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A p r i l ' s CWB R e g a t t a was a t e r r i f i c s u c c e s s , w i t h g o o d b o a t s , good w e a t h e r , and e n t h u s i a s t i c p a r t i cipants f i t t i n g together as smoothly as a w e l l - s p i l e d g a r b o a r d and a t r u e k e e l . Dick Wagner and C h a r l i e Bond l a s h e d a f l o a t b e t w e e n two s a i l b o a t s , moving it from the O l d Boathouse t o Gasworks P a r k , where i t p r o v i d e d a l a n d i n g stage f o r the sail contingent. Boats

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dack Guide b o a t , b r i g h t and s h i n y with a b e a u t i f u l l y laminated s t e m and r i b s , b r o u g h t b y P a t F o r d L a n d W a s h b u r n came i n h i s new Salmon w h e r r y , a c r a f t he had f o r s a l e and e n d e d u p b u y i n g h i m s e l f . The CWB's s i x t e e n f o o t , f o r t y y e a r o l d Navy d i n g h y was t h e r e , along with s e v e r a l Whitebear s k i f f s , c a t b o a t s , a Danish North Sea b o a t , an A t k i n s s k i f f , a C h a m b e r l i n g u n n i n g d o r y , and P a u l ( c o n t i n u e d on page )

A PUBLICATION OF THE CENTER FOR WOODEN BOATS 2 7 7 0 Westlake Ave. N S e a t t l e WA 9 8 1 0 9


REGATTA ( c o n t i n u e d f r o m page 1 ) LaBerge's exquisite Jenny, a W h i t e h a l l almost too p r e t t y to use. G e o r g e O s w a l d came i n h i s w o r k b o a t , a Grand Banks dory p a i n t e d the traditional light b l u e of the Lake Washington crawdad f i s h e r y . The " s l e e p e r " i n t h e r o w b o a t r a c e was Dave L e F e b v r e ' s c o l d - m o l d e d dinghy, which covered the three m i l e course with a stunning average speed of 4.8 k n o t s , m a k i n g e v e r y b o d y wonder about t h a t hoary o l d w a t e r l i n e l e n g t h - m a x i mum s p e e d e q u a t i o n . Maybe D a v e ' s got h i m s e l f a p l a n i n g rowboat. J u s t b e h i n d Dave came t h e J e n n y , f o l l o w e d b y D i c k Wagner i n a Whitebear. The r e s t o f u s w e r e strung along the c o u r s e . S a i l r a c i n g was d o m i n a t e d b y John H e n z i ' s S t i c k e e n , a P e t e r Lentini design. S e c o n d were t h e Wagners i n K i n , t h e i r Concordia sloop. Jenny f i n i s h e d third, demonstrating the a l l around v i r t u e o f W h i t e h a l l designs. There were t e n b o a t s in the rowing r a c e , seven under s a i l , a very impressive turnout so e a r l y in the y e a r . The f o o d was g r e a t , b u t D a r l e n e A l l e n ' s chocolate cake, decor a t e d w i t h a g a f f headed s c h o o n e r , was t h e h i t the day. I t was s o p o p u l a r , D a r l e n e has p r o m i s e d t o b a k e and d e c o r a t e a n o t h e r f o r t h e Wooden B o a t Show a u c t i o n . Take o u r w o r d - b i d on i t . When t h i n g s w e r e o v e r , D i c k Wagner a n d C h a s . Dowd towed t h e f l o a t b a c k w i t h t h e Navy d i n g h y , w h i l e C h a r l i e Bond made v a l u a b l e c o m m e n t s , and f r o m h i s r e l a x e d

vantage a s t e r n , explained to onlookers t h a t this was how t h i n g s were done b e f o r e outboards. There w i l l b e another r e g a t t a at the c l o s e of the s e a s o n , so be ready. Maybe w e ' l l c o n v i n c e L e F e b v r e and H e n z i t o tow buckets a s t e r n during the r a c e . I t ' s C h a r l i e ' s t u r n t o row t h e f l o a t back. . .

BOAT SHOW CRUISE As a " k i c k - o f f " event f o r the F o u r t h A n n u a l Wooden B o a t S h o w , we a r c g o i n g "to h a v e a r o w i n g c r u i s e the morning of the f i r s t day o f t h e S h o w . A l l rowing b u f f s are i n v i t e d to j o i n us in a row f r o m N o r t h w e s t S e a p o r t , i n K i r k l a n d , a c r o s s Lake Washington t o t h e B o a t Show s i t e o n L a k e Union.

The c r u i s e w i l l b e g i n a t 6 : 0 0 AM, c o v e r i n g a c o u r s e of about seven n a u t i c a l m i l e s . When t h e r o w e r s a r r i v e a t t h e Show s i t e , t h e y can j o i n i n a s p e c i a l continental breakfast, courtesy o f t h e C e n t e r f o r Wooden B o a t s . The l a u n c h ramp and p u b l i c d o c k a t K i r k l a n d w i l l b e crowded i n the m o r n i n g . P a r t i c i p a n t s may wish to t i e up to the p u b l i c dock t h e n i g h t b e f o r e . Don't be c o n f u s e d by the absence of t h e Wawona f r o m N o r t h w e s t S e a p o r t ; a t t h i s w r i t i n g w e have w o r d she w i l l b e a n c h o r e d o f f o u r B o a t Show s i t e !

To sign up for the c r u i s e , Dick or C o l l e e n W a g n e r , ÂŁ83-9166.

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TEE POULSBO BOAT Vol. 1 T r a d i t i o n a l Small Craft of t h e N o r t h w e s t S e r i e s . 8 1/2 x 1 1 , 16 p p . , separate 17 x 22 f o l d o u t s h e e t w i t h l i n e s and o f f s e t s of 1 6 ' Poulsbo boat. P u b l i s h e d by the Center f o r Wooden B o a t s . $ 3 . 5 0 or $4.00 postpaid. CWB members r e c e i v e a complimentary copy. I n 1 9 3 3 , i n t h e town o f P o u l s b o , W a s h i n g t o n , where t h e N o r w e g i a n f l a g i s more p r e v a l e n t t h a n t h e A m e r i c a n , in the basement of a g a r a g e , a man named R o l a n d Y o u n g , b u t who r e a l l y was a J o h n s o n , d e s i g n e d and b u i l t a 14' boat. T h a t o r i g i n a l b o a t was a j a u n t y , buoyant, seaworthy, fascinati n g l y curvy s k i f f . Roland Young and s e v e r a l i m i t a t o r s built it in various s i z e s . The c r a f t were s e e n a t a l l t h e g o o d s a l m o n f i s h i n g t i d e r i p s and k e l p c o v e r e d r e e f s from Olympia t o Neah B a y . The s t o r y o f t h a t t o w n , t h a t b u i l d e r , t h a t b o a t , and t h a t e r a o f Puget Sound i s t o l d i n w o r d s , p h o t o s , and d r a w i n g s i n the first historic small craft p u b l i c a t i o n o f the C e n t e r f o r Wooden B o a t s . The m a n u s c r i p t was w r i t t e n b y Tom B e a r d , b o a t designer of Port A n g e l e s . The p u b l i c a t i o n was e d i t e d and d e s i g n e d by Marty Loken of Anchorage. This is the f i r s t of a s e r i e s of monographs on h i s t o r i c P a c i f i c Northwest t y p e s , part of the C e n t e r ' s f u n c t i o n as s m a l l c r a f t c o n s e r v a t o r for our l o c a l waters.

The P o u l s b o B o a t w i l l b e a v a i l a b l e a t t h e S e a t t l e Wooden B o a t S h o w . Tom B e a r d and G o r d o n Y o u n g , s o n o f the Poulsbo d e s i g n e r , w i l l g i v e a t a l k and q u e s t i o n s e s s i o n a t t h e B o a t Show.

BOAT SHOW PROGRAM The m a j o r e x h i b i t a t t h i s y e a r ' s B o a t Show w i l l b e a c o m p r e h e n s i v e l o o k a t the P a c i f i c N o r t h w e s t ' s I n d i a n c a n o e s . C o l l e e n Wagner and Mary F o r d a r e a r r a n g i n g a d i s p l a y o f canoe models showing d i s t i n c t i v e t y p e s from Puget Sound n o r t h ward t o S o u t h e a s t A l a s k a . There w e r e a g r e a t number o f l o c a l and t r i b a l v a r i a n t s from the s h o v e l nosed r i v e r types t o the m a g n i f i cent w h a l i n g c a n o e s , w i t h t h e i r d r a m a t i c s h e e r l i n e s and f l a r i n g , high freeboard h u l l shapes. This w i l l be an important h i s t o r i c a l c o n s i d e r a t i o n , not a c a s u a l o v e r v i e w , and r e p r e s e n t s one o f t h e most a m b i t i o u s p r o j e c t s the C e n t e r has m o u n t e d . There w i l l a l s o be an e x t e n s i v e s e l e c t i o n of photographs, paddles, harpoons, n e t s , b a i l e r s , and f u l l - s i z e c a n o e s . S u p p l e m e n t i n g the canoe e x h i b i t , B i l l Holm, a n t h r o p o l o g i s t o f the B u r k e Museum, w i l l t a l k o n c a n o e making, i l l u s t r a t e d with a f i l m . Holm a l s o w i l l show s l i d e s o f c a n o e s i n museums a r o u n d t h e world. B i l l i s a n a t i o n a l l y known a u t h o r i t y on Northwest Indian a r t s and c r a f t s , a n d has b u i l t h i s own d u g o u t , u s i n g t r a d i t i o n a l techniques. B i l l ' s t a l k and s l i d e show w i l l b e S a t u r d a y e v e n i n g , July 5. L i k e many o t h e r g o o d t h i n g s a s s o c i a t e d w i t h wooden boats, it w i l l be free.

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VOLUNTEERS

MARINE PHOTOGRAPHY

ARISE!

B y the time you r e a d t h i s , the F o u r t h A n n u a l Wooden B o a t Showw i l l b e l e s s t h a n a month a w a y . A g r e a t d e a l o f work goes i n t o p u t t i n g on these extravaganzas, and e v e r y o n e o f u s has t a l e n t s we can c o n t r i b u t e . We a r e a p p r o a c h i n g the " c r u n c h " now. We need l o t s of h e l p to s e t u p , o r g a n i z e , r u n , and c l e a n u p a f t e r t h e Show. Casual v i s i t o r s n e v e r r e a l i z e j u s t how many " p e o p l e h o u r s " a r e r e q u i r e d , b u t w e can a s s u r e y o u , the t a s k i s enormous. F o r t u n a t e l y , you f o l k s are the k i n d o f p e o p l e who c a n p i t c h i n a n d make a l l t h i s work f u n ! Why n o t j o i n i n t h e e x c i t e m e n t yourself? We n e e d a l l t h e v o l u n t e e r s we c a n g e t , so we c a n make t h i s Show a l l t h a t w e want i t t o b e . A few h o u r s o f y o u r t i m e w i l l make a d i f f e r e n c e . Jobs

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COMPETITION

A new f e a t u r e t h i s y e a r a t t h e S e a t t l e Wooden B o a t S h o w , J u l y 4 - 6 , w i l l b e a c o m p e t i t i o n and e x h i b i t i o n of marine photographs. Up to three e n t r i e s may b e s u b m i t t e d b y e a c h p h o t o g rapher, with only the r e q u i r e ment t h a t e a c h p h o t o g r a p h b e mounted o r m a t t e d t o a n o v e r a l l s i z e of 1 1 " x 14". Framing is optional. C a s h a w a r d s and g i f t c e r t i f i - , cates w i l l be presented for f i r s t , s e c o n d , and t h i r d p l a c e awards. Photographs s e l e c t e d by the j u r y , Northwest photogr a p h e r s Mark F r e y , Roy M o n t g o m e r y , and M a r y R a n d l e t t , w i l l b e e x h i b i t e d d u r i n g t h e Show, and w i l l be o f f e r e d for sale to the public. The C e n t e r f o r Wooden Boats w i l l r e c e i v e a commission of 25% on a l l sales. E n t r i e s should be d e l i v e r e d to the N a t i o n a l Fisherman o f f i c e , S a l m o n Bay O f f i c e B u i l d i n g , 4 2 1 5 2 1 s t Avenue W e s t , S e a t t l e , WA 9 8 1 9 9 , b e t w e e n 8 : 3 0 AM and 5 : 0 0 P M , Monday t h r o u g h F r i d a y , June 1 6 - 2 7 . E n t r i e s may be m a i l e d , b u t must b e p i c k e d u p a f t e r t h e Show. For f u r t h e r i n f o r m a t i o n c a l l C e n t e r f o r Wooden B o a t s ,

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>Setting u p t h e e x h i b i t s and providing s e c u r i t y f o r them. T h e s e a r e b u t a few o f t h e t h i n g s t h a t go i n t o a s u c c e s s f u l weekend. F o r more i n f o r m a t i o n , o r t o s i g n up to j o i n the f u n , c a l l Dick or C o l l e e n Wagner a t 2 8 3 - 9 1 6 6 .

We're l o o k i n g for things to a u c t i o n o f f at the Boat Show; large impressive things for the b o a t g e a r a u c t i o n and s m a l l e r donations f o r the s i l e n t a u c t i o n . Almost anything is g r i s t f o r the ( c o n t i n u e d on page 6 )

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THE

OLD

BOATHOUSE, R.I.P.

I968-1980

The O l d B o a t h o u s e , a v e r y p e r s o n a l l a n d m a r k i n t h e wooden b o a t r e v i v a l , was l a i d t o r e s t o n t h e l a s t day o f M a y , 1 9 8 0 , A lot grew o u t o f D i c k a n d C o l l e e n Wagner's l i t t l e b u s i n e s s , tucked away among t h e h o u s e b o a t s : r e g a t t a s , t h e T r a d i t i o n a l Wooden B o a t S o c i e t y , t h e A n n u a l Wooden B o a t S h o w , s e m i n a r s , and t h e C e n t e r f o r Wooden B o a t s . People c a l l e d D i c k and C o l l e e n f r o m a l l over the U . S . w i t h q u e s t i o n s : practical, impractical, and downr i g h t zany. " W h e r e c a n I buy oars?" " W h o ' s a good b o a t builder?" "What a r e t h e s a i l i n g c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s of a F r i e n d s h i p sloop:" " A r e y o u o p e n now ( 3 : 0 0 AM)?" We d i s c o v e r e d the Old Boathouse in 1971. U n t i l t h e n t h e o n l y way w e c o u l d g e t o u t o n t h e w a t e r was a s a d e c k ape i n t h e r a c i n g f l e e t , something l i k e u s i n g marathon r u n s a s o n e ' s o n l y means o f transportation. At D i c k ' s we rowed b o a t s d e s i g n e d f o r r o w i n g , boats that chuckled at they s l i p p e d over the w a t e r , t h a t c r e a k e d s o f t l y a t the b e g i n n i n g o f a l o n g s t r o k e , and seemed t o g l i d e f o r e v e r a t t h e end o f i t . W e came t o a c c e p t t h e p r e s e n c e o f a couple of q u a r t s of water under the floorboards with equanimity. In short, w e l e a r n e d a w h o l e new way o f l o o k i n g a t b o a t i n g . L i k e any c o n v e r t , w e t r i e d t o l e a d o t h e r s to the l i g h t : a m o t h e r o n M o t h e r ' s D a y , a bank v i c e p r e s i d e n t , s e v e r a l psychot h e r a p i s t s , a b e l l y dancer, a computer programmer, an Olympic o a r s m a n , a bond s a l e s m a n , and a nun.

One

brown-eyed young

woman, b e i n g r o w e d t o t h e Arboretum f o r a p i c n i c , s a i d , " C o u l d I have a t u r n ? " We were m a r r i e d the f o l l o w i n g F a l l . Anyone w h o ' s been a s t e a d y customer at the Old Boathouse can p r o b a b l y t e l l a s i m i l a r story. Many more p e o p l e , who saw them s a i l o r row b y , p r o b a b l y have m e m o r i e s , or p h o t o graphs, of graceful, d e l i c a t e seeming h u l l s t h a t l o v e d the water. W e l l , i t ' s o v e r now. Some o f the boats are s t o r e d aboard the San M a t e o ; o t h e r s are " l a i d u p in o r d i n a r y , " t i e d up in a creek a t t h e N o r t h end o f L a k e W a s h i n g ton. I t ' s going to be up to CWB to put a l i v e r y f l e e t back o n L a k e U n i o n , and w e ' r e s u r e we w i l l . New m e m o r i e s w i l l b e g e n e r a t e d , because a l l boat p e o p l e , and wooden b o a t p e o p l e e s p e c i a l l y , are r o m a n t i c s a t heart. B u t a l l u s memory c o n n o i s s e u r s know t h a t t h e o l d e s t ones a r e t h e b e s t . Thanks

Dick.

Thanks

Colleen.

S I T E REPORT Our a p p l i c a t i o n f o r Waterway a t t h e S o u t h end o f L a k e U n i o n , was s u b m i t t e d t o t h e B o a r d o f P u b l i c Works o n M a r c h 1 0 . The application was an impressive p r e s e n t a t i o n , t h e Magna C a r t a o f h i s t o r i c small craft fans. The document was a l " t h i c k b o u n d copy o f l e t t e r s o f endorsement and p e t i t i o n s i g n a t u r e s , supporti n g our p r o p o s a l f o r a s i t e f o r the C e n t e r f o r Wooden Boats. ( c o n t i n u e d on page 6 )

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The B o a r d o f P u b l i c W o r k s , i n i t s Solomonic f a s h i o n , is pondering our a p p l i c a t i o n , w h i l e we thousands of t r a d i t i o n a l s m a l l c r a f t l o v e r s h o l d our b r e a t h . B e l i e v e me, i t s h o u l d o n l y b e a n o t h e r b r e a t h away f r o m acceptance. Our a p p l i c a t i o n p r o v e d we a r e a legitimate organization, providi n g a p u b l i c b e n e f i t , and r e f l e c t ing a wide-spread p u b l i c need. With permit in hand, we w i l l p r o c e e d w i t h o t h e r needed a p p l i c a t i o n s and a f u n d - r a i s i n g appeal.

DONATE ( c o n t i n u e d f r o m page

)

auction m i l l : magazines, cordage, t h a t lamp s u p p o r t e d b y a m e r m a i d w i t h a c l o c k in her stomach t h a t A u n t S a d i e g a v e y o u two C h r i s t mases a g o .

T h e r e ' s nothing that says that a u c t i o n i t e m s have t o b e t h i n g s , either. I f you have a n a u t i c a l s k i l l or just brute strength, you c o u l d donate an h o u r ' s worth of fancy ropework or an a f t e r noon o f b a r n a c l e s c r a p i n g o r binnacle polishing.

Contributions should be l e f t with--who e l s e ? - - D i c k or Colleen Wagner.

They're off! L e f t to r i g h t i t ' s the S t i c k e e n , a B e e t l e C a t , a C o n c o r d i a s l o o p , and a D a n i s h N o r t h S e a b o a t . " A i n ' t but a handkerchief f u l l a wind out. . ." A l l p h o t o s b y Roy M o n t g o m e r y .

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