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northwest Maritime Center opens ....... 6 John Guzzwell .................................. 8 Festival Highlights ...................... 10-12 Get Your Children involved! ..............14 Festival sponsors ............................16 ticket info, Festival Rules .................17 Festival exhibitors ...........................20 Guide to 2008 Festival Boats ........ 22-30 Festival Faculty .......................... 32-34
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Kowalski’s poster Conveys ‘Working Waterfront’ message The 2009 Wooden Boat Festival poster artist is Michael Kowalski, who lives across the bay from Port Townsend on Marrowstone Island. Mike is no stranger to the Wooden Boat Foundation. Along with more than a decade of volunteer contributions, he created the 1996 festival poster (two young sailors in a catboat sailing along Port Townsend’s waterfront). He is the ﬁrst repeat festival poster artist. He has also done the watercolors of the architectural renderings used these last seven years to promote the Northwest Maritime Center. “Working Waterfront” is the festival’s theme, and it’s expertly captured by Mike in a piece that reﬂects the work of artists during the 1930s WPA projects. The image shows a portion of the NWMC and ﬁve boats: a tug, two schooners, a rowing shell and a boat inside the NWMC boatshop. “The working waterfront is not just about boats, it’s the people behind them and those who appreciate the art of sailing or boatbuilding or storytelling,” Kowalski says. “There are an incredible number of people involved in our working waterfront
who are willing to share it as well.” Meet the artist and see more of his work in the Shipwrights Shop located Mike Kowalski in the corner of the new NWMC Education Building alongside the Festival Main Gate. The Festival Store is also in the shop, featuring clothing, posters and more. This year’s poster art is not featured on T-shirts, but it is printed on tote bags. See more of Mike’s work at mikekowalskistudio.com.
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Celebrate together! From the Festival Helm
It is time for celebration! After more than a decade of grassroots efforts and the raising of more money than anyone thought possible, the Chandler Maritime Education Building, First Federal Commons and the beautiful second-ﬂoor decks overlooking Admiralty Straits and Port Townsend Bay are OPEN for you to enjoy. As you stroll the grounds, search for your name in the Compass Rose and partake of the sights and sounds of the 33rd Wooden Boat Festival, take pride in what you have accomplished. Even if this is your ﬁrst visit to Port Townsend, the accomplishment, in part, belongs to you, for, like us, you have inherited the legacy of the boatbuilders, mariners, explorers and visionaries who crossed the oceans in ships and shaped the world we now inhabit – and will now be celebrated in the new buildings where the working waterfront will come to life as nowhere else. On September 10th, we will open these buildings to the public at 5 p.m. Tomorrow, we begin again to build the programs that ﬁll these buildings with people embracing the maritime life. Tomorrow, we begin again guiding our youth toward promising careers in the maritime professions and trades. Tomorrow, we begin again in our efforts to join a working waterfront here in Port Townsend and throughout Puget Sound of tradesmen, craftspeople, artisans and watermen and woman all earning a living from their association with the sea. Stan Cummings, Ph.D. Executive Director Wooden Boat Foundation & Northwest Maritime Center
Festival Committee & Captains The 009 Wooden Boat Festival Committee and Captains are (from left) Neville Pearsall, Deeann Nelson, Kaci Cronkhite, Kris Nelson, Scott Marple, Sue Cook, rebecca Petrie, Chuck Henry, Katie Davis, Marc Perrett, Matt Barnett. Not pictured are erik Wennstrom, Jordan Pollock, Janeen armstrong, Pete Helsell, Gary Syverson, libby Urner, Joy emery and Carolyn Hunt.
Welcome to the 33rd Wooden Boat Festival, a quintessential Port Townsend experience and an annual event for wooden boat lovers worldwide. As you enjoy the boats, meet new friends and enjoy this spectacular place, we hope you’ll take a moment to celebrate our Working Waterfront and all that those words connote. The waterfront is our front yard and front door, the priority place of welcome where our friends, family, visitors and children come and go and dream. It is a blue highway to the world and provides a horizon, a vista, a salty connection to our future and our past. It is a primal element of our identity and values, one we stand ﬁrm to protect. It is our legacy. Built by waterborne travelers, from native tribes to today’s leaders, our modern “working” waterfront plays a signiﬁcant role in our economy and our daily lives. From the Port of Port Townsend marinas and boatyards to public docks, parks, ferries, trails, charter boats, restored historic buildings and now through our new home at the Northwest Maritime Center, people are free to work and play here. Thank you for your support. It takes us all to make a working waterfront work. Enjoy the festival and visit often, all year. Kaci Cronkhite Managing Director, NWMC & WBF 2006-09 Wooden Boat Festival Director since 2002
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The Northwest Maritime Center viewed from the pier. The dream that began here in 1997 has culminated in a 6,600-square-foot facility. Forty percent of the lot is open for public use, 4/7, including the beach and Commons. The structure is half the height of condo development once proposed on this site. Photo by Patrick J. Sullivan
It’s Open! Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation is part of Port Townsend’s ‘working waterfront’ By Patrick J. Sullivan “Working waterfront” is this year’s Wooden Boat Festival theme, a tribute to Port Townsend’s maritime tradition. The 26,600-square-foot Northwest Maritime Center, which opens to the public at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, is touted as a testament to the working waterfront’s future. Education is the core mission of the Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation. Through the center’s huge doors will be invited people of all ages and skills to mix and learn with the multi-generational crew that anchors this piece of working waterfront. It will not be a static structure. NWMC leaders foresee the strengthening of an already vibrant local marine trades economy. There will be demonstrations in both traditional and
contemporary maritime skills along with the sailing and rowing programs that have made the Wooden Boat Foundation known worldwide. “Port Townsend is unique in that we are a working waterfront,” says Stan Cummings, NWMC executive director. “Mystic Seaport [Connecticut] never was a working waterfront. Salem [Massachusetts] is historic but has no working waterfront today. Port Townsend has a signiﬁcant working waterfront. We are proud to have the Northwest Maritime Center contribute to that legacy.” Site History The land known today as Point Hudson – originally a sandspit and marsh, not a harbor – was home to a seasonal ﬁshing village of the Olympic Peninsula S’Klallam Tribe. English Capt. George Van-
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Modern-day Point Hudson – originally a sandspit and marsh, not a harbor – was home to a seasonal ﬁshing village of the S’Klallam Tribe. Capt. Vancouver came ashore here in 1792, and white settlers built a town in the 180s. This is a Point Hudson scene, circa 190, when the U.S. army used the harbor, and a bulk-oil storage and distribution facility operated on land that today is the Northwest Maritime Center’s home. Photo from Leader Collection
couver and his crew came ashore here in 1792. He was the ﬁrst white explorer to enter Puget Sound, which he named, along with Point Hudson, Port Townsend and many other nowfamiliar locations. White settlers built a town in the 1850s. Port Townsend’s original sawmill was at Point Hudson. One of the town’s ﬁrst boatyards was next door, across from City Hall. The Quimper Manufacturing Co., located on the NWMC parcel in the late 1800s, turned out the “gingerbread” and other fancy woodworking features used in local Victorian homes. In 1927, the site became home
to a bulk-oil storage and distribution facility, a use that continued into the early 1990s. Point Hudson was used by the Coast Guard in the 1930s, and the U.S. Army in the 1940s and ’50s. The Port of Port Townsend acquired most of Point Hudson – but not the oil storage site – as government surplus in the late 1950s and converted it into a public marina and marine trades area. Wooden Boats The original Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival in 1977 was at Point Hudson. The Wooden Boat Foundation was founded
in 1978. In the early 1980s, the local marine trades again began to prosper, and the WBF expanded accordingly. In 1997, WBF spearheaded the maritime center concept. When the now-closed oil storage property was put on the market in 1998 at a reduced price, plans got serious. The WBF removed itself from the maritime center plan, and a separate, nonproﬁt organization was formed: the Northwest Maritime Center. The real estate deal was made and the dream ofﬁcially launched. In 2005, the NWMC and WBF merged, with the goal of maximizing effort and resources. The
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NWMC focuses on all types of boats and both traditional and modern maritime-related activities. The WBF retains its focus on wooden boats. The Facility The oil storage facility was removed, the soil cleaned up, and the 290-foot NWMC pier opened in 2004. Construction of the NWMC buildings began in 2008 and will be finished in early 2010. Come visit the 15,600-square-foot Maritime Heritage and Resource Building (the yellow structure) and the 11,000-square-foot Chandler Maritime Education Building (the red building). Combined, the facility offers classrooms, rentable conference space with a catering kitchen, boat shop (bring in your own boat project and use NWMC tools and teachers, as long as you allow the public in, too), pilothouse (with all the modern electronics found on the oceangoing cargo ships transiting nearby Admiralty Inlet), Helen Keeley Boathouse (rent a space for your kayak or rowing shell), H.W. McCurdy Library, coffee shop space, a chandlery and ofﬁce space. The boathouse (red building) has doors that open to Water Street and to the Commons. It will support a mix of WBF projects, and some of the space will be rented. “We’ll provide the space and tools and expertise at way below market price, but the boat owners must engage the public,” Cummings says. “We want people to walk by and poke their head in the door and ask questions.” The First Federal Commons, including the signature Compass Rose made up of more than 1,400 engraved sponsorship pavers, is terraced to meet the beach, where anyone can come for a picnic. The project has been made possible by donations from more than 1,500 individuals and organizations – about 50 percent of them from the Port Townsend area – plus federal, state and local government money. The NWMC has raised more than $10.7 million and is working to raise the remaining $1.1 million for the capital campaign. Other fundraising efforts are
The “end” of Water Street from 197 into the 1990s was anchored by an oil storage and distribution facility. Now, it’s anchored by the Northwest Maritime Center, where 40 percent of the property is dedicated for public use. Photo from Leader Collection
ongoing to support nonproﬁt programs and overall operations. Special Construction Korey Smith, project superintendent for general contractor Primo Construction, says it’s been “a privilege” to work on such a project. The materials are top quality and environmentally sensitive. “This is the only private Gold building in the state,” Smith says of the design, construction and operation standards evaluated by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. From the vertical-grain wooden window frames to the laminate beams, thick wooden ﬂoors, tigerwood decking and tall windows – physically, it is a remarkable building. “You want to build to the standard they built 100 years ago,” Cummings says. “It honors the tradition of this town. This is our contribution.” Perhaps the structure’s must unique aspect is out of sight: a saltwater heat pump for heating and cooling and for domestic hot water. It’s believed to be the ﬁrst commercial application of this technology in Washington state, Smith says. Pipes laid in the water beneath the NWMC pier use Port Townsend Bay to heat and cool the buildings, using 10 heat pumps and a heat exchanger. Public access 4/7 Locally, there have been some rumblings about the size of these
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two buildings. Dave Robison, project manager and founding NWMC staff member, notes that the private condominium or resort projects previously suggested for the site were both twice the height of the NWMC buildings and would have included little public waterfront access.
About 40 percent of the NWMC site is dedicated public space, 24/7, and it includes public restrooms. The City of Port Townsend paid $1 million this year to secure public access in perpetuity to 15,745 square feet of property. The city has also undertaken a “streetscape” project
Wood that meets forest stewardship standards has been used to build the Northwest Maritime Center. Photo by Patrick J. Sullivan
nearby that has buried overhead utility lines and improved sidewalks and streets. “Once people can use the site, I think they will realize what a treasure this is,” Robison says. “In terms of community space, there’s no comparison.” “Until you come around to the water side, you don’t get the complete picture,” Cummings notes. And yes, the large building is meant to attract people who might not otherwise complete the Water Street walk to Point Hudson. “One of the major ideas of this building is tying the end of Water Street with the marina,” Robison says. “It will physically increase the town’s boundaries, and any of the businesses that cater to the public will beneﬁt.” More Programs Visitors who love what they see and learn and experience at a Wooden Boat Festival can look forward to similar programs available year-round at the Maritime Center. “What we’re trying to create with these two buildings on a year-round basis is the opportunity for people to experience the programs and seminars and workshops on things they ﬁnd at the festival during those three days,” Robison says. It all comes back to the working waterfront – something other Puget Sound cities are trying hard to create – that still exists here. “One of the really important things for this community is that the marine trades is a vital part of our local economic sector and helping to brand Port Townsend as a regional if not national center for excellence in both traditional and contemporary marine trades,” Robison says, and as a place “for people to experience getting out on the water. That’s what the Maritime Center will hopefully bring – an appreciation and community support for strengthening our working waterfront and protecting our working waterfront so it doesn’t become displaced by hotels and condos.” (Patrick J. Sullivan is an editor/photographer with the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader and ptleader.com.)
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John Guzzwell: To Reach the Next Thing on the Horizon By ross anderson For at least five centuries, mariners have dreamed of circumnavigating the globe under sail. A few of them – from Magellan and Cook to Slocum and Chichester – have accomplished the feat. Among them is John Guzzwell, whose eight decades at sea have taken him back and forth across the Pacific and around the world – originally in the 20foot yawl Trekka that he built himself in Victoria, B.C. That extraordinary career earns him a Lifetime Achievement Award at this 33rd Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Born in England, Guzzwell learned cabinetmaking and immigrated to Victoria, where he built Trekka and then spent four years sailing it around the world. During an interlude in that voyage, he crewed aboard a 46-foot ketch sailing from Australia around Cape Horn. Later, he set off with his wife and twin sons, sailing to Australia and New Zealand, where he worked in a small boatyard. Over the years he lived in New Zealand and Hawaii before ﬁnding his way to Washington’s San Juan Islands in 1976. Eventually, he and his wife settled in Poulsbo, where he still sails the 20-ton yacht Treasure that he built in England in 1965. This summer, Guzzwell reminisced on his life at sea. Q: Was circumnavigation something you yearned to accomplish? Guzzwell: Yes and no. I circumnavigated once. But most of my sailing has been in the Paciﬁc, which I believe is the most enjoyable ocean to sail – perhaps because the Polynesians are so hospitable. Originally, I suppose it was a young man’s ambition to reach the next thing on the horizon. You build a boat
and it seems natural to want to see how far you can take it. And then it becomes a lifestyle. There’s always someplace else to John Guzzwell explore. Q: How was it you were lured to the sea? Guzzwell: My grandfather was in commercial fishing in Grimsby, on the English coast, back when many of the boats were still powered by sail. They worked aboard deep-sea trawlers along the eastern coast. By the time I was learning to sail with my father, ﬁshing vessels under sail were becoming obsolete. But mine was a maritime family. Q: Did you have a maritime hero who inspired you? Guzzwell: James Cook was my greatest inspiration. He made three great voyages, looked after his men, discovered and meticulously surveyed so much previously undiscovered territory. I came to appreciate his achievements when I recreated his voyage around New Zealand, 200 years later. It took us three months to do what he did in six months – three and a half thousand miles. And we had all the advantages of modern technology. His charts were so accurate that many of them can still be used today. Q: Would you have liked to sail with Cook? Guzzwell: I don’t know. When I sailed back from Australia via Cape Horn, I realized the difﬁculty of his voyage, and of course we pitchpoled in those seas. Q: As a boatbuilder, you’ve worked with wood and with ﬁberglass. How do they compare? Guzzwell: Mostly I work with wood. But some time ago I learned cold molding, using wood in an engineering fashion.
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It’s a one-piece, very strong, watertight construction that requires no caulking. Both my boats are cold molded. People tend to see cold molding as a new technology, but I built Treasure 44 years ago. Builders were cold molding in New Zealand a century ago, but they held it together with paint instead of today’s waterproof glues, which were developed during World War II. So it’s a well-established and proven technology. Every year I teach a class at the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle on cold molding. Q: After your years of ocean sailing, how did you land on Puget Sound? Guzzwell: I visited friends on Orcas Island and put roots down there, and then moved to Seattle. Eventually, the city got to be too much, so I moved here to Poulsbo. I live on the water and I keep my boat, Treasure, moored out front. Q: Do you get up to Port Townsend? Guzzwell: Oh, yes. I suppose my main reason is to go to Edensaw Woods. I almost bought property in Port Townsend, but there are very few places you can keep a boat moored in front of your place. Q: Your book, Trekka Around the World, has earned a place as one of the classic accounts of a single-handed voyage. Were you writing it during the voyage? Guzzwell: No. I keep a ship’s log, where I keep a record of each day, position, heading, weather and so forth. But I also will note anything out of the ordinary. Later, when I was writing the book, I relied heavily on that journal. And I learned quickly to focus not on the details of navigation but on the people I met and my experiences with them. I wrote the book fairly soon after the voyage, and I revisited many of the places, where the memories ﬂooded back. In the end, I wrote
John Guzzwell’s 0-foot yawl Trekka visits the Wooden Boat Festival. Photo by Jan Davis
it in about ﬁve weeks. I wasn’t sure how long it should be, so I visited a library and noted the word count in a number of books, and decided that 100,000 words was about right. I don’t consider myself a
writer. But I can tell a story. And that’s what I tried to do. (Ross Anderson is a Port Townsend freelance writer and sailor. His recent work is available at his website: Rossink. com.)
WoodenBoat magazine lifetime achievement award
At 9 a.m. Friday in the Main Tent, join us in honoring John Guzzwell, the 2009 WoodenBoat magazine and WBF Lifetime Achievement Award recipient in boatbuilding and design. Sam Devlin will present an original half model of one of John’s designs. Representatives from WoodenBoat magazine and Wooden Boat Foundation will present the award. Port townsend & Jefferson County Leader
Highlights of our 33rd Festival Check the columns in the Center Schedule, Boats and Faculty sections for more!
Brazilian Boatbuilder: luis Peaze here from South america
You don’t have to speak Portuguese to sense the enthusiasm of wooden boat culture around the world. The boat making the longest journey to Port Townsend this year was built by Brazilian Luis Peaze. Luis is a boatbuilder, environmental educator, writer (he translated For Whom the Bell Tolls to Portuguese) and community organizer in Brazil. His vision of international wooden boat collaborations is contagious, and his work is illustrated in a boat he built with his community in Brazil that will be on display at this year’s Festival. Offer a warm welcome to our ﬁrst Brazilian exhibitor!
Nigel Calder: Hybrid Technology on Boats & other Green Topics
Nigel Calder got into motorcycles and sailing dinghies as a teenager. In a varied career, before becoming a full-time sailing writer, he worked on automotive assembly lines, in foundries and machine shops, and on offshore oil-production platforms. He and his wife, Terrie, have built 70-foot canal boats, on which they lived in England, and a 39foot Ingrid cutter. They sailed a Pacific Seacraft 40 for five years, followed by a Malo 45 built in Sweden, then a Malo 46 loaded with experimental systems, including digital power distribution, an NMEA 2000 network, and electric propulsion. Nigel and Terrie have sailed in the North Sea and extensively in the Caribbean, with two sons. Nigel is best known for his Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual and Marine Diesel Engines, both considered the deﬁnitive works in their ﬁeld. Topics include: Thursday night – Hybrid Boats: Is the Technology Viable? Check schedule for
Battery Breakthroughs, Anchoring and Kedging Off, and A Do-It-Yourself Diesel Engine Maintenance and Survey – and look for Nigel all weekend at the Green Technology Stage. Donations are encouraged to youth scholarships at NWMC and WBF as well as to Skagit Maritime Center for Excellence, major sponsor of this event.
over the world on those boats, and he paid attention. Wherever he went, he got to know the culture, history, art, literature, politics, geography. You name it, he really knows our world and knows how to share the magic of wooden boats.”
Helen Keeley Boathouse opens for rent
The old Armory building, fondly referred to as the “Sail Loft” since Carol Hasse started a sailmaking business there 30plus years ago, is now home to five thriving marine trades businesses. The Sail Loft is upstairs. Downstairs you’ll ﬁnd Brion Toss Yacht Riggers; Steve Chapin’s Point Hudson Boat Shop, also the home of Pocock Cedar Speeders; Leah Kefgen’s canvas business; and most recently, Hudson Point Dive. Visit the working Sail Loft businesses all year and anytime Friday during the Festival. On Saturday and Sunday, see presentations upstairs in the Loft. Practice your knots and take the knot-tying challenge at the eighth annual “Thrilla with Manila” competition! Learn to use a sextant, shoot a noon site, put an eye splice in three or four types of rope, see a Pocock under construction, stitch a grommet or join the launching of four Pocock singles at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Check the Schedule or the info boards outside the doors.
Remember Lon’s PT Kayak storage? Well, that same location is now open for kayak, canoe, dinghy and rowing shell rental and storage at NWMC. The racks will be in place with boats from Rat Island Rowing Club, as well as a dozen other early birds signed up for year-round indoor storage on the Port Townsend waterfront. Lockers and showers are also available. Contact Rob Sanderson at NWMC and stop by to see the newly opened Boathouse when you’re at the Festival!
NWMC & WBF Boat Shop: Family & Community Boatbuilding all year
Step into the brand new Boat Shop in the Chandler Education Building (the red building at Main Gate). When you enter this space, we hope you’ll remember our founders, the small boatbuilders, sailors and marine tradespeople who founded the Festival and who continue to inspire all we do. The idea for the Festival was born in Sam Connor’s boat shop in Point Hudson. That shop, as well as the community boat shop in the DeLeo Building, is the core inspiration for the design created by Miller Hull Architects.
Volunteer in the Boat Shop
Young and old, skilled and first-timers: Everyone is welcome to join a project at the Boat Shop during or right after Festival. Lend a hand on Dorjun, our
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The Sail loft: Sails, rigging & Pocock Classic Cedar rowing Shells
The longboat Townshend is just one way for you to get on the water while visiting the Wooden Boat Festival. all these options and more await you at Center Dock, Northwest Maritime Center or at Cupola House. Sign-up sheets are posted at 9 a.m. daily. Photo by Jan Davis
beloved 106-year-old surfboatturned-youth-program boat; see an example of a contemporary boatbuilding project that could be built in the shop; be part of the fall/winter crew planning the restoration of Pocahontas, a 100year-old wherry; sign up to help varnish, oil and leather longboat oars, or bring your family and build a new skiff during Festival! There’s a full range of boatshop projects with a mix of program boat maintenance, small boat repairs and small boat “public” demonstration projects. Entrance is free, always.
Kids’ Boatbuilding in “old” location
Once inside the Main Gate, take a left and, besides some great exhibitors, you’ll see and hear Kids’ Boatbuilding in our old Boat Shop. This year, the kids get the whole shop to themselves. Outside the shop on Saturday, try your hand at Fish Printing with the PT Marine Science Center and make your name in Signal Flags with NWMC Sea Camp instructor Beth Bland. Thanks to Edensaw Woods, Carl’s Building Supply, Port Townsend Sails, Hadlock Building Supply and Festool for keeping the shop supplied with essentials products for hands-on boatbuilding programs all year.
Dale Nordland: First WBF lifetime achievement for Wooden Boat Culture & Community Spirit
From British Columbia to Mexico and in harbors and boatyards around the world, Dale Nordland embodies the passion and lifelong commitment to wooden boat community and culture. An inspiration to young sailors and boatbuilders for more than 50 years, Dale continues to offer advice, volunteer information, teach and problem-solve with shipwrights and boat owners throughout the region. From an anchorage in 1972, he and his boat showed college freshman Carol Hasse (now owner of Port Townsend Sails) that “a fulﬁlling path could be found by following one’s heart and working with one’s hands.” Shipwright Diana Talley ﬁrst met Dale while unloading ﬁsh at the public dock in Seattle. “That’s a Belizean fishing boat,” he said. She’d never met anyone who knew his boats so precisely. Dale became a lifelong friend, a mentor and advisor through good times and bad. Others like Jim Franken, Tim Lee and George Maynard who met him over the decades agree. “He built beautiful, strong and ocean-worthy boats. Then he took his family and sailed all
ask a Shipwright
In a town chock full of working shipwrights, boatwrights, ship’s carpenters and people who know the intimate differences, we are proud to give the stage to our diversely talented community. All day, every day of the Festival, you can stop at one of two venues to “Ask a Shipwright” your list of questions. All questions are welcome, from the most basic history and deﬁnitions to your most challenging building or repair experience. Locations for Continued on 1
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for sale in our Wooden Boat Chandlery year-round. This year, we’re happy to feature four maritime authors doing presentations. Their books will be on sale at the Cupola House, sponsored by the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader newspaper, 120 years old this year. Historians, boat designers, tool and children’s authors are all featured in the expanded Wooden Boat Chandlery Bookstore in the Cupola House. Come inside!
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Ask a Shipwright include: PTMTA Tent near the Woodworking Stage and the Boat Yard Stage (near Travelift). See Schedule for times and names of some of our top, willing shipwrights from PT Shipwrights Co-op, Haven Boatworks, Taku Marine, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, Sea Marine, Freya Boatworks, Townsend Bay Marine, PT Marine Trades Association, several independents and Charlie Noble. There’s a load of talent, heaps of generosity and tons of humor that keep the best of wooden boat culture thriving in this town.
Marina Room Presentations
Located in the long white building opposite the main gate, across the harbor, this is our best venue for PowerPoint and slide shows (until we open the Northwest Maritime Center Maritime Heritage Building in early 2010). Nearly always packed to the gills, be sure to check the “Marina Room” column in the Schedule or our website, and arrive early for presentations. Enter the Marina Room by walking up the harborside stairs near the Shanghai restaurant, and turn left. Big thanks to Fisheries Supply for sponsorship this year.
Edensaw Woodworking Stage & Boatbuilding Area
Sponsored annually by lifetime WBF members and certiﬁed “smart wood” specialists Edensaw Woods, the Woodworking Stage is the center of an entire area of wooden boat builders, schools and demonstrations. Along with top tool companies such as Festool, a leader in innovative, functional top-quality tools for 75 years, and System Three Coatings based in Seattle, there’s a full array of expertise to round out the hands-on tool and boatbuilding at “The Point.” Watch shipwrights and craftspeople in action: caulking, corking, steam bending, planing, oar making, stitch and glue, strip
planking and more. Ongoing demonstrations and great views of the shipping lanes and regattas, combined with bleachers and a Saturday satellite Beer Garden, make it easy to take a seat and enjoy the show! Be sure to stop by the Port Townsend Marine Trades tent nearby to pick up cards.
Compass Rose: A Few Left
Go Sailing Thursday and Support Teen Sailing
Competitive racing returned to Port Townsend in 2007, thanks to collaborative efforts by coaches Erik Coburn, Spencer Snapp, Jim Daubenberger and parents Leslie McNish and Sugar Flanagan of Schooner Alcyone. NWMC’s Rob Sanderson, board and staff, YMCA and a host of local volunteers and parents keep this program growing. Port Townsend sailors raced at NWISA events all over the region and hosted several regattas this year. Boats this year are: Alcyone, Annie Too, Bryony, Crusoe, Grail, Lotus, Martha, Pleiades and Sumatra. Each boat can carry three to six guest/crew, depending on their size. Sail is Thursday, Sept. 10 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Only 50 spots are available for $100 per person. For more information, call Jeff or Martine Gibbons at 360-385-2043. All money goes to the Teen Sailing program fund at NWMC & WBF.
Get On the Water During Festival!
Row, haul, tack, reef, paddle or experience a biodiesel or electric motor! There are dozens, if not hundreds, of ways to get on the water or learn something new at dockside during festival. Row and sail NWMC & WBF longboats, the eight-oared, three-masted historic replicas of those used by Peter Puget and Capt. Vancouver when mapping Puget Sound, or paddle a Pygmy kayak. Experience the fast and agile northwest classic Thunderbird 26’ with NWMC sailing instructors. Sail on one of our region’s historic vessels:
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Check out the exhibits on display outside and in the boat shops. Photo by Jan Davis
Schooner Adventuress, Martha, Mycia, the halibut schooner Merrie Ellen and Virginia V. All these options and more await you at Center Dock, NWMC or at Cupola House. Sign-up sheets are posted at 9 a.m. daily. Sign up early! Several exhibitors provide demo opportunities in water. Talk to Pygmy Kayaks, Adirondack Guide Boats, Devlin Boats or go sailing with one of the boats for sale or participating in the Festival Regattas! Kids can launch their boats in the old boat-launch area, and on Sunday, watch for the Family Boatbuilding boat launchings at NWMC beach.
Maritime Heritage, Membership & Northwest Maritime Center
Want to know more about our working waterfront community and region? Take your time visiting every vendor, going in each building and aboard each boat. Before you leave, be sure to take a tour of the Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation. Just a half a block away, visit the restored Jefferson County Historical Society Museum, or take a quarter-mile walk through the historic district to visit Port Townsend’s Public Library Maritime Collection, or head down the beach to the PT Marine Science Center. There’s so much to do in Port Townsend
year-round. Talk with staff at the NWC Member Desk at the Main Gate or step into Cupola House and become a Member. Join online at woodenboat.org or when you come to the festival. Members receive one day free or half off a three-day pass, as well as receiving discounts in the Wooden Boat Chandlery and in NWMC programs all year.
Guided Beach Walk & Snorkel Discoveries
Walk with Libby Palmer, the cofounder of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center and the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, on Saturday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Learn how salmon depend on tiny ﬁsh such as herring, sand lance and surf smelt – and how we can help protect them. Walks begin at the Cupola House steps. On the other side of the Festival campus, at the NWMC Dock, touch and learn about sea creatures with Anne Murphy, executive director of the PTMSC at Fort Worden State Park, and her snorkel and neoprene-clad friends who will transport sea creatures to and from their underwater homes on Saturday at noon.
We love books and feature them in our Library and
From the upper decks or standing in the middle while taking a bearing on True North, the Compass Rose public art at the NWMC & WBF commons is something to behold. Of the 1,500 pavers purchased in support of the project, Port Townsend residents account for 745; Port Hadlock residents 39; Port Ludlow 38; Port Angeles 25; Sequim 20. Off the peninsula, Seattle residents account for 117 pavers; California 43; New Mexico 4; Canada 4. The farthest away? Jonas Goodall of Denmark. A few pavers can be purchased during Festival. See Len Goldstein at the Compass Rose throughout the weekend.
Memorial Bell Toll: Sunday morning
At the Compass Rose at 10 a.m. Sunday, we begin a new tradition. The Memorial Bell Toll was started by Chris Kluck in 2001 and has continued inside the Festival grounds at Main Tent ever since. “Now, everyone can participate,” says Kaci Cronkhite. “This wonderful idea and tradition can now happen on the public waterfront during the Festival. No ticket required. No gates to enter. A public place for a personal tribute.” The bell will toll for at least nine mariners and community who crossed the bar this year: John Doney, Norm Blanchard, Peter Simpson, Phil Bolger, George Calkins, Laurie Dowsett, Jack Pompeii, Ed Lamberson, John Vanderbeek. Nine bells, a moment of silence, a few words, and the scattering of a handful of rose petals. Everyone welcome.
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Messing About Kids’ Boatbuilding & Activity Areas Youths of all ages will ﬁnd plenty to inspire their imaginations at one of the many “kids” programs at Wooden Boat Festival. Young and old, boys and girls, ﬁrst-time or experienced boatbuilders, sailors, pirates and artists will ﬁnd plenty to do. There’s no denying the magic of wooden boats and the importance of these programs, both now and in the future. The new Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation facilities will make more programs available year-round with our mission: to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life in the spirit of discovery and adventure. Check out the options, all around the festival!
of all ages are invited. Come in costume and share the treasure! Shows start on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Children’s Stories of the Sea
Bruce Cowan – book lover, father and thirdgrade teacher – and other parent volunteers read from well-known maritime books on Saturday 1-3 p.m. and Sunday 10-11:30 a.m. at North Star Stage.
Captain Pirate’s Treasure Hunt
In our Old Boat Shop, just inside the Main Gate, “kids’” of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small boat. Pick a hull. A mast. Some sailcloth. Before you know it, you forget the noise of hammering, the worries of work. Life slows down, while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat with young and old. We’re well into the second generation of “kids” in Kids’ Boatbuilding, and it’s because of dedicated people who share their time and talent year after year. This year, say thanks to our Volunteers, with special thanks to Westport Shipyard and Edensaw Woods for making magic happen with such beautiful hulls. All kids welcome. Donations are greatly appreciated but not required. These funds support youth scholarships.
Fish Printing with PT Marine Science Center
No one gets you closer to ﬁsh and the underwater side of the ocean than the PT Marine Science Center. Located a mile down the beach at Fort Worden State Park, its exhibits, touch tanks and programs teach us all about the ocean and its life, daily from noon to 4 p.m. At the festi-
The Wooden Boat Festival is a great place for children to learn about boats and being on the water. Photos by Jan Davis
At High Noon on Sunday, young pirates should “shake a reef” and make their way to the Jolly Roger ﬂag at the Cupola House. Captain Pirate appears with a Longboat full of consorts, rowing and sailing into the marina and landing at Center Dock. That’s where anyone dressed like a Pirate can join the Hunt, scouring the grounds and beaches for the “X” that marks the spot of buried treasure!
8th annual Family Boatbuilding
Here’s the place where building a boat is at its most profound. As many as four families will build and launch their own Skunk Island Skiff, a 12’ rowboat designed especially for this event. During the weekend, watch their progress under the watchful instruction of NWMC & WBF Boat Shop manager and Skunkie designer Kees Prins at the new Boat Shop. Join the celebration when they launch their boats on Sunday afternoon!
Make Your Name in Signal Flags
Learn to spell your name in Signal Flags, and take yours home! Join Messing About in Boats (MAB) instructor Beth Bland in the Kids’ Boatbuilding area, just inside the Main Gate. During the weekend, watch for 7- to 10-year-old MAB “graduates” demonstrating the rowing skills they learned in camp this summer!
val on Saturday, create your own T-shirt art with science center staff while learning about ﬁsh. Bring your own T-shirt, or buy one at the Festival Store inside the new NWMC building or at the science center tables next to Kids’ Boatbuilding.
11th annual North Star Stage
Pull up a hay bale and enjoy the 11th Annual North Star Stage children’s theater production. The play is created and directed by Port Townsend daughter/father creative artists Sophie and Joey Pipia. North Star Stage was started by pirate playwright Valerie Hahn more than a decade ago. Sophie is now in her sixth year as director. This year’s play is “Captain Cloud and The Pernicious Pickpockets.” The Captain is up to his sword in thieves. Will they conquer all and take the gold, or will the Captain and his band of buccaneers outwit them first? Come and ﬁnd out. Would-be buccaneers
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avast Matey! Join the Wooden Boat Festival pirates in the search for treasure! Port townsend & Jefferson County Leader
We Couldn’t Do This 33rd Festival Without You works, Gray Wolf Ranch, Zenith Maritime Academy, Port Townsend Rigging, Port Townsend Sails, Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Sea Scouts, YMCA, members of Port Townsend Marine Trades Association and almost 100 more business members. Thank you for generous in-kind, ﬁnancial and program support this weekend – heck, all year – but extra, extra special thanks this weekend!
Thank You, Major Sponsors
Edensaw Woods, Port Townsend Brewing Corp., Townsend Bay Marine, Skagit Maritime Center for Excellence, WoodenBoat magazine, System Three, Sea Marine, and Puget Sound Energy: Thank you for your major ﬁnancial contributions and for your commitment to quality products and community investment that beneﬁt wooden boat owners, builders and communities, year-round and around the world.
Thank You, Boat owners
Your investment, your care, your stories, your time and your boat keep our hearts beating and our spirits inspired. Our future is linked with yours.
Thank You, Port of Port Townsend
Port of Port Townsend: Thank you for preserving Point Hudson, the homeport of the Wooden Boat Festival for 33 years. We look forward to a great future, building upon the history, the talent, the facilities and the valuable working waterfront that is a hallmark of our seaport culture.
Thank You, Program Supporters & Business Members
Hats off to Carl’s Building Supply, Westport Shipyard, Puget Sound Explorers, Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader, Platt Irwin Attorneys, Mark Beaufait, Fisheries Supply, Homer Smith, West
Thank You, Festival Captains & Community The Port of Port Townsend’s Point Hudson Marina has been home to every Wooden Boat Festival, all of them made possible by generous sponsors, volunteers and supporters –with special attention by the crew responsible for ﬁtting in 200 boats! Photo by Patrick J. Sullivan, airplane piloted by Tim Snider
Marine, First Federal, Wilder Toyota, Frontier Bank, Badd Habit, Freyja Boat-
Our heartfelt thanks to hundreds of volunteers who continue to make this festival one of a kind in the world. Thanks to Festival Captains who invest hundreds, yea thousands, of hours working out the details and adding their improvements to those of the people before them: Kris Nelson, Food & Bar Harbor; Neville Pearsall, Music; DeeAnn Nelson, Administration Central; Sue Cook, Volunteer Coordinator; Gary Syverson, Trafﬁc; Scott Marple, Grounds; Kees Prins, Family Boatbuild-
ing; Janeen Armstrong, Members; Matt Barnett, Harbor Master; Libby Urner, Boat Exhibitor Captain; Rob Sanderson, Water Taxi and kids’ stuff; Joey & Sophie Pipia, North Star Stage; Kerry Robinson, Main Gate; Pete Helsell and Joy Emery, Green Team; Marc Parrett, Faculty Coordinator; Carolyn Hunt, Database Diva; Rebecca Petrie, Wooden Boat Chandlery; Chuck Henry, Docks; Jordan Pollack and Erik Wennstom, Safety. You give the festival its voice, arms and legs. Thank you PT Library, Schooner Martha, NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Jefferson County Historical Society, Sound Experience and Port Townsend Marine Science Center. Also, Center for Wooden Boats, PT Chamber of Commerce, Main Street and Uptown businesses, PT Police, East Jefferson Fire Rescue, City of PT, Jefferson Transit, Jefferson County Parks, YMCA, WSU, PT and Chimacum schools, art galleries, churches, nonproﬁts, Good Man Sanitation, the bicycle club, DM Disposal, our Point Hudson neighbors and Boat Haven partners. Last, but certainly not least, thanks to the many Olympic peninsula and Washington-based businesses and citizens who help make this Wooden Boat Festival the best in the world.
General Information Bulletin Board
“For Sale” boats and gear, notes for people, and other posting “stuff” can be tacked on the bulletin board at Cupola.
lost Children & Parents
Lost children and/ or parents should check in immediately with a Staff T-shirt, radio the Festival Director and head immediately to the Cupola House. Please show your kids the Cupola House and encourage them to go there to ﬁnd you if you get separated over the weekend.
or EMS. The First Aid tent is located at Boatyard Stage, near Sea Marine. Emergencies and accidents of any kind should be reported to a Staff T-shirt as soon as possible.
Wheels Inside the Gates
All bikes, skateboards or roller blades should be parked outside the gates. Strollers are OK inside the grounds but not on Docks. We encourage all locals to ride their bikes and have provided a free “Bike Marina” at NWMC, near the Main Gate entrance.
Our “Emergency” Volunteer ﬁre and ﬁrst aid crew is available throughout the Festival. Many are volunteers from our local ﬁre departments
Parking, Buses & Handicap access
Ride the biodiesel Bus! When you arrive in Port Townsend, follow signs to Jefferson Transit Park & Ride
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by Safeway or overﬂow parking at Port of Port Townsend Shipyard. The bus runs every 10 minutes to/from the Water and Monroe streets Main Gate entrance, until 8:30 p.m. Disability Parking is designated by signs on Water Street. Limited street parking is available early mornings. Please be courteous of the neighborhood lawns and driveways. Towing does happen in Port Townsend.
Go easy: Ways to get the Festival without a car
We hope you’ll take a green option to Festival. Walk the Larry Scott or other Port Townsend trails. Bicycle and park at our Bike Marina. Skateboard to the new Skate Park. Row or paddle your boat to the NWMC beach. Every small thing we each do helps us all. Thank you.
Please use caution and courtesy on our docks. Most boat owners and crew are happy to have you step aboard during the festival. However, please observe “boat-ocol” which starts with the question “Permission to come aboard?” After conﬁrming permission to board, listen carefully to their instructions of where to board and what to grip. You might be asked to remove your shoes. remember, when boarding a boat you assume full responsibility for your own safety. Photo by Jan Davis
No tent camping is allowed in Port Townsend city limits, including on festival grounds.
Contact PT Chamber Visitor Information Center, Jefferson County Fairgrounds or Fort Worden State Park for camping information.
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WBF Cupola House
200 Festival Wooden Boats!
Sorry, no dogs allowed inside the grounds during Festival. We love dogs all year, but this weekend, please leave them at home or kenneled. Service pets should wear identification. Dogs on boats should be on leash when taking bathroom breaks, and owners should dispose of you know what. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your cooperation as we continue this long-standing safety tradition.
Sign language Tours available
At noon daily starting at the Cupola House, local ASL interpreter Anne Clark will accompany Festival attendees on Boat and Exhibit tours. No charge.
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1 Main Gate entrance 7 Food Galley 2 Kids’ Boatbuilding Yard 8 North Star Stage 3 Sail loft & Pocock Boats 9 Marina room 4 Green Technology Stage 10 Woodworking Stage First aid 5 Boatyard Stage restrooms 6 Music & Bar Harbor ask STaFF
WBF Staff, Festival Committee & Festival Captains are all wearing cardinal red T-shirts with STAFF on the back and black WBF vests. We’re the people you go to for emergencies, questions or just to let us know how much fun you’re having!
★ Sailing & rowing races
Hybrid Boats: Is the Technology Viable? Nigel Calder
noon-8 pm • Point Hudson Marina
Festival Boats arrive 2:30-5:30 pm
Go Sailing on 10 Classic Boats & Support Teen Sailing Call Jeff or Martine Gibbons, 360-385-2043 Point Hudson Marina
Lost At Sea/ Bertram Levy Baila Dworsky on bandoneon Folk & John Morton on bass clarinet
Southbound Country, blues & bluegrass
Festival Tickets & Membership Purchase tickets online at woodenboat.org, in the Wooden Boat Chandlery at Cupola House before the event, or at the Main Gate during the Festival! Become a Wooden Boat Foundation Member and receive one free ticket or half off a 3-day pass, plus all the other member beneﬁts year-
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round. Members receive 10% off products in our Wooden Boat Chandlery Store, discounts on more than a dozen year-round programs, use of our Library, festival day ticket, and the knowledge that your support helps us carry on our mission to preserve maritime culture, community and skills. Thank you!
TICKeTS 3-Day Weekend Pass $24* 1-Day Ticket $12* *Seniors (age 65 and older) and students (ages 13-18) are half price. Children (12 and younger) are admitted FREE with parents or guardians. Admission Tickets & Passes to the 33rd Wooden Boat Festival include access to all daytime presentations, boats, music and activities at Point Hudson. 2009 Wooden Boat FestivaL • 17
11-11:30 am 11:30 am-12:30 pm
SawStop Wood for Boats Traditional Tablesaw Ted Pike/Adam Boat Carving Henley demo Jay Greer
Building 21’ Redwing Pilothouse (family & friends)
SawStop Tablesaw demo Mark Baldwin
Jordan, Mike Beemer & MJ Bunzel
Boat Yard Stage
SAIL LOFT BOATYARD STAGE
Corrosion & Electrical Problems
Rope too Good to Toss Dennis Armstrong
Green Boatyard Practices Rich Pentell
9 am-5 pm • NWMC & WBF Boat Shop 9 am-5 pm • Center Dock
Demonstration 1-4 pm: Making a Canvas Hatch Cover
Our neighbor “boatyard” and a major supporter of both Wooden Boat Festival and the ﬂeet of program boats for the Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation, Sea Marine is a leader in green boatyard practices, a longtime do-it-yourself boatyard and host of Boat Yard Stage and Ask A Shipwright. Check the printed schedule or the white board next to the bleachers.
Essentials of Sailmaking
Port Townsend Canvas – Leah Kefgen
Marine Biodiesel & Reduced Petroleum Use
Why Bottom Paint Alternatives? Les Schnick
6-8 pm • Marina Room
8th Annual Family Boatbuilding
All Family Sea Chanteys
Longboats and Water Taxi
KIDS & FAMILIES
10 am-5 pm • Old Boat Shop
Green Practices at Festival
11 am-7 pm
Dance Floor in Main Music Tent
noon-4 pm • Walk beach to PTMSC
PT Marine Science Exhibits
Marine Carpentry/ Cabinets Tony Grove
Matson’s Century of Shipping & US Merchant Marine
Examination of Vasa’s 1628 Sails Louie Bartos
Traditional Brazilian Boatbuilding
Canal Boating in Britain Judith Rickard & Geoff Braden
Open Ocean Open Boat Sailing
9 am-7 pm 9 am-6 pm • where???? 9 am-6 pm • Union Wharf
Festival Boats Open for Tours Virginia V Dockside Tours
Cape St. James Dockside Tours
ON THE WATER
9 am-5 pm • NWMC Dock Merrie
Ellen Dockside Tours & Sails 10 am-4 pm • Center Dock CWB Puffin Sails
9-10 am NWMC Dock
Schooner Adventuress Dockside Tours 9 am
10:30 am-5:30 pm 10-11:30 am
Longboat & Thunderbird Tours Marina’s NE corner
Historic Longboat & Thunderbird Tours sign-up
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Adventuress Public Sails Tickets online or at the dock
Longboat & Thunderbird Tours
NWMC Longboat and Thunderbird Sailing in 26’ & Under Race
Marina’s NE corner
1 pm • Cupola House Flagpole
Skippers’ Meeting, 26 & Under Sailing Race
26’ & Under Sailing Race Awards
Festival 26’ & Under Sailing Race
noon-4 pm • Center Dock or whistle
Original acoustic Folk & blue-billy swing guitar, 6- & 12-string
Country blues, ragtime and American roots
Festival founders, board and staff throughout the decades have always placed a high priority on sustainable and environmentally conscious choices for work, play and living. The new NWMC building and dock have received national recognition for innovative green design and practice, and we’ve greened up our operations year-round, from water-based paints in our Boat Shop to biodiesel in our restored motor launch to four-stroke engines on Learn to Sail dinghies to paper reduction and recycling in all our programs and offices. Many of us ride our bikes to work. Every little bit counts, and we appreciate everyone’s efforts, including your choice to place trash in recycle bins during the Festival.
Water Taxi & Tours aboard NWMC Classic Row Boats
Water Street Trolley
Brion Toss Riggers
OPEN HOUSE Hasse & Co
Fiberglassing Over Wood
10 am-4 pm
Demonstrations during day
Building a Cedar Strip Kayak
David LoVine Sea chanteys
Mike & Val James
Mix of jazz & classics with guitarist Pete Toyne
Awards, 26’ & Under Sailing Race
Alternators Gypsy, zydeco
Roots music with a foot stompin’ jam-band
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11:30 am-12:30 pm
Sam Devlin & Marc Bunzel
SawStop Tablesaw demo Mark Baldwin
Stitch & Glue Boatbuilding
Essentials of Sailmaking Carol Hasse
Wood for Boats Steam-Bending Ted Pike/Adam Wood
Building a Cedar Strip Kayak
SawStop Viking Tablesaw Shipbuilding & demo Tools
Practical Small Boat Navigation
Becoming a Certified Captain
Varnishing – Brush Techniques
Eco-Friendly Bottom Paints Alex Walsh
Why Bottom Paint Alternatives?
Rigging Tips & Tricks
Small Boat Cruising Seminar
Lynn Watson, Josh Colvin & Ernie Baird
Clothesline Anchor System
Fiberglassing Over Wood John Harris
KIDS & FaMIlIeS MarINa rooM oN THe WaTer
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Inspired by Shipwrights & Sai Sharpening Foundation THE PLACE: Port Townsend’s historic waterfront has the character, the facilities, the Woodworking that are endangered in many coastal communities. Here, you’ll ﬁnd history and cu Founded 1978 Tools
manship Jim Tolpin & Timand community. The Northwest Maritime Center facility, a permanent hom Mission: To Lawson
celebrate and support, preserve and pro5-6 pm 4-5 pm mote maritime Puget Sound’s Puget Sound Tug Boats Mosquito Fleet heritage, skills Chuck Fowler Robin Patterson & and culture Jean Findlay through edFirst Festival, 1977. founded in 1978. F Photo by Neil Rabinowitz ucation and Foundation Photo by Dana E. Olsen Photo by Neil Rabinowitz 4-5 pm 5-6 pmPEOPLE & VISION participation in the joy ofplanners, wooden : Sailors, boatbuilders, community business owners, THE - have all pulled together building this maritime community and our programs for thr Beach Boating Small Boat boats. Visit our new home at the community Christian Beamish Anchoring & maintaining our connection to the sea for generations to come. Northwest Maritime Center & in Line Handling Point Hudson year-round. Tips Robert Taylor
8th Annual Family Boatbuilding 9 am-5 pm • Center Dock Longboats and Water Taxi 10 am-5 pm • Old Boat Shop Kids’ Boatbuilding 10 am-4 pm • Kids’ Boatbuilding Area PT Marine Science Center Fish Printing 11 am-7 pm Dance Floor in Main Music Tent
6-8 pm • Marina Room
9 am-5 pm • NWMC & WBF Boat Shop
All Family Sea Chanteys
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Bangkok Bistro: Festival’s Sam Connors Boat Shop, where it allfavorite began in Thai 1976. food A community th Photo by Dana E. Olsen Dos okies: oklahoma BBQ by PT transplantJoin larry We welcome you to1970s our community. us by beco 1-2 pm 3-4 pm 11:30 am-1 pm Dennison Maritime Programs & Wooden Captain Sea Life Snorkel Exhibit Shifting Sands Green Cup: organic coffeeBoat Ch Anne Murphy, PT Marine Guided Beach Kidd’s Latest and teas Thank you to our 2007 Business Members: Adirondack Guideboat, Inc., Michael Berman Photograph Science Center Concentricom, Crispin’s Import Gallery, Edensaw - Festival Sponsor, Emerald Marine, Festool - F Walk Adventure InWoods Season Catering: Fish tacos NWMC Pier LLC, Henery Do It Best Hardware, Henry Nichols, DDS, Hilmark Boats, Inc, Integrated Marine System Libby Palmer, PT 11th Annual North you’ll know from PT Farmers Epoxies, New Found Metals Inc, NW Maritime Center, NxPage, Peninsula Lifestyle Magazine - Festival S Marine Science Star Stage Children’s Port Townsend - Festival Sponsor, Port TownsendMarket Brewing Company - Festival Sponsor, Port Townsend L Center Theater Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op, Printery Communications, Puget Energy - Festival Sponsor, Pyg 11 am-noon Java Gypsy: PTSound local gourmet Cupola House Classics, Inc. - Patron, Sea Marine - Festival Sponsor, Small Craft Advisor Magazine, System Three Resins and chai Captain U.S. Maritime Academy, West System Epoxy Inc, coffees Westport Shipyard - Festival Sponsor, Wilson Insurance, 1-3 pm Kernal’s original Kettle Korn: Kidd’s Latest Their name says it all! Children’s Stories of the Sea Adventure N ORTHWEST MARITIME CENTER Bruce Cowan reads at North Star Stage lopez Island Creamery: Fes- & WOO 11th Annual North 380 Jefferson Street, Townsend, WA tival’s favorite icePort cream for Star Stage Children’s noon-5 pm Port Townsend Maritime Library Open to public www.nwmaritime.org www.w Theater decades! Mystery Bay Clams & oysters: 6-7 pm 10-11 am 11 am-noon noon-1 1-2 pm 2-3 pm 3-4 pm 4-5 pm 5-6 pm Steamed, grilled or raw, fresh Anchoring & Cruising to Finding Pax: Birding the Perfectionism Rigging a Paddling Pirates & the Dreams & from the bay Kedging Off Salish Sea & the Wooden Wooden Boat Lake Titicaca Alaska by Women & Cruising Sailor Adventures oasis Frozen Yogurt: Welcome Nigel Calder David Gluckman Brion Toss John Lockwood Nancy Erley Boat Wooden Boat Sailing with Alvidia aboard another local Larry Cheek & Mark Bunzel & Kaci Cronkhite Luis Peaze olympic environmental Council Peter Gron Sam Devlin Corn Booth: PT local organic for 0 years Pike Place Nuts: Warm, salty, 9 am-7 pm Festival Boats Open for Tours organic cashews ray’s Foods: Gotta have at 9 am-6 pm • where???? Virginia V Dockside Tours least one elephant ear 9 am-6 pm • Union Wharf Cape St. James Dockside Tours Sandwich King Greek Food: New to festival but a boat9 am-5 pm • NWMC Dock Merrie Ellen Dockside Tours & Sails yard fav 12:30-2 pm • WHERE? 2 pm • Cupola House 9:30-noon Longboats Row in Rowing Race Shanghai Chinese: PT local ChiLongboat & Thunderbird Tours Skippers’ Meeting NW Schooner Cup 9:30-11:30 am Center Dock nese food, for generations. Thunderbird Sailing Tours 3:30 pm NW Schooner Cup Race Sirens: PT sailors’ favorite 9-10 am local pub, featuring alaska 10 am-4 pm Center Dock CWB Gillnetter Sails NWMC Dock salmon 10:30 am-5:30 pm Adventuress Public Sails Tickets online or at the dock Spot Café: PT Water Street Schooner hangout noon-4 pm • Center Dock or whistle PT Bay Adventuress Rowing Race10foramFixed Taco Grande: Mexican tortilla Water Taxi & Tours aboard NWMC Classic Row Boats & Sliding Seat 6-6:30 Dockside Tours specialties 2-4 pm • Hudson Boat Shop pm The Spot: PT local café, popular 9 am • Cupola House Flagpole Pocock Rowing Single Launching Ceremony Rowing for its soups Skippers’ Meeting for Race & Ziegler’s Bratwurst Haus: Ger1:30-2:30 pm Rowing Race man bratwurst, a festival Schooner Scuttlebutt, Knots 3-4:30 pm • WHERE? 9 am • Center Dock favorite for decades! Awards & Heaving a Line,
Historic Longboat, Gillnetter & Thunderbird Tours sign-up
NORTHWEST MARI 8 pm 9 pm & W7 pmOODEN BOAT
NWMC Longboat & Thunderbird Tours
PT Sea Scouts Travelift
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David LoVine Sea chanteys
Contemporary folk with Celtic, American & maritime styles
Dwyer Family Band Bluegrass
Alternators Gypsy zydeco
Cajun, creole & zydeco with French vocals from south Louisiana
Awards, Rowing Race & Schooner
Tim Halpin & Better Half
Blues-infused funky rock & soul
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SawStop Tablesaw demo Mark Baldwin
11 am 10-11 am
pm Sharpening Woodworking SawStop Tablesaw Tools demo Jim Tolpin & Tim
Spar Making Bruce Tipton
10:30-11:30 am 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Boatyard Considerations Matt Elder
Ask a Shipwright
Corrosion – The Natural Disease of Boats Ted Schwartz
9 am-5 pm • NWMC & WBF Boat Shop
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Traditional Sailmaking Handwork
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Small Boating in Alaska
Dutchman & Butterfly Techniques
learn From our on-land exhibitors
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8th Annual Family Boatbuilding
Longboats & Water Taxi 10 am-5 pm • Old Boat Shop Kids’ Boatbuilding
9 am-5 pm • Center Dock
KIDS & FaMIlIeS
10 am-5 pm • Main Tent Music Stage 10-11:30 am
Children’s Stories of the Sea
Captain Pirate’s Treasure Hunt
Bruce Cowan reads at North Star Stage
Meet Jolly Roger at Cupola House
All Family Music Theater 5 pm
Captain Kidd’s Latest Adventure
8th Annual Family Boatbuilding Launches!
11th Annual North Star Stage Children’s
noon-4 pm • Walk beach to PTMSC
PT Marine Science Exhibits
Catamarans & the Pacific
Pocket Cruiser DIY Small Boat Design & Cruising & San – Diesel Engine Building Maintenance & Juans John Harris Robert Taylor Survey
Festival Boats Open for Tours Virginia V Dockside Tours 9 am-5 pm • Union Wharf Cape St. James Dockside Tours 9 am-5 pm • NWMC Dock Merrie Ellen Dockside Tours & Sails 10:30 am-5:30 pm • NWMC Dock Adventuress Public Sails 9 am-5 pm
9 am-5 pm • where????
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9-10 am Where?
Schooner 10 am Adventuress Learn to Sail & PTHS Dockside Tours Sailing Team Youth Sail-by
10 am-4 pm • Center Dock
CWB Gillnetter Sails
noon-4 pm • Center Dock
Water Taxi & Tours aboard NWMC Classic Row Boats 2 pm
Skippers’ Meeting for Festival Sail-by
10-11 am Historic Scuttlebutt, Longboat & Thunderbird Knots & Heaving Tours sign-up a Line, PT Sea Center Dock Scouts
Longboat & Thunderbird Tours
Marina’s NE corner
David Michael & Dari Michael
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Three-layer vocal harmonies with instrumental
Contemporary folk with Celtic, American & maritime styles
David LoVine Sea chanteys
Family Boatbuilding Launching Ceremony 5 pm
All boats remaining Marina’s NE corner overnight 3:30 pm must check Festival Sail-by on Port in with Point Townsend Bay Hudson Marina Office.
NWMC Longboat and Thunderbird Tours
Finely crafted original songs with humor
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Guide to 33rd Festival Boats Able 1963
Built by McGruer Yacht Builders in Clynder, Scotland, Able is sloop-rigged with a sail area of 400 sq. ft. She spent her first 15 years on the Scottish coast near Oban. In 1978 she sailed to British Columbia on her own bottom, via the Panama Canal and Hawaii. We purchased her in 2006 and renamed her Able. Friday Harbor, Wash.
Designed by renowned naval architect L.F. Herreshoff, she was built in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands in 1974, then sailed to San Francisco on her own bottom. Builder S.J. Ashby For Sale used kauri, spotted gum and teak. She has an auxiliary Volvo MDGA engine. Seattle, Wash.
Caine cruises daily in the waters of Portland’s Willamette River. P.T. Pirate Doug Rathbun brought Caine back to life in 2001 and sailed her for a few years before allowing us to move her to Portland. In 2005 she underwent an extensive restoration: 16 new steam-bent oak frames, hundreds of silicon bronze screws, new floorboards, and paint inside and out. After 147 phone calls to Beetle Inc., she is here to sail again! Portland, Ore.
Built at Nottingham & Co. in Seattle, she’s T-Bird No. 243. In April 1963, Port To w n s e n d ’ s J i m Daubenberger Sr., Daubie Jr. and Dr. Scheyer departed her Seattle mooring to deliver her to Port Townsend. The delivery crew quickly learned that the “flooding button” is critical on a Seagull motor. Seven hours later, they arrived in PT, where she became a favorite of local sailing families. In 1969, Glenn sold Caveat and she left Port Townsend. In 2005, Caveat – renamed Island Passage – was donated back to WBF. Rechristened at the 2008 festival with her refurbished original nameboard, Caveat now serves as one of two T-birds used for WBF adult Learn to Sail programs. Port Townsend, Wash.
In 1913, schooner Adventuress sailed from Maine to the Bering Sea via the Straits of Magellan. She then served the San Francisco Bar Pilots until 1952, waiting in the rough weather outside the Golden Gate. Since 1989, Sound Experience has provided hands-on education about the region’s urgent environmental issues aboard Adventuress, now a National Historic Landmark. We believe that people will protect what they learn to value. Port Townsend, Wash.
Aura is the fifth Blanchard 33 built. She was designed by William Garden in 1946; Blanchard Boat Co. built nine sister ships six months apart in the late 1940s. Aura has been based in Bellingham since 1977. Recent work includes new planks and sistered lower frames and floor timbers installed along the keel, in the maststep area and aft to the motor mounts. Deer Harbor, Wash.
Aeolus (Coolidge yawl) 1933 Designed by Leigh Coolidge for Puget Sound ferry Capt. Falcon Joslin, she was reportedly built with a gaff-headed main rather than a Marconi rig to clear Seattle-area drawbridges. Dur- For Sale ing World War II she was moored at the Seattle Yacht Club. Aeolus has had four owners and has been sailed continuously in Puget Sound and British Columbia for 75 years. Seattle, Wash.
Alcyone 1956 Built by Seattle shipwright Frank Prothero for his own use, he eventually sold her to the Hankes, who owned her for 22 years, selling her to Sugar Flanagan and Leslie McNish in 1987. In the 22 years the Flanagan family has owned her, she’s done five offshore passages, including Ireland and New Zealand. She does six-passenger charters with adults or families, and youth sail training. Port Townsend, Wash.
Alula 2009 An Arctic Tern 23’ sloop, I started building her in fall 2004, launching in summer 2009. Building progress is documented at http://members.shaw. ca/pgron/ArcticTern.htm. Alula is also featured in Lawrence Cheeks’ book The Year of the Boat. Gabriola Island, B.C.
Bear 2002 Commissioned by WBF, she was built in partnership with Gray Wolf Ranch and NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Greg Foster designed her from the lines of Pacific Crest Outward Bound’s Elizabeth Bonaventure. She’s used for a wide variety of on-the-water programs, including Sea Scouts, Adventures at Sea and Puget Sound Explorers. She’s made a wonderful companion ship to the Townshend. Port Townsend, Wash.
Bebop 1963 A converted salmon gillnetter built in Steveston, B.C., she fished the Queen Charlotte Islands and Alaska for 30 years. Converted in 2002 in Port Townsend, she retains her elegant fishing boat lines. Brent and Kelly cruise her around Puget Sound and continue to refine her systems as they prepare for extended cruising. Seattle, Wash.
Bella Darya 2003 Designed and built by George Ku r z m a n u s ing a patented process, Bella Darya is the first full-sized, woodstructured, rigid-inflatable cruising sailboat ever built. Rigid inflatables provide enormous volume without a lot of structure, so they are lighter, more efficient and safer than other boats. Olympia, Wash.
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Bernadine 1931 Built by the Schertzer Boat Co. in Tacoma for O.V. Snyder, owner of the Pacific Match Co., she was extensively refurbished in 2007, including replacing the canvas cabin top and decks, partial refastening, recaulking, bottom and topsides paint. Her interior has been refurbished in period style, including woodstove in the galley and 1930s kerosene lighting She’s an outstanding example of an early 1930s power cruiser built right here in the Pacific NW during the Depression’s worst year. Her cabin lines are unique, featuring “drooping” corners fore and aft with a highly arched aft cabin top. Port Townsend, Wash.
Betty S 2003 She was handbuilt by Steven Sloanwhite in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. Steven built several schooners, giving one to each of his children, creating a family race team. The Betty S was nearly completed before Steven died. Current owners have lovingly added a cobalt-blue Little Cod solid-fuel stove, Italian tile, and chintz, velvet and silk fabric, making this 15-ton beauty a floating genie’s jewel box. Nanaimo, B.C.
Bon Accord 1986 Featured in the book of designs of William Garden, Bon Accord is venerated as one of his classic trawlers and is custom designed for Alaska voyaging. Crafted by Krist Martinsen (Turtleback Boatworks) of Orcas Island in 1986, she is hard chine in cold-molded diagonal fir planking. Hundreds of whale catchers have enjoyed Bon Accord over the years as she plied the waters of Puget Sound. She worked out of Friday Harbor from 1988 to 2006, when she retired to private cruising. Snohomish, Wash.
Boondock 2007 Boondock is a locally designed and constructed interpretation of a Polynesian voyaging catamaran. She features a ketch rig, large open bridge deck, secure central cockpit, six watertight compartments and private accommodations for a family of four. Boondock is the second set of hulls launched from the designs of ‘Beau’ Beaubien. She was constructed by a local cabinetmaker and has been finished and rigged by local shipwrights and riggers. Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Bright Star 2006 A Tolman Alaskan skiff built from a kit and customized as a cabin cruiser for boat camping and fishing trips, she has a cruising speed of 18 knots and has spent time on the Columbia and the Willamette rivers as well as the South Sound area between Olympia and Seattle. Lake Oswego, Ore.
Caledonia Yawl 2009 A Caledonia Ya w l m o d i fied to include short decks fore and aft. With a beaching rudder, centerboard and brass shoe on the keel, she’s well suited for beach cruising. The hull is sapele plywood on a white oak backbone. Spars are Sitka spruce. Thwarts, benches and floorboards are Alaska yellow cedar. Allyn, Wash.
Cape James 1944 This old girl has been restored and rebuilt over the last 10 years. She is making the trip south for warmer climates; this will be her one and only opportunity to visit the festival. Her history during World War II with Gen. MacArthur is listed at capejames.com. Vancouver, B.C.
Ceridwen 1994 John Magner and h i s s o n Ke v i n lofted Ceridwen in fall 1982; owners Matt and Stephanie McCleary pitched in to pour the lead keel, steam-bend the oak frames and attach the cabin sides. The owners planked 95% of the boat and installed the tanks, plumbing and electrical systems. Launched in 1994, she made her maiden voyage in August 1996 from Port Angeles to Port Hadlock. Port Hadlock, Wash.
Carleton Canoe 1909 Purchased in 1971 at the Old Town Canoe Co. seconds store in Maine, the canoe probably dates from before 1909, when Old Town Canoe purchased the Carleton Canoe Co. Old Town added a fourth digit to Carleton’s three-digit serial numbers, and began with the 1700 series. Since this canoe bears the serial number 767, she is likely one of the last canoes constructed by Carleton. Port Townsend, Wash.
Charles Edward 2008 She’s Grapeview Point Boat Works’ variation of an 1885 St. Lawrence River Skiff originally used by fishing guides. Many featured sprit sail rigs and were raced without rudders, using weight and sail trim to maneuver. This boat features two rowing thwarts, short decks with bulkheads, and a low coaming around the cockpit. Hull is okoume plywood on white oak keel and stems. She’ll be used for camping expeditions with three men and gear. Allyn, Wash.
Carousel 1953 An Ed Monk Sr. design built on the Tacoma waterfront at Cummings Boat Co., she’s a typical 1950s Monk design with a few subsequent but useful modifications. We are her fifth owners. Based on engine data plates, she was repowered in 1976. In 2005, I “long-blocked” her port engine due to a timing chain cover failure that pumped 6 gallons of coolant into the crankcase. The starboard engine, though 30+ years old and with 3,500 hours, still runs perfectly. Being “V” drives, both engines are readily accessible through large hatches in the cockpit. Bremerton, Wash.
Designed by Ed Monk Sr., she was built in 1940 by the Edison Vocational School in Seattle. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, she was commissioned by the Coast Guard Auxiliary to patrol the Sound in search of submarines. She spent most of her life in Washington until coming to Portland in 2008. She was in a sad state, having been converted as a live-aboard and then abandoned. Since 2008 she has been undergoing a restoration to bring her back to her original look, including a complete rebuild of her cabin, rigging and pilot house. It‘s been (and will continue to be) a labor of love for this old girl. Portland, Ore.
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Chesuki 1986 David built this boat and then single-handed it through California and Mexico. We now sail in the San Juans and brought her up to Desolation Sound. He mainly plays at the festival, and races her in the festival small boat races. Renton, Wash.
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Francoise De La Rosa 2009
Designed and built by Sam Devlin in 1986, Eider was constructed using Sam’s usual highquality marine ply epoxy and glass tack and tape method. Her cabin has sitting headroom, a solid-fuel cabin stove and two berths. She carries a 5hp Mariner outboard and a sculling oar for pleasant exercise on a calm morning. She’s easily trailered and kept beside our home. Port Townsend, Wash.
She’s a replica of J.R. Purdon’s 1913 Cockle design; the original is at Mystic Seaport. She’s traditionally built using all local West Coast timbers. Her backbone is Douglas fir with Pacific yew frames and western red cedar planking. For Sale Spars are solid Sitka spruce and decking is caulked Douglas fir. She’s ballasted with 2,850 lbs. of lead and carries 330 sq. ft. of sail. Gabriola Island, B.C.
Dance Me 2007
Clupea 1929 Built by the Boeing Co., she was commissioned by the Canadian Fisheries Patrol. She served out of Port Hardy until the late 1950s, when she was decommissioned and sold at auction to Doc Freeman of Seattle. She was towed to Seattle, where she underwent a 13-year conversion from workboat to private vessel. Although her interior was extensively renovated, the exterior retained her original workboat lines. Since being relaunched, Clupea has extensively cruised NW waters and has gone as far as Mexico and Alaska. Everett, Wash.
Contessa 1978 Built in 1977 and launched in 1978, she is a stretched version of a George Stadel Jr. 36’ design with mahogany planking and oak keel and frames. Her original owner kept her in New York, with her second owner moving her to Buzzards Bay, Maine. I bought her there and trucked her to Everett in June 2005. Lake Stevens, Wash.
I’m a 54-year-old silver-haired lady who finally decided to learn how to sail. I found Dance Me at Sam Devlin’s boatyard. She is one of Devlin’s Nancy’s China designs. With the help of many friends, I brought my boat home and have been learning how to sail her. We are becoming a familiar sight on Port Ludlow Bay. Port Ludlow, Wash.
Dinghy Peaze 2009 Inspired by the Herreshoff’s Columbia 12’, she’s built of lyptus, the “noble wood of the future.” She’ll be shipped from Brazil to Port Townsend, a trip Luis Peaze called “a dream of mine coming true.” Luis gives several presentations throughout the weekend, including one about building Alvidia, a wooden 30’ yacht, and sailing her from the Tasman Sea to the Timor Sea. Arraial d Ajuda, Brazil
Built in PT in 1986 by graduates of the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, she was sailed to the Galapagos by her original owners. The Smith family are her fourth owners; she’s been in the family since Christmas 2005. Vashon, Wash.
Elmore 1890 Elmore was used to carry passengers and freight between Astoria and Tillamook before the road was built. She was then used as a ferry to Alaska during the 1890s Gold Rush. In 1922 she burned to the waterline and was rebuilt as a combo tug/fish carrier. She continued as a tugboat until 1982, when she was stripped and sold as a hull. Floyd Waite then bought her and restored her. Since 1990, we have cruised her to Alaska and the San Juans. Port Hadlock, Wash.
Dorjun 1905 Built for the U.S. Lifesaving Service, her design and hull shape are similar to the lifeboats used in Shackleton’s epic voyage. In 1937 she sailed through the Straits of Magellan on a trip documented in National Geographic. She sank in the 1946 Portland flood and spent several years on the mud before being rescued and stored. In 1992 Dorjun was brought to Port Townsend for a loving restoration and relaunched at the 1992 festival. She’s been used for WBF programs since, and after some additional recent work, she’s ready for her next hundred years. Port Townsend, Wash.
Dulcinea 1930 Cormorant 2007 I built Cormorant as a wilderness surfing vehicle. With a canvas boat tent, gas stove and a couple of surfboards, I have made numerous single-handed expeditions to the Santa Barbara Channel Islands as well as along the Pacific Coast of Baja, including a 500-mile winter journey from San Diego to Cedros Island. I view these travels aboard my Shetland Isle-inspired craft as a “living experiment” in a long-standing form of ocean work. In June 2009 I returned to Baja to explore Magdalena Bay and outside to Punta Hughes for right point waves. After the festival, I plan to trailer her to Vancouver Island for further wilderness surf immersion. San Clemente, Calif.
Grebe 1965 Grebe is a Trojan Express Cruiser built by Amish craftsmen in Lancaster, Pa. Her hull is mahogany planking and plywood on frames of sawn white oak. In 2006 we installed a rack on her hardtop, allowing us to carry our kayaks to the San Juans, using Grebe as a mothership while we enjoy paddling. Seattle, Wash.
Originally used in Bristol Bay, Alaska, as a sailing gillnetter, her hull was barged to Seattle in the early 1950s and converted to a k e t c h . Ro g e r Owner bought her in 1983, rebuilt her and rerigged her as a schooner. She’s been sailed extensively in the San Juan and Gulf islands as a family boat, and cruised to Alaska in 2002. She has offered day-sail charters in Coupeville since 1985. Coupeville, Wash.
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She’s a 30 Square Meter, designed by Harry Becker and built at Radesunds in Sweden. Buckminister Fuller imported her in the 1940s, sailing her out of Boothbay Harbor, Maine. In the 1970s she went to Michigan. When we purchased her in 2005, she had not been in the water since the 1990s. Legendary Yachts rebuilt her, replacing her entire underwater construction. Portland, Ore.
Happy Talk 1962
Fat City 1960
An Iain Oughtred Caledonia Yawl, Copernicus is a fine example of the type; she cruises to Vancouver Island and the San Juans. Built by Aspoya Boats. Her canvas cover with 360-degree windows provides berths for two, a pack-away galley and gear storage, and a warm, dry spot to spend the night or wait out the rain. Mukilteo, Wash.
HammerP 1966 We knew HammerP was in need of repowering, so after much research, we decided to convert her to all electric. We would keep the old generator to assist in charging the batteries. After the conversion was complete, the generator failed, so we added a “kicker” motor to allow longer trips between charges. We can travel about 40 to 60 miles on a charge, and until the generator is replaced we must take time to plug in and recharge for a return trip. Our cruising style has not changed since the conversion – we always traveled from trolling speed to about 6 knots. To conserve power, we plan our trips with the tidal currents and prevailing weather, just like a sailboat. Gig Harbor, Wash.
She’s a 27’ Fairliner Viscount Express Cruiser. Our family has outgrown this great little local cruiser/weekender and is looking for another family to adopt her. Built at Hylebos Marina in Tacoma, she’s mostly refurbished, including a rebuilt 327Q V8 Chris Craft gas engine. She comes with a decent 32’x13’ boathouse at OYC, which substantially reduces maintenance. Overall, she provides an economical and eye-catching way to enjoy the Sound. Olympia, Wash.
Fire Fly IV 1967 In 1775, Gen. Lyman ordered his troops to build boats for navigating the Hudson. Around For Sale 1 9 0 0 , Lyman’s descendants started Lyman Boatworks in Ohio. Lyman switched to fiberglass in 1971 and closed in 1972. Fire Fly takes her name from her current caretakers – Tim is a retired fire captain and Laura is a flight attendant. Port Ludlow, Wash.
Flygburen 1993 This cold-molded Tumlaren was designed in 1936 by Knud Reimers and built between 1985 and 1993 by Richard and Andy McConkey. Winthrop, Wash.
Grilse 1982 Bill Garden designed her as a camp tender. She was built in Bowser, B.C., and spent most of her life there. I bought her from her second owner in Portland in 2005. Although she has a displacement hull, with a V8 engine she can do 32 knots. Victoria, B.C.
Halcyon 1948 Designed by William Garden, she was a burned-out shell when Friday Harbor shipwright Sam Fry began For Sale a complete restoration that would ultimately take 12 years. Over the former fish hold, a new aft deckhouse holds a modern galley; the wheelhouse looks original but has been totally rebuilt. Halcyon was one of several troller conversions featured in WoodenBoat No. 169. Friday Harbor, Wash.
Hama 1941 In 1948 this Petersondesigned and -built cruiser went out to the end of the Aleutians. For the last 10 years, Hama has been a July feature at Hot Springs Cove, B.C. Ruston, Wash.
Happy Talk was Kettenburg 50 hull No. 6; she was christened i n 1 9 6 2 . Fo r 35 years, the Burnett family sailed her in Southern California. Charlie DeWeese purchased her in August 2007 and began a full restoration both inside and out. DeWeese spent the month of March 2008 sailing her north to Lummi Island, where she now resides. Lummi Island, Wash.
Hob Nob 1958 An Ed Monk Sr. design, she was built in Tacoma by Marine View Boat Works. The hull is built batten-seam and planked with mahogany on mahogany frames. The Detroit 3-53-N diesel engine has a 900-mile range. Port Townsend, Wash.
Hohum 2005 Construction began in fall 1998; she was launched in April 2005. She’s a semi-displacement hard-chined hull designed by Ken Hankinson. Hohum is built using sawn mahogany frames and laminated keel, planked with plywood and epoxy-saturated cloth. She burns only 1 gallon per hour at 7 knots. Her name does not mean “boring,” but rather to move at a leisurely pace. Puyallup, Wash.
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Festival Boats Continued from 24 Hope 1950 Bob Triggs found a Swampscott Dory in a friend’s barn, “dilapidated, falling apart, encrusted with dead insects and filled with debris.” He bought her for $1 and thought he could restore her “maybe in a month or two.” Having now replaced everything but the original planks and stem, “it’s been the most expensive $1 boat I ever bought,” says Bob. Rumor has it that the boat will actually appear at the festival this year as planned! Port Townsend, Wash.
Horizon 1940 She’s an Ingrid and still has her original wood-burning stove and ice box. We acquired her to restore and sail. We plan to return her to her original beautiful condition. We see her as a piece of history and a work of art, which came to us with much of her history documented. Oklahoma City, Okla.
Iris (cutter) 1934 Iris was commissioned by an Oregon lumber mill owner who supplied the air-dried yellow cedar for her construction. Designed by John Alden, she was built to last at Stone Boatyard. With her 10-ton displacement, she’s a very stable and sea-kindly vessel. Friday Harbor, Wash.
Iris (peapod) 1979 I built this Chapelle Peapod in Kittery, Maine, and brought her on a trailer to the Wooden Boat Festival that year. She’s planked with northern white cedar with white oak frames, with apple knees and other components of white pine, cherry, ash, African and Honduras mahogany, and elm. The original was built around 1886, a working boat for lobstermen when sailing qualities were desired. Olympia, Wash.
Island Runner 1929 Island Runner was completed in April 1929 and transported to Wilmington, Calif. Current owners Doug and Rayma Mery have been her caretakers for the last 15 years. They’ve improved her accommodations and modernized her systems, turning Island Runner into a reliable and comfortable cruiser. She’s been berthed in PT since 1991, and the Merys take months on end enjoying their beautiful classic as they cruise Northwest waters. Port Townsend, Wash.
Island Spirit 2000 A 22’ Devlin Surf Scoter, she was built by the owner from 1994 to 2000 and cruises Puget Sound and British Columbia. Mountlake Terrace, Wash.
Jean Alden 2000 Modeled on the traditional Cape Cod catboat, I scaledup Phil Bolger’s Bob Cat design, added a small cabin, and copied the rig from a Crosby catboat. She was built in my garage and driveway from 1997 to 2000. One Christmas vacation I used a large conference room at my job as a sail loft. The result is a sweet-sailing pocket cruiser that has brought our family much joy and satisfaction. Palo Alto, Calif.
Joshua 1986 Joshua is a historical replica of Joshua Slocum’s Spray, the first boat to be solo circumnavigated. She is built of oak, Port Orford cedar and Douglas fir. Camano Island, Wash.
Kalliste 1938 Laurent Giles designed Kalliste for the Round the Island race circumnavigating the Isle of Wight, winning it in 1939. She later captured the Golden Roman Bowl. Twelve years later, she was the model for Wanderer III, captained by Eric Hiscock for several daring global circumnavigations. During the last six years, owners Geoff Alexander and Gerry Toward have restored Kalliste to her current condition. N. Vancouver, B.C.
Karen Kay 2006 First drawn by Howard Chapelle, she was redesigned by Karl Stambaugh of Chesapeake Marine Design for glue and screw construction. Materials are okoume plywood, Honduran mahogany and oak, fastened with copper bronze and galvanized nails and screws. She’s powered by 9.9hp Honda four stroke. She cruises well and catches the eye on lakes here in Idaho, as well as being right at home cruising the San Juans. Salmon, Idaho
Katherine Jane 1952 Built as a pleasure yacht in 1952, she was originally christened Beagle, as her owners intended to sail her from California to the Galapagos, replicating Darwin’s voyage. Although she has not yet made that trip, she spent many years as a private charter yacht in Southeast Alaska and has seen much of Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. After a complete refit in 2002, she is currently available as either a bareboat or crewed charter. Seattle, Wash.
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Lille Danser 1976
She’s probably a British naval launch from around 1900. How she arrived on these shores is unknown, For Sale but during the ’30s and ’40s she was Wah-Wah, a troller based out of Port Townsend, and fished Washington and Southeast Alaska with a single-cylinder diesel. Her current cabin configuration was put on in the early ’60s, and she was repowered in 1978 with her current Saab 2-J 30hp diesel, which sips about a gallon per hour. She was totally refastened and recaulked in 1990, with silicon bronze screws. Now she resides in Anacortes and can be seen mostly cruising the San Juans. Anacortes, Wash.
Built by John Freiburg and Roy West, her lines were taken by W.B. Crealock from an early 19thcentury Danish tax vessel. Space originally designed for cargo now provides a saloon and forecabin with head and shower. She has been in the Allen family since 1983 and sailed in many Master Mariners regattas as well as a trip to Mexico. She’s now been passed down to daughter Tami as a boat and breakfast around Puget Sound. Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Katie Ford 1946 Designed by Heine Dole and built at Astoria Marine, her planking and beams are Alaska yellow cedar with steel floors and knees. Her decks and sole are teak. Interior is Honduras mahogany and knotty white pine; spars are Sitka spruce. In 1973, we brought her to Victoria. She’s sailed from Astoria to Alaska and around Vancouver Island. A major 2001 refit by Bent Jespersen repaired her transom rot; Brion Toss refurbished her rig. Sidney, B.C.
Kona Trader 1960 Built in Stockton, Calif., she’s constructed entirely of mahogany. In the 1970s a Seattle coffee importer renamed her Kona Trader. In 1981 she was repowered with twin Detroit Diesel 6-71s. We purchased her in Marina del Rey, Calif., in 1999. We’ve lived aboard ever since and brought her up the coast in 2002-04. We’ve cruised her extensively in the San Juan and B.C. islands. Seattle, Wash.
Kukri 1956 FOR SALE Kukri is a Vertue class sloop built with mahogany planking copper-riveted on oak For Sale frames. She sports new spars and house. Her hull is fully restored, with new keel bolts and a rebuilt Volvo MD-1. Gabriola Island, B.C.
La Boheme 1926 Christened Kantaki upon her launch in 1938, this vessel’s keel was laid in 1926 in Victoria. After a complete rebuild in 1981, she was relaunched as La Boheme. We bought her in 2000 and have had her completely rerigged, sailing the San Juans, Gulf Islands, and the B.C. and Vancouver Island coasts. Port Townsend, Wash.
Lady Clipper 1955 Brothers Ernie and Irv Sigler built plywood boats in Tacoma from 1946 to 1961, when the advent of fiberglass production boats undercut demand. This particular boat was operated by her original owner until 1961, when she was retired to a single-car garage, sitting unused until we purchased her in 2004. Marty Loken began her continuing restoration in June 2009, at our shop on Marrowstone Island. The Lady Clipper is powered by a 1954 Johnson 25hp outboard. Nordland, Wash.
Ladyhawk 1934 Built as a “Haikutter” (type of North Sea fish boat) in Esbjerg, Denmark, with oak on oak construction, she fished the North Sea and Dogger Banks between England and Denmark for 45 years. She was originally registered as “sail with helping motor,” a Granaa 2-cylinder, 2-cycle hot bulb type SIMI diesel, 100hp. She was bought out of the fishing fleet in 1977, converted back to a sailing vessel in Denmark, and served as our home until 2002. Port Townsend, Wash.
Lavengro 1927 Built by landmark builder and designer Jack Covacevich in Biloxi, Miss., she’s one of only two surviving Biloxi Bay shrimping schooners. Her hull is swamp cypress, which accounts for her good condition. She once sailed the Mediterranean as well as operating as a charter vessel in Hawaii before coming to the Northwest. She’s now owned and operated by the Northwest Schooner Society and sailed mainly by volunteers. She’s berthed in Lake Union in Seattle and offers sail-training charters and adventures in the San Juan Islands and Puget Sound. Monte Sereno, Calif.
Leadercraft 14’ 1963 For Sale In the early 1960s, a relative of mine purchased a then-Olympic class Leadercraft 14’ racing sloop. I bought her from him in the early ’70s. She was built in England and was designed over 300 years ago for sailing on the English Channel. In the late ’80s, I fiberglassed the outside hull and painted it with Dupont Imeron paint. The inside is varnished mahogany and brass. Mountain Home, Ark.
Leslie Jean 2006 Designer/builder Karl Bischoff copied most of her lines from a John Gardner article in National Fisherman. Bischoff built the 15’ Whitehall over 10 years. Each year he took a week’s worth of classes, first at the Wooden Boat Shop in Seattle and then at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Townsend. As he learned each new skill, he would complete that part of the project. Seattle, Wash.
Lightning Bird 1938 Designed by Ben Seaborn, she is a 25’ sloop built in Seattle by N.J. Blanchard Co. Longbranch, Wash.
M/V Lotus 1909 An Edwardian houseboat cruiser, M/V Lotus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Though nearly 100 years old, Lotus remains historically complete. Designed by naval architects Lee and Brinton, she was built in the Sloan Yard in Seattle specifically to cruise the Inside Passage of the Pacific Northwest. Lotus is now operated by the M/V Lotus Heritage Foundation. Port Townsend, Wash.
Luna 1941 She’s a heavily built motorsailer alternating sawn and bent frames with 1¾” planking. All hull construction is Lapacho. Almost all the planking and fasteners are original. The wheelhouse was rebuilt and expanded in the 1980s after a fire. The boat is new to us; we just purchased her in San Diego, sailing her up the coast in June 2009. The boat will be part of our fleet at Service Education and Adventure. Coupeville, Wash.
Lyra 1973 In Santa Cruz, Calif., Port Townsend shipwright Tom Tucker designed and built Lyra for a couple who wanted a traditional aesthetic in a boat to trailer to Puget Sound. While inexpensive boats with plywood hulls usually look boxy, Lyra’s lines are particularly graceful. After WoodenBoat No. 10 did an article about this boat amateurs could build and trailer, Tucker received 500 requests for plans. Lyra also appeared in Small Craft Advisor, May 2007. Port Townsend, Wash.
Martha 1907 Built in 1907 for J.R. Hanify, commodore of the San Francisco Yacht Club, Martha is a B.B. Crowninshield design. She recently celebrated her centennial with a complete below-the-waterline restoration. Owned and operated by The Schooner Martha Foundation since 1996, she takes both youths and adults on sail-training adventures. Martha is not only the oldest working sailboat in Washington but is also the oldest living flagship of the San Francisco Yacht Club. Port Townsend, Wash.
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Miss Crumpet 1946
A 36’ Sam Crocker ketch, she’s very comfortable and sea kindly. She has newer engine gear, shaft, wiring For Sale and electronics, with new keel bolts in 2005. Bellingham, Wash.
A traditional lapstrake Folkboat built in Kastrup, Denmark, she was originally shipped to For Sale the East Coast but has been in Port Townsend waters for the last 20+ years. Over the last several years I have replaced floors, keel bolts and interior and have also wooded and varnished all her brightwork, replacing the oil and Cetol that had built up over the years. Nais is used as she was intended: for family cruising. Port Townsend, Wash.
Designed by MSJ Hansen, the “perfectionist” among Spidsgatter designers, and likely built by Karl Thomsen in Kalundborg, Denmark, Pax has an international history. She sailed in occupied Denmark before being shipped to California, then headed north for a decade in British Columbia. Wooden Boat Festival director and circumnavigator Kaci Cronkhite brought her to Port Townsend in 2007. Thanks to excellent work by Port Townsend marine trades craftspeople, she’s sailing again. Port Townsend, Wash.
Martha J 1995 A motor launch previously owned by the Foley family, she’s now used as a WBF support vessel for programs and regattas. She was built by the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 1995. Martha J is frequently seen setting marks for races or serving as a chase boat for on-the-water events. She completed a major engine and drive train overhaul in 2009. Port Townsend, Wash.
Mary O’Farrell 1982 Mary O’Farrell is a hard-chine cutter with bluewater experience that includes Baja, Alaska and Vancouver Island. She was built by Ed Martin and is a culmination of progressively larger sailboats built by him in Brinnon along Hood Canal. Most of her trim and interior wood was milled from local trees. Extensively overhauled by her present owner, she’s a steward of introduction for those who’ve never been on a wooden boat or sailed the Northwest waters. Olympia, Wash.
Merrie Ellen 1922 The 107’ gaff schooner Merrie Ellen was built in V a n c o u v e r, B.C. She has recently undergone a complete refit in Port Townsend, which included some replanking and refastening by David Thompson’s shipwrights and a new John Deere main engine from Shoreline Marine Diesel. In addition, the fuel tanks and interior appointments are being replaced. She’s also now available for charters. Brinnon, Wash.
Miss Molly 1957
Nereia II 1989
Carrell Stamper’s dad loved the idea of living on a boat, so he tried to restore a 1952 Monk only to find out she had cracked ribs the survey had missed. On a whim, the family posted on Craigslist a free slip in return for the use of a boat. Within minutes, Shelby called. She had a 31’ 1957 Owens Flagship, but she was moving. We embarked on a restoration, including the original colors that were only two layers down. Now we’ve bought a second 1957 Flagship, a 21-foot Mini-Molly. Kingston, Wash.
Built in Canoe Cove on Vancouver Island by Doug Barron, she’s modeled after Herreshoff’s Nereia. She’s 2’ longer, has 5” extra freeboard, and sports a pilothouse. She’s rigged as a sloop rig rather than a ketch. Hull is cold-molded cedar. She sails particularly well in light air and is generally sea kindly, if not quite dry enough for my daughter. She’s powered by a 44hp Yanmar. Fall City, Wash.
Mona-C 1994 A member of the Lost Coast Traditional Small Craft Association in Fort Bragg, Calif., she’s used on the north coast of California and San Francisco Bay. In 2007 she went on the San Francisco Maritime National Park gunkholing cruise up the Sacramento River with the Schooner Alma. Rio Nido, Calif.
Mundeamo 1935 Homebuilt in San Pedro, Calif., on a design based on the William Hand Cyclone Sloop, she was launched and sailed by builder Parley Van Wagoner in 1936. Her first major adventure was a cruise to the South Pacific, visiting the Marquesas, Takaroa and Tahiti. Ill health and the impending war sent her to Hawaii, where she was sold in 1937. She’s been lovingly restored and maintained by current owner Lark Dalton. The son of her builder and original owner will be aboard for the festival, along with photos, newspaper clippings and film of her first South Pacific voyage. Kamloops, B.C.
Messenger III 1947 Messenger III served from 1947 to 1968 as a missionary vessel for the Shantyman’s Christian Association, bringing medical and spiritual comfort to isolated areas along the west coast of Vancouver Island, the Queen Charlotte Islands and B.C.’s north coast. The adventures of Messenger III and her crew are recorded in the book Splendour of the Sea and in a feature in Life magazine in the 1950s. In 1968, she was retired from missionary service and acquired by the Scott family, who remain her owners to this day. Messenger III has attended the Victoria Classic Boat Festival for 30 consecutive years. Victoria, B.C.
She was designed and lofted in Port Townsend by Jim Franken and Robert Prothero at the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 1981. Assembly began in the Maher family’s backyard after 10 years of stockpiling materials. On her maiden voyage up the Inside Passage to Alaska, she went without masts, sails or rigging. Now completely outfitted with full sails, the Mycia is the accomplishment of a lifelong dream realized through the hard work and vision of a family effort. Port Townsend, Wash.
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New Rosa 1998 Built at Seal Beach, Calif., we purchased her in 2001 after she’d been vandalized and repossessed. For Sale We then moved her on her own bottom from San Diego to Bainbridge Island. Her complete history is unknown, but we believe her design dates from the late 1940s or 1950s. Why the boat was constructed so late remains a mystery, but she evidently was never used for commercial fishing but rather as a deep-sea-fishing pleasure boat. Pender Island, B.C.
Night Wind I 1964 A Frank Fredette classic ketch built in Victoria by Derek Verhey, she is heavily built of 1-1/8” western red cedar planking over bent oak frames and a cedar deck, very much like the fish boats of her time. She has galvanized standing rigging, and spruce masts and bowsprit. Gabriola, B.C.
Out West 2008 She’s a 14’ McKenzie River drift boat designed and built by Rich Korte of Olympia. Unlike most (plywood) drift boats, her hull is cedar strip and epoxy. There are almost no metal fasteners in the entire boat; wooden dowels are used instead. All the trim is ash with curly bubinga accents. Her cowboy and Indian theme was inspired by Thomas Molesworth, a Cody, Wyo., furniture designer from the 1930s and ’40s. Olympia, Wash.
Pearl 2008 A Phil Bolger “Old Shoe” design, she’s a 12’ version of the Micro and carries a sprit cat yawl rig. Construction has taken just over two years. This is my first boatbuilding project and has been a complete joy. Bellingham, Wash.
Pirate 1926 Pirate is an R-class racing sloop designed by Ted Geary and built in Seattle by Lake Union Drydock. Geary specified there were to be no scarf joints in the stringers, clamps or shelves through the middle portion of the boat. The builders went one better, and all long structural members are full length with no joints of any kind. Geary later adapted Pirate’s design to a 1/12-scale pond yacht. Pirate had a long racing and cruising history in Southern California, eventually returning to Seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats in 1999, just a half-mile from where she was built nearly 75 years earlier. Nearly $70,000 was raised to fund a museum-quality restoration using techniques and materials as close to original as is possible. She’s now sailing again and will be doing tours during the festival. Seattle, WA
Peter Kagen 1977 This Beetle Cat was trailered to Southern California by a retired naval officer. I found her in 1985 after searching several years for a Beetle anywhere on the West Coast. I’ve replaced the cockpit coaming, canvas and rub rails several times over the years; she had a new centerboard last year. The Beetle family began building their Beetle Cats in Massachusetts in 1921; Beetle Inc. is now the sole builder of Beetle Cat boats. Kenmore, Wash.
Pia 1938 Designed by Aage U t zo n , P i a wa s built in Denmark in 1938 but was not commissioned until the end of World War II. She was imported to Victoria in the 1960s along with five other Spidsgatters, including Port Townsend vessels Eio and Da Capo. I found Pia nearly derelict at anchor in 1992 in Cortez Island, B.C., and began an intensive two-year repair. Pia’s construction, while typical in Denmark, is unusual in America. She has single-sawn grown timber on station, with steam-bent frames between. Planking is tight joined, like a barrel. All but two of the original 26 38-square-meter Klasse Spidsgatters ever built are still accounted for and sailing. Olympia, Wash.
Pick Pocket 1981 Pick Pocket is a William Garden-designed Eel canoe yawl. I purchased her in 2001 from Schooner Creek Boatworks, the builder, which had her on consignment. She was in perfect condition and has been maintained that way ever since. Although small, an Eel is a proper yacht in every regard and is a perfect fit for my small family. Moored primarily in Portland on the Columbia River, she has been trailered all over. Tigard, Ore.
Designed by Frank Prothero, building began in 1984 but was not yet complete when Frank died in 1996. Over the next decade I slowly finished the boat, with help from others. She was launched in 2007 and named for the River Plym, near For Sale my grandfather’s childhood home in Plymouth, England. We motored to Port Townsend for spars and rigging by Freyja Boatworks, and sailed her home to Anacortes in October 2008. Mount Vernon, Wash.
Puff 1980 She’s a Pemaquid Friendship sloop built by the Seattle Community College Gompers, taught by Earl Wakefield. I bought her in 1980, not rigged and with no interior. She has since been rigged and repowered, and thanks to Jim Metteer and Eagle Creek Restoration, she has a new cockpit and interior. “Designed” by fishermen around Friendship, Maine, in the late 1800s, the clipper bow and wineglass transom appealed to the developing pleasure-boat market as engines changed the fishery. Chapelle took the lines from Alden Carter’s Florida, which became the 25’ Pemaquid design. Plans are available from the Smithsonian. Seattle, Wash.
Rejoice 1931 The 56’ schooner Rejoice was donated to the La Conner Sea Scouts over 10 years ago, thanks to the persistent efforts of former skipper Guy Hupy. La Conner Sea Scouts serves coed youths ages 14 to 18. Rejoice is an excellent training vessel for both sailing and teaching wooden boat restoration. She’s participated in the Captain Raynaud International Schooner Race as well as joining the Tall Ships in Commencement Bay. La Conner, Wash.
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Salish Star 1996
Second Wind 1984
Silva Bans 1985
In the late 1950s, a Tacoma lumber company with a lot of excess plywood staged a design contest for a racer/cruiser sailboat that amateurs could build in their backyards. Ben Seaborn won with his design for the fast yet easily built Thunderbird. The Wooden Boat Foundation uses Risa and her sister ships for adult sailing classes. Port Townsend, Wash.
Commissioned by WBF, she was built by Ed Louchard and Alex Spear at Point Hudson Boat Shop and launched at the 1996 festival. She’s a reproduction of American Star, which defeated the British gig in a race in 1824 and was later given to Gen. Lafayette. Gardener took the lines off American Star, and Salish Star was built from Gardener’s plans. She’s 27’-3” overall, with Port Orford cedar frames and planks resawn from old bridge timbers. She is fastened with rivets; her stern knee and transom are black locust. Port Townsend, Wash.
Built by Stephens Bros. of Stockton, her sister ship Panacea was purchased by Charlie Chaplin as a present for his mistress Paulette Goddard. Her first owner ran a marine hardware business. He equipped Sea-Dog with extra fuel tanks, loaded her up with samples, and sold and cruised from Mexico to Alaska. In 1942 she was conscripted into the U.S. Navy, spending World War II patrolling Los Angeles Harbor. After 1946 she was prominent in the yachting activities of the Los Angeles and Newport Yacht clubs. In 2006 she began a complete restoration, initially in Friday Harbor and later in Seattle, under the direction of Patrick Curry. She is in better condition now than the day she was launched. Friday Harbor, Wash.
The 25’-5” Second Wind was a custombuilt sailboat based on a New Zealand design called Lotus Tracker 7.7. The hull was cold molded using Florida cypress. The sail plan is masthead sloop, boasting 302 sq. ft. of sail. Port Townsend, Wash.
David restored her over 11 years and launched her in 2001. We have sailed her in the San Juan and Gulf islands, having a great time. In December 2006, the boat was hit by a windstorm, and again David restored her, and we sailed off again! Renton, Wash.
Rosemary 2008 She’s based on a 1915 C.W. Barrett design for guides on Maine’s Rangeley Lakes. The guides needed an easily rowed hull capable of dealing with adverse weather and stable enough for standing fly-casting. We stretched the design to 16’ so she can be rowed both single and double, with or without a passenger. As in the 1915 design, the passenger is treated to a comfortable seat with removable backrest. The floorboards are easily removed to allow for cleaning. Allyn, Wash.
Rowan 2006 Based on Iain Oughtred’s J-II/Arctic Tern and Ness Yawl designs, she’s set up to be optimized for single-handed, multiday, motor-free cruising here in the Salish Sea. Rowan is my absolute favorite boat out of the 52 (and counting) boats I’ve built. The thwarts and side benches are a pomelle-figure Honduras mahogany I’d been hoarding for years, looking for just the right project. Anacortes, Wash.
Sea Dream 1968 Sande 1933 Before boat trailers, you’d go to a resort and rent a boat to fish. Sande is typical of those rentals. Probably built by a commercial fisherman home for the winter, her hull relies on saltwater soaking to minimize leaks. I found her on a trailer I was buying in 1992. I replaced the broken ribs and have been bringing her to the festival ever since. Poulsbo, Wash.
Sawaya 1989 Sawaya was hull No. 3 of the Pelican class started in the late 1980s in the San Francisco Bay Area. The father-son team of Jim and Ed Barlow designed this 18’ sailboat based on the popular 12’ San Francisco Pelican with the blessings of the original Pelicaneer, Capt. Short. Portland, Ore.
Sea Fever 1956
Rupert Pelican 1980 A Gulf scow schooner from Howard Chapelle’s American Sailing Craft, she was modified by Rick Sobel with a junk rig and freestanding masts. Gabriola Island, B.C.
Sage 2000 Sage was built by Rick Bedard from Jim Michalak’s Jewelbox Jr. design. She has a Birdwatcher cabin, providing a large living space on a small boat, and gives tremendous reserve stability: Tests proved that Sage will float happily on her side if knocked down and will right herself given the slightest opportunity. Sage’s hull shape conforms to Phil Bolger’s “sea of peas” theory for low resistance. Eugene, Ore.
Scamper 1920 Scamper is a 1920 36’ fantail launch built of Port Orford cedar over oak frames. She was designed and built by University of Washington professor Charles William Harris, who built three boats; Scamper and one other survive. Scamper made a trip to Princes Louisa Inlet in 1922 and one to Alaska in 1923. Friday Harbor, Wash.
Scout 2009 She’s a raised-deck outboard cruiser with cruising accommodations for two, powered by a 4-cycle 90hp outboard. She was built at Sam Devlin’s shop in Olympia. Lakebay, Wash.
Sea Cloud 1937 A William Deeddesigned cutter built by Merton Christiansen in Kelso, Wash. She is planked with fir over oak frames with a canvas deck. Length on d e c k i s 2 7 ½ ’, beam is 9½’. Her overall length is 36’, which includes the bowsprit and davits. Sea Cloud has no motor and uses oars for auxiliary power. Port Townsend, Wash.
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Sequoia 1970 A Grand Banks Classic Flybridge Trawler built by American Marine Ltd. in Hong Kong, she was originally from San Diego and later barged to Puget Sound. Owners David Boothby and Sheryl Biegert purchased her in 2007; we’ve enjoyed cruising with our two sons, primarily in the south Sound. She attended the Puget Sound Grand Banks Owners Rendezvous at Roche Harbor in May 2009. Southworth, Wash.
Spike Africa 1977
Seven Bells 1929
Seattle-based naval architect Ben Seaborn designed this 51’ sailboat with mahogany on oak frames. Rigged as a sloop, she’s powered by a Volvo 110hp engine. Seattle, Wash.
Rubio Focoso 1958 Built on Lake Union by the Grandy Boat Co., she was d e s i g n e d by Ed Monk and Lynn Senour. Her cedar hull has lived up to the Grandy reputation for quality craftsmanship. She has a new Volkswagen Marine TDI engine running biodiesel. The savings and pleasant smell from using biofuels are an amazing improvement for this boat! Ask us how you can upgrade your old engine. Seattle, Wash.
Designed by Hugh Angleman, she’s a Sea Spirit gaff ketch. We discovered her in Southern California in 1992. She was suffering from severe neglect but had good bones. Her restoration b e g a n i n Po r t Townsend and continued on Bainbridge; after four years she was relaunched in Port Orchard. We have a great appreciation for local artisans and quality craftsmanship, and offer our heartfelt thanks to the many involved throughout the years. Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Seven Bells has an overall length of 43’ and 11½’ beam, and weighs approximately 20,000 lbs. Her hull is sawn white oak frames with Port Orford cedar carvel planks. She has bronze fastenings, a teak deck and brightwork, a plumb bow and a flat transom. In 1988, the two original gas engines were replaced with ChryslerNissan diesels. From fall 1998 to spring 2000, Seven Bells underwent a complete restoration. Seattle, Wash.
She’s the last working coasting schooner, with a proud history of carrying America’s goods across the world’s oceans. At 77’ and with a long working life as a freighter, she’s kin to the iconic freighting schooners common 200 years ago. Her decades of work took her along the West Coast of America and many times across the Pacific. Spike was built in 1977 on the American West Coast. Builder and original owner Bob Sloan was a prominent working skipper-shipwright and a leading figure in the Pacific working-boat industry. He and Spike worked hauling freight until Sloan’s death. Friday Harbor, Wash.
Spirit of Aloha 1960 She’s a 26’ open cockpit Chris Craft runabout. Kirkland, Wash.
Seagoin 1938 Designed and built in Detroit by a pair of ex-autoworkers, she was commissioned as a much-shorter homage to For Sale Gertrude Thebaud, a 130’ schooner that raced against the famed Bluenose. At her 2002 rebuild in the Point Hudson Boat Shop, a bowsprit was added to reflect her elegant curved boomkin, and her rig was modified from sloop to cutter. She’s very competitive, often surprising boats larger and longer. Boulder, Colo.
Sophie 2008 Sophie is built to Tad Roberts’ Jigger design, intended as a tender for a yet-to-bebuilt 38’ ketch. Lapstrake plywood construction saves weight and makes drying out on davits of small concern. She’s powered by a 13.5hp Beta Marine diesel. Sophie is Barrett’s third lapstrake plywood boat, but the first built using Iain Oughtred’s stringer-free method, doing her own plank layout. Until her mothership gets built, Sophie’s a pleasure boat, Raid shepherd and fishing retreat. Olympia, Wash.
Shamrock 1965 Built in Annapolis, she’s Trumpy No. 427. Constructed of double-planked mahogany over a frame of white oak, her trim is teak. She underwent major restoration beginning in 2002. Purchased in 2004 by Sharon and John Lynch, she was renamed Shamrock and now resides in Port Ludlow. She transited the Panama Canal during the 1980s. She now cruises Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands and Canada. Port Ludlow, Wash.
Internationally known helmsman and yacht designer C. Raymond Hunt designed this sleek 39’10” yacht, one of the famed Concordia yawls. German builders Abeking and Rasmussen used hollow spruce for the spars, mahogany for the house and hull, laminated oak for the frames and oak for the keel. She is bronze fastened. Port Townsend, Wash.
Sea Pirate 1963 An Angleman Seawitch built of solid teak at the Cheoy Lee yard in Asia, she was built for Dr. Langdon of Glendale Calif., who sailed her until he sold her to me in 1995. I brought her up the coast to Roche Harbor in September/October 2001. If you ask me, she’s the best Seawitch ever built. Of course, I might be a little biased! Friday Harbor, Wash.
Shooting Star 1962 She was built in Port Alice on Vancouver Island in 1962. We’re still working on trying to find out more about her history. Duncan, B.C.
Designed by John Marples, she was built by Dick White in the Mojave Desert over a period of 10 years. Constant Camber is a method of laying up cold-molded panels on one mold of consistent camber, which allows all the strips to be the same spile. The panels are then butt-spliced together, forming a sturdy monoque structure. She was built in three pieces, trucked to Oxnard Calif., and launched in 2002. Seattle, Wash.
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Tidvatten 197 George Calkins designed this 26’ Bartender, with cuddy cabin and twin v-berths. Her hull is marine plywood on 16” sawn-oak frames. she’s powered by a 6-cylinder Chrysler-nissan Cn 6-33 diesel rated at 79hp at 3200 rpm. nordland, Wash.
Suva 19 designed for Frank Pratt of Pratt & Whitney engines, she’s built almost entirely of oldgrowth teak, including the hull, planking, framing backbone and cabin. she’s spent her entire life in Puget sound. originally rigged as a gaff schooner, she now uses a staysail schooner rig. the 68’ yacht was completely refitted at the Port Townsend shipwrights Co-op. Port townsend, Wash.
Suzie Q 194 Kathy purchased the Suzie Q in early 2008, with the intent of restoring her and cruising Puget sound. she plans to tour wooden boat festivals and the san Juans with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, teaching them about boating and marine life during her retirement from nursing in intensive care units. Suzie Q’s exterior is being refinished at present, with her interior to be completed this winter. oklahoma City, okla.
Tatiana 1966 Built by ed Rabeneck in 1966 at Wellington, B.C., Tatiana was registered as a fishing vessel. Present owner nicholas Rushton tracked down Tatiana’s blueblood history, and Rabeneck’s son and nephew provided him some of her sail plans. suspecting a connection to the designs of legendary naval architect L. Francis Herreshoff, Rushton superimposed the plans for Tatiana on those of Dulcinea, which Herreshoff used to design his famous racing yacht class Rozinante. Gabriola island, B.C.
Tempest 1948 designed by Phillip Rhodes for the seattle Yacht Club in 1948, Tempest is a long, lean and beautiful racing machine. one of 12 boats built to this design, she has been restored/refinished to Bristol condition by our shop in Friday Harbor over a twoFor Sale year period. she is a great day sailer/ racer and is also capable of local cruising with her cozy interior. Friday Harbor, Wash.
Thelonius 19 Thelonius is a traditional bridge-deck cruiser, based on an adaptation of a 1928 design. she has yellow cedar planking over oak ribs, teak house and trim, with Honduras mahogany interior details. Her interior was impeccably detailed by a boatwright who owned the boat in the 1990s, and she was repowered in 2007 with a Hino turbo diesel 150hp. seattle, Wash.
Famed naval architect William Garden designed this 43’ schooner for himself, with a modern feel but traditional lines. He sailed her just about every day from his island near Canoe Cove, B.C., until he sold her to Barb and Joe trailer. Port townsend, Wash.
Townshend 199 a replica of the yawl HMs Discovery carried during vancouver’s 179295 exploration of Puget sound, the original boat covered 30 to 40 miles a day charting these waters. nW school of Wooden Boatbuilding built this replica in 1992 to celebrate the expedition’s bicentennial. eight rowing stations carry 14’ oars, letting her cruise at 4 to 6 knots. Townshend, the original spelling for Port Townsend, serves as a floating classroom and living museum for the Wooden Boat Foundation. Port townsend, Wash.
Truant 1991 designed by ed Louchard and built at nW school of Wooden Boatbuilding, she’s reminiscent of victorian-era yachts with a spoon bow and fantail stern. Five other truant-class boats have since been built. she sails without an engine and will ghost along in the lightest breeze, yet stand up to 20 knots with a reef. i mostly sail her single-handed, but her large cockpit has been comfortable with a crowd of friends out for a sail after work. she thinks she’s larger than her 25’. Port townsend, Wash.
Turning Point 198 she’s a Lake Union dream Boat, designed by otis Cutting and built at Lake Union dry dock. the boats were built on a production line as the shipbuilding industry attempted to adopt manufacturing concepts similar to automobile companies of the time. dream Boat production stopped in 1930 because of the Great depression. Her renovation began in 2002; her story is featured in the april 30, 2009, Seattle Times Northwest Magazine. she’s moored at stimson Marina in Ballard. des Moines, Wash.
a retired fisherman bent her first frames in 1948, but a Bremerton shipwright finished the William Atkins-designed sloop and launched her from a silverdale beach in 1954. after an active cruising career, a “gently fading” Tyke was left in a backwater slough on the Columbia River. Martin Musson made an arduous journey to a nearby port and trucked her to Port Hadlock for a complete restoration. Port Hadlock, Wash.
Varya 1940 Built in San Diego by Paul Kettenberg to a design by Phillip Rhodes, she was raced in san diego for many years and remained competitive into the late 1970s. in 1988 we brought her to victoria, B.C., where she underwent an extensive 23-month rebuild. Varya has been extensively cruised in local waters since that time, to the great enjoyment of her crew. victoria, B.C.
Va Verde 009 she’s a 21’ Redwing camp cruiser, begun as a father and son (and friends) boatbuilding project in october 2008 and launched in June 2009. Built using plywood and epoxy construction, she’s powered by a 20hp outboard. We’re bringing her to inspire others to build simple boats in their garages! anacortes, Wash.
Virginia Cary 197 Launched in Lake Union, she has always been stored under cover. i’m only her fourth owner. Being a Grand Banks, she is very sturdy, a good sea boat and slow. That’s OK – her twin engines use just 3 to 4 gallons/ hour – pretty good! Bellevue, Wash.
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Wandrian 1961 designed by Hugh angelman and Charles davies of Sea Witch fame, she was built in Junk Bay, Hong Kong, by American Marine Ltd., a small yard prior to the 1963 production of Grand Banks trawler yachts. she’s an able and proven offshore cruiser designed and built to take in easy stride whatever seas and conditions you may encounter from alaska to Panama to nova scotia to the antilles. olympia, Wash.
Waterstrider 006 sprit rig peapod built of mahogany and plywood. Port townsend, Wash.
Weatherly 197 designed by sparkman and stephens and built by driscoll Custom Boats in san diego, she is one of four near sisterships. two remain in san diego, one is still owned by the driscoll family, and the other was recently sold to dennis Conner. Weatherly is the largest and the only one rigged as a yawl. dan and Pat Mcdonough brought Weatherly to Puget sound a couple of years after purchasing her in 1993. tacoma, Wash.
Wind Song 00 For Sale originally designed by n.G. Herreshoff as a “Buzzards Bay Boy’s Boat,” this classic was redesigned in 1985 by Joel White as a keel/ centerboarder. she was cold molded out of three layers of 4mm okoume plywood and sheathed in fiberglass laid in epoxy. She combines the beauty and feel of a wood boat with the low maintenance typically associated with fiberglass. Victoria, B.C.
Tuffy 1988 Virginia V 19 the last operating wooden-hull steam vessel of the Puget sound Mosquito Fleet, she’s owned by the virginia v Foundation, whose mission is preserving this historic treasure for generations to come. in the 1970s, both seattle and tacoma designated the Virginia V as a City Landmark, and in 1992 she was listed as a national Historic Landmark vessel. a trip aboard offers a chance to recapture the romance of the fabled days of steamship passage. seattle, Wash.
Boat-ocol Most boat owners and crew are happy to have you step aboard during the festival. However, please observe “boat-ocol.”
First, ask: “Permission to come aboard?”
For Sale a devlin Black Crown 25 designed and built by sam devlin in olympia, Tuffy is a semi-displacement hull powered by a Yanmar 4JH-Hte 66hp diesel. she cruises from 8 to 14 knots burning 1 to 2 gallons an hour. Modern electronics and propane heat keep you warm and safe. she’s perfect for island hopping or extended cruising. Hood River, ore.
designed by Manuel Campos and built by Jose Parodi in Buenos aires, argentina, she’s carvel planked of virraro on lapacho frames. she came north from south america on her own bottom in 1975. Port townsend sailor alex spear bought her in san diego in early 1976 and has owned her for more than 30 years. she races actively in Port townsend and cruises extensively in the northwest. Vito has been in almost every Wooden Boat Festival. Port townsend, Wash.
i first built a navigator for my mother in Maine; Yuko is her sister ship. i have no formal boatbuilding or woodworking training but managed to build everything except the sails and blocks. she’s lapstrake okoume plywood over permanent bulkheads and stringers, with epoxy joints. Her bottom and first plank are sheathed in Kevlar set in epoxy to handle rough beaching. Lacey, Wash.
Nearly all the wooden boat owners at the festival will answer, “Yes, welcome aboard.” Keep in mind that small boats can be tippy and larger boats may be the owner’s full-time home. After conﬁrming permission to board, listen carefully to their instructions of where to board and what to grip. You might be asked to remove your shoes. Please respect their privacy if some parts of the boat are closed to public access.
How to move around on a boat
Take the owner’s advice about where to board and what to grip. The “shrouds” amidships are often the safest handhold, and “stanchions” are often not. Also, keep in mind that your weight will affect the stability of the boat for yourself and others. Step lightly and toward the center of the boat where you can. Lastly, make sure your shoes, jeans, belts and rings won’t leave scratches or marks on the decks, rails and seating areas. It is common courtesy to remove your street shoes when going aboard a vessel. If in doubt, ask the owner. Remember, when boarding a boat you assume full responsibility for your own safety. If you or anyone else falls into the water or gets hurt while on the docks or boats, please contact Festival Staff immediately!
Bringing people & wooden boats together
We encourage you to exchange contact information with boat owners of vessels you particularly like, or contact the Wooden Boat Festival anytime year-round to track down boats from prior years. We bring people and wooden boats together.
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Festival Faculty Dennis armstrong – owner of Knotted Line in Redmond, Wash., a festival veteran and instructor at the nWsWBB, dennis is a walking reference on utilitarian and decorative objects made of rope. in this age of recycling, he shows what to do with line that is not good enough to use and too good to throw away. Rope Too Good to Toss: Marina Room, Friday 11 am-noon ernie Baird – ernie built Grace B, an open 25’ cat ketch, over 20 years ago and has sailed her from seattle to Barkley sound. He is an accomplished boatbuilder who established the Baird Boat Co. in 1988. ernie joins Josh Colvin and Lynn Watson in a seminar addressing safety, storage, selection of boats and just plain gunkholing. Small Boat Cruising Seminar: Boat Yard stage, saturday 2-3:30 pm Mark Baldwin – shipwright, furniture- and cabinet-maker, Mark has extensive experience working with lumber and tools at Woodcraft and edensaw Woods. SawStop Tablesaw demo: • Woodworking stage, Friday 11-11:30 am • Woodworking stage, Friday 2:30-3 pm • Woodworking stage, saturday 9:30-10 am • Woodworking stage, saturday 2:30-3 pm • Woodworking stage, sunday 9:30-10 am • Woodworking stage, sunday 1-1:30 pm louie Bartos – Longtime sailor and sailmaker from Ketchikan, Alaska, Louie has 35 years history of his trade with esoteric information on sails used during a classic period of sailing ships. He has a forthcoming book, The Evolution of Sails and Sailmaking Between 1600 and 1850. His festival talk highlights sails of the 1628 swedish warship Vasa. Examination of Vasa’s 1628 Sails: Marina Room, Friday 1-2 pm Jim Blaiklock – Jim started building boats in 1968 including new construction of 5.5-meter designs and classic sparkman and stephens yawls, and repair work on atlantic and Pacific coasts. Dutchman & Butterﬂy Techniques: Woodworking stage, sunday 10-11 am Christian Beamish – Christian surfed throughout the Pacific, designed surfboards and recently built the Cormorant, an 18’ open boat based on plans of a traditional Shetland Island fishing boat. He has sailed it down the west coast of Baja from his home in southern California and is headed to vancouver island sailing and surfing. Open Ocean Open Boat Sailing: Marina Room, Friday 4-5 pm Beach Boating: Boatyard stage, saturday 4-5 pm
David Gluckman – david is a certified Admiralty Audubon Society field trip leader and community instructor on bird identification. He is also a nature photographer, author, and avid kayaker. Identifying Birds of the Salish Sea: Marina Room, saturday 1011 am
Mike Beemer, Jordan & MJ Bunzel – Mike Beemer is a teacher at anacortes. His son Jordan and MJ Bunzel (Mark Bunzel’s son) will discuss building two boats in the past two years with the assistance of their fathers. Building a 21’ Redwing Pilothouse: Woodworking stage, Friday 3-4 pm
Joe Greenley – Owner of Redfish Kayaks and an instructor at the NW school of Wooden Boatbuilding, Joe builds beautiful custom kayaks and canoes with striking combinations of light and dark woods. Building a Cedar-Strip Kayak/ Canoe: Woodworking stage, Friday 1:30-2:30 pm Building a Cedar-Strip Kayak/ Canoe: Woodworking stage, saturday 1:30-2:30 pm
Mark Bunzel – Fine edge publisher and author, Mark joins sam devlin in a demonstration of sam’s ingenious new design of a skiff made from a single sheet of 5’x10’ plywood; with new, innovative techniques the basic boat can be built in an hour. Build the Devlin 5x10 with one sheet of plywood: Woodworking stage, saturday 1011:30 am Alaska by Wooden Boat: Marina Room, saturday 2-3 pm Nigel Calder – author of many books – including Marine Diesel Engines, Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual – and more than 800 magazine articles, nigel is one of the most respected marine how-to writers and speakers in the United states and United Kingdom. His four presentations this year cover new technology issues (Hybrid Boats and Battery Breakthroughs) and solutions to dilemmas many must face (Anchoring and Kedging Off and Do-It-Yourself Diesel Maintenance). Hybrid Boats: Is the Technology Viable?: Marina Room, thursday 7-8:30 pm Battery Breakthroughs: Marina Room, Friday 6-7 pm Anchoring & Kedging Off: Marina Room, saturday 6-7 pm DIY – Diesel Maintenance & Survey: Marina Room, sunday 1-2 pm lawrence Cheek & Peter Gron – Lawrence has been a professional journalist since the age of 15 and an amateur boatbuilder since 2002. He has built a Pygmy kayak, Redfish cedar-strip kayak, a 14’ sailing dinghy and a devin gaff-rigged pocket cruiser. His book The Year of the Boat chronicled his struggle to achieve a passable level of imperfection in building his ideal boat. Peter grew up on vancouver island and built a devlin-designed 23’ sloop. He joins Lawrence in discussing their different approaches to boatbuilding craftsmanship. Imperfectionism & the Wooden Boat: Marina Room, saturday 11 am-noon Josh Colvin – Publisher of Small Craft Advisor, a magazine focusing on trailerable boats, especially those sailed and rowed, Josh is an advocate of cruising, sailing and getting out on the water on such vessels. Small Boat Cruising Seminar: Boat Yard stage, saturday 2-3:30 pm
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Jay Greer – starting at age 12, Jay began working with boats, and with over 60 years of boating experience – including sailing, designing, boat building and as a skipper – he could cover a variety of topics! this year he demonstrates the art of decorative ship carving. Decorative Ship Carving: Woodworking stage, Friday 12:301:30 pm
The B’Sunry Stage is one place to gain hands-on knowledge. Photo by Jan Davis. Kaci Cronkhite – Circumnavigator, author, WBF festival director, Kaci resisted owning a boat for a decade. in august 2007, she succumbed to an almost 70-year-old danish doubleender (spidsgatter) named Pax. Her international research for Pax’s history and her restoration efforts with women and men in the trades has taken her to denmark, sweden, France and British Columbia. Finding PAX: Women in the wooden boat world: Marina Room, saturday 3-4 pm Sam Devlin – sam has over 30 years in the boatbuilding industry and has built 500+ boats. His expertise with “stitch and glue” construction and boat designs is highly respected. sam has participated in all the Wooden Boat Festivals. Build the Devlin 5x10 with one sheet of plywood: Woodworking stage, saturday 1011:30 am Alaska by Wooden Boat: Marina Room, saturday 2-3 pm Matthew Dunning – an avid multihull builder and sailor with a degree in geography from dartmouth, Matthew operates Multihulls northwest on Bainbridge island. Catamarans & the Paciﬁc: Marina Room, sunday 10-11 am Jeff eichen – a professional and award-winning photographer, Jeff has taught classes in association with the northwest Maritime Center and northwind arts alliance in Port townsend. Boat Photography: Marina Room, Friday 5-6 pm
Matt elder – a boatbuilder with 20 years experience in the marine trades, Matt is also a co-owner of sea Marine, a boatyard adjacent to the Wooden Boat Festival grounds. Boatyard Considerations: Boatyard stage, sunday 10:3011:30 am Nancy erley – Founder of tethys offshore sailing for Women, nancy has made two voyages around the world and has provided hands-on experience in ocean sailing for over 50 women. she is an advocate for women sailing, an instructor and internationally acclaimed speaker who experienced piracy firsthand Pirates & the Cruising Sailor: Marina Room, saturday 4-5 pm Chuck Fowler – President of the Puget sound Maritime Historical society, director of the Working Waterfront Maritime Museum in tacoma, and board member of the american sail training association, the national organization of tall ships. He is the author of the books Tall Ships on Puget Sound and Tugboats on Puget Sound. Puget Sound Tug Boats: sail Loft, saturday 5-6 pm Stephen Gale – northern england to Port townsend is a long way, especially when done via years of bluewater sailing, but that is how stephen got here. He attended the northwest school of Wooden Boatbuilding, where he then instructed, and is now co-owner of Haven Boatworks. Steam Bending Wood: Woodworking stage, saturday 12:30-1:30 pm
Tony Grove – shipwright by trade, furniture designer, artist and teacher, tony works from his home shop tucked amongst the trees on Gabriola island. His talk focuses on traditional to contemporary design and construction of ship cabinetry. Ship’s Cabinetry: Marina Room, Friday 11 am-noon John C. Harris – John designed and built his first wooden boat at age 14. He has been at Chesapeake Light Craft since 1994 and is now owner/Ceo. He demonstrates how to sheath wood with fiberglass and epoxy for a professional finish. John also describes considerations in the design and construction of a pocket cruiser. Fiberglassing Over Wood Like a Pro: Woodworking stage, Friday 3-4 pm Fiberglassing Over Wood Like a Pro: Woodworking stage, saturday 3-4 pm Pocket Cruiser Design & Building: Marina Room, sunday 11 am-noon Carol Hasse – a founding board member of WBF, Carol is a renowned sail instructor, writer, teacher and sailmaker. she started Hasse and Co. – Port townsend sails in 1978 and is one of the premier sailmakers in the world. Essentials of Sailmaking: sail Loft, Friday 4-5:30 pm Essentials of Sailmaking: sail Loft, saturday 9:30-11 am Megan Hudson – Megan has the pleasure of teaching the handwork for Port townsend sails’ Hands-on sail Repair seminar. she is currently the head of the light air sails department. Traditional Sailmaking Handwork: sail Loft, sunday noon-1 pm Continued on 4
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Festival Faculty Continued from Guy Hupy – a Port townsend building designer, sailor, co-owner of the wooden racing sloop Sparkle and former WBF board member. He is owner of Forestry Yachts, a green boat-design company creating sound surveyor, a 45’ wood composite prototype research platform. He discusses the design, green construction methods and the electric drive system, as well as how to create a clean research vessel for Puget sound environmental studies. Creating a Green Research Vessel for Puget Sound: Green technology stage, daily tBa leah Kefgen – With 10 years in sailmaking, rigging and canvas work, along with extensive oceansailing experience, Leah started Port townsend Canvas two years ago. she has an open house and ongoing demonstration on the making of a canvas hatch cover. Making a Canvas Hatch Cover: Lower sail Loft/Port townsend Canvas, Friday 1-4 pm leslie lincoln – Leslie discovered Port townsend aboard her H-28 ketch, and wrote the book Coast Salish Canoes. in the 1990s, Leslie joined the U.s. Merchant Marines as a radio electronics officer on container ships. Historic and maritime interests coincide in Leslie’s presentation on Matson shipping and the merchant marine. Matson’s Century of Shipping & the U.S. Merchant Marine: Marina Room, Friday noon-1 pm John lockwood – in 1970 John took a solo kayak trip for 900 miles down the Yukon River and has been paddling wilderness waters ever since. He created Pygmy kayaks in the mid-1980s with the first computer-designed lightweight boat kit. Recently John traveled extensively in southern south america and talks about his paddling on one of the highest large navigable lakes in the world. Paddling Lake Titicaca: Marina Room, saturday 1-2 pm Mark Merryman – in 1965 Mark began painting bottoms and has been at it ever since. With over 20 years of experience in all phases of repairing, refitting and building boats, he works at sea Marine. He answers questions about repair. Ask a Shipwright: Boatyard stage, sunday 11:30 am-1 pm robin Patterson & Jean Findlay – Robin has a vast collection of Mosquito Fleet photographs and an encyclopedic knowledge of Puget sound boating. Jean is a retired teacher with a vast maritime family heritage – steamboat engineers; steamboat captains; a commercial Alaska fisherman; commander of the bark Levi G. Burgess. they cowrote the book Mosquito Fleet of South Puget Sound. Puget Sound’s Mosquito Fleet: sail Loft, saturday 4-5 pm
luís Peazê – With an extensive business life in Brazil, australia and the United states, Luís made an abrupt turn and built his own dream wooden yacht, the Alvidia, which he sailed around australia and to Brazil. Luís is also an author and self-taught craftsman/boatbuilder. Traditional Brazilian Boat Building: Marina Room, Friday 2-3 pm Dreams & Adventures with Alvidia: Marina Room, saturday 5-6 pm Ted Pike & adam Henley – ted has been working on boats for over 30 years, owning eight and now sailing a 1956 Lapworth racing sloop, Annie Too. adam has been an avid sailor for his entire life, with decades of experience in the lumber business, who has done extensive restoration on his 1926 alden schooner. Both work for edensaw Woods. Wood for Boatbuilding: Woodworking stage, Friday 11:30 am-12:30 pm Wood for Boatbuilding: Woodworking stage, saturday 11:30 am-12:30 pm rich Pentell – Yard manager for sea Marine, Rich routinely faces issues regarding environmental boatyard practices. His talk is applicable to all boaters. Green Boatyard Practices: Boatyard stage, Friday 1:30-2:30 pm Judith rickard and Geoff Braden – Geoff, a retired shipwright, and Judith are volunteers at seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats. along with their teenage son, they recently experienced the canals of Great Britain, the transportation system that helped launch the early industrial Revolution. Canal Boating in Britain: Marina Room, Friday 3-4 pm Captain Jeff Sanders – Captain and author Jeffrey sanders founded U.s. Maritime academy in 1987 and has trained thousands for their UsCG captain’s license. He resides on Marrowstone island with his dog newbe, and his vessel Orpheus beckoning from his beachfront. Celestial Navigation: sail Loft, saturday 11 am-noon Becoming a Licensed Captain: sail Loft, saturday 2:30-3:30 pm les Schnick – a nW school of Wooden Boatbuilding graduate and marine design consultant when he is not converting his 45’ salmon troller into a cruising boat. He is president of Pt Marine trades association, which recognizes the many reasons why the working waterfront and boaters need to find alternatives to traditional bottom-paint products. Why Bottom Paint Alternatives are Needed: Boatyard stage, Friday 3:30-4:30 pm Why Bottom Paint Alternatives are Needed: Boatyard stage, saturday noon-1 pm
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The Woodworking Stage features demonstrations and feats of strength. eric Schouten – With a dutch background, experience sailing boats in the Caribbean and work at sea Marine, eric is well versed. His talk covers common electrical challenges faced by boaters. Corrosion & Electrical Problems: Boatyard stage, Friday 12:30-1:30 pm Ted Schwartz – Corrosion is a challenge for all boaters. ted, from electro-Guard inc., is a nationally recognized authority on problems and solutions in the field of marine corrosion for wooden boats. Corrosion – Natural Disease of Boats: Boatyard stage, sunday 12:30-2 pm Jay Smith – an independent boatbuilder in anacortes, Jay has a passion for nordic boats and has traveled to scandinavia, apprenticed in norway, worked in the Faeroe islands and denmark, and studied under nils o. Ulset, a master boatbuilder. He helped build a viking ship for the History Channel and demonstrates the construction techniques and the traditional tools used for these quintessential vessels. Viking Shipbuilding & Tools: Woodworking stage, saturday 3-4 pm Diana Talley – Local boatbuilder, co-owner of taku Marine and active member of the Pt Marine trades association, diana has perfected glop varnishing. she discusses brush techniques and painting questions. Varnishing – Brush Techniques: Boatyard stage, saturday 9:30-10:30 am robert Taylor – a boater from Roseburg, ore., Robert prefers gunkholing in the Pacific Northwest with a trailerable nimble sailboat. He has more than 20 years of experience in small boats. Practical Navigation for the Small Boater: sail Loft, saturday 1-2:30 pm Anchoring and Line Handling
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Tips for the Small Boater: Boatyard stage, saturday 5-6 pm Small Boat Cruising tips & San Juans: Marina Room, sunday noon-1 pm
who was Mr. Knot on PBS. He lives and works in Port townsend. Rig Tuning for the Wooden Boat: Marina Room, saturday noon-1 pm
leif Terdal – Commercial fisherman and author, Leif knows the beauty of the less-traveled wilderness: the wildlife, native villages and rich salmon waters of the inland Passage to alaska. His practical approach, attention to safety issues and extensive personal experiences in alaska are pertinent to any boater thinking of alaska. Small Boat Cruising in Alaska: sail Loft, sunday 10-11 am
Lisa Vizzini – owner of Pt Rigging with her husband, Lisa is a certified sailing instructor and retiring board member of the northwest Maritime Center. she has years of sailmaking, rigging, sailing and commercial salmon-fishing experience and gives a “hands-on” demonstration on rigging a sailboat. Rigging Tips & Techniques: Boatyard stage, saturday 1-2 pm
Bruce Tipton – Longtime boatbuilder and woodworker, Bruce discusses types and styles of wooden spars, from peeled trees to the octagonal birdsmouth hollow. He talks about mast materials, selection and design considerations, what works, what fails and why. Spar Making: Woodworking stage, saturday 12:30-1:30 pm Jim Tolpin & Tim lawson – two of the Pt school of Woodworking cofounders describe how to sharpen woodworking tools. Jim is a cabinetmaker, timber-frame housewright, author, woodworking authority and advocate of rowing for pleasure who recently taught at the WoodenBoat school in Maine. tim is a woodworker and instructor who creates sculpturally fine furniture. Sharpening Woodworking Tools: Woodworking stage, saturday 5-6 pm Sharpening Woodworking Tools: Woodworking stage, sunday noon-1 pm Brion Toss – Brion is an internationally known master rigger with over 30 years of experience and has rigged everything – small daysailers, racing yachts and large square-riggers. He is the author of the maritime classic The Complete Rigger’s Apprentice and other books
alex Walsh – President of the firm ePaint, alex is a proponent of using environmentally friendly products. His expertise with nontoxic bottom paints is especially pertinent to today’s boaters. Eco-friendly Bottom Paints: Boatyard stage, saturday 11 amnoon lynn Watson – Lynn has sailed Katie Mae, a 21’ canoe yawl, throughout Puget sound and in Canadian waters, and is a regular at the sucia Rendezvous. His practical experience and knowledge of small-boat situations are shared. Small Boat Cruising Seminar: Boatyard stage, saturday 2-3:30 pm Clothesline Anchoring: Boatyard stage, saturday 3:30-4 pm Peter Wilcox – Portland sea kayaker, sailor and boatbuilder, Peter practices the use of sustainable fuels in the marine environment. He is the founder of SCOW (Skippers for Clean oregon and Washington waters). Peter fitted out his new wooden sailing trawler, Ama Natura, with wind, solar and biodiesel power and a composting toilet. Marine Biodiesel & Reduced Petroleum Use: Boatyard stage, Friday 2:30-3:30 pm
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