Decade of Restoration Complete Mark Donahue

10:45–11:45am Great Boat Photography Jeff Eichen

10:45–11:45am Single-Handed Sailing Teresa & Ben Carey

10:45–11:45am The Seafarer Collective Hali Boyd

10:45–11:45am Set Up Your Small Boat Electronics Daniel Joram

12–1pm Building the Cormorant Boat Douglas Brooks and Masashi Kutsuwa

12–1pm Yacht Designers Panel Jay Benford

12–1pm Gust & Lulls: Helm & Trim Response David Wilkinson

12–1pm "We" in Sea of Cortez: Carol & John Steinbeck Susan Shillinglaw

1:15–2:15pm Crusing the Canals of France and Italy Mark Bunzel

1:15–2:15pm Building the Viking Ship Polaris Jay Smith

1:15–2:15pm Sailing Vessel Stability Tad Roberts

1:15–2:15pm Sea Trials: Adventures on High Seas Wendy Hinman

2:30–3:30pm Cost Control As You Cruise Lin Pardey

2:30–3:30pm R2AK: The Luddite Ziska Stanford Siver

2:30–3:30pm African Cruises in Vixen Tiffany Loney

2:30–3:30pm No Flats, No Rolls: Rope Fender Construction Dennis Armstrong

3:45-4:45pm How to Steer with the Sails Nancy Erley

3:45-4:45pm R2AK: Team Solveig Stina Booth

3:45-4:45pm What's New at Nobletec Daniel Joram

3:45-4:45pm Salvaging The Royal George Oscar Catolico











6 PM — R2AK BLAZER PARTY @ The Adventure & Technical Stages

5–7 PM — PETE SEGER SING ALONG @ in the Mezzanine

Descriptions and bios online at woodenboat.org/2019-schedule


9:30–10:30am Sharpening Tim Lawson




11–12pm Surfacing Wood: Adze to Hand Plane Dale Brotherton 12–1pm Care & Feeding of the Outboard Motor Stuart Pugh

1pm 1:15–2:15pm Modular Boat Hull Systems Roy Runyon




2:30–3:30pm Composting Toilets Geoffrey Trott


12:30–1:30pm Bend Woods to Your Vision Jamie Zartler

2–3pm Green Woodworking Raphael Berrios

3–4pm Frame & Panel Construction Steve Eastwood 4–5pm Japanese Hand Saws and Joinery

7­–10 PM — SEA SHANTIES @ the Marina Room

9:30–10:15am Steambending Sean Koomen

5–6pm Tuning Japanese Planes Masashi Kutsuwa


2:30pm 26' & Under Race Start

10:30 –11:15am PT Rowing Wherry SEVENTY48 & The NWSWB CREW Leland Gibson

11:30am–12:15pm Hollow Surfboard Construction Matt Nienow 12:30am–1:15pm Outboard Engine Maintenance John Hill

1:30am–2:15pm Shaping Carvel Planking Jody Boyle

Jason Forster




2:30am–3:15pm Hydraulic Steering on Wooden Boats John Hill 3:30am–4:15pm Wooden Boat Fasteners Make Your Own Bolts Leland Gibson

All day working in Sail Loft...

4:30-6pm Essentials of Sailmaking Carol Hasse







9:30–10:30am Introduction to Traditional Navigation Teresa and Ben Carey

9:30–10:30am Restoring the Western Flyer: Stories of Progress Susan Shillinglaw & Chris Chase

9:30–10:30am When North Goes South: Care of Your Magnetic Compass Bill Haimes

9:30–10:30am Using As-Built Line and Off Set Plans Jim Waite

10:45–11:45am Wooden Boats in Wild Scenic Places Greg Hatten

10:45–11:45am Tips and Tricks for Extended Cruising Wendy Hinman

10:45–11:45am Decarbonize Your Vessel & Join the Inside Passage Clean Water Community Peter Wilcox

10:45–11:45am Lights, Shapes & Sounds: Rules of the Road Teresa and Ben Carey

12–1pm A Family Sails Around the World Pam Wall

12–1pm SEVENTY48: A Harrowing Personal Account Ted Sweeney

12–1pm The Gaff Rig: The Logical Choice for Offshore Sailing Bruce Halabisky

12–1pm Electric Propulsion Joe Grez

1:15–2:15pm Hokule´a: A 3-year Voyage Around the World Steve Soltysik

1:15–2:15pm Women's Offshore Panel Moderated by Ace Spragg

1:15–2:15pm History of Japanese Boat Builders in BC Tad Roberts

1:15–2:15pm Woodenspars: Building a Better Tree Bruce Tipton

2:30–3:30pm Inside the Salish 100: Biggest Small Boat Cruise Anywhere Marty Loken

2:30–3:30pm Whisky, Wiretaps and the Northwest’s Rumrunning King Steve Edmiston

2:30–3:30pm 700-Miles Downwind to Alaska Andy Cross

2:30–3:30pm Daughter of Lotus: A New Cruiser/Racer Trimaran for 49 North Peter Walford

3:45–4:45pm The Adventures That Shaped Our Lives Lin Pardey

3:45–4:45pm Japanese River Boats Douglas Brooks

3:45–4:45pm Cool Products No One Knows About Pam Wall

3:45–4:45pm Buying and Selling Your Boat: Protect your Investment Rob Sanderson












7 PM — MOVIE: ONE SIMPLE QUESTION @ The Adventure & Technical Stages

5-6 PM — INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL HAPPY HOUR @ AV Room in the Northwest Maritime Center

Descriptions and bios online at woodenboat.org/2019-schedule


9:30–10:30am Tuning the Japanese Plane Masashi Kutsuwa




10–12pm Hands-on Stitch & Glue Matthew Weaver

11–12pm How to Get MicroThin Shavings with Hand Planes Andrew Hunter


12:30–1:30pm Reading the Grain Jamie Zartler

1pm 1:15–2:15pm Composting Toilets Geoffrey Trott



2–3pm Turning a Wooden Mallet John McCormack 2:30–3:45 Varnishing Tips Joni Blanchard 3:30–4:30pm Fiberglassing Over Wood John Harris



7­–10 PM — SEA SHANTIES @ the Marina Room

5–6pm The Didge Box Noah Frisch



9:30–10:15am Caulking Jody Boyle

10am Rowing Race

10:30 –11:15am

3pm NW Schooner Cup

Norse Boat Building Jay Smith

11:30am –12:15pm Charging Batteries: Shore Power vs. Solar & Wind Power NWSWB Systems Program

12:30am–1:15pm Edensaw Woods: Boat Building Lumber and Tools 1:30am –2:15pm Marine Corrosion: To Bond or Not to Bond Wooden Boats NWSWB Systems Program

2:30am –3:15pm Vacuum Infusion: Carbon Fiber Over Wood Bruce Blatchley & Brandon Davis

3:45am–4:15pm Wooden Spar Construction Bruce Tipton



Essentials of Sail Making Carol Haase

1:30-3pm Turn Extra Lines into Thump Mats! Dennis Armstrong

















9:30–10:30am The Resurrection of a Classic Yacht Phyllis Nansen

9:30–10:30am Wooden Boat Dreams Lance Leonard

9:30–10:30am Care and Feeding of Your Sextant Bill Haimes

9:30–10:30am Sailcargo: Building Ceiba at Our Jungle Shipyard Danielle Doggett

10:45–11:45am R2AK’s Angry Beaver: Maybe Winning is Everything

10:45–11:45am Oufitting for Blue Water Cruising Pam Wall

10:45–11:45am Cruising to Alaska on a 26-Foot Wooden Cutter Stuart Weibel

10:45–11:45am Keeping Your Relationship Afloat Wendy Hinman

12–1pm SEVENTY48: Changing the Story Kip Otteson

12–1pm Create an Unstoppable Boat Lin Pardey

12–1pm Relevance of Wooden Boats: Community Education at the Jungle Shipyard Danielle Doggett

12–1pm Wing in Ground Effect Technology Roy Runyon

1:15–2:15pm We the Voyagers, Pt. 2: Our Moana Mimi George and Luke Vaikawi

1:15–2:15pm Preserving Japanese Crafts & The Gifu Academy Masashi Kutsuwa

1:15–2:15pm NO STEAM: Wood Bending, Edge Banding & Tools Making Brad Griffith

1:15–2:15pm Song Wren: Building the First One Larry Cheek

2:30–3:30pm Polynesian Cordage Making (will be outside) Mimi George, Luke Vaikawi and Heu’ionalani Wyeth

Java Gypsy Mo Chilli Fiddlehead Ice Cream


Bangkok Bistro

Kokopelli Grill

Barbarian Fine Cuisine

Paella House, LLC

Cape Cleare Salmon/In Season Catering

Pane D'amore

Excellent Kettle Corn

The Green Cup, Inc

Flutter By Pizza

Randalls Catering Zieglers Bratwurst

Descriptions and bios online at woodenboat.org/2019-schedule



10–12pm Hands-On Fiberglass Epoxy Mathew Weaver



9:30–10:30am Sharpening Tim Lawson


9:30–10:15am Lofting A Hull: An Introduction to Lines Sean Koomen 10:30 –11:15am

11–12pm Fiberglassing Over Wood John Harris

12–1pm Care and Feeding of Your Outboard Stuart Pugh


12:30–1:30pm Bend Woods to Your Vision Jamie Zartler

Japanese Boat Building Techniques Douglas Brooks

11:30am–12:15pm Setting Up Boring Bars Leland Gibson 12:30am –1:15pm Diesel Engine Maintenance & Troubleshooting NWSWB Systems Program

1:15–2:15pm Adventure Sketching Maria Coryell-Martin


Events 10am Bell Tolls 12:30pm Shinto Launch 1:30pm Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge Launch & Awards 3pm Sail By

BAR Harbor

2–3pm Dovetails John McCormack

12pm Taiko Drumming




Little O’s BlueJay Kombucha Excellent Kettle Corn Corn on the Cob


Located on the deck of the Northwest Maritime Center, up the stairs from the Main Gate. Fri & Sat: 12–8pm; Sun: 12–5pm


Located at the base of the Marina next to the Food Court. Thur: 5‑11pm; Fri & Sat: 10am‑midnight; Sun: 10am‑5pm


You’ll find it at the very end of "The Point". Fri-Sun: “When we get there, ‘til we close”




2019 lifetime Achievement Awards

Celebrate our award winners on Thursday evening at 5:30-8:30pm at the Maritime Center. George Buehler

Carl Chamberlain Yacht Design and Construction

Posthumous Award

Boat Building and Design George began designing boats in the 1970s during the revival of interest in wooden boats and wooden boatbuilding. His approach was always from the point of view that it was more important to ‘get it done’ than it was to fret over the nuances of the building process. His design career started as a matter of designing a boat that he himself could build and sail. More designs extended that initial experience and, with years of honing, expanded into a broad swath of devotees and fans. He believed a boat is a statement of expression and needs to be valid for each individual. It is with much sadness that this award is given posthumously, as he truly deserved to have these honor and accolades while he was still alive, but fate stepped in and dictated otherwise. An author of multiple books, and you would need to search far and wide to find a more outspoken and passionate proponent of boats and boat design.

Jim “Kiwi” Ferris Community Spirit and Culture Over 35 years ago, with a few sticks of wood and a couple of tarps, Jim “Kiwi” Ferris and the late Charlie Moore started Edensaw Woods in Port Townsend. Now, three decades later, the business has grown into 80,000 square feet of warehouse and nearly 50 employees in two locations. Kiwi has been one of the figurative table legs that has helped hold up the wooden boat industry in the Northwest. Wood from Edensaw can be seen on boats all over the world, from multimillion-dollar yachts to small kayaks and canoes, as well as homes, furniture, and much more. His influence, mentorship, and leadership in the boat building industry and in the Port Townsend community is unparalleled and unequaled in the Northwest.


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Carl has been a mainstay around the Port Townsend waterfront for many years and was around for the early days of the wooden boat revival in the 1970s. He is an excellent designer with a hand and an eye that show off his many years of diligent study and work in the design field. It is noteworthy that when the renowned designer/builder George Calkins was getting ready to build his dream motorsailer in the late 1970s, he reached out to Carl for help in the design and building plans. Carl has had several projects that the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding has built in years past. Carl is a quiet and calm man with a demeanor that up front would never hint of the reserve of intelligence and talent contained within.

Brion Toss Maritime Hall of Fame Award Master Rigger Brion Toss is best known as the author of The Complete Rigger’s Apprentice, first printed in 1984 and today is considered an authoritative text on the subject of rigging. Brion’s career as a Master Rigger was born from an obsession with knots over 40 years ago, which led him to work with some of the finest traditional riggers in the world. As his expertise and passion for the art of rigging grew, Brion’s education was taken to the highest levels, rigging everything from tiny daysailers to huge square-riggers. With his extensive experience, Brion is able to take the ageless wisdom of traditional rigging and apply it to the materials and applications of today, pursuing the challenge of designing the ideal rig, that unique combination of details best suited to a particular boat and its particular crew.

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Come check out our new workshop!




Exhibits Readings + Performances NORTHWIND

special concert

Located downstairs from the Sail Loft Enter through old Point Hudson Boat Shop

Naeim Rahmani Classical Guitarist . 7 PM Aprilthe 14launch Celebrating of our


$10 Advance new waxed canvas garment line. at the Door Stop by Brown our$12 festival booth. Paper Tickets


701 Water Street 360.379.1086 Wed — Mon 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM Closed Tues. northwindarts.org

Holm’s Heritage Painting & Boatworks Marine painting, restoration, and repair

2730 C Washington Street, Port Townsend holmsheritagepainting.com 360.774.2040, holmsheritagepainting@gmail.com

Sailing School · Bareboat Charters · Guided Flotillas · Brokerage Learn to sail in the San Juan Islands! Weekend or weeklong liveaboard courses. Small class sizes (4 students).

Try our Discovery Wines at all three Wooden Boat Festival bars

Vintage Wine Bar & Plaza 725 Water St., Port Townsend open noon–9pm daily

A world of exploration awaits. Let us help you get there!

360-671-4300 · Bellingham, WA · sanjuansailing.com

Soak on the Sound

Salt-Water Soaking Tubs Sauna | Massage



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2019 festival Focus


SPIDSGATTERS By Kaci Cronkhite


uring my first walk around Port Townsend marinas in 2001, I stopped, gobsmacked, to admire a beautiful double-ender called Eio. Her alluring curves and graceful sheer got me—arrow straight to the heart. Smitten! Fleeting, flirty thoughts crossed my mind. Oh, my. Aren’t you pretty? My imagination raced off to images of us sailing up to the San Juans, the Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound. “Take a number,” said a man standing near me on the dock. I recognized that look in his eyes. “You’re 127th in line for that one.” He wasn’t joking. There were “very, very, very few” of these curvy double-enders in the region, he warned. Best guesstimate 5, at that time. “In town?” I asked. “No, in the whole USA. All of them beloved by their owners, with a line of hopefuls, like us, waiting.” Soon, I learned the design originated in Denmark and was called “spidsgatter” (aka spitzgatter in German). The word, when translated, simply meant “two butts” or “two pointy ends.” Scandinavian craftspeople (Vikings and all) had been voyaging in double-ended boats forever and bending wood into crazy gorgeous curves that could survive the North Sea and Baltic—fishing, as well as lifeboats—for centuries, if not millennia. Having sailed all my ocean “firsts” and a circumnavigation in larger “double-enders” from other designers, I knew about the well-tested North Sea characteristics. But, with the spidsgatter “racing class” the Danes had taken curves and boat speed to a whole new level.


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Above: PAX during Haul Out from Haven at Taku Marine in Port Townsend. Shipwright Diana Talley managed 3 separate restoration phases, mentoring women in the trades. Opposite: Eio, Pia, and Pax rocking the curves together on display at 2008 Wooden Boat Festival.

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In the 1920s, boatbuilders there took the best of their high-rigged, narrow, go-fast designs (Tumlarens, Dragons, 6-meters) and merged the fast features with the interior volume and safety of big-beamy fishing boats. The goal was an affordable boat that “families” could race and cruise. Three designers won the nationwide competition: Aage Utzon, a prolific naval architect (whose son designed the Sydney Opera House); George Berg, a beloved engineer/builder and design mentor to K. Aage Nielsen; and, M. S. J. Hansen, a persnickety builder/designer nicknamed “the perfectionist.” Six sizes were specified based on the square meter of sail area (m2): 20, 26, 30, 38, 45, and 55m2 with an overall length in feet of approximately 18, 20, 22, 26, 28, and 30 feet, respectively. Less than 200 were ever built. Less than half survive worldwide. Eio was an Utzon 38. So were the next few spidsgatters I found: Decapo, in Mystery Bay, owned by former WBF director, Scott Swatner; Pia, owned by Olympia woodworker, Ahoi Mensch; and, Skoal, owned by author and WoodenBoat contributor, Robert Moss in Brentwood, BC. Bob’s WB article was the only one in the world I could find in English (“Scandinavian Jewels” Issue 24, 1978). Like a magnet, Port Townsend attracted more spidsgatters: Ørn, a 55m2 was restored in Point Hudson Boat Shop; Bitten, a 20m2 arrived on a trailer, enroute to Vashon Island; Peer, 30m2 called in, sailing from Alaska to Seattle; and Malle, a 30m2 arrived by truck. Owners and smitten researchers of other spidsgatters in the west sent emails: Fri, an Utzon 45m2 on Bainbridge, and 38s in California—Aida (an Utzon), Cito and Bout aka Helma (both Hansen), and Havlit (a Berg). In line for years, I resolved to admire these beauties from a distance and “never own a wooden boat.” Then, in 2007, Pax (a Hansen 45m2) appeared in my inbox. Two arrows to the heart. Two weeks later, she was mine. The start of #woodenboatfestival


WESTERN FLYER at our shop from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, September 7th during the Wooden Boat Festival.

919 Haines Place, Port Townsend, WA 98368

360-385-6138 www.ptshipwrights.com /PortTownsendShipwrightsCoop ptscoop a journey beyond my wildest dreams: restoration, lost history found, and a book. Inside every wooden boat, there’s a story. The heart and hands of a designer, a builder, and a sequence of owners write it. For those who observe from a distance, the curves alone can stir passion. At the Wooden Boat

Festival, you can go closer. Go aboard! Join our international family who love these rare “curvy” gems in the world of wooden boats. Kaci Cronkhite is author of Finding Pax, shortlisted for UK’s prestigous Mountbatten Best Book Award 2018. Signed copies available at the NWMC, at kacicronkhite.com, and aboard Pax.

Opposite: Bout, now Helma (her original name). The most comprehensive and complete restoration and interior redesign of a Danish spidsgatter in North America. Owners Ollie and Janice Pedersen spared no expense. - 45 -

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Port Townsend, WA Adventuress is a 106-year-old National Historic Landmark schooner operated by the nonprofit Sound Experience with a mission to educate, inspire, and empower an inclusive community that works to improve our marine environment and celebrates our maritime heritage.

Tacoma, WA Boondock is a ply/epoxy catamaran handcrafted in Port Angeles, WA from fir, cedar, spruce, mahogany, teak, ironwood, and even yew. She greets the sea with burly bows and kisses it goodbye.


ALLEGRA 1951 Bellingham, WA Allegra is a 50’ fantail-stern yacht originally built in Vancouver, BC in 1951 as a private yacht. She is a veteran of SE AK and the Panama Canal.


Olympia, WA Ama Natura is a 36’ custom petroleum-free gaff motorsailer built by the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, designed and used each year for Inside Passage and SE Alaskan voyaging, along with decarbonization education and advocacy.

Seattle, WA Ariel of Victoria was built near Nanaimo by Ronald Hunt and Fred Peterson. Carvel planked in Alaskan yellow cedar on oak frames, she has sailed primarily in the Salish Sea. Her current owners are 10 years into refurbishing and sailing her.

Portland, OR Caine returns once again to Port Townsend for her annual pickling. Built in 1975 of carvel planked cedar on steam bent white oak frames, she lives on the Willamette River and sails often, only coming out of the water for her annual maintenance and trip to Festival!


BEAR 2002 Port Townsend, WA This 26’ open boat is a historic replica of Captain George Vancouver's longboat used for exploration of the region in 1792, built by the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding.

Port Hadlock, WA Ceridwen was built by her owners at Magner & Sons (John & Kevin) Boatworks from 1982-1994. Her maiden voyage was from Port Angeles to Port Hadlock. She's spent over twenty years cruising the San Juan and Gulf Islands.


BJARNE 2018 Seattle, WA Bjarne is a plywood composite power cruiser built using the stitch and glue method. The design objectives were to provide an economical, planing power cruiser reminiscent of traditional designs of the early 20th century.

Tacoma, WA Designed in 1915 to race in Massachusetts against other dories, Chesuki is quite fast in light winds for a gaff-style sloop built of solid planks of cedar. The centerboard allows for beach landings and room for plenty of camping gear for two.

CITO 1936

BLACKBEARD II 1978 Port Hadlock, WA The current owners acquired Blackbeard in 1984. She is strip planked cedar on oak frames. Four generations have sailed this wonderful cruiser south to Puerta Vallarta and north to Haida Gwaii.

Port Townsend, WA Cito is a 38M2 Danish Class Spidsgatter, built in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1936. Cito is a fractional rigged sloop built of European larch planking on oak frames with teak decks.




Vaughn, WA Bryony is one of the last boats built by Bob Prothero at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 1983. She is Port Orford cedar on white oak frames, and was designed by Jim Franken, based on the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters. As a gaff cutter, she can set five sails.

CAINE 1975


Bainbridge Island, WA Blue Star is a tug-type workboat based on a design by Scott Sprague, and built by the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding.

Port Townsend, WA Cognito is a highly developed 11’ nesting dinghy ideal for cruising boats, since she can be stored in a small space! This PT 11 tested weight savings in the build exclusively for the 2019 SEVENTY48 race.


BOLERO 1965 Bremerton, WA Bolero is an original double-ended 40’ sloop designed by the renowned Bill Garden and launched in 1965. Her distinctive appearance, clean lines, flush deck, and raking jackstaff present a strong statement.


Lake Oswego, OR Bright Star is a home-built stitch and glue Tolman Alaskan Skiff Jumbo 24. Built on our back porch, she is powered by a Cummins diesel inboard-outboard and cruises at 18 knots. So far, we have 6500 miles under our keel.





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Hadlock, WA This is a Youth Exploring Ship built by students and mentors at the Community Boat Project. It is especially designed for watertight integrity, fast rowing, fast sailing, easy handling, beachability, and safety 4 3 r d Wo o d e n B o a t F e s t i v a l 2 0 1 9



Ballard, WA Corsair II is a 1926 custom yacht designed by naval architect L. Coolidge, built by Martinac, Tacoma, as one of only four yachts. A rum-runner serving the Seattle Olmstead Gang, she also went to Alaska in the '20s on mapping expeditions.

Lukupu Landing Eileen Marie is a 12’ dory skiff. She is built from okoume plywood, mahogany, and ash. Her beautiful lines are matched by her ease of rowing.

EIO 1936 Port Townsend, WA Eio is a 38-square-meter spidsgatter designed by Aage Utzon and built in Denmark in 1936.

DADDY'S THIRD 2013 Lacey, WA This is a 26’ St. Pierre Dory that is powered by two electric trolling motors and solar panels. Her cruising range at 5 knots is 50 nautical miles on a charge.

EL MISTICO 1927 Shelton, WA El Mistico was at the forefront of mid-sized yachts having a control module with which the operator could start the engine and operate the transmission and throttle from the helm station.

DAISY 1939 Orcas Island, WA Daisy is a “Teak Lady,” fractional-rig sloop built in 1939 at the Ah King shipyard in Hong Kong. She was restored in 2002 at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding.

ELIDA 1983 Port Angeles, WA The Elida was hand-built and fashioned after a boat that was built at the turn of the twentieth century.

DAWN PATROL 1965 Portland, OR Dawn Patrol is a one-of-a-kind, 65’ Trumpy flush-deck motor yacht built in 1965 and fully restored in 2017.

ELLIE 2011


Everett, WA Ellie is a John Welsford designed Navigator yawl, home-built by Joel Bergen in his Mukilteo garage, and launched in 2011. She is a rugged and versatile cruising dinghy.

Port Townsend, WA Deep Purple is a 2018 33’ Waterwoody built by Kerry Elwood in Salem, Oregon. Deep Purple is her name and river cruising will be her game in about 4-5 years! Until then, we live on her here in Port Townsend. We are literally living in a piece of artwork.

ELLIE J 2019 Port Townsend, WA Ellie J is a 23’ motorboat designed by Arch Davis and built by Denis Dignan and Tom Tucker in Port Hadlock. Named for Denis’s grandchildren, Ellie and Jameson, she launched in the spring of 2019. Her first voyage is to the Festival!

DIANA 1952


DION 1983


Seattle, WA Built in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, Tordenskjold fished the North Pacific and Bering Sea for halibut, black cod, tuna, king crab, shrimp, and even sharks, finishing up a 100-year career in 2012. She was donated to Northwest Seaport in 2017.

Port Townsend, WA Swampscott Dory Dion was cold molded from cedar veneer. She's well maintained and in excellent shape. She comes with galvanized trailer, spars, rigging, sails and boat cover. Perfect for an afternoon sail on the bay or adventuring further afield.

FABLE 1976


Port Townsend, WA Born in Point Hudson as a catboat spritzel ketch, then redesigned as a gaff-rigged sloop, Fable was built to accommodate a solo woman sailor (she is still the owner!) and 3 guitar players, and with the ability to move through shallow waters.

Port Townsend, WA Dorjun is a converted 1905 lifeboat that has become the Northwest Maritime Center’s youngest students’ favorite boat. It is a gaff rigged beauty, with a cabin and lovely lines. It has a storied history, having been featured in a 1938 National Geographic Expedition through the Straits of Magellan with Amos Burg.


DR. PETRA 2017

Hadlock, WA Felicity Ann is the historic vessel that carried Ann Davison across the Atlantic. It was the first solo oceanic crossing by a woman.

Corvallis, OR Dr. Petra is a tug-style pocket cruiser, painted black, red and white. The interior features old charts on the wall, antique fittings, and copper wire loom covers. The boat is a joy to pilot.

DUFFY 1950


Tacoma, WA Originally commissioned by a local doctor as a northwest cruising boat for his family of four, Duffy was built on Lake Union to a 1947 design by Ed Monk. Three families have raised their children onboard since she was launched in 1950. #woodenboatfestival



Olympia, WA Diana is a Beal's Island built former lobster fishing boat. She was converted and re-built in 2002 by Doug Hyland of Maine, and currently resides in Olympia, WA.

Orcas Island, WA This legendary, skeg-construction, downeast Maine lobster boat, built in a pot-belly-heated, tar-paper shed from a half-model, was launched from Beals Island, Maine in 1963 by Vinal Beal.

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Port Townsend, WA Freedom is Alden design number 676 and Herreshoff build number 1431. She was designed in 1937 and launched on June 15, 1938. Freedom is the last pre-WWII ocean racing yacht built by the Hereschoff Manufacturing Company.

Bellingham, WA Inconceivable is a 15’ John Welsford Navigator cruising dinghy a with balanced lug yawl rig. She was started by an unknown gentleman, bought on Craigslist and finished by her current owner.

GHITA 1966

Friday Harbor, WA This beautifully maintained custom-built cutter was built on Bainbridge Island by sailor and shipwright Andy Goodwin. Sam Fry acquired Indian and has lovingly maintained her. The open layout and accent woods used in construction make her a beauty to behold.


Shaw Island, WA Ghita is a Nordic folkboat built in Thisted, Denmark in 1966 by the Hovmark brothers. In 1988 she came to the Pacific Northwest.



Port Townsend, WA This is a replica of a traditionally rigged Tancook Whaler, a working boat fishing out of Nova Scotia.

Portland, OR Glencannon is a bartender, a workboat class designed here in the Pacific Northwest to go over the rough river bars of Oregon & Washington and return to port safely.



Palo Alto, CA Jean Alden was built by her owner in their garage in Palo Alto, CA from 1997 to 2000. Starting with Phil Bolger’s 12’ Bobcat, the owner scaled her up to 14 feet, changed the bow profile, added a small cabin, and copied the sail plan from a Crosby catboat.

Port Hadlock, WA Glorybe has spent her time cruising in the Northwest since she was built in 1914 at the Taylor-Grandy yard on Vashon Island.

GULL 1959

Gull is a 1959 Thunderbird, hull #13, built in Japan of mahogany plywood. She still sails with her original spruce mast.


Olympia, WA Josephine is a converted salmon troller and is celebrating her 85th birthday at the show this year. She was converted from a working fishing boat to a cruiser by Devlin Boat Co. of Olympia. Her power is a John Deere diesel engine.



Port Orchard, WA Gyrfalcon is a 22’ hand-crafted sloop of pine and oak, built in Norway using techniques similar to the early Viking ships. She can be rigged with traditional main and jib, or Viking style square sail.


Oak Harbor, WA Joshua is a historical replica of the Spray, the first vessel to be solo-circumnavigated around the world in 1895-1898 by Captain Joshua Slocum.


Port Townsend, WA Havhesten is a 1945 Norwegian Langesund sailing snekke. She is 19' overall, with a 6’ retractable bowsprit, ballasted keel, and her rig is a fractionally-rigged sloop. She carries 4 sails: mainsail, jib, flying jib, and spinnaker.




Vashon Island, WA Heather is a canoe stern cutter built in Auckland, NZ in 1937 from the legendary Kauri timber. In the 1960s she completed a circumnavigation. Now calling the Salish Sea home, she is lovingly maintained, lived on, and cruised by her owners.


HIYU 2011

Spokane, WA Hiyu was built to Harry Bryan's Fiddlehead "decked canoe" design. Harry intended the boat to be paddled like a kayak. Bored with paddling, the builder developed a pedal drive and steering gear so the boat operates as an inboard motorboat.


Everett,WA Holiday has been owned by the same family since launching in July, 1946. Ed Monk Sr. designed this vessel, and she was built on Seattle's Lake Union by the Edison Technical School. Jim Chambers, who ran the school along with Earl Wakefield and Vic Franc, also worked on building her. woodenboat.org

JUNA 1938

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Port Townsend, WA Juna was Ben Seaborn's first design. She was built by Blanchard boats in Seattle.


Orcas Island, WA Just Grand is a Grand Banks 36 built with mahogany carvel planking. A previous owner spared no expense on updating this vessel, which features a sunny, bright interior, classic lines, and is in immaculate condition. A fun vessel to cruise or just hang out on!


Port Townsend, WA Kari-San is a Sam Devlin designed rowing/sailing dory built by Lee Sandifur, a boat builder at Devlin Designing Boat Builders.

KIRIN 1990

Olympia, WA Kirin is a charming example of a Lyle Hess Cutter. She was built in 1990 in the forest near Shelton, WA, out of the Douglas fir that surrounded her. Kirin is the perfect blend of form and function, a dream to sail and beautiful to look at. 4 3 r d Wo o d e n B o a t F e s t i v a l 2 0 1 9





Vashon Island, WA Maggie Jane is a strip planked, modified Herreshoff H28 home-built in Grand Haven, MI in the late 1960s. She has sailed the Puget Sound since the 1970s. After she sank at her mooring, she has been restored over the past 10 years by her current owner.


Ballard, WA Lady Jane is a modified Lighting class one-design sailboat, modified with a small cabin. Sail and rigging modifications enable sailing shorthanded. She has been returned to the water after 20 years in a barn and a two-year refit.

Seattle, WA The Marian II is a classic Lake Union Dreamboat, built at Lake Union Dry Dock in 1928. This company is celebrating its centennial, having been in business since 1919. Marian II started the tradition of boating to UW Husky football games.



Seattle, WA Lavengro is a 1926 Biloxi shrimper built in Biloxi, MS as a yacht for Lake Pontchartrain at the end of the fishing schooner era. She's being restored by the Northwest Schooner Society.

Bainbridge Island, WA Eun Mara is Iain Oughtred's answer to a client's request for a trailerable coastal cruiser. A sister ship was recently featured in WoodenBoat. Marianita is the owner’s own take on this classic design.



Eugene, OR Lazy Jack is a Chesapeake Bay style power skiff designed by Karl Stambaugh, based on Howard Chapelle's Camp Skiff from the 1940s. She is powered by a 9.9 hp outboard.

Tacoma, WA This is the frame construction of a 20.5' bartender. The frames, stem, and stern post are meranti while the frame gussets, chine log, and sheer clamp are okoume plywood. The main beams of the building jig use TJI 110 structural beams for straightness.



Seattle, WA Leslie Jean is a 15’ Whitehall whose lines were taken from articles in National Fisherman magazine from 1954 to 1977 written by John Gardner.

Port Ludlow WA Marionette is one of fourteen Kettenburg 50s built by the Kettenburg yard in San Diego. True to the Kettenburg tradition of building lightweight boats, Marionette weights only 28,000 lbs, half the weight of traditionally built wooden boats of her size.

LI'L B 2013


Port Townsend, WA Li'l B is an 11’ nesting dinghy that nests to 6' in length. This modern design delivers excellent rowing and sailing performance. Refine your skills with this extraordinary stitch and glue kit from Port Townsend Watercraft.

Port Townsend, WA A nice old schooner!



Port Townsend, WA Lorraine is a Nordic folkboat built in Denmark in 1959. She was imported for racing in San Francisco Bay, then trucked to the Northwest for cruising. The current owner bought Lorraine in 1979. She is a wonderful Salish Sea day sailor/cruiser—a true joy to sail.

Port Townsend, WA A 24' motor launch, this is the Northwest Maritime Center's MVP, used for races as a mark boat, for classes as a science platform, and in the summer months for free waterfront tours.


Brinnon, WA Built in 1922, Merrie Ellen was designed to be a halibut schooner but was converted into a coal-fired steam tugboat. After 55 years as a tug, she was retired and converted to her original sail plan. She's been a sail charter vessel on the west coast ever since.


Vancouver, BC, Canada Merry Chase, built as a table seiner in 1929, was seized in 1942 by the Canadian government and used to patrol the BC Coast. After the war she fished until retiring in 2005.

MACAW 1956

Beaverton, OR Min Dejlige Pika was built by Daren Lindley and Nick Luchterhand and launched June 15, 2017. She's 19'6" with a 6' beam and boasts glued lapstrake construction, all bright finish, mahogany planking, teak rails, black walnut furniture, and a Sitka spruce bird's mouth mast. Designer: Iain Oughtred.


Everett, WA This 'Czarinna 35' twin-diesel fantail cruising yacht was designed and built by Sam Devlin (Devlin Designing Boat Builders, Olympia). She features a combination of aesthetic traditional lines, modern construction methods, and advanced technology.


Seattle, WA The MV Lotus is an Edwardian Arts & Crafts style cruising houseboat built in 1909 for a prominent Seattle attorney. She is 95' LOA, 18' beam, 6' draft and 105 tons.


Bainbridge Island, WA Macaw is a Presto-type gaff-rigged centerboard ketch, designed by Sam Crocker and built by his son, S. Sturgis Crocker, at Crocker Boat Yard in Manchester, MA in 1956. She was originally designed for cruising in the Bahamas. #woodenboatfestival

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Port Townsend, WA Launched in 1938 out of Victoria, La Boheme is a William Atkin designed Eric. She's built solidly of Port Orford cedar on oak frames, and as an Eric is said to be "the best boat for the worst weather."

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Sequim, WA Miss Mile a Minute is an owner-built mahogany speedboat designed by Ken Bassett. Planked in mahogany and maple, she is powered by a highly modded vintage Mercury outboard with a top speed in excess of 60mph.

Seattle, WA Built as the Mission Boat Ave Maria at Meares Island, Clayoquot Sound, BC by a shipwright and fisherman of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, Nootka worked hard for 30 years before being rescued, rebuilt, and crafted into a unique Northwest cruiser.

MOJO 2015



Portland, OR Mojo is a PT Skiff built in 2014-15. Fuel efficient and seaworthy, she's a comfortable, reasonably fast day-boat for the Columbia River and the Sound.

MONA-C 1990


Sausalito, CA Mona-C is an East Coast codfish dory.


Port Townsend, WA Old Lace is a 1955 Correct Craft cabin cruiser built in Titusville, FL and shipped to the Pacific NW via rail.



Port Townsend, WA Morning Star is a Scandinavian-style double-ended ketch, 50' overall, and carries 1200 sq-ft of sail. She is a magnificent ocean voyaging vessel.

OLO 2013

San Luis Obispo,CA Olo is a McKenzie River drift boat modified with watertight hatches and a self bailing rowing station to be used in running the Colorado through Grand Canyon.


Port Townsend, WA Murrelet is a newly launched modified version of the Aage Nielsen spitzgatter originally designed for E.B. White. Honduras mahogany planking, locust backbone, sawn and steamed frames, and deck beams. Featured in 2019 Wooden Boat Calendar and Off Center Harbor video.

ORCA 2019




MY BOAT 2011 Harker Heights, TX My Boat was completed by her owner in April, 2011. Since then she has taken the owner’s wife and him trout and smallmouth bass fishing on rivers and lakes in 12 states.


Highland Haven, TX Mystic is a beautiful, finely crafted 16' 9" row/sail Whitehall, built to plans from Mystic Seaport Museum at the American Boathouse Workshop in Camden, ME. White oak frames, cedar planks and spruce spars cut from trees on the builder's property.


Port Hadlock, WA Narwhal is an open water rowboat.

Port Townsend, WA Seventy years after her launch, Orion is looking for her next steward and for the next classic yacht regatta winner!


Gabriola Island, BC Pacific is a commercial fishing vessel that has fished for halibut and salmon her entire life on the Coast of British Columbia. She is regarded by halibut fishermen as one of the best of her type.


Port Townsend, WA Pacifica was built as Eroica in 1947 for Avard Fuller. She was one of the first boats to be built with an extruded aluminum mast. She was built in City Island, NY by Henry B. Nevins.




Port Hadlock, WA This 18' workboat was started by the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding Traditional Boat Building Class of 2018, and just finished by the Class of 2019.

ORION 1948

Seattle, WA Blue Peter is a classic fan-tail motor yacht.

Port Townsend, WA Nevermore is a classic bright-hulled Chapelle schooner constructed of exemplar woods from the forests of the Pacific NW. She has been a participant in the WBF for the past 25 years.


Olympia, WA New Moon is a totally restored northwest sedan cruiser whose topside lines harken to the 1920s, while underwater her v-shaped hull produces 18-knot cruising speeds.

NODDY 2012

Port Ludlow, WA Noddy is a SCAMP plywood kit boat built by her owner in 2012-13 at the Northwest Maritime Center as part of SCAMP Camp 1, with John Welsford and Howard Rice. She's a Race to Alaska veteran racer from 2015-17. woodenboat.org

Friday Harbor, WA Nymph was built by McGruer & Co. in Scotland in 1963. She spent her first 15 years sailing in Scotland, then sailed to BC via the Atlantic, the Canal, and Hawaii. A recent book provides details of her construction, the history of McGruer & Co. and her four sisters.

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Seattle, WA This 1937 bridge deck cruiser was home-built by a Boeing engineer, with red cedar planks over white oak frames. The cabin is teak and the decks are canvas, all traditionally built and maintained. Power is a Yanmar diesel.


Oak Harbor, WA This is the newest design (2011) in the Devlin family of small pocket cruisers, and arguably the most complex among them with its double-chine construction and three-sail gaff cutter rig.

PAX 1936

Port Townsend, WA The beloved boat that set then-WBF Director Kaci Cronkhite on a 7-year international quest to restore its history in Denmark, California, and BC, plus write the award-winning book, Finding PAX: One Woman's Journey for the Love of a Wooden Boat. 4 3 r d Wo o d e n B o a t F e s t i v a l 2 0 1 9

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Tacoma, WA Penguin is a 19' bartender, which is a unique, double-ended planing boat designed by George Calkins. She is plywood on mahogany frame construction. In 2005, she was restored and gained the small doghouse, raised windshield, and self-bailing cockpit.

Seattle, WA Ripple is a William Atkins-designed gaff cutter, built in Port Townsend in 1994 at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. She has ventured as far north as Juneau, and her longest cruise was 88 days.


PIA 1938


Port Orchard, WA Star of the ‘80s TV show, Riptide. Interestingly, Riptide has berthed in all four corners of the US: Boston, Miami, San Diego, and Port Orchard. She was also berthed in Detroit and Lake Mead!

Olympia, WA Pia was built in Denmark in 1938 and imported to Victoria, BC in 1959, along with five other klasse spidsgatters including Eio, DaCapo and Cito, all out of Port Townsend. The owner found her in derelict condition in 1992 and spent twenty months in the restoration.


Port Madison, WA Riptide was built on the north end of Lake Union in Seattle in 1927. She's nearly at the end of a four-year restoration.


Port Townsend, WA Pleiades is a 21’ sloop whose designer and builder are unknown. The hull is Alaskan yellow cedar on oak frames with a mahogany cabin and fir decks. She's been completely restored, but still sports her original mast, boom, rudder and tiller.


Vancouver, BC, Canada At 116 years old, Providence is still going strong as one of the oldest working boats in the Pacific Northwest. She's now working in sail cargo and charters based at the Maritime Museum in Vancouver, BC.


Bainbridge Island, WA Puffin is a Vashon Cutter designed by William Garden and built in 1967 at the Y. Chen boatyard. In the last fifty years, she has sailed twice to New Zealand and three times to Alaska. Her structure is yakal and her planking is Port Orford cedar.


Port Townsend, WA Que Será is hull number 11 of a limited production run of nineteen K43 sloops built by Kettenburg Marine, San Diego, CA in the mid-1960s.


Cowichan Bay, BC, Canada Quinque is a fantastic camp-cruiser, capable of tucking into the tiniest of gunkholes. Her middle thwart is removable and she sports a full tent for sleeping aboard!

R&D 1962


Mats Mats Bay, WA Twelve of these stout crew boats where commisioned by the US Navy to ferry crews from alternate locations to both Bangor and Bremerton shipyards during the Cold War. However, due to Seattle voting in the fast ferry system, only three of these vessels are in existance.


RAVEN 1974

Port Townsend, WA Raven's stout workboat heritage has served us well twice, first from 1996-2006 as a commuter from Bainbridge to Seattle, and now again starting in 2016 as a lovely Salish Sea diesel cruiser after repowering here in Port Townsend by Haven Boatworks.


FOR SALE woodenboat.org

Port Orchard, WA Red Star was built as a commercial work boat to fish out of Moss Landing, CA. She worked as far south as Morro Bay and as far north as San Francisco, and has proven very seaworthy.

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ROMANY RYE 1964 Port Hadlock, WA Romany Rye is a sweet 36' Herreshoff ketch. As far as we know, only 4 or 5 of this design were ever built. We have sailed and worked on her for 13 happy years.



Port Townsend, WA The Salish Star is a replica, built in 1998 by Ed Louchard and Alex Spear, of the four-oared racing gig American Star that was rowed to victory on the Hudson River in 1824 by the Whitehallers of New York City against a gig from a British warship.


Ladysmith, BC, Canada Saravan was built on 1938 and operated as a wooden tug in local waters of BC for fifty years. She was donated to the Ladysmith Maritime Society in 1988. From 2010 - 2012 LMS' heritage boat program volunteers returned Saravan to her original state.

SCOUT 2009

Home, WA Scout is a John Carlson designed/Sam Devlin built 23’ raised-deck cruiser. In 2018, the owner cut off her transom, added 3' of stern, and had Devlin repaint her. She cruises at 20 mph with accommodations for two in a spacious little cabin with a wood stove.


Port Townsend, WA Seagoin's designer was an engineer for Chrysler. She was built in Michigan in 1938 of mahogany on oak, teak deck, and scuttle. She has elegant, artistic bronze fittings by out-of-work pattern makers, and a bronze rudder. She was renovated in Port Townsend in the early 2000s.

SEGUE 2011

Port Ludlow, WA Light displacement combined with a deep keel foil with lead bulb makes for a fast, stiff boat. The hull is based on a Mini 6.5 ocean racing sailboat that is designed for single handing. Segue has a more moderate rig and a bit more accommodations.


Ladysmith, BC, Canada Senang Hati was the last boat built by the celebrated Vancouver Island boat builder, George Bruigom. He built her for himself and, sadly, died six months after she was built. She is a lovely 45' double ender built of red cedar and oak. 4 3 r d Wo o d e n B o a t F e s t i v a l 2 0 1 9


Seattle, WA Seven Bells was originally a private boat, then served as an anti-submarine net tender in San Francisco during World War II. The hull is of Port Orford cedar, the house is teak, soles are fir, and engines are Yanmars. The boat was fully restored in 1999.


Tacoma, WA This traditional gaff cutter with an extended gaff and boom carries a large canvas-like mainsail for fine sailing in light summer breezes. The steeving bowsprit lifts out of the way for tight maneuvering in port, but a makes fun diving board when down.


Port Townsend, WA Adapted from a traditional surf dory design and Port Townsend built, Sparrow has cruised the lower Salish Sea and San Francisco Bay. Her adapted design and build are unique.



Richmond, BC, Canada The Silver Ann was built in 1968-69 and was the last boat constructed at the Britannia Shipyards inside the Richmond Boatbuilders Building. This gillnetter was built by S. Asari for George Osaka in the year of his 25th wedding anniversary.

Edmonds, WA Hand-built 12’ runabout of mahogany with Alaskan yellow cedar foredeck, Sputter Bug has remote steering and a 10 hp 4-stroke motor.



Seattle, WA SL Puffin was built in 1906 by Tuscott in St. Joseph, MI and used as a hotel limo on the Great Lakes. She fell into disrepair in the '70s, but was refurbished along with her sister ship, the Antiqua. At this time she was converted to steam to be more representative of the era.


Tigard, OR This is a modified Bolger Sneakeasy.

SOFIA 1967

Port Orchard, WA Sofia is a 38.5’ North Sea trawler designed and modified by William Garden and launched in 1968 from Sechelt, BC. She is constructed from Alaskan cedar over oak with fir and mahogany decks.

SOLAR SAL 27 2019



Everett, WA Solitude III is a small stitch-and-glue cruising sailboat of the John C. Harris-penned “PocketShip” design. The story of this gaff-rigged sloop's build and some subsequent adventures came be found at leeboatworkspocketship. blogspot.com.

Olympia, WA Runs on sunshine! If you throw her batteries overboard (not recommended), she will cruise at 5 knots in the summer sun, and 2-3 knots on a cloudy day. There are 40 more miles in the batteries. She was impeccably built by Devlin Boats. Full brochure is available onboard.

Seattle, WA Starlight is based on an 1890s St. Lawrence River Skiff modified with a tandem centerboard sailing canoe rig from the same era.


Titlow Beach, WA Stella is a 17’ Whitehall rowing skiff handcrafted from western red cedar and Sitka spruce using Gougeon clear finish and composite technology by Joseph Titlow in 2015. More details can be found at SmallBoatsMonthly.com/ article/Whitehall-17/.


Everett, WA Sun Shine was built in the NW in 1938. She is all original and still a very solid boat after over 80 years on the water.


Poulsbo, WA Sunbow is a trimaran designed for coastal and long distance ocean cruising. She is a very seaworthy, moderately fast, and comfortable cruiser for up to five people, best with four.

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NO BOAT TOO LARGE OR SMALL Pat gets a close look at the USS Constitution


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SWE'PEA 1959

North Bend, WA Swe'pea is now a solar-electric runabout/dinghy. She has a hot-molded Jet 14 hull with plywood raised freeboard.

THEIA 1981

Port Townsend, WA Theia is a modified 30' Gary Thomas designed by William Atkin, built in the San Francisco Bay area and totally restored by Tom Tucker of Tucker Yacht Design.


Seattle, WA Waterhawk II is a classic Northwest sedan cruiser designed by Ed Monk, Sr. and built by the skilled hands of Anchor Jensen.


Port Townsend, WA Waterstrider is a sprit-rigged double ended row/sailboat.

TOP HAT 2018

Bainbridge Island, WA Top Hat was built by the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding’s Contemporary Boat Building Program under the instruction of Bruce Blatchley.



Tacoma, WA Whisper is an S&S "Pilot" series design, built on Long Island, NY. She has sailed in Maryland, Florida, and the Puget Sound.

Port Townsend, WA



Port Townsend, WA Townshend is a 26' open boat, a replica of Captain George Vancouver's boat used for exploration of the region in 1792, built by Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding.

TRINE 1941


Bellingham, WA Trine is the ninth of twenty 40 kvm Spitsgatter racercruisers built between 1938 and 1947 in Norway. She was completely rebuilt by the previous and current owner over a 15-year period and then re-launched in 2007.


Bellingham, WA Built at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Tullamore is a shining testament both to the genius of William Atkin and the skill of the school's shipwrights and students. She is easily handled by one or two in any conditions and is a joy to sail.


Lostine, OR Vermilion Cliffs is a whitewater river dory designed to run the big rivers of the west. With a beautiful sheer line and brightly painted hulls, these boats turn heads. And, once you row one, you'll never go back to anything else.



Port Townsend, WA Built in Buenos Aires in 1933 as Irupe, she was one of Manual Campos’ early designs which combined influences of the Nordic type with the whaleboats that plied the Rio de la Plata.

VIXEN 1952

Vixen is an Atkin-designed cutter built in 1952. She has sailed twice around the world; first with her original owners, Jim and Jean Stark, and more recently from (2004 to 2015) with her current owners.



Federal Way, WA Enjoy easy, smooth lake and river paddles on this beautiful woodstrip canoe with hand-caned seats.

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Gig Harbor, WA Whitehall is a western red cedar strip built 17' Whitehall, not from a kit. It was built off a set of drawings and started as a log milled into lumber on my Woodmizer bandsaw mill.


Vancouver, BC, Canada Wind Gypsy is a one-of-a-kind Brandlmayr 41 Schooner, built as the culmination of the best ideas of Mr. Brandlmayr accumulated from his many years of yacht design.


Sandpoint, ID Wind Spirit was hand-built in the mid '80s. The hull sat out in the weather for twenty years until the current owner acquired it and restored it in Sand Point, ID.


Anacortes, WA Windsong was built by a school teacher in Grapeview, WA. We have owned her twice: first, when we lived aboard in the '80s in Olympia, and now in Anacortes where we cruise regionally. She is also our company flagship at Emerald Marine Carpentry.

WOODY 2018

Seattle, WA Woody is a 23' Surf Scoter designed and built by Devlin Designing Boats of Olympia, WA and launched in early 2018. She's powered by a 150 hp Mercury outboard for all-weather cruising, fishing, and gunkholing. Woody cruises quietly at 25 knots with a top speed of 35.

ZISKA 1903

Port Townsend, WA Ziska was built in 1903 by the Crossfields Brothers, reknowned builders of workboats, in Arnside, England, as a race yacht. 4 3 r d Wo o d e n B o a t F e s t i v a l 2 0 1 9

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Join us for another event! 2020 Schedule

43rd Wooden Boat Festival September 6-8, 2019

Shipwrights’ February 29

Classic Mariners’


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Publisher Northwest Maritime Center


Managing Editor Barb Trailer Art Director Anika Colvin Design Twozdai Hulse Advertising Sales Kachele Yelaca kachele@nwmaritime.org

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Copy Editor Hallie Glynn Contributing Editors Matilda Henry Anna Johnston Contributing Photographers Katrina Zoë Norbom, Liv von Oelreich, Mitchel Osborne, Gary Romjue and Mark Saran Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is produced by the Wooden Boat Foundation, a project of the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, WA. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery.

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Want to volunteer next year? volunteer@nwmaritime.org Want to become a member? membership@nwmaritime.org Interested in our programs? nwmaritime.org woodenboat.org

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September 6-8, 2019


Volunteer of the Year


Jeff Graham, Guy Smith, Lanny Turay, Joel Goldstein, Angela Hewitson, Myron Gauger, Peg Hunter, Barb Trailer, Chuck Henry, Patrick Johnson, Carole Huelsberg, Steve Moore, Lenny Greenbaum, Michael Rosser, Garry Wohlgemuth, Fred Esson, Bill McGrath, Mike Loriz, Gerry Kress, John Mottola, Joyce Mottola, Jordan Pollack Not Pictured: Beth O'Neal, Andi Niesen, Greg Paulson, Carolyn Hunt, Lisa Witt-Widner, Jacob Talamante, George Martin, Jeff McLean, Marty Crowley, Neville Pearsall, Joey Pipia, Robert Glynn, Kim Carver, Hallie Glynn, Scott Jones, Marty Loken, Steve Soltysik.

STAFF From bottom left: Ariel Marshall, Lisa French, Kris Day, Angela Hewitson, Tonia Burkett, Barb Trailer, Elena Bary, Hallie Glynn, Jake Beattie, Jeff Hogue, Robin Mills, Tod Brundage, Heidi Eisenhour, Verity FitzSimmons, Caroline Ruth, Anika Colvin, Twozdai Hulse, Len Maranan-Goldstein, Kristina Vernik, Lisa Wilson, Matt Beaudoin, Daniel Evans, Anna Waters, Steve Moore, Kate Philbrick, Riley McMath, Brandon Hampton. Not pictured: Stephanie Burns, Joe Cline, Jane Covert-Lannon, Robin Dudley, Seth Ealy, Alyce Flanagan, Sonia Frojen, Lara Gaasland-Tatro, Jack Gibbons, Olivia Gibbons, Stephen Grace, Jeff Graham, Benjamin Harter, Shay Hohmann, Xoe Huffman, Nancy Israel, Jullie Jackson, Eileen Johnston, Chrissy McLean, Robin Mills, Alejandro Montanez, Kathleen Murphy, Margaret Pommert, Shirley Reynolds, Pen Rosen, Paul Sammons, Pete Santerre, Megan Selva, Emily Sesso, Ace Spragg, Samuel Swenson, Amanda Thieroff, Luke Towns, Thomas Weiner, Kachele Yelaca woodenboat.org

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JORDAN POLLACK has been working to keep people safe at Festival for nearly two decades. He helped develop dock safety protocol, advised Festival staff on bringing security services in house, and has transformed the medical team into a well-trained, professional group that staffs all four days of Festival. From marking tripping hazards to eliminating wasps nests, providing a safety orientation to all 500+ volunteers each year to helping direct traffic on setup day, Jordan puts in long hours every year before the gates even open. Once Festival is underway, Jordan can be found staffing the Medical tent or tirelessly walking the grounds with his volunteer medical crew. In his “day job,” Jordan coordinates a cadre of instructors delivering wildland fire instruction and first aid courses around the Pacific Northwest. He coordinates medical services for a wide variety of events in the area, from Centrum occasions to STP (Seattle to Portland—an annual bicycling event with over 8,000 riders). He also currently serves as fire chief of the Breitenbush Fire Department in the mountains of central Oregon, and is a regional representative for Firefighters Crossing Borders in the State of Sinaloa, Mexico. 4 3 r d Wo o d e n B o a t F e s t i v a l 2 0 1 9

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Festival + You = We have so many sponsors, volunteers, and supporters that share and value this event. Because of you, the Wooden Boat Festival truly feels like a community labor of love. From all of us here at the Wooden Boat Festival, Wooden Boat Foundation, and the Northwest Maritime Center, we thank you!

Thank you, Boat Owners!

Thank you, Staff of NWMC!

We wouldn’t have the Festival without the boats and boat owners. Your dedication to your boats is honored here! We appreciate those who spend all summer working on their boats, those who spend all summer playing on their boats, and everyone in between. Because of your love and care of your beautiful vessels, we have something to celebrate—this is your party! Thanks for coming and sharing your passion and joy with us.

We have the privilege of working all year long with some of the brightest and most fun “can-do” people around, and we’re grateful for all the extra things they do both up front and behind the scenes to help make the Wooden Boat Festival happen. Thank you.

Thank you, Point Hudson Neighbors! The Artful Sailor, Andrews Bookkeeping Service, Best Coast Canvas, Brion Toss Yacht Rigging, Commander’s Beach House, Doc's Marina Grill, Gathering Place, Hanson of Port Townsend, Hudson Point Café, Marine Surveys & Assessments, Mark Kielty Belt Buckles, Port Townsend Sails, Puget Sound Express, Pygmy Boats, Rainshadow Properties, Rat Island Rowing & Sculling Club, Schooner Martha Foundation, Shanghai Restaurant, SEA Marine, U.S. Customs, WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Thank you, Festival Captains and Volunteers! We have a collection of passionate characters, the best of the best, who help make this weekend what it is. They do it with laughter,

Thank you, NWMC Board! Alex Adams, John Anderson, Andrew Biel, Mark Bunzel, Jan Davis, Joe Finnie, Peter Geerlofs, Sally Goetz Shuler, Jeanne Goussev, Blaise Holly, Patrick Irwin, Bruce Jones, Jr., David King, Neil McCurdy, Ron Moller, Stuart Mork, Kris Morris, Steve Oliver, Lynn Terwoerds, Debbi Vanselow, Trina Wellman. Carlyn Stark and Jim Whittaker, Board Members Emeritus.

Thank you, Community Partners! Thanks to the YMCA, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, Main Street, Jefferson Transit, Jefferson County Parks & Recreation, Port of Port Townsend, Port Townsend Police Department and the City of Port Townsend.

Thank you, Sponsors and Business Members! We could not do this event without you. Thank you.

thoughtfulness, humility and beer. This is an amazing team.


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Together with the Port Townsend Marine Trades, the Port of Port Townsend is ready to help with any job, any vessel. Watch for our fall yard special rate! #woodenboatfestival

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