Wooden Boat Festival 2011 Official Program

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    This years Festival theme is craftsmanship. The Festival poster art, chosen after a public viewing and vote, reflects that theme.

    Jayne Hemmerich of Friday Harbor, Wash., is a boat owner and artist who attended her first Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival in 2009.

    Jayne used inspiration from her visit and original art depicting tools, a fish and nautical imagery to create the poster.

    Bertie and the other boat were chosen as the centerpiece of the poster because they represented the beauty of hand craftsmanship and nautical tradition, she says. Their images out on the water captured my attention the first day of the festival. It was an image that seemed locked in time, a wonderful glimpse into the past. I love the lines of the boats and the silhou- ettes of their sails. They seemed such an appropriate symbol for the theme this year, images of a time when things were made with love and care by hand.

    The Wooden B o a t F e s t i v a l i s a m a g i c a l p l a c e w i t h magical people a wonderful experience for any boat lover.

    M e e t J a y n e a n d s e e m o r e of her art and photography at the NW Maritime Center dur ing the Festival or on her website, knottydog.com. Shell be located in the second-floor gallery of the yellow build- i n g . S i g n e d posters are also available.

    Festival Committee & CaptainsThe 2011 Wooden Boat Festival Committee and Captains are (from left) Daniel Evans, Harbor Master; Sue Cook, Volunteers; Kaci Cronkhite, Director; DeeAnn Nelson, Administration; Barb Trailer, Food; Maude Richards, Faculty; Jordan Pollack, Medical; Carrie Muellner, Bar Harbor; Eileen Johnstone, Green; Chuck Henry, Docks; and Burt Howells, Traffic. Not pictured are: Kelly Liske, Main Gate; Libby Urner, Boat Pages & Packets; Scott Marple, Grounds; Steve Soltysik, Kids BB; Ace Spragg, Water Taxi; Myron Gauger, Races; Ted Pike, WBF Awards; Eva Coffin & Judy Dahl, Main Gate ETeam; Janeen Armstrong & Leigh Kennel, Membership.

    Thirty-five years ago, an earnest group of boat-ers and dreamers decided to throw a party and invite all their friends who, like themselves, had fallen madly in love with the form and tradition of wooden boats. People sailed in from all over, and a movement was born. Thirty-five years, and 35 fes-tivals later, Port Townsends name is synonymous with wooden boats and is a hub of traditional and contemporary maritime craftsmanship renowned the world over.

    For those of you I havent yet met, my name is Jake Beattie, and after a lifetime of sailing in the Northwest, teaching seamanship onboard traditional vessels and building community through non-profits, I am humbled and excited to have been brought on board as the next Executive Director. Those giants whose shoulders I am fortunate enough to stand on had a passion and commitment to pre-serving and furthering the craftsmanship, heritage and folly of these wonderful boats, and the Wooden Boat Festival is the building block for carrying the torch forward and growing our mission into the future.

    My own first festival was number 25. I was fresh off a tall ship. When I walked through the gate in my pine-tar-stained Carhartts, my jaw dropped from the concentration of talent and beautiful craft. I was home! In years since, the festival has become a family reunion of sorts. Like many of us, I come to reconnect with people and the vessels themselves. For me, there is magic in the festival moments: reuniting with old crewmates over pizza, that moment when I find myself sharing a pint with a maritime legend in Bar Harbor, hearing a boat owner talk about their latest cruising adventure, witnessing the beauty and seamanship of the schooner race and sail-by; if you squint you can see Port Townsend Bay as it was a century ago.

    Thank you for joining us for this years festival and adding your own stories and camaraderie. With your help and participation, well be celebrating the skills and these vessels for another 35 years. Enjoy!

    Jake BeattieExecutive Director, NW Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation

    From the Helm ...

    Welcome!If your heart beats a lit-

    tle faster, your smile bursts into laughter, your body r e l a x e s , your brain s p a r k s , and your soul soars F e s t i v a l weekend, well rest k n o w i n g a n o t h e r year of our lives was well spent! Welcome to wooden boat heaven!

    For a decade now, Ive been honored to stand at the helm of this one-of-a-kind event and to work with an amazing crew of talent-ed, passionate people who make this place special.

    While some things have changed in our world, our organization and down-town, the heart and soul of this Festival and our port community remains the same. Were still as pas-sionate, committed, idealis-tic and profoundly grateful as the founders were in 1977. Every day, we cel-ebrate the talented people who, with all their boats, continue to visit, live here, work here, sail from here, then circle back.

    This is a travelers com-munity and an infinitely inviting homeport. Its a rare gem of a place that Na-tive Northwest tribes and early pioneers were drawn to, and modern-day sailors, artists and other intellec-tually curious people love to visit again and again. Whether its down to the beach each morning or back on the ferry for your next trip, we hope you gain inspiration this weekend, taking the lessons and art-istry of wooden boats into your hearts and lives for another year.

    Thanks for being here doing your part to nurture our wooden boat world!

    Kaci CronkhiteWooden Boat Festival

    Director since 2002

    IndexHighlights: Learn, Listen, Love it! ..............6, 8tug Elmore: 122 Years Young ......................12Kid stuff: Messing about with Boats .............14Lifetime achievement award Recipients ........16shuttle Bus, Pets, & other General info ........18Master schedule of Workshops, events .... 19-22dance Music & songs of the sea ..................23Boatyard draws in Hollywood Filmmaker .......24Festival Faculty: Learn from experts ........ 26-32Guide to 2011 Festival Boats .................. 34-39

    New Director Is Back Home

    Festival Poster Artist Is Jayne Hemmerich

    Find It on the Mapschedule, venues, map of Festival .... 19-22

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    Here are some highlights from our 35th annual Wood-en Boat Festival schedule of events. Check the columns in the Center Schedule, and Boats and Faculty sections for more details.

    Double Good News: Two Woodworking Stages

    Sponsored and boosted with content annually by lifetime WBF member and longtime FSC and boatbuilding wood and tool specialist Edensaw Woods, the number of Wood-working stages has doubled this year. If youve missed a demo in the past few years and told us about it, your wish has come true. Weve filled two stages with boatbuilding, woodworking and tool demos, along with other marine trade demonstrations. Youll also find repeats of some of the most popular speakers and topics. Big thanks to major sponsors Edensaw, West System and Chesapeake Light Craft, as well as local marine trades and educators, including PT School of Woodworking, NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock and the PT Marine Trades Association, for helping round up the experts. Nonstop hands-on tool and boatbuilding demos are now bigger and bet-ter at The Point. Bleachers and the Wee Nip Beach Bar (open Saturday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m.) make it a great spot to hang out with other boat geeks in the afternoons.

    Changes to Festivals Main Gate Flow

    This is our second year to have the whole facility up and running. The Main Gate will flow through part of the Boat Shop and Education Building. Wireless and iPad options help speed the entry of e-ticket purchases made online ahead of time. Goodbye, old cash registers or at least most of them. Be sure to walk through and all around the buildings. Festival faculty presentations expanded another 30 percent this year, so check out the Maritime meeting rooms and AV rooms (second floor, both

    buildings), along with all the other options around the marina. The Wooden Boat Chandlery, in the Maritime Heritage & Resource Build-ing (yellow) does not require a ticket for entry. You can find Festival clothing, post-ers and books, in addition to the high-quality wooden boat products and nautical gifts featured year-round. While in the Chandlery, have an espresso at the cafe. Were open early! In the Boat Shop (first floor of red building), check out Lie-Nielsen and Festool demonstrations.

    Welcome Back, Lin & Larry Pardey

    Legendary ocean sailors, boatbuilders and authors Lin and Larry Pardey are back after a 7-year hiatus from U.S. events (with the exception of their quick trip for the 2010 Spring Boating Symposium in PT) with some of their most popular topics: The Compel-ling Power of Adventure and 16 Ways to Ensure Your Partner Shares Your Cruis-ing Dream, as well as two special evening events (tickets required): The Unstoppable Cruising Boats: From Nuts and Bolts to a Real Budget (Friday, 7-9 p.m.; $20) and Storm Tactics (Saturday, 7-9 p.m.; $20). You can find them all weekend among the Fes-tival crowd. Be sure to check

    out Lins most recent title, Bull Canyon: A Boatbuilder, a Writer and Other Wildlife. Known and respected world-wide, the Pardeys attended the first Wooden Boat Festival. They are on hand daily to talk, offer a couple of presentations, sign their books and answer questions. Seating is limited!

    The Sail Loft: Sails, Rigging, Boatbuilding, Canvas & Dive Shop

    The 1930s Coast Guard building fondly referred to as the Sail Loft ever since Carol Hasse started a sailmaking business there more than 30 years ago, is now home to four thriving marine trades busi-nesses. Port Townsend Sails, Hasse & Co. is upstairs. Down-stairs, youll find Brion Toss Yacht Riggers; Point Hudson Boat Shop, also the home of Pocock Cedar Speeders, the legendary single red cedar rowing shells; and PT Canvas (with new owners Daniele & Jeff Johnson). Visit the work-ing Sail Loft businesses all year and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday during the Festi-val. On Saturday and Sunday, the loft is open for presenta-tions upstairs, and both Brion Toss Yacht Riggers and PT Canvas are open for demos on Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Check

    the printed schedule or the board outside the doors.

    Small Boats Rock: 13 Presentations This Year

    From McKenzie River drift boats to South American pad-dles, and from Pygmy kayaks to the Small Reach Regatta with Maines Tom Jackson, there are more presentations by small-boat builders, sailors and paddlers than in any previ-ous Festival. Raids, drift boats, kayaks, cruising canoes, open double-enders and A History of Small Boats by John Welsford are proof that not only is wooden boatbuilding still exciting, its growing worldwide! Visit our ex-hibitors and our Boat Shop, and stop by Small Craft Advisor and WoodenBoat Publications to get a subscription, give feedback and ideas for articles, and to voice your support of this trend in boating nationwide.

    Bar Harbor, Wee Nip & the Quarter Deck Pub

    There are three places to wet your whistle this year with a Port Townsend Brewing award-winning beer or local cider on tap. On Thurs-day evening 5:30-10 p.m., and daily 11 a.m.-midnight during the Festival, Bar Harbor at the Main Tent is open as usual with live music all afternoon

    and into the night; plus theres an all-family alcohol-free dance zone daily til 10 p.m. Based on an overwhelming number of thumbs up (or is that bottoms up?) and its killer-view loca-tion at The Point, the Wee Nip Beach Bar is open Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. For those of you who want to take the view option a little higher on Sunday for the grand Festival Sailby, head up to the Meeting Room on the second floor of the Northwest Maritime Center (yellow building) to make a toast with the best view of PT Bay. Nicknamed the Quarter-deck Pub, the Meeting Room offers PT brews and wine 2-5 p.m. on Sunday (only). Because alcohol is served, a portion of the deck on the second level is restricted to attendees 21 and older. Raise a toast to Kris Nel-son of Sirens Cafe & Pub for 10 years of volunteer service and brilliant contributions to the Festival, and welcome Carrie Muellner as the new Bar Har-bor captain.

    New, Improved Recycle Pptions & Water Bottles

    Help us eliminate or com-pletely recycle plastic water bottles and cups this year. This year in Bar Harbor, well be using cups partially made from recycled plastic. We appreciate everyones efforts to help keep trash and recyclables separate it makes a big difference. Drop your plastic utensils, beer and wine cups, and any plastic bottles you buy or bring into the ECycle receptacles, and well all help our ocean a cup at a time. Stainless steel water bottles with a sippy tip for you bike riders and one-hand-for-the-ship sailors are available at the Chandlery. Sure, these arent as cheap as plastic, but you get free water all weekend and you know its the right thing to do!

    Cupola House: PT Foundry Hardware & History

    Stop in and thank Pete and the Langley family for con-tinuing to upgrade the Cu-pola House, our home for 16 years. You cant talk about the

    Highlights of Our 35th Festival

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    The 35th Wooden Boat Festival brings wooden boats and boat-lovers from around the world to Port Townsend. Expect more than 300 boats, on land and water.

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    Lie-Nielsen & Festool Demos, Plus Family Boatbuilding

    Try and buy your own Lie-Nielsen hand tools or Festool power tools during ongoing demonstrations in the Boat Shop, first floor of the NWMC Education Building (red). When you enter this space, we hope youll remember our founders the small boat-builders, sailors and marine tradespeople who founded the festival in Sam Connors boat shop in Point Hudson. That shop and the DeLeo Building (a long-gone boatshop on the other end of town) were the inspiration for the building design created by Miller Hull Architects. In addition to tool demos, see a years worth of boat projects, learn about boatbuilding workshops and volunteer opportunities. Tool demos can also be seen daily at two Woodworking Stages, one between Edensaw Woods and West System, the other next to Chesapeake Light Craft, three of our major sponsors at The Point.

    Boatyard Stage at SEA Marine

    Our neighbor boatyard and a major supporter of the Wooden Boat Festival and the Spring Boating Symposium, as well as our fleet of program boats, SEA Marine is a model for green boatyard practices. As host of Boatyard Stage and Ask a Shipwright, SEA Marine also gives you the opportunity to see boats on the hard be-ing worked on and maybe even spy a travel lift or boat-haul

    truck operating. Check the printed schedule or the white board next to the bleachers.

    Ask a Shipwright

    In a town chockfull of work-ing shipwrights, boatwrights, ships carpenters and people who know the intimate differ-ences, 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 three venues to ask a shipwright your list of ques-tions. Locations for Ask a Shipwright include: PTMTA tent near the Main Gate, at the Woodworking Stage and at the Boatyard Stage (near the Travel Lift). Theres a load of talent, heaps of generosity and tons of humor that keep the best of wooden boat culture thriving in this town.

    Get on the Water During the Festival

    Row, haul, tack, reef, pad-dle or experience a biodiesel or electric motor! There are dozens of ways to get on the water and learn something new at dockside during the Festival. Row and sail NWMC & WBF longboats, an 8-oared, 3-masted historic replica of the vessel Capt. Vancouver used when mapping Puget Sound, or paddle a Chesapeake or Pygmy kayak. Experience the fast and agile Northwest classic Thunderbird 26 with NWMC sailing instructors or paddle around in a Whitehall. Sail on one of our regions his-toric vessels: schooners Adven-turess, Martha, Suva, Mycia or Odyssey. Sign up (early!) at the boats or check in with NWMC staff at the northeast corner of the marina. Starts at 9 a.m. daily.

    More Signs to Our Marina Room Presentations

    Located in the long, 1930s Point Hudson building across the harbor from the Main Gate, this is the last of our full-time meeting rooms deep within the Festival grounds. Because its nearly always packed to the gills, be sure to check the Marina Room column in the

    printed program (or our web-site) and arrive early for pre-sentations. Enter the Marina Room by walking up the har-borside stairs near Shanghai Restaurant, then turn left. Big thanks to Fisheries Supply for sponsorship again and for the Port of PT for helping to post signage to answer the most asked question: Where is the Marina Room?

    Annual Membership: We Need You

    Membership is the best way to stay connected year-round. Youll also receive discounts at the Wooden Boat Chandlery and for all our programs; get a free monthly e-newsletter; and receive free festival day passes depending on your membership level. Talk with staff at the Northwest Mari-time Center Member Desk at the Main Gate Ticket Sales or go online to woodenboat.org or nwmaritime.org.

    Snorkel Discoveries at NWMC Dock

    At the NWMC Pier, touch and learn about sea creatures with Anne Murphy, executive director of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center and her snorkel- and neoprene-clad friends, who transport sea creatures to and from their underwater homes on Satur-day at noon.

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    Cupola House and continues along the beach while Libby talks about local whales.

    Public Art at the NWMC

    Whether youre on the upper decks or standing in the middle of it, take a bearing on true north at the Compass Rose. This public art piece represents some of contributors to the building campaign. Of the 1,500 pavers, 745 are from Port Townsend; 39 from Port Hadlock; 38 from Port Ludlow; 25 from Port Angeles; and 20 from Sequim. Off the peninsula, 117 are from Seattle; 43 from California; New Mexico is represented; and a few are from friends in Canada and Denmark. You can find your paver on our website, nwmaritime.org. The latest artwork, installed earlier this year, is Three Otters, a bronze sculpture by Whidbey Island artist Georgia Gerber, who also did the Pike Place Pig.

    Memorial Bell Toll: Sunday Morning

    On Sunday morning, we con-tinue the tradition of honoring mariners whove passed over the bar this year. Meet on the public section of the beach, where we remember those weve lost this year. No ticket required, no gates to enter, just a public place for a personal tribute. Eight bells, a moment of silence, a few words and the scattering of a handful of rose petals are planned for the event. The Bell Toll is a nauti-cal, nonreligious ceremony. Sea Scout Falcon Troop members and Capt. Ted Pike read the names. Everyone welcome. Starts at 10 a.m.

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    Legendary ocean sailors, boatbuilders and authors Lin and Larry Pardey are featured speakers Friday and Saturday.

    Imbibe & Savor! Enjoy

    a Taste of PT, Festival

    StyleTheres nothing like a

    harbor packed with gorgeous wooden boats, thousands of boat-loving friends, and the Northwest mountains, ocean and skies surrounding us. Raise a toast to the ocean, to the owners and builders of these boats, and to everyone who helps keep our waterfronts working and our oceans healthy and free.

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    Absolutely Nuts: Cinnamon-roasted almonds, cashews and pecans.

    Bangkok Bistro: Thai food, a festival fave for decades.

    Cape Cleare: Wild Alaska salmon.Dented Buoy Wood-fired Pizza: A farmers

    market favorite.Dos Okies Barbeque: Hardwood-smoked,

    Oklahoma Cityinspired barbecue.In Season Catering: Fish tacos youll know

    and love.Java Gypsy Coffeehouse: PT local gourmet

    coffees.Kernals Original Kettle Korn: The name

    says it all.Lopez Island Creamery: The festivals ice

    cream for decades.Metro Bagels: Big-city bagels without the

    big city.Muskan Indian Restaurant: New in PT

    this year!Mystery Bay Clams & Oysters: Steamed,

    grilled or raw.Olympic Environmental Corn: Organic local

    corn, a fest fave for 30-plus years.Paellaworks: Custom paella made with

    fresh, wild-caught seafood.Rays Elephant Ears: Gotta have at least one

    elephant ear.Sandwich King Greek Food: A PT boatyard

    favorite.Shanghai Restaurant: Local Chinese food

    for generations.Pike Place Nuts: Welcome back these hot,

    fresh, salty cashews.The Green Cup: Organic coffee and teas.The Spot Cafe: Favorite local crab cakes.Wooden Boat Chandlery Caf: Open early

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    bratwurst, a festival favorite.

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    By Patrick J. Sullivan

    Jake Beattie believes in magic the magic that takes place along the waterfront where the past, present and future are planks on the same boat.

    There is a kind of magic that happens at this particular Wooden Boat Festival, says Jake Beattie, who attended his first Festival 10 years ago and oversees this 35th Festival as the Northwest Maritime Centers new executive director. It is the entire town coming together and being focused on their maritime riches that dont exist in this concentration anywhere else in this country.

    The Northwest Maritime Center, a $13 million project, opened in September 2009. Stan Cummings, after three years as its executive director, retired at the end of 2010. Beattie, a Pacific Northwest native experienced with boats and nonprofit orga-nizations, came on board early in 2011.

    While Beattie talks about magic, he also has a practical goal: to keep the nonprofit or-ganization vibrant in these dif-ficult economic times. This effort naturally includes fundraising, but also involves collaboration with businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions and government.

    When the economy is the worst and nonprofits are least able to fund themselves, that is when demand for our services is the greatest, he notes.

    The NWMC has proven to be a successful venue for conferences, sailing regattas, and other public and private gatherings. Hosting such events promises to become even easier, with work starting on the permanent installation of high-resolution projectors and a better sound system for meeting rooms.

    A strategic planning process is under way to determine the en-titys overall educational scope. Waterfront access is increasingly rare for the general public, which makes what the NWMC does even more valuable, Beattie says.

    The NWMC, as an organiza-tion, is in transition. Along with Beattie, there is a new program director, a new finance manager and a new boat shop manager.

    The boat shop also has a new course. Earlier this year, the NWMC board decided that education should be the shops primary goal, rather than hiring the facility out as a professional boat shop. Beattie is pleased with the progress.

    The value of the site and this facility is the potential to provide a venue to amplify the talents of the organization and the people involved in our communitys marine trades.

    Another major step forward came in March 2011 with the first-ever Spring Boating Sym-posium, which drew 120 partici-pants. It complemented related boat shows in Anacortes and Seattle, yet was unique. World-class presenters helped boaters prepare for the cruising season, connected them with local ma-rine trades talent and opened the door for future symposiums here.

    Even the skeptics saw the facility come alive for the purpose it was designed for, Beattie says. A community was being created; you could feel it in the room.

    The second annual Spring

    Boating Symposium is March 16-18, 2012. Preregistration is required at symposium@nw-maritime.org.

    Beattie also points to the suc-cess of the centers collaborative effort with the Port Townsend School District that immersed eighth-graders in a weeklong program.

    It was a joy to come to work, because 100 kids were running around, taking bearings, learn-ing knots and getting on the water, Beattie says. We want to expand this type of program.

    During the last Festival, the facilitys tallest point, the Pilot House, hosted a show-and-tell from Puget Sound Pilots Asso-ciation members. For this years

    Festival, it is simply a room with a view. But by the 2012 Festival (by June 2012, hopefully), the NWMC Pilot House should be operational as a ships bridge.

    Federal money is earmarked for the installation of the same equipment found on a modern commercial ships bridge. The equipment will allow casual visitors or classroom students to see in real time what is taking place on Admiralty Inlet, where about 7,000 vessels a year transit in and out of Puget Sound.

    In a new development, the NWMC is working with the Pa-cific Maritime Institute in Seat-tle, a national leader in providing theoretical and practical training for seafarers, from the ordinary seaman to the unlimited tonnage master/pilot.

    Presently, engineers are de-signing a Pilot House simulator so that the same hardware can be used to educate both the recreational boater and the com-mercial mariner. The NWMC would be only the second place in Washington with this type of equipment.

    My hope is we can create the nexus of training that creates the next generation of merchant mariners, Beattie says. If we can live up to the full potential, it

    will really be something special.Beattie has jumped into his

    new job with both oars. He net-works with local business and educational leaders. He is on the board of the Port Townsend Marine Trades Association and looks for more collaborative pro-gramming with the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, which is now expanding in Port Hadlock, at the other end of Port Townsend Bay.

    Talk with Beattie and youll see how his eyes light up at the prospect of helping people of all ages connect with the water and the marine trades. He says that barriers to the maritime experi-ence are both real and imagined for children and adults: cost, skill level and/or fear of the water, and a perceived club atmosphere.

    We can work as an organiza-tion to show there is access in all of those areas, Beattie says. You dont need the biggest boat. You can obtain the skills and overcome the fears. And the club is as big as everyone who wants to be in it.

    (Patrick J. Sullivan is an editor with Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader and ptleader.com, and the editor of this Wooden Boat Festival Pro-gram.)

    Jake Beattie Leads NWMC by ExampleEducation,

    maritime jobs are directors


    The Northwest Maritime Center hosts programs, classes and conferences suitable for both the casual boater and the experienced blue-water sailor. The value of the site and this facility is the potential to provide a venue to amplify the talents of the organization and the people involved in our communitys marine trades, says Jake Beattie, the organizations new executive director. Photo by Patrick J. sullivan

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    By Ross Anderson

    When boat lovers converge on Point Hudson for the 2011 Wooden Boat Festival, few Ooohs and Ahhhs will be lavished on the 122-year-old El-more. For all its long heritage, the venerable, 68-foot tug offers little in the way of glistening brightwork or polished brass, no Persian carpets or bronze stanchions.

    But thats fine with Dee and Sara Meek, owners and care-takers of the Elmore these past 20 years plus. The Elmore, you see, is a workhorse, not a show-horse. She has spent 12 decades moving stuff people and fish and supplies and whatever. And the mere fact that she is here, shipshape and watertight, is a statement in itself.

    Because she almost didnt make it. Last year, the Elmores long voyage up and down the Northwest coast almost ended in an ugly November storm.

    Now shes going to be around for another hundred years or so, Dee says.

    And there she is, cruising slowly across Townsend Bay, that huge old Atlas Imperial chugging throatily: Thugada-thugada-thugada.

    Built in 1890 at the Elmore Canning Company in Astoria, Ore., she started her career as a steamboat, hauling passengers and freight between Astoria and Tillamook. When a road to Tillamook was completed, a Port Townsend group bought the tug to run freight and pas-sengers north to the 1897-98 Klondike Gold Rush.

    By 1901, she was back on Puget Sound, where she became the flagship of the newly formed American Tug Boat Company. Eventually, she was repowered with a diesel engine, the second of nine power plants to drive the tug. Meanwhile, she went through a series of owners, a major fire, and renovations until the 1980s, when she was sold to a shipwright who took her up the Snohomish River to serve as a liveaboard.

    Thats where the Meeks

    found her. Dee Meeks is a stur-dy retired veterinarian with a close-cropped white beard, a newly-shaved head, and an easy smile. Co-captain Sara has white hair, soft eyes and an air of quiet strength.

    Having worked for decades in the Eastern Washington city of Richland, they were an-ticipating retirement. So Dee came home one night and said: We should buy a seagoing tug, and go to sea.

    This will pass, Sara thought. After all, they were pushing 60, and had never cruised on anything larger than a 16-foot ski boat on the Columbia River.

    But Dee persisted. They made an offer on a handsome old halibut schooner, but the deal fell through. Then they followed an ad to Snohomish to see the decrepit remains of the Elmore. Sara smelled the fumes from 50 yards away the consequence of a damaged impeller that had been spewing diesel oil for years.

    She was appalled. But I was in love with Dee, and he was in love with this boat, she recalled. And I figured this is going to be a test of our love.

    Both passed the test. They patched the hull, fired up that diesel and limped down the river and across to Eagle Har-bor, Bainbridge Island. For eight years, they spent at least three weekends per month driv-

    ing over the pass to Bainbridge with their dog and two cats, working long hours on the tug, then heading back to Richland.

    Dee focused on the hull and the engine room, hiring ship-wrights as needed. Sara worked on the interior, beginning with a single cabin door, scraping off 13 coats of paint, and thinking to herself: My God, this girl needs help.

    In 1998, they retired and

    moved across the mountains to finish the job. It took 10 years to get the boat to the condition shes in today. Theyve cruised her up the Inside Passage to Alaska and back, and circum-navigated Vancouver Island. Theyve been frequent visitors to the Wooden Boat Festival and other regional gatherings of vintage vessels.

    Along the way, theyve sunk roots down on Oak Bay, south

    of Port Townsend, within easy reach of the Elmores moorage next to the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding at Port Hadlock.

    In November 2010, a fierce winter storm moved in off the Pacific. Dee checked the mooring lines and went home. That night, a steel fishing boat moored alongside broke its sternline, swung around in the wind and began pounding the Elmores bow. By the time the problem was discovered, the Elmores bow had been virtually destroyed.

    The Meeks managed to limp up the bay to the Port Townsend Boat Haven to haul out. Local shipwrights Ossian Smith and Clint Thompson led the team that rebuilt the bow to something resembling very possibly better than the original bow.

    Today the Elmore floats again, and that throaty Thuga-da-thugada-thugada is likely to remain part of Port Townsend waterfront for decades.

    Anybody with an old, wood-en boat has asked the question: When do you stop? says Dee with a shrug.

    The answer: Not yet.(Port Townsend area resi-

    dent Ross Anderson is a salty writer who delves into maritime subjects).

    Tug Elmore: 122 Years Young

    Get on the Water During Festival

    Old, new craftsmanship

    on display

    The Elmore at the 2010 Wooden Boat Festival departs Point Hudson Marina with U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary personnel aboard. Photo by Mitchel osborne

    Walking around the Festival grounds admiring boats and participating in work-shops is one thing, but getting on the water is totally cool.

    Here are 15 great ways for you to get on the water during the 35th Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.

    RowingNWMC longboats & water taxi dinghies: NE corner

    of marina daily. Sign up early!

    SchooneR SailingSPublic sails: Adventuress (10 & 2 daily, NWMC

    Dock or booth at Main Gate), Suva (2 Sunday, marina), Martha (marina), Odyssey (Union Wharf ) & Mycia (NWMC). Always check directly with the boat. Tickets required.

    longboat & thundeRbiRd touRSRow and sail like Capt. Vancouver or sail on a

    Northwest classic racing design with NWMC sailing instructors, NE corner of marina. 9 a.m. sign-up. Morning and afternoon sailings including regattas. No charge, but tip goes to youth programs!

    RegattaS26 & Under Race: Friday 2:30 p.m. Skippers meet

    1 p.m. at NWMC beach.Rowing Regatta: Saturday 10 a.m. Skippers meet

    9 a.m. at NWMC beach.NW Schooner Cup: Saturday 3 p.m. Skippers meet

    9 a.m. at NWMC beach.Awards Ceremony for all Regattas: Saturday 6

    p.m., Festival Main Stage.

    PaddleVisit Pygmy Kayak at its showroom inside the Fes-

    tival grounds or Chesapeake Light Craft at its display on the Point. Theyll get you paddlin.

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    Voluntary Shellfish Protection Zone

    201 W. PatisonPort Hadlock, WA 98339

    360-379-5610www.je ersonmrc.org

    With your help, boating and shell sh harvest can continue in Mystery Bay. Anchor away from shell sh harvest beds identi ed by VOLUNTARY NO ANCHOR marker buoys. Transient moorage is available at Mystery Bay State Park. Always use approved pump-out facilities.

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    2nd Annual Spring Boating Symposium March 16-18, 2012Registration Required. Space limited. Early Bird Discount! Register at symposium@nwmaritime.org

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    Ahoy kids of all ages! Build a boat; join a pirate treasure hunt; laugh and sing with other kids at North Star Stage; dance at the Main Tent and learn about the creatures under the sea. Fun, education and inspi-ration surrounds the harbor full of wooden boats. Dreams are launched and a lifetime of opportunity is all around you. Some programs have been here for decades; others are brand new, an outgrowth of expand-ing programs year-round at the Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation.

    Kids Boatbuilding

    In our Old Boat Shop, just inside the Main

    Gate, kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat. Pick a hull. A mast. Some sailcloth. Before you know it, you forget the noise of ham-mering, 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. Were well into the third generation of kids in Kids Boatbuilding and its because of dedicated people who share their time and talent year af-ter year. This year, say special thanks to Carls Lumber, West-port Shipyard, Arrow Lumber and Edensaw Woods for making magic happen with such beau-tiful hulls. All kids welcome. Donations kindly appreciated. These funds support youth pro-grams and scholarships.

    Sea Life: Barnacles, Decorator Crabs, Snorkel

    Discoveries with the PT Marine Science Center

    No one gets you closer to marine life and the ocean than the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. At the festival on Saturday (10-4), come make your own barnacle and decora-tor crab puppets. Discover ways plastics are used in everyday products and how to spot them so we dont add to the abun-dance of micro-plastics found on our beaches. Learn about

    local ecology and sea creatures with Anne Murphy, executive director of the PTMSC, and her snorkel and neoprene-clad friends, who will temporarily transport sea creatures from the bay to our beach for your viewing and then return them to their underwater homes. Ses-sion is 11:30-12:30 Saturday, Sept. 10 at NWMC Pier, located just a mile down the beach at Fort Worden State Park, which features creatures natural his-tory, orca exhibits, touch tanks and more. PTMSC is open daily 11-5 if you want to see more after the Festival. Inspiring for all ages!

    13th annual North Star Stage

    Pull up a hay bale and enjoy the 13th annual North Star Stage

    childrens theater production. The play is created and directed by Port Townsend Childrens Theater and Chameleon The-ater artistic director Joey Pipia, who builds on the tradition of pirate playwright Valerie Hahn and his daughter Sophie (now off to college). This years play continues the adventures of Captain Cloud! Would-be buccaneers of all ages invited. Come in costume and share the treasure! Shows Saturday at 11 and 3 and Sunday at 1.

    Captain Pirates Treasure Hunt

    At high noon o n S u n d a y , young pirates should shake a

    reef and make their way to the Jolly Roger flag at the Cupola House. Captain Pirate aarghs in with a longboat full of consorts, rowing and sailing through the harbor to land at Center Dock. Anyone dressed like a pirate can join the hunt, scouring the grounds and beaches for the X that marks the spot of buried treasure! Sunday, noon-1.

    Kid Stuff: Messing About with Boats

    FRIDAY9-5 Longboats and T-bird Tours

    (Sign up early!)Marina, NE corner of docks

    10-5 Kids BoatbuildingOld Boat Shop

    NooN-7 All Family Music & DancingMain Music Stage & Tent

    NooN-4 PT Marine ScienceOrca Exhibit

    Walk down beach to Fort Worden. Check tides (page 21)

    SATURDAY9-5 Longboats and T-bird Tours

    (Sign up early!)Marina, NE corner of docks

    10-4 PT Marine Science Center Barnacle & Decorator Crab Puppets

    NWMC Red Bldg., 2nd floor Glassrooms

    10 -5 Kids BoatbuildingOld Boat Shop

    NooN-7 All Family Music & DancingMain Music Stage

    11-12 Captain Clouds Latest Adventure

    North Star Stage (Childrens Theater)

    11:30-12:30 Sea Life Snorkel Anne Murphy & Friends

    NWMC Pier

    3-4 Captain Clouds Latest Adventure North Star Stage (Childrens Theater)

    SUNDAY9-5 Longboats and T-bird ToursCenter Dock

    10-4 Kids BoatbuildingOld Boat Shop

    NooN-5 All Family Music & DancingMain Tent Music Stage

    NooN-1 Captain Pirates Treasure Hunt

    Meet at the Jolly Roger, Cupola House

    1-2 Captain Clouds Latest AdventureNorth Star Stage (Childrens Theater)

    Children of all ages attending the Wooden Boat Festival are encouraged to

    participate in any of these events.

    Kids Guide to the Festival

    Boatbuilding is a family activity. With mom Juliana looking on, 9-year-old Mia Morgan of Larkspur, Calif., works on her craft at the 2010 festival. Photo by steve Patch

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    Classic Mariners Regatta 2010

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    Over 100 Men and Women Marine Trades ExpertsDesign, Construction, Re t, Repair

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    38th Annual

    Crafts by the Dock

    Arts & Cra s FairSEPTEMBER 10 & 11

    Saturday & Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm Madison Street, Downtown

    Featuring the Works of 50+ Artists

    Sponsored by Port Townsend Arts Guild

    wood handcarved masks turned bowls gold & silver jewelry tile murals mohair bears lampwork beads pottery

    blown glass prints paintings photography soaps drums leatherwork knives clothing

    handwoven rugs baskets garden art metal work and more!

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    Proceeds bene t local scholarships in the arts

    in the PT Civic DistrictMartin King 1950-2010

    The crew of Hasse & Company, Port Townsend Sails, has been deeply affected by our relationship with Martin King, former owner of Nordso. Making sails for Nordso for the 2010 Wooden Boat Festival was an honor and a privilege; it was a project that filled our hearts in ways nearly inexpressible. Martins generosity and powerful spirit continue to be a daily inspiration at the sail loft.

    A foundation is being formed by Pete Langley and Mimi Pierce (Martins Mom) that will include Nordso in the cleanup of plastic debris from the Salish Sea.

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    The 35th Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival in-cludes a Main Tent ceremony honoring two special people at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9.

    Boat designer Jay Benford is receiving a WoodenBoat magazine Lifetime Achieve-ment Award in Design.

    The Wooden Boat Foun-dation honors Carlyn Stark with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Community Spirit and Culture.

    Jay BenfordThe WoodenBoat maga-

    zine Lifetime Achievement Award in Design for 2011 goes to Jay Benford of Mary-land.

    Since 1962, designer Jay Benford has been earning his way in the narrow and difficult field of custom yacht design. He has designed boats for many uses: tug boats, fishing boats, cruising sailboats, liveaboards, and freighter yachts. Each design incorporates all the space and functionality his clients desire, in a unique, lovely and some say magical form as theyve met their owners dreams.

    Benford has spent decades understanding the perfect liveaboard, as a liveaboard. He has lived on many boats: power and sail, passage mak-ers and coastal cruisers. Living aboard a boat is a delightful life, rewarded with the satisfaction of pleasant adventure, closeness with nature, the unfathomable peace of simplicity and all the comforts of home.

    There are hundreds of Benford designs ranging from a 73 dinghy to 131 ketch. For a complete list of boat plans, visit his website: benford.us/.

    Carlyn StarkThe Wooden Boat Founda-

    tion Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Spirit and Culture in 2011 goes to Carlyn Stark of California.

    A lifelong boater and the first donor to the Northwest Maritime Center project while on the WBF board in 1995,

    Stark contributes in multiple ways to WBF and NWMC. She is respected regionally for her role on the board, as a supporter and instructor at Four Winds Camp on Orcas Island as well as in her sig-nificant role in bringing the 100-year-old schooner Martha from San Francisco to Puget Sound. Her namesake boat, the Carlyn, still sails through-out the Sound as an integral part of youth maritime educa-tion programs at Camp Four Winds and with maritime nonprofit partners throughout the region.

    Currently a member of the NW Maritime Center board and head of the foundation program committee, Stark continues to be involved in both the vision and the day-to-day operations of wooden boat community projects in Port Townsend.

    First, Ask: Permission to Come Aboard?

    All the wooden boat owners at the Festival will answer Yes, welcome aboard, but there may be some specifics theyll ask you to abide. Keep in mind that small boats can be tippy and larger boats may be the owners full-time home. After confirming permission to board, listen carefully to their instruc-tions about where to board and what to grip. You may be asked to remove your shoes; a few workboats may tell you to leave them on! Please respect their privacy if some parts of the boat are closed to public access.

    How to Move Around on a Boat

    Take the owners advice about where to board and what to grip. The shrouds amid-ships are often the safest hand-hold and stanchions are often not. Also, keep in mind that your weight affects the stabil-ity 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 wont 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 respon-sibility for your own safety. If you, or anyone else, falls into the water or gets hurt while on the docks or boats, please con-tact Festival Staff immediately!

    Bringing People & Wooden Boats Together

    We encourage you to ex-change contact information with boat owners of vessels you particularly like or contact the Wooden Boat Festival anytime year around to track down boats from prior years. We bring peo-ple and wooden boats together.

    Boat-ocolWhat to do before and after coming aboard

    Lifetime Awards for Benford, Stark

    Jay Benford

    Carlyn Stark

    Nigel Calder Presents on Sept. 8

    British born and now a resi-dent of Maine, renowned tech-nical author and sailor Nigel Calder returns for a special three-hour pre-festival seminar: The Energy-Efficient Boat: To What Extent Can New Tech-nologies Dramatically Improve Efficiency? Some of Calders research includes the latest in hybrid technology for marine use. Tickets are $30 online at woodenboat.org. The seminar is on Thursday, Sept. 8, 1-4 p.m. Seating is limited.

    Festival is a Green Event

    Weve always placed a high priority on our ocean and boat-yard environment. We recycle, reuse, and buy recycled and low-polluting products when we can. Our new buildings meet Gold LEEDS standards, and we do our best to use safe products when taking care of and op-erating our vessels. Were not perfect, but were always trying to improve and welcome your suggestions.

    Kids Boatbuilding Is in Old Boat Shop

    Once inside the Main Gate, take a left and find great education, author and wooden boat exhibitors, and listen.

    Youll hear Kids Boatbuild-ing in the old WBF Boat Shop. This year, the kids get the whole Boat Shop to them-selves, thanks to generous assistance by the Schooner Martha Foundation. Many hulls are made from the cabi-netry remains of gorgeous Westport Shipyard yachts. Mahogany, teak, cherry our boats are amazing! Some are

    made from softer woods donat-ed by Arrow Lumber, Hadlock Building Supply and Carls Building Supply. Thanks to Westport Shipyard, Edensaw Woods, Carls Building Sup-ply and PT Sails for decades of keeping the shop supplied with the coolest wooden boat hulls of any kids boatbuilding shop in the country. Start your family tradition!

    A new course has been charted for the Northwest Maritime Centers Boat Shop. After a pilot project where it was more of a commercial venue, youth boatbuilding education is now the primary goal. People of all ages have year-round opportunities to learn. Photo by Jan davis

    HighlightsContinued from 8

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    the Port of Port townsend is very proud of the reputation it has earned over the years as being the premier port for marine manufacturing, repair and restoration.

    P.O. Box 1180 Port Townsend, WA 98368 (360) 385-2355 (800) 228-2803 www.portofpt.com Email: info@portofpt.com

    Whether you are looking for superior craftsmanship from one of our 50 marine trades or looking for a do-it-yourself yard that has it all, the Port of Port Townsend is the place to be.

    70-, 75- and 330-ton lift capacityeasy access to over 100 vendors offering a full range of services and supplies.

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    No Dogs, No PetsSorry, no dogs are allowed

    at the Festival. Service pets should wear identification.

    Dogs on boats should be on leash when taking bathroom breaks, and owners should dispose of you know what. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your cooperation as we continue this 35-year safety tradition.

    Where to Park Your Motor Vehicle

    Limited street parking is available early mornings,

    but check signs: Many spots have a 2-hour limit. Please be courteous of the neighborhood lawns, driveways and fire hydrants. Towing does happen in Port Townsend. Jefferson County Memorial Athletic Field, one block from the Festi-val, offers paid parking.

    Use Shuttle Bus from Park-and-Ride

    To ride public transit, follow signs along Sims Way (SR 20)

    directing you to the Haines Place Park-and-Ride (by Safeway and the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center) or to overflow parking at a gravel lot in the nearby shipyard. Jefferson Transit has multiple shuttle runs to/from Festival Main Gate, from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, and from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Carpool, ride the bus or bike (or paddle) when possible. Thank you!

    Ride Our New FerriesThis is the first Festival

    since 2007 that Washington State Ferries has had two

    full-size boats on the Port TownsendCoupeville route. Plenty of room for walk-ons from Whidbey Island. Get a vehicle reservation as early as possible online at wsdot.com/ferries or call 888-808-7977.

    Handicapped AccessHandicaped parking is at

    the Washington Street parking lot. Drop-off and temporary

    parking access for handicaped vans, cars and buses is available at the Northwest Maritime Center. Follow directions of volunteer police at the Water & Monroe intersection.

    Wheels Inside the GatesAll bikes, skateboards or

    roller blades should be parked outside the gates. Strollers

    are OK inside the grounds, but not on docks. We encourage all locals to ride their bikes and have provided a free Bike Marina at NWMC, near the Main Gate entrance.

    First AidThe medical station is

    near the food court.

    Sign Language ToursAt noon daily starting at

    the Cupola House, local ASL interpreter Anne Clark will

    accompany Festival attendees on boat and exhibit tours. No charge.

    Camping & RVsCamping is available at

    Jefferson County Fairgrounds; call 360-385-1013.

    Reservations? Plan Ahead for 2012

    Port Townsend and Jef-ferson County is a popular

    place year-round for visitors; Wooden Boat Festival weekend is the biggest and most popular of all. When it comes to overnight accommodations, reserva-tions need to be made now for next years Festival, Sept. 14-16, 2012.

    General Information

    Thank You, Major SponsorsEdensaw Woods, Port

    Townsend Brewing Company, Townsend Bay Marine, Skagit Maritime Center for Excellence, WoodenBoat Pub-lications, West System, Sea Marine and Chesapeake Light Craft. Thank you for your major financial contributions and for your commitment to quality products and community investment that benefit wooden boat owners, builders and commu-nities year round and around the country. Port of Port Townsend: Thank you for preserving Point Hudson, the home port of the Wooden Boat Festival for 35 years. We look forward to your partnership to keep our working waterfront working!

    Thank You, Program Supporters and Business Members

    Hats off to Carls Building Supply, Westport Shipyard, Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader, Hadlock Building Supply, Platt Irwin Attorneys, Mark Beaufait, Fisheries Supply, Homer Smith Insurance, West Marine, First Federal, Wilder Toyota, BADd Habit, PT Foundry, Gray Wolf Ranch, Zenith Mari-time Academy, Port Townsend Sails, Sea Scouts, Port Townsend Marine Trades Association and almost 100 more busi-ness 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, Boat Owners

    Your investment, your care, your sto-ries, your time and your boat keep our hearts beating and our spirits inspired. Our future is linked with yours and we appreciate every minute.

    Thank You, Festival Captains & Community

    Our heartfelt thanks to hundreds of volunteers and trades that continue to make this festival legendary in the region and the world. Thanks to Festival Captains who invest hun-dreds of hours and invaluable ideas: Barb Trailer, Food; Neville Pearsall, Music; Carrie Muellner, Bar Harbor; DeeAnn Nelson, IT & Exhibitors; Sue Cook, Volunteers; Gary Syverson, Traffic; Scott Marple, Grounds; Janeen Armstrong, Members; Daniel Evans & Doug Rathbun, Harbor Master & layout; Libby Urner, Boat Pages & packets; Ace Spragg, On the Water; Joey Pipia, North Star Stage; Jan Da-vis, Festival photos; Jane Champion, videographer extraordinaire; Eileen Johnstone, Green Team; Maude Rich-ards Faculty; Carolyn Hunt, Database Diva; Jordan Pollack, Medical; Chuck

    Henry, Docks and the 22 people who serve on our Board and advisory com-mittees!

    Thank you, schooners Adventuress, Martha, Suva & Mycia, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding and PT Marine Science Center for year round program friendship. Also, Center for Wooden Boats, PT Chamber of Com-merce, Main Street and Uptown busi-nesses, PT Police Department, City of

    Port Townsend, Jefferson Transit, Jef-ferson County Parks, Goodman Sanita-tion, the PT Bicycle Association, E-Cycle NW for recycling, DM Disposal and our Point Hudson neighbors and Boat Haven marine trades family.

    Last, but certainly not least, thanks to all the Olympic Peninsula and Wash-ington-based businesses and people who help make this Wooden Boat Festival the best in the world.

    We Couldnt Do This35th Festival Without You

    Wooden Boat Festival weekend in Port Townsend is often described as a magical time and place. It is, thanks to the many individuals, businesses and government entities who help make it possible and to the thousands of guests who attend. This support allows the Wooden Boat Foundation and Northwest Maritime Center to sponsor year-round educational programs and opportunities. Photo by Patrick J. sullivan

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    Festival Sta ers wearing white shirts WBF Sta & Festival Captains are all wearing white T-shirts with STAFF on the back, and black WBF vests with STAFF on the front. Were the people you go to for emergencies, questions, complaints or kudos! Our general information telephone number is 360-385-3628, ext. 106.

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    Union Wharf

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    NWMC Pier

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    The PointFestival Marina & Grounds

    300+ Festival Wooden Boats!

    Sailing& Rowing Races



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    1 Maritime Center2 Main Gate Entrance3 Kids Boatbuilding4 Sail Loft & Pocock Boats5 Green Technology Exhibitors6 Boatyard Stage & Information

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    Northwest Maritime Center& Wooden Boat Foundation

    Festival Sta ers wearing white shirts white T-shirts with STAFF on the back, and black WBF vests with STAFF on the front. Were the people you go to for emergencies, questions, complaints or kudos! Our general information telephone number is 360-385-3628, ext. 106.

    Festival Admission Again this year, ticket wristbands are purchased at the Main Gate starting at 8:30 a.m. each

    Festival day. e wristband provides access during the gated hours of 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10; and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11. Your ticket is a donation to programs year-round and includes access to more than 300 boats, all daytime talks and demonstrations, races, on-the-water opportunities, kids activities, music and exhibitors.

    New this year: Admission is required during Festival hours to walk through the Northwest Maritime Center buildings and Compass Rose. Public beach access to the Point Hudson jetty is provided after 3 p.m. on Sunday.

    Buy Ahead: Skip the LineFestival tickets are available online at woodenboat.org. Print your e-ticket and skip right through

    to get your wristband upon arrival.

    Sorry No dogs or other petsallowed on the festival grounds

    & Wooden Boat Foundation



    To Entrance

    Ask STAFFWBF sta & volunteer captains are wearing white T-shirts with STAFF on the back or black

    WBF vests. Were the people you go to for emergencies, questions, complaints or yes even kudos!Lost Children & Parents

    Lost children and/or parents should check in immediately with anyone in a STAFF T-shirt, who will radio the Festival director, and head immediately to the Boatyard Gate Information Tent. Please show your kids this tent, near the Corn Booth and encourage them to go there if you become separated.

    Ticket PricesIndividual adult3-day weekend pass $301-day ticket $15

    Seniors (65+) & teens (13-19)3-day: $201-day $10

    Ages 12 & youngerFree

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

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    Tim Lawson Sharpening

    Steve HaberstezerCoopering

    Mike Wenzlo Traditional Western


    Steve BrownTraditional NW Canoes

    Jim TolpinUsing Drawknives

    Dave JeskeWorking With Chisels

    Steve BrownMaking and Using Traditional Adzes

    John HarrisFiberglassing

    Eric SchoutenCorrosion & Electrical


    Bruce TiptonSpar Making

    Brian WentzelTying a Monkeys Fist

    Dennis ArmstrongThump Mats Unraveled

    Ethan Hirsch eldDeisel Engine Maintenance

    Tony Bulpen & Matt ElderPreparing for a

    Copper-Free Bottom

    Mark LindemanAntifouling Eco Paints

    Dave MortensonReillys Two Colorado River Boats: Their


    Rich PindellPreventing Water

    Contamination in Fuel

    Je EichenBoat Photography

    Greg HattenMcKenzie Drift Boats

    & River Dories

    Geo TrottGreen Toilets

    Ted Swartz, Kevin Ritz, Malcolm Morgan

    Corrosion: The Natural Disease of Boats

    Capt. Joshua Berger & Haven Boatworks

    Centennial Restoration of the Schooner Adventuress

    Wayne ChimentiThe Community Boat Project: Building

    Community Je erson County Style

    Nancy ErleyCaptaincy for Couples

    Tim LeeBoatbuilding in Ireland

    Lin & Larry PardeyThe Compelling Power

    of Adventure

    Nigel CalderAnchoring Without


    Leif TerdalNorthwest Sea


    Denise Pranger& Diane MoodyBuilding anFSC-certi edWood Boat

    Bill HaimesCaring for Your


    Ray SpeckWooden Boat Building

    in Turkey 2011

    Elsie HulsizerGlaciers, Bearsand Totems

    John WelsfordHistory of

    Recreational Boats

    PanelJobs and Training for the Marine Industries

    Sam Devlin &Mark Bunzel

    Cruising to Alaskain a Wooden Boat

    Je rey Kusama-HinteFilm Documentation and Shooting Tips for Wooden Boatbuilding


    Tony GroveBuilding BoatFurniture

    David GluckmanBirds Aroundthe Salish Sea

    Paul SchmidBuilding Your Own


    Holly ScottPreparing toCruise Mexico(& Other Warm


    Mark BennettSheet to Tiller Steering

    FilmmakerCarol Stabile& boatbuilderRoy Jackson

    Film:Schooner or Later

    Bill DenglerKnotting Matters: Practical Knots You

    Need to Know

    Bill HaimesCaring for Your Sextant

    Dave MortensonFilm: Big Water Runnersof the Colorado River Reilly Fulmer 1950sBoats Then & Now

    Ted Pike & Adam HenleyWood for Boatbuilding

    Edensaw WoodsSawStop Demo

    Joe ParkerMethods & Materials

    for Glueing Di cult-to-Bond Hardwoods

    Edensaw WoodsSawStop Demo

    Deneb PulchaskiHandplanes

    Edensaw WoodsSawStop Demo

    1:00 PMBuzz Rogowski


    2:00 PMBlue Crows

    ragtime, blues, jazz

    3:00 PMWater St. TrolleyAmericana folk

    4:00 PMAli Marcus

    guitar, harmonica

    5:00 PMBaila Dworsky &


    6:00 PMAWARDS

    6:15 PMThe Low Ones

    7:30 PMThe Delta Rays:

    Dance til midnight!

    8:00 PMSea Chanteys

    in the Marina Room

















    Visit the Sail LoftVisit the working Sail Loft businesses all year and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday during the Festival. On Saturday and Sunday, the loft is open for presentations upstairs, and both Brion Toss Yacht Riggers and PT Canvas are

    open for demos on Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Check the printed schedule or the board

    outside the doors.

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    David ThompsonCaulking

    Chris SchwarzThe Most ValuableHand Plane Ever:The Fore Plane

    Jim TolpinUsing Drawknives

    Mike Wenzlo Traditional Western


    Joe GreenleyCedar Strip Canoe & Kayak Building

    Steve BrownTraditional NW Canoes

    Steve HabersetzerCoopering

    Sam DevlinStitch n Glue Boatbuilding

    Leif EricksonHow to Choose a


    Rick PetrykowskiBottom Paint

    Joni BlanchardVarnishing

    Howard RiceAdventure Sailing& Cruising in Small

    Open Boats

    FilmmakerCarol Stabile

    Film:Schooner or Later

    Joe GrezElectric Power and

    Your Boat: The Basics

    Capt. Peter WilcoxBiodiesel and the

    Petroleum Free Cruising Yacht

    Dave MortensonFilm: Big Water Runsof the Colorado River

    Lisa VizziniStanding Rigging

    Gwendolyn TraceyGetting Started:

    Upholstery & Textiles Part I

    Nancy ErleyCaptaincy for Couples

    John C. HarrisDesign of Small Cruising


    Lin & Larry PardeyThe Compelling Power

    of Adventure

    Nigel CalderEnsuring a Troublefree


    John WelsfordThe Designers Role:

    More Than Just Drawing!

    Gwendolyn TraceySettling In: Upholstery

    & Textiles Part II

    Tom ArnoldCrossing the Atlantic Aboard Astor, the 1923 Wm. Fife III Schooler

    Ray SpeckWooden Boat Building

    in Turkey 2011

    Capt. Je SandersCelestial Navigation

    Brion TossRig Loads

    Mark BunzelCharter Cruising the

    French Canals

    Tony GroveBuilding BoatFurniture

    Carol HasseStorm Sails

    Elsie HulsizerGlaciers, Bears

    & Totems

    David GluckmanTips for Better Maritime


    Holly ScottCruising So. Cal

    Pam NavisBasic Boat Systems for


    Rich PindellPreventing Water

    Contamination in Fuel

    Bill DenglerKnotting Matters: Decorative Knots -

    Turks Head

    Geo TrottGreen Toilets

    Paul SchmidBuilding Your Own


    Capt. Je SandersCaptains Certi cation

    Dave JeskeWorking With Chisels

    Ted Pike & Adam HenleyWood for Boatbuilding

    Edensaw WoodsSawStop Demo

    Steve BrownMaking and Using Traditional Adzes

    Chris SchwarzCraftsmanship, Joinery

    & Anarchy

    Joe ParkerMethods & Materials

    for Glueing Di cult-to-Bond Hardwoods

    Edensaw WoodsSawStop Demo

    11:00 AMDaniel Mackeacoustic guitar

    NOONTania Opland & Mike Freemanfun & frolicking

    1:00 PMWilliam Pint & Felicia Dalemaritime musicians

    2:00 PMWhozyamamaCajun tunes

    3:00 PMThe Whateverly


    4:00 PMWilliam Pint & Felicia Dalemaritime musicians

    5:00 PMTania Opland & Mike Freeman

    6:00 PMAWARDS

    6:15 PMSouthboundbluegrass

    7:30 PMThe Better

    Half: Dance til midnight!

    8:00 PMSea Chanteysin the Marina


















    Blaise Holly& Antonio Salguero

    Steambending Wood

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    John C. HarrisFiberglassing

    Vince TownrowHow to Winterize

    Your Rig

    Wayne ChimentiThe Little Known

    Block Splice

    Geo TrottGreen Toilets

    Vince & Carrie StamperProject Impossible

    Mark BunzelThe Waggoner Guides

    Favorite Cruising Destinations of the Paci c Northwest

    Ted Swartz, Kevin Ritz, Malcolm Morgan

    Corrosion: The Natural Disease of Boats

    Lisa VizziniWhats My Line?

    Leif TerdalOur Escape from

    Nazi-Occupied Norway

    Tom JacksonSailing and Oar

    Adventuring: Where Are We Headed?

    John LockwoodPaddling the Remote

    B.C. Coast

    Lin & Larry Pardey16 Ways to Ensure Your Partner Shares Your Cruising Dream

    Nigel CalderStrengths and Weaknesses of

    Electronic Navigation

    Tom ArnoldCrossing the Atlantic Aboard Astor, the 1923 Wm. Fife III Schooler

    Lynn Watson& Ernie Baird

    Coastal Cruisingin Small Boats

    Capt. Je SandersCelestial Navigation

    Brion TossRig Loads

    Chris BrignoliGreen Systems

    Howard RiceCape Horn Soloin a Wood Canvas Sailing Canoe

    Capt. Je SandersAids to Navigation

    Mark BunzelCruising the Sunny

    Virgin Islands

    Holly ScottPreparing toCruise Mexico(& Other Warm


    Capt. Peter WilcoxDesolation Sound

    Rich PindellPreventing Water Contamination

    in Fuel

    Tim LawsonSharpening

    Jim TolpinUsing Drawknives

    Bruce TiptonSpar Making

    Joe GreenleyCedar Strip Canoe &

    Kayak Building

















    11:00 AMJoe Euro

    acoustic guitar

    NOONWilliam Pint& Felicia Dale

    1:00 PMThe Cutters

    Celtic-American folk

    2:00 PMTwin Mandolins

    3:00 PMMike and Val Jameswith special guest

    Pete Toyne

    Julia MaynardVarnishing

    Jim BlaiklockDutchmen & Butter y


    Edensaw WoodsSawStop Demo

    Dave JeskeWorking with Chisels

    Edensaw WoodsSawStop Demo

    Joe ParkerMethods & Materials for Glueing Di cult-to-Bond


    2011 Commercial, Nonpro t, Education &

    Book ExhibitorsIn tents surrounding the marina full of wooden boats are some of the best maritime businesses, boatbuilding, marine science and sailing educators, educational programs, marine artists, authors and craftspeople in the United States and Canada. In addition to the information you can learn and the things you can buy here, be sure to check out the schedule of 10 demonstration areas outlined in our Festival Program Schedule center spread. To nd a speci c exhibitor, ask our Festival Sta at INFO location: NWMC red building door, Main Gate WBF O ce or at Boatyard Gate.

    EXHIBITORS MAP LOCATIONKarpenske Marine Carpentry 11Creature Comforts 9Michael Lynn Rubin Stewart 9Seafarmers Inc. 9West System Epoxy Inc 11Gold Star Marine 11Edensaw Woods 11Small Craft Advisor Inc. 11Bad Dog Tools 11Red sh Kayaks 11MAS Products 11Electro-Guard Inc. 11Fiberglass Supply 11PropEle Electric Boat Motors Inc. 11Wayland Marine 11Metcalf Sawmill Products LLC 11Golden Dove Marine 11System Three Resins Inc. 11Tippecanoe Boats 11Wilbur Boat Works 11Lee Valley & Veritas Tools 11West Satsop Boatworks LLC 11Port Townsend School of Woodworking 11Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building 11American Schooner Association 11Northwest Natural Resource Group 11IYRS 11Skidmores Fine Beeswax Products 5Charlies Charts 3Crispins Import Gallery 9American Rope & Tar 5Dog and Pup Glass Studios 9WoodenBoat Publications 3Festool 1Port of Port Townsend 9Sea Marine 4Port Townsend Brewing Company 6Air Head Products 5Gumbo Publishing 4Chesapeake Light Craft 11Pygmy Boats Inc 9New Found Metals Inc. 5Knives by Norton 9Prazi USA 11Gatherings 3Pindell Engineering / H2Out Systems 5Club Sunglass Inc 3Rescue Tape NW 5Reliance LED 5Lie-Nielsen Toolworks USA 1Pettit Marine Paint 5Wildlife Carvings & Castings 5SlimShadeez Sunglasses Visors 9Compassionate Components 3Viking Sales Inc. 3Anderson Products Co 5Ravishing Handicrafts 3Lantern Hill Ltd LC dba 2NFrom 3Jordans Pet Gifts 3John Bushnell Photography 3Center of Excellence for Marine

    Manufacturing & Technology at Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island 5

    People For Puget Sound 3Port Townsend Marine Trades Association 3Sound Experience 3Port Townsend School of Massage 5Je erson County Marine Resources Committee3Washington state programs for Shell sh Safety

    Harvest and Conservation3Port Townsend School of Maritime Art 3West Marine 3

    Tides & Daylight(All heights in feet, 24-hour clock)

    Sept. 8H 00:50 6.9L 7:50 0.1H 15:50 8.2L 21:06 5.0

    SUNRISE 06:38-06:42SUNSET 19:38-19:32

    Sept. 9H 2:07 6.9L 8:40 0.4H 16:22 8.2L 21:40 4.3

    Sept. 10H 3:11 7.0L 9:21 0.8H 16:48 8.1L 22:09 3.7

    Sept. 11H 4:05 7.0L 9:58 1.3H 17:09 8.0L 22:36 3.0

    FULL MOONSept. 12

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    Sea Chantey Circle:

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    Music is a big part of the Festival weekend, from rocka-billy to tall-ship chanteys, from acoustic guitar to Cajun swing. The Main Stage continues the tradition of live music all weekend. Experience a little more of how the Festival got its reputation as the Woodstock of wooden boats!

    The Sea Chantey Circle takes on special meaning this year. We lost a dear friend and Festival legend this past year Steve Lewis but the singing has become louder at Fiddlers Green.

    For at least 24 Festivals, mariners, singers and attend-ees have gathered on Friday and Saturday nights some-where on the grounds or on a boat to sing sea chanteys. For the last seven years, the circle was led by Port Townsend chan-teyman Steve Lewis. He drew in all ages to these songs, explain-ing the terms, their origins, and their uses aboard ship. He maintained the song circle tradition of going around the room to each participant and giving them the option to sing a song, request a song or pass to the next person. This format always brings up a song that hasnt been heard locally and gets everyone to sing.

    Some of the chanteys (also spelled shanties) date back hundreds of years to the great Age of Sail, before the aid of steam and hydraulics, when a crew had to work as a team to hoist a yard, trim a foresheet or walk the capstan around to haul up the anchor. Chanteys are fun to sing, easy to learn, and all can join in the chorus.

    Circle up and sing history with Tugboat Bromberg on Friday night and Wayne Pals-son, host of Northwest Seaports monthly Chantey Sing in Se-attle, on Saturday. The chantey singing begins at 8 p.m. in the Marina Room and ends when the last singer warbles.

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    By Kathie Meyer

    When award-winning filmmaker Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte (The Kids Are All Right) first visited the Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway on Marthas Vineyard 10 years ago, the boatyard was abuzz with activity.

    Like many, I was entranced by it and what they do there, said Kusama-Hinte. He had no previous experience with boatbuilding and had done only a little sailing while growing up. But he did have a strong interest in wood-working in between graduate school and filmmaking, he thought about go-ing into that craft and the boatyards purpose tugged at him.

    A couple of years later, he decided to jump into the fray and make a docu-mentary about the building of a 50-foot gaff-rigged schooner. The result is Charlotte a character study of the processes, people and the boat itself, but ultimately what emerges is a medita-tion on tradition, craftsmanship, family, community and love of the sea.

    There was so much that Id never anticipated the daily life of the boatyard, the rhythms of it and the different times of the years. It was a very interesting process to follow, said Kusama-Hinte.

    Charlotte is shown in a preview at the 35th annual Wooden Boat Festival at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Northwest Maritime Center. Kusama-Hinte is attending the screening along with Ross Gannon, cofounder of the marine railway, and cinematographer Brian Dowley. Charlotte is also being screened at the Port Townsend Film Festival, Sept. 23-25.

    Named after Nat Benjamins grand-mother, Charlotte began as a set of basic line hand drawings by Benjamin, who had prepared to make this boat his entire adult life, accumulating the experience, know-how and resources that allowed him to construct the boat of his dreams.

    The documentary was shot in the cinma vrit style, which means a handheld camera is used. There is no narration, and the filmmaker takes a

    fly-on-the-wall approach while working, catching events as they unfold rather than imposing a structure beforehand.

    It is a dance with your subject, said cinematographer Dowling. I had to move with Nat and Ross and the other builders, while not being in their way. My goal was simple I try to make their world visible while remaining as invisible as possible.

    The story begins as Benjamin em-barks on building Charlotte using plank-on-frame, all-wood construc-tion. It is the dead of winter, a blizzard envelops the boatyard, and Benjamin is working away in an improvised and unheated workshop.

    Benjamin is kept quite busy by his responsibilities to the boatyard and can only work on Charlotte in-termittently. The process of building Charlotte is slow and careful, but satisfyingly cumulative. In the first year, the boat is lofted, the keel laid, and the floors installed. In the second year, the sawed frames are installed, and the boat is planked. Once the boat is shuttered up, the pace accelerates, due in large part to two boatwrights, who begin to systematically work through the myriad details that go into completing a large wooden boat. In due course, the hull is faired and caulked; the engine and mechanical systems are

    installed; the doghouses, decking and rigging are completed; and the interior is fitted. The process is cooperative and artisanal, bearing no resemblance to modern manufacturing.

    What I didnt understand was the importance of the community to the boatyard, Kusama-Hinte said. It never occurred to me that that was an issue or a question.

    The launch of Charlotte is the climax of the film. Hundreds of people turn out, some traveling thousands of miles to attend the event. Many have no direct relationship to the boatyard; they have come to support its work and celebrate the enduring tradition of wooden boat-building.

    Under sail, said Kusama-Hinte, Charlotte comes into her own: She cuts a beautiful line through the water, and when her sails fill with a stiff breeze, she pulls forward, fully alive, eager to bring her crew wherever she might be steered. Besides day trips around Vine-yard Sound, she has already traveled from the Caribbean up through Maine, and I suspect that in her long life, she will eventually sail all of the oceans of the world.

    Nats a wonderful captain.(Kathie Meyer is the Port Townsend

    & Jefferson County Leaders arts and entertainment editor.)

    Boatyard Draws in Filmmaker

    The documentary Charlotte tells the story of making a 50-foot gaff-rigged wooden schooner of the same name. The film is pre-viewed in Port Townsend at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Northwest Maritime Center. It is also being screened at the Port Townsend Film Festival, Sept. 23-25. submitted photos

    Charlotte was filmed in cinema vrit style, a fly-on-the-wall technique that relies solely upon the action telling the story.

    Charlotte depicts

    importance of


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    Festival FacultyYour 35th Wooden Boat

    Festival Faculty members are:

    dennis armstrong Owner of Knotted Line in Redmond, a festival veteran and instructor at the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Dennis is a walking reference on utilitarian and decorative objects made of rope.

    Thump Mats Unraveled: Boatyard Stage, Friday 1:30-


    ernie baird Ernie built Grace B, an open 25 cat ketch, more than 20 years ago, and has sailed her from Seattle to Barkley Sound. He is an accomplished boat builder and repairer who established the Baird Boat Co. in 1988 and will address safety, storage, selection of boats and just plain ol gunkholing.

    Coastal Cruising in Small Boats: Maritime Meeting Room West, Sunday 10:30-11:15am

    Jim blaiklock Jim started building boats in 1968. His experience includes new construction of 5.5-meter designs and classic Sparkman & Stephens yawls, along with repair work on yachts on both coasts.

    Dutchman & Butterfly Techniques: Woodworking

    Stage I, Sunday 9:30-10:15am

    Mark bennett Mark and his family spent 10 years on their Ingrid38, Mintaka, sailing from Washington to Mexico to New Zealand and back to Washington. The entire outward voyage was done with sheet-to-tiller steering; parts of the return voyage, with a small tillerpilot controlling a homemade trim tab.

    Sheet to Tiller Steering: AV Room, Friday 12:30-1:15pm

    capt. Joshua berger & haven boatworks The schooner Adventuress was launched in 1913 for Arctic exploration, served as a pilot vessel in San Francisco, patrolled with the Coast Guard in WWII, and came to Puget Sound in 1952. Today, the nonprofit organization Sound Experience brings more than 3,000 youth and adults aboard each year to take the helm and learn how their daily actions affect the regions environment.

    Centennial Restoration of the Schooner Adventuress: Maritime Meeting Room East,

    Friday 9:30-10:15am

    Joni blanchard Joni has been varnishing and painting wooden boats in Port Townsend for 24 years. This year she has self-published her book of tips for varnishing and painting wooden boats: Tricks, Cheating & Chingaderos.

    Varnishing: Boatyard Stage, Saturday 2:30-3:15pm

    chris brignoli Shipwright and current president of the PT Shipwrights Co-op, Chris has more than 20 years experience in boatbuilding and repair; he specializes in ABYC marine electrical and mechanical systems. Also an experienced mariner, Chris has accumulated more than 65,000 ocean cruising miles and survived three hurricanes at sea.

    Green Systems: Meeting Room West, Sunday 1:30-2:15pm

    Steve brown Steve is one of the leading scholars and practicing craftsmen of Traditional NW Coast Arts. He teaches toolmaking and carving, and is one of the leading restorers of tribal artifacts.

    Traditional NW Canoes: Woodworking Stage II, Friday


    Making and Using Traditional Adzes: Woodworking Stage I,

    Saturday 3:304:15pm

    Traditional NW Canoes: Woodworking Stage II, Saturday


    tony bulpin A sailor and West Coast sales manager for Sea Hawk Paint, Tony has been in the marine trades industry for more than 20 years, working at Fisheries Supply, Detco Marine and Sea Hawk.

    Preparing for a Copper-Free Bottom: Boatyard Stage,

    Friday 3:30-4:15pm

    Mark bunzel Publisher and general manager at Fine Edge Inc., Mark has cruised extensively in the Caribbean, Bahamas, Greek Islands, Central America, along the West Coast of North America, San Juans, Gulf Islands and to Alaska.

    Cruising to Alaska in a Wooden Boat:

    Maritime Meeting Room West, Friday 2:30-3:15pm

    Charter Cruising the French Canals: Maritime Meeting Room West, Saturday 1:30-2:15pm

    Cruising the Sunny Virgin Islands: AV Room,

    Sunday 10:30-11:15am

    The Waggoner Guides Favorite Cruising Destinations

    of the Pacific Northwest:Marina Room,

    Sunday 12:30-1:15pm

    nigel calder Sailor, boatbuilder and author, Nigel Calder got into motorcycles and sailing dinghies as a teenager, and has never been far from mechanical things and boats. He and his wife, Terrie, have built a couple of 70 canal boats and a 39 Ingrid cutter. They then sailed a Pacific Seacraft 40 for five years, followed by a Malo 45 built in Sweden, and later a Malo 46 loaded with experimental systems, including digital

    power distribution, an NMEA 2000 network, and electric propulsion. They have sailed in the North Sea and extensively in the Caribbean with their two children augmenting the crew. An author of magazine articles and cruising guides, Nigel is best known for his Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual, and his Marine Diesel Engines, both considered definitive works in their fields.

    Pre-Festival Seminar: The Energy Efficient Boat: Maritime

    Meeting Rooms, Thursday 1-4pm, $30

    Anchoring Without Anguish: Maritime Meeting Room East,

    Friday 2:30-3:15pm

    Ensuring a Troublefree Diesel: Maritime Meeting Room East,

    Saturday 2:30-3:15pm

    Strengths and Weaknesses of Electronic Navigation: Maritime Meeting Room East, Sunday


    wayne chimenti Rigger, captain and educator, Wayne has more than 35 years of rigging and sailmaking experience on tall ships, and has captained the historic schooners Tole Mour and Adventuress. He now heads the local Community Boat Project.

    The Community Boat Project: Building Community Jefferson

    County Style: Maritime Meeting Room East, Friday


    The Little Known Block Splice: Boatyard Stage,

    Sunday 1:30-2:15pm

    bill dengler A member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers, a worldwide organization based in England. Some of his work is available in the Wooden Boat Foundation Chandlery.

    Knotting Matters Practical Knots You Need to Know: AV Room, Friday 2:30- 3:15pm

    Knotting Matters Decorative Knots: Turks Head: AV Room,

    Saturday 1:30- 2:15pm

    Sam devlin A boat designer/boatbuilder with more than 30 years in the boat building industry and built well over 500 boats. His expertise with stitch & glue construction and boat designs is respected across the industry.

    Cruising to Alaska in a Wooden Boat: Maritime Meeting Room West, Friday 2:303:15pm

    Stitch n Glue Boatbuilding: Boatyard Stage, Saturday


    e d e n s a w w o o d s This local wood and tool supplier provides lumber for boatbuilders and homebuilders alike. Representatives will be demonstrating safety features of the SawStop tablesaw.

    SawStop Demo: Woodworking Stage I, Friday 10:30-11:15am, 12:30-1:15pm, 2:30-3:15pm

    SawStop Demo: Woodworking Stage I, Saturday 11:30am-12:15pm, 3:30-4:15pm

    SawStop Demo: Woodworking Stage I, Sunday 10:30-11:15am,


    Jeff eichen A professional photographer, Jeff has taught classes in association with the NWMC and Northwind Arts Alliance in Port Townsend. His workshop covers the different elements involved in creating excellent boat photographs.

    Boat Photography: Marina Room, Friday 12:301:15pm

    Matt elder Boatbuilder, owner of SEA Marine, Matt has more than 20 years experience in the marine trades, is co-owner of SEA Marine adjacent to the Festival grounds and offers a boatyard owners perspective on Washington Ecology permits, recent state

    Hands-on Knowledge

    NOTE: Class venues are color coded to the schedule on pages 20-22.

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    Preparing for a Copper-Free Bottom: Boatyard Stage,

    Friday 3:30-4:15pm

    leif erickson Port of Port Townsend commissioner and production manager at Townsend Bay Marine, Leif has an extensive background in boatbuilding, boat repair and marine services.

    How to Choose a Boatyard: Boatyard Stage,

    Saturday, 12:30-1:15pm

    n a n c y e r l e y S a i l instructor, circumnavigator, founder of Tethys Offshore Sailing for Women, Nancy is an advocate for womens sailing and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She made two voyages around the world in her boat Tethys, during which she provided hands-on ocean-sailing experience to more than 50 women.

    Captaincy for Couples: Maritime Meeting Room East,

    Friday 11:30am-12:15pm

    Captaincy for Couples: Maritime Meeting Room East, Saturday 11:30 am-12:15pm

    david gluckman A published photographer and amateur ornithologist, David has been photographing the outdoors for more than 40 years. He authored Sea Kayaking in Florida and the Rails-to-Trails book on Cycling Trails in Florida.

    Birds Around the Salish Sea: AV Room,Friday 9:30-10:15am

    Tips for Better Maritime Photography: AV Room, Saturday 9:30am-10:15am

    Joe greenley Boatbuilder and owner of Redfish Kayaks, Joe builds custom kayaks and canoes with striking combinations of light and dark woods. His business also sells build-at-home boat kits.

    Cedar Strip Canoe & Kayak Building: Woodworking

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    Cedar Strip Canoe & Kayak Building: Woodworking Stage II,

    Sunday 12:30-1:15pm

    Joe grez A lifelong boater/prolific inventor, Joe is a diverse product developer who lives in North Bend, Wash. His latest obsession is an Electric Paddle motor created in 2010 after converting his wooden runabout from gas power to electric.

    Electric Power and Your Boat the Basics: Marina Room, Saturday 12:301:15pm

    tony grove Boatbuilder, custom woodworker, artist, writer, teacher, Tony completed a four-year boatbuilding apprenticeship in B.C. in the early 1980s, and went on to hone his skills as a shipwright specializing in wooden boat restoration, construction and boat interior building, including a teaching stint at the Silva Bay Shipyard School on Gabriola Island on Ship Cabinetry/Joinery.

    Building Boat Furniture: Maritime Meeting Room West,

    Friday 4:30- 5:15pm

    Building Boat Furniture: Maritime Meeting Room West,

    Saturday 4:30- 5:15pm

    Steve habersetzer Woodworker, Gypsy caravan builder, organic farmer, Steve builds solid wood furniture with local lumber, and often teaches at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.

    Coopering: Woodworking Stage II, Friday 10:30-11:15am

    Coopering: Woodworking Stage II, Saturday 3:30-4:15pm

    bill haimes A naval officer, sail instructor and owner o f I s land Mar ine Instruments, Bill operated a Navy sail-training program aboard a 50 wooden sailboat, and has extensive offshore racing and cruising experience. After retiring, he formed Island Marine Instruments, specializing in repair and adjustment for magnetic compasses and sextants.

    Caring for Your Compass: Maritime Meeting Room West,

    Friday 9:30-10:15am

    Caring for Your Sextant: AV Room, Friday 3:30-4:15pm

    John c. harris Boat designer and builder and owner of Chesapeake Light Craft, John designed and built his first wooden boat at age 14 and now develops and sells wooden boat kits and plans through Maryland-based Chesapeake Light Craft. He demonstrates techniques for creating a strong, professional-looking finish by sheathing wood with fiberglass and epoxy as well as giving a fun talk about small boat design.

    Fiberglassing Over Wood: Boatyard Stage,

    Friday 9:30-10:15am

    Design of Small Cruising Boats: Maritime Meeting Room E, Saturday 12:30-1:15pm

    Fiberglassing Over Wood: Boatyard Stage,

    Sunday 9:30-10:15am

    carol hasse Carol is a sailmaker, sailor, writer, owner of Port Townsend Sails and the lovely folkboat Lorraine. One of the worlds premier sailmakers, she has a deep love of wooden boats. The business she founded in 1978, Port Townsend Sails, is located on Festival grounds, open year-round.

    Essentials of Sailmaking:Sail Loft, Friday 4:30-6pm

    Essentials of Sailmaking:Sail Loft, Saturday 10-11:30am

    Sail Trim: Sail Loft,Saturday 12-1pm

    Storm Sails:Maritime Meeting Room West,

    Saturday 3:30-4:15pm

    greg hatten Boatbuilder, river guide, fly fishing instructor. Gregs passion is fly fishing and running rivers in wooden drift boats. He built a McKenzie style drift boat and has run it on many rivers in the Northwest. He currently is building a replica of

    the first McKenzie-style drift boat to run the Colorado Portola, originally built in 1962 with the plan to run this boat in a wood boat flotilla down the Grand Canyon in March 2012, the 50th anniversary of the 1962 run.

    McKenzie Drift Boats and River Dories: Marina Room, Friday


    a d a m h e n l e y A n avid sailor with decades of experience in the lumber and marine hardware businesses, Adam works for Edensaw Woods and has done extensive restoration on his familys 1926 Alden schooner, a Rhodes 33 and a 6-meter.

    Wood for Boatbuilding: Woodworking Stage I, Friday 9:30-10:15am

    Wood for Boatbuilding: Woodworking Stage I, Saturday


    ethan hirschfield Operator of Beta Marine West, importer and distributor for Beta Marine Diesel Engines.

    Diesel Engine Maintenance: Boatyard Stage,

    Friday 2:30-3:15pm

    blaise holly A shipwright at Haven Boatworks and graduate of the NWSWBB, Blaise has extensive experience boating in Alaska and working on boats in Port Townsend.

    Steambending Wood:Boatyard Stage,

    Saturday 9:30-11:15am

    Megan hudson Megan has worked as a sailmaker at Port Townsend Sails for 10 years, and is currently the head of the light air sails department. She has shared her handworking skills in many past Festivals, and gives a hands-on demonstration.

    Traditional Handworking:Sail Loft, Saturday 1:30-2:30pm

    elsie hulsizer This Seattle author, photographer, sailor and environmental professional with a degree in oceanography learned to sail in an 18 wooden sloop and now sits on the Center for

    Wooden Boats board and serves on the Washington State Board of Pilotage. She and husband Steve have sailed the west coast of Vancouver Island 19 times since 1980 on their boat Osprey.

    Glaciers, Bears and Totems: Sailing in Search of the Real

    Southeast Alaska: Maritime Meeting Room West,

    Friday 11:30am-12:15pm

    Glaciers, Bears and Totems: Sailing in Search of the Real

    Southeast Alaska: Maritime Meeting Room West,

    Saturday 4:30-5:15pm

    tom Jackson Senior e d i t o r o f W o o d e n B o a t magazine, book author, sailor and boatbuilder, his scope of interest includes classic yachts of the early 20th century, historic sailing craft, small craft regattas, racing big sailboats, and his own small lapstrake boat. He speaks on the small-boat raid phenomenon that originated in Europe and is now gaining popularity on our continent.

    Sailing and Oar Adventuring: Where Are We Headed?:

    Maritime Meeting Room East, Sunday 11:30-12:15am

    dave Jeske An engineer and toolmaker, Dave started Blue Spruce Toolworks in 2002; he makes high-quality marking knives and chisels.

    Working With Chisels: Woodworking Stage II, Friday 2:30-3:15pm

    Working With Chisels: Woodworking Stage I, Saturday


    Working With Chisels: Woodworking Stage I, Sunday 11:30-12:15pm

    tim lawson Co-founder and executive director of the Port Townsend School of Woodworking, Tim teaches furniture making and hand-tool skills, and he demonstrates sharpening techniques.

    Sharpening: Woodworking Stage II, Friday 9:30-10:15am

    Sharpening: Woodworking Stage II, Sunday 9:30-10:15am

    tim lee Boatbuilder and head instructor at the NW School of Wooden Boat-building in Port Hadlock, Tim discusses his 2011 educational program development project in Ireland working with the Irish not-for-profit A.K. Ilen Company.

    Boatbuilding in Ireland: Maritime Meeting Room East,

    Friday 12:30-1:15pm

    Jeff Kusama-hinte The documentary filmmaker and producer, most recently of The Kids Are Alright, which was nominated for several Academy Awards and won Golden Globes for Best Film and Best Actress. He is the president of Antidote Films, an indie production company in New York, and a homeowner on Marthas Vineyard. He presents tips and travails from the six-year, four-season filming of the documentary Charlotte, filmed on location a t G a n n o n & B e n j a m i n Marine Railway on Marthas Vineyard. Charlotte is also being screened during the Port Townsend Film Festival, Sept. 23-25.

    Film: Documentation & Shooting Tips for Wooden

    Boatbuilding Projects: Maritime Meeting Room West, Friday


    Charlotte West Coast Premiere Screening of the

    Film: Maritime Meeting Rooms, Thursday 7-9pm, $10

    Mark lindeman A boater, racer and Pettit Paint representative, Mark has been a marine industry professional in the Pacific NW for more than 30 years.

    Antifouling Eco Paints - Past, Present & Future: Marina Room,

    Friday 9:30-10:15am

    John lockwood John is a boatbuilder, paddler and owner of Pygmy Kayaks. In 1970 he took his first extended solo kayak trip 900 miles down the Yukon River in a collapsible Klepper and in the mid-1980s created the first computer-designed, ultra-light, ultra-accurate boat kit.

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    Paddling the Remote B.C. Coast: Maritime Meeting Room East, Sunday 12:30- 1:15pm

    Julia Maynard This seasoned mariner, boatbuilder, finisher and co-owner of Haven Boatworks has more than 30 years of experience in the marine trades, from Mystic Seaport to California to Port Townsend. Julia and her husband, George, built the wooden boat Zulu, and sailed her across the South Pacific to Australia.

    Varnishing: Boatyard Stage, Sunday 11:30am-1:15pm

    diane Moody & denise Pranger Forest Stewardship Council Executive Director Denise Pranger joins NW Natural Resource Group Manager Diane Moody on what it takes to build an FSC-certified wooden boat. They explain what local resources are available, and introduce methods and tools for measuring and reducing the carbon footprint associated with boatbuilding.

    Building an FSC Certified Wood Boat: Maritime Meeting Room

    East, Friday 4:30-5:15pm

    dave Mortenson The river boater and co-founder of Historic River Boats Afloat was fortunate enough to run the Colorado River in 1962 at the age of 14, before the river was dammed. He has spent innumerable hours since then exploring the Grand Canyon area, and has worked on a project to replicate the river boats that ran the Colorado River system during the pre-dam era.

    Reillys Two Colorado River Boats: Their Replication: Marina Room, Friday 10:30-11:15am

    Film: Big Water Runners of the Colorado River Reilly Fulmer

    1950s Boats Then & Now: AV Room, Friday 4:30-5:15pm & Marina Room,

    Saturday 2:30-3:15pm

    Pam navis A boater and certified Marine Electronics installer, Pam has just finished a complete restoration of a 1959 Red Fish boat. Her Festival class offers essentials of boat systems basic identification and function.

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    Basic Boat Systems for Women: AV Room,

    Saturday 11:30 am-12:15 pm

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

    The Compelling Power of Adventure: Maritime Meeting Room East, Friday 1:30-2:15pm

    The Compelling Power of Adventure:

    Maritime Meeting Room East, Saturday 1:30-2:15pm

    The Unstoppable Cruising Boat, from Nuts & Bolts to a

    Real Budget:Maritime Meeting Rooms,

    Friday 7-9pm, $20

    Storm Tactics: Maritime Meeting Rooms,

    Saturday 7-9pm, $20

    16 Ways to Ensure Your Partner Shares Your Cruising Dream:

    Maritime Meeting Room East, Sunday 1:30-2:15pm

    Joe Parker Joe is a marine industry veteran with more than 30 years at Gougeon Brothers and i n b u i l d i n g , r e p a i r i n g and modifying boats of all types built with all materials. He has worked on plank on frame boats, cold molded boats, fiberglass reinforced and carbon fiber reinforced boa t s , a s we l l a s many industrial and infrastructure structures.

    Methods and Materials for Gluing Difficult-to-Bond

    Hardwoods:Woodworking Stage I, Friday


    Methods and Materials for Gluing Difficult-to-Bond Hardwoods: Woodworking

    Stage I, Saturday 2:30-3:15pm

    Methods and Materials for Gluing Difficult-to-Bond Hardwoods: Woodworking Stage I, Sunday 1:30-2:15pm

    Rich Pindell Owner o f H2Out , revolut ionary new products created and m a n u f a c t u r e d i n P o r t Townsend, Rich is a mechanic with more than 20 years experience on cars, trucks, machinery and boats. Rich discusses how H2Out products work, including new fuel blends on the market.

    Preventing Water Contamination in Fuel:

    Marina Room, Friday 11:30am-12:15pm

    Preventing Water Contamination in Fuel: AV

    Room, Saturday 12:30-1:15pm

    Preventing Water Contamination in Fuel: AV Room, Sunday 1:30-2:15pm

    Rick Petrykowski Rick is a boatbuilder, graduate of the NWSWBB, owner/partner of Taku Marine with Diana Talley, and current board president of the Port Townsend Marine Trades Association. He addresses environmental issues impacting boaters and the marine trades along with a survey of the burgeoning market in bottom paints.

    Bottom Paint: Boatyard Stage, Saturday 1:30-2:15pm

    ted Pike A woodworker and sailor, Ted has worked on boats for more than 30 years, owning eight and now sailing a 1956 Lapworth rac ing sloop, Annie Too. He is at theF e s t i v a l r e p r e s e n t i n g Edensaw Woods , a loca l source of specialized woods for boaters and builders.

    Wood for Boatbuilding: Woodworking Stage I, Friday 9:30-10:15am

    Wood for Boatbuilding: Woodworking Stage I, Saturday


    d e n e b P u l c h a s k i Boatbuilder/carpenter/furniture maker Deneb has more than 25 years of experience in the woodworking fields. He currently works as a demonstrator for Lie-Nielsen Toolworks.

    Handplanes: Woodworking Stage I, Friday 1:30-2:15pm

    howard Rice The boat sailor, builder, sail maker and adventurer he did a solo doubling Cape Horn in a 15 sailing canoe also manages Olympic regattas. He currently lives and sails in Micronesia where he has worked as a college professor for the last 16 years.

    Adventure Sailing & Cruising In Small Open Boats:

    Marina Room, Saturday 10:30-11:15am

    Cape Horn Solo in a Wood Canvas Sailing Canoe: Maritime Meeting Room West, Sunday


    antonio Salguero A shipwright at Haven Boatworks, Antonio began his marine experience in New England, and has worked in traditional boatyards as a designer for naval architects Michael Kasten and John Anderson, crewed on a 70 yawl in the Caribbean, made offshore boat deliveries, fished in Alaska, and graduated from the Maine Maritime Academy.

    Steambending Wood:Boatyard Stage,

    Saturday 9:30-11:15am

    capt. Jeff Sanders The captain, author and instructor for captains licensing founded U.S. Maritime Academy in 1987 and has trained thousands for their USCG captains license. He resides on Marrowstone Island with his dog, Newbe, and his vessel, Orpheus, beckoning him from his beachfront.

    Celestial Navigation:Maritime Meeting Room West, Saturday 11:30am-12:15pm

    Captains Certification:AV Room,

    Saturday 4:30-5:15pm

    Aids to Navigation:AV Room,

    Sunday 9:30-10:15am

    Celestial Navigation:Maritime Meeting Room East, Sunday 11:30 am- 12:15 pm

    eric Schouten With a Dutch background and experience sailing boats in the Caribbean and work at SEA Marine, Eric is well-versed in various marine trades. His talk covers several of the common electrical challenges faced by boaters, especially that of corrosion.

    Corrosion & Electrical Problems: Boatyard Stage,

    Friday 10:30-11:15am

    Paul Schmid Paul is a husband, father of three girls, avid kayaker and marketing consultant. He took to building wooden kayaks after 15 years in the corporate world and built four kayaks since 2005, including a stitch-and-glue, two cedar strip boats and a baidarka.

    Building Your Own Kayak: AV Room, Friday 10:30-11:15am

    Building Your Own Kayak: AV Room, Saturday 3:30-4:15pm

    holly Scott The sailor, author and owner of Charlies Charts has been sailing since she was 3, has a 100 Ton Masters License and does charters aboard her Cal 40, as well as other vessels. Holly bought Charlies Charts last year and has been busy updating and editing all six guides.

    Preparing To Cruise Mexico (& Other Warm Climates):

    AV Room, Friday 11:30am-12:15pm

    Cruising So Cal: AV Room, Saturday 10:30-11:15am

    Preparing To Cruise Mexico (& Other Warm Climates):

    AV Room, Sunday 11:30am-12:15pm

    S k a g i t M a r i n e M a n u f a c t u r i n g & technology Ann Avary, d i re c to r f o r the Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology at the Anacortes campus of Skagit Valley College, moderates this panel on education opportunities in Washington state. Panelists include Gordon Sanstand, Seattle Central Community College; Tim Lee, NWSWBB; Mike Swietzer, Skagit College; and Greg Trunnell, Pacific Maritime Institute.

    Panel: Jobs and Training for the Marine Industries: Maritime Meeting Room West, Friday


    Ray Speck Master boatbuilder and instructor at the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Ray learned his craft in both the U.S. and England, and has taught traditional boatbuilding of both small and large craft. He speaks about the boatbuilding and launching technique he encountered in his recent trip to Turkey.

    Wooden Boat Building in Turkey 2011: Maritime Meeting Room West, Friday


    Wooden Boat Building in Turkey 2011:

    Maritime Meeting Room West, Saturday 10:30-11:15am

    carol heath Stabile Artist/filmmaker Carol is best known for her pastels, exhibited locally, and as an art instructor. Schooner or Later is her first documentary, about the building of Dolores M. Jackson by a Bainbridge Island couple who will be in attendance for audience Q&A.

    Film: Schooner or Later:AV Room, Friday 1:30-2:15pm & Marina Room, Saturday,


    Vince & carrie Stamper Both woodworkers and sailors, Vince manages a rapid prototyping team promoting continuous improvement for the repair/maintenance of U.S. Navy ships and submarines. This is one among various skills he and Carrie have used in 19 years of restoring wooden

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    boats together. Current projects include a 16 kayak to a 69 pilothouse yacht; their boat Fifer is their latest project.

    Project Impossible How to Efficiently Manage and Finish

    Projects Big and Small:Marina Room,

    Sunday 11:30am-12:15pm

    chris Schwarz Emeritus editor of Popular Woodworking magazine, hand tool expert, author of The Anarchists Tool Chest and owner of the Lost Art Press, Chris is a leader in the renaissance of hand tool woodworking, and presents the case for celebrating, preserving and revitalizing traditional woodworking techniques.

    The Most Valuable Hand Plane Ever; The Fore Plane:

    Woodworking Stage II, Saturday 10:30-11:15am

    Craftsmanship, Joinery and Anarchy: Woodworking Stage I,

    Saturday 1:30-2:15pm

    leif terdal Former commercial fisherman and author, Leif knows the beauty of the less-traveled wilderness, wildlife, native villages and rich salmon waters of the Inland Passage to Alaska.

    Our Escape from Nazi-Occupied Norway:

    Maritime Meeting Room East, Sunday 10:30-11:15am

    Northwest Sea Disasters: Maritime Meeting Room East,

    Friday 3:30-4:15pm

    david thompson The sailor, caulker, shipwright, marine surveyor and Port of Port Townsend commissioner demonstrates caulking on a traditional plank on frame boat.

    Caulking: Woodworking Stage II, Saturday 9:30-10:15am

    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, design considerations, what works, what fails and why.

    Spar Making: Boatyard Stage, Friday 11:30am-12:15pm

    Spar Making:Woodworking Stage II,

    Sunday 11:30am-12:15pm

    Jim tolpin Jim is a nationally known woodworking author and co-founder of the Port Townsend School of Woodworking at Fort Worden State Park. His latest book is The New Traditional Woodworker.

    Using Drawknives: Woodworking Stage II, Friday 1:30-2:15pm

    Using Drawknives: Woodworking Stage II, Saturday


    Using Drawknives: Woodworking Stage II, Sunday 10:30-11:15am

    brion toss Brion is an internationally respected master r igger , owner o f Brion Toss Rigging, teacher and author. In his 30-plus years of experience, he has rigged everything from small daysailers to racing yachts to large square -r iggers . He authored the maritime classic The Complete Riggers Apprentice, among other books and instructional videos.

    Rig Loads:Maritime Meeting Room West,

    Saturday 12:30-1:15pm

    Rig Loads:Maritime Meeting Room West,

    Sunday 12:30-1:15pm

    Vince townrow Rigger, sailmaker at SEA Marine, originally from Tasmania, Vince has more than 30 years experience in rigging and sailmaking.

    How to Winterize Your Rig: Boatyard Stage,

    Sunday 10:30-11:15am

    gwendolyn tracy Owner of Fine Yacht Interiors.

    Gwendolyn has 35 years of experience in the textile industry, the last 15 of which were centered in Port Townsend, where she has worked with local shipyards and designers on boat interiors.

    Upholstery & Textiles Part I - Getting Started:

    Maritime Meeting Room East, Saturday 10:30-11:15am

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    Guide to 35th Festival BoatsAbsolute 1970

    absolute trumpy vessels were built in annapolis, Md., by the wealthy. this boat was originally built for Bayard sharp of the dupont dynasty. trumpies were coastal cruisers, not passage makers. Absolute is a house boat design (not to be confused with what we in the northwest consider a houseboat). Frederiksted, virgin islands

    Adventuress 1913

    in 1913, the schoo-ner Adventuress sailed from Maine to the Ber-ing sea via the strait of Magellan. she then served the san Fran-cisco Bar Pilots until 1952, waiting in the notoriously rough weather outside the Golden Gate. since 1989, sound experience has provided hands-on education about the regions urgent environmental issues aboard Adventuress, now a national Historic Landmark. We be-lieve that people will protect what they learn to value. Port townsend, Wash.

    Allegra 1951Built as a yacht by Benson Brothers, vancouver, B.C., the Allegra has sailed through the Panama Ca-nal and presently serves as home, art gallery and studio. the Allegra sails to southeast alaska every summer, where her owner practices woodcarving and other artwork. Bell-ingham, Wash.

    Alula 2010Alula is an arctic tern designed by sam devlin and built by Peter Gron using epoxy/ply composite construction. Her entire build process has been documented on the website members.shaw.ca/pgron/arctictern.htm and is featured in Lawrence Cheeks book The Year of the Boat. Alula was completed in november 2010 and launched in March 2011. she currently sails out of degnen Bay, Gabriola island. Gabriola island, B.C.

    Ama Natura 2010

    Ama Natura is a newly designed green motor sailer for inside Passage and alaskan waters. Her inception came during the 2005 Wooden Boat Festi-val; nW school of Wooden Boatbuilding (nWsWB) in Port Hadlock needed a large boat project, and we were trying to find a bigger/better vessel for the inside Passage. Power is 100% biodiesel in a 47hp Klassen/Mitsubishi engine with a gaff ketch rig. Her galley stove and salon fireplace both run on B100. the boats name, a blending of east and West, means Mother nature or she loves nature, depending on how one interprets ama. Portland, ore.

    Araminta 1974Built in 1974 of kauri, spotted gum and teak by s.J. ashby in new Zealands Bay of islands, Araminta later sailed to san Francisco on her own bottom. the Araminta class is part of L.F. Herreshoffs clipper bow series, and is ketch rigged. our Araminta is sloop rigged. Herreshoff approved and helped with the redesigning of the rig. Bainbridge island, Wash.

    Aura 1948Aura is the 5th Blanchard 33 built. she was de-signed by William Garden in 1946; Blanchard Boat Co. built 9 sister ships 6 months apart in the late 1940s. Aura has been based in Bellingham since 1977. Recent work includes new planks, and sistered lower frames and floor timbers installed along the keel, in the mast step area, and aft to the motor mounts. deer Harbor, Wash.

    Avenger 2 1965

    Avenger is a spark-man & stevens design built in new Zealand in 1965; she is cold-molded kauri. she was sailed up to vancouver as new and had a few offshore adventures and competitive races during the 70s and 80s. We still race her in local long-distance events as well as classic boat races. she won the swiftsure (Juan de Fuca race) in 1971. We also had line honors at the victoria Boat show in 2008. ive lived aboard with my dog, okie, for 6 years now. Avenger has an airtight wood stove to keep us comfortable on the West Coast winter nights. Comox, B.C.

    Azure 1954Motor sai ler Azure was built by and for the owner of Palmer Johnson in sturgeon Bay, Wis. designed by Gilbert dunham, she is a one-off classic with mahogany planking on oak frames with teak decks. she is powered by twin detroit 4-53s and carries a small stabilizing main and jib. Cody, Wyo.

    Bear 2002Commissioned by WBF, she was built in part-nership with Gray Wolf Ranch and nWsWB. Greg Foster designed her from the lines of Pacific Crest outward Bounds Eliza-beth Bonaventure. shes used for a wide variety of on-the-water programs, including sea scouts, adventures at sea and Puget sound explorers. shes made a wonderful companion ship to the Townshend. Port townsend, Wash.

    Bebop 1963a 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 con-tinue to refine her systems as they prepare for extended cruising. seattle, Wash.

    Bertie 1984Peter Bailey built Bertie in the same way any fine West Coast tug or schooner was constructed in the old days: using double-sawn Port orford cedar frames and cedar planking, sitting on a fir backbone. even the fastenings are galvanized prewar head spikes. But the main is a close copy of the southern Chinese swatow sail. Having sailed her from British Columbia to Mexico through gales, Bertie never wore me out, no matter now stupid i was about the weather. sausalito, Calif.

    Bettinashes a 41 Laurent Giles sloop built by Wing on shing in Hong Kong. she was designed as a lengthened version of a 37 design. Un-der the same own-ership for the last 35 years, she has undergone careful, dedicated restora-tion in the spirit of her original configuration. after a series of frame repairs in the 90s, she now features an all-new interior by Port townsend shipwright Roy swords. Port townsend, Wash.

    Big Food 2007tim Yeadon of seattle took eric Hvalsoes lapstrake boat-building class at the Center for Wooden Boats, then went home and built this John Gardnerdesigned Matinicus Peapod. Construction is cedar on oak with a purpleheart backbone. Big Food is also known as the toughest-fightin peapod west of the Mississippi, and spends many summer weekends camp-cruising throughout the san Juan islands. seattle, Wash.

    Biscuit Girl 2009t h e M e r r y sea was de-s i gned f o r the shipyard school Raid, a 100-mile row through the Gulf and san Juan islands to Port townsend. she finished first in all legs; a sister ship has placed well in the Blackburn Challenge and other new england events. the Merry sea proved confident in 2 seas and severe winds. the design premise was that one can row faster than one can sail; 5-knot averages were the rule! another Msii was rowed from Ketchikan, to anacortes in 30 days in 2007. Hard-decked flotation chambers have access ports for watertight storage. Removable bulkheads allow an open boat for touring or cargo holds for gear. ev-erything can be easily derigged for simple transportation. Port townsend, Wash.

    Blue Starr I 2004Blue Starr I was launched in March 2005 a f te r spending close to 25 years under construction in her own boat shed. several owners divorces and estate arguments delayed completion. When purchased by the present owners in december 2002, she was at nanoose Boat Works at Lake Cowichan. she was moved to nanaimo for two years of work. she is carvel-planked with yellow cedar over an oak frame. she has spruce masts, teak deck and taffrail, a gumwood rail cap, fir bowsprit and davits, and mahogany companionway cover and hatches. displacement is 30,000 pounds with 8,000 pounds of ballast. Blue Starr I took her maiden voyage in the summer of 2005, completing a circumnavi-gation of vancouver island. she is kept at stones Marina in nanaimo. Calgary, alberta

    Bon Accord (Roelen) 1986designed by William Ga rden , s he was custom designed for alaska voyaging and built by Krist Martin-sen of orcas island in 1986 using hard chine, cold-molded construction. From 1988 to 2003, Bon Accord cruised Puget sound on whale-watching charters out of Friday Harbor, after which she returned to private service and was bought by her current owner in 2001. snohomish, Wash.

    Bright Star 2006a tolman alaskan skiff built from a kit and cus-tomized as a cabin cruiser for boat-camping and fish-ing trips. she has a cruis-ing speed of 18 knots and has spent time on the Co-lumbia and the Willamette rivers as well as the south sound area between olympia and seattle. Lake oswego, ore.

    Caine 1975Caine cruises daily in the wa-ters of Portlands Willamette River. Port townsend pirate doug Rathbun brought Caine back to life in 2001 and sailed her for a few years before al-lowing us to move her to Port-land. in 2005 she underwent an extensive restoration: 16 new steam-bent oak frames, hundreds of silicon bronze screws, new floor boards, and paint inside and out. after 147 phone calls to Beetle inc., she is here to sail again! Portland, ore.

    Cama Pelican 1 & 2 1973 & 1977owned by the Center for Wooden Boats, shes used in livery and youth programs at CWBs campus at Cama Beach state Park on Camano island. the Pelican was originally designed by Bill short, a san Francisco tugboat captain, for use as a daysailer and camp cruiser. seattle, Wash.

    Carol M 1926shes a 56 house-forward halibut boat built by o.e. Moberg in seattle. she spent most of her life fishing the waters of the Gulf of alaska. although she experienced a fire in her recent past, her previous and current owners have lovingly restored her with extensive help from Port townsend ship-wrights Co-op, and shes back to fishing! shes a member of the Western Fishboat owners association and is certified by the Marine stewardship Council for sustainable fishing practices. We look forward to visiting with anyone curious about the life of a working boat 84 years into her prime. tukwila, Wash.

    Caveat 1963Built at nottingham & Co., seattle, shes t-Bird no. 243. in april 1963, Port townsends Jim dauben-berger sr., daubie Jr. and dr. scheyer departed her se-attle mooring to deliver her to Port townsend. the de-livery crew quickly learned that the flooding button is critical on a seagull mo-tor. 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 Wooden Boat Festival with her refurbished original nameboard, Caveat now serves as one of two t-birds used for WBF adult Learn to sail programs. Port townsend, Wash.

    Ceridwen 1994John Magner and his son Kevin 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.

    Chesuki 1986david built this boat 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.

    Chinook 2001shes a Chinook 21 designed and built by devlin designing Boat Builders using the ma-rine plywood and epoxy stitch-and-glue construc-tion method. Powered by a 20hp Yanmar water-cooled diesel with a sail drive, she has a cruising speed of 6 knots at .5 gph and a top speed of 7.5 knots at .7 gph. Burien, Wash.

    Dance Me 2007sometimes a boat just calls your name. You see her and you know shes the one for you. When i bought Dance Me, my goal was to learn how to sail her. i took les-sons from friends, read books and went sailing. i made mistakes, got confused, cussed some, but i kept my hand on the tiller and i sailed. i owned Dance Me for three months before i mentioned to my husband, By the way, dear, i have my own sailboat now. Want to go sailing? Dance Me is a devlin nancys China design built with the stitch-and-glue construction method. she is a fine sight with her tanbark sails, blue hull and white topsides. i have found her to be easy to sail and to maintain. When the winter storms come, i pull her out of the water and store her on a trailer in the back of the rose garden. Port Ludlow, Wash.

    Destiny 1934Commissioned by William Randolph Hearst, she originally sailed out of Los angeles. during WWii she was borrowed by the navy as a submarine scout. after the war, Hearst and Preston sturgess and had Herreshoff reconfigure her as a staysail schooner. Howard Hughes owned her from 1952 to 1972, after which she sailed charters in Hawaii. in 2008, Mike and dawn Hillard brought her to Port townsend shipwrights Co-op. after 36 months, she has now been fully restored. immediately after the 2011 Wooden Boat Festival she is departing for a 5-year circumnavigation, heading south to Baja and then on to tahiti in 2012. Friday Harbor, Wash.

    Discovery 1934

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    designed by Murray Peterson and built by Lafayette Boatworks, shes all bronze-fas-tened, with Port orford cedar planking and decking over oregon white oak, and douglas fir spars and lead ballast. Bainbridge island, Wash.

    Dorjun 1905Built for the U.s. Lifesaving service, her design and hull shape are similar to the lifeboats used in shackletons 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 Wooden Boat Festival. shes been used for WBF programs ever since (including a legendary racing career in the hands of the fabled team dorjun). after some additional recent work, shes ready for her next 100 years. Port townsend, Wash.

    Easy Rider 2010

    owner-built to a George Calkins de-sign, shes powered by a 60hp evinrude e-tech 2-stroke mo-tor, with a 25-gallon Moeller fuel tank and a Hummingbird 500 series dual beam sonar with GPs. Westminster, Colo.

    Eider 1981

    designed and built by sam devlin, shes rigged as an unstayed sprit-sail cutter with 150 sq. ft. of sail area. she is hard chined with a v bottom and a full keel with poured concrete and steel internal ballast. Her cabin has sitting headroom, a solid fuel cabin stove and berths for two. in 2010, we gave her a sliding pilothouse hatch and legs for beaching. Both draw a warm smile and questions wherever she drops her hook. she now can be helmed from inside next to the stove, extending our northwest cruising season. shes powered by a 5hp Mariner outboard and carries a sculling oar for a nearly silent sneak out of the anchorage. easy trailering has allowed us to cruise farther afield: Catalina island, Queen Charlotte strait and the Broughton islands. Were dreaming of Baja next, or of shipping her by container to visit the Brest Festival and cruise the Canal du Midi! Port townsend, Wash.

    Elizabeth Ann 1961

    thompson Bros. offshore cabin cruiser Model 1200. i have owned her for 20 years. Upon purchase in 1990, i took her apart to repair the results of weather and resultant rot. she was originally set up for outboard power, but someone had installed a WestBend sharkomatic, which i repowered with a 1973 datsun 1600 pickup engine in 1991. We did a major refit in 2009 and this year, are spending as much time as possible on the water. Langley, Wash.

    Ellie 2011shes a John Welsfordde-signed naviga-tor yawl built by Joel Bergen in Mukilteo, Wash. With no formal boa tbu i l d ing training, Joel began solo construction in octo-ber 2009 and finished her 20 months later. Her hull is glued-lapstrake with Meranti plywood over permanent bulkheads and stringers. Both masts are hollow birds mouth fir. seats provide permanent flotation, and are decked with reclaimed oiled mahogany. she sports a high-peaked gaff rigged main, a roller furled jib and sprit-boomed mizzen, all rigged for easy access from the cockpit. Her anchor well and watertight foredeck locker make her an ideal camp cruiser or daysailer. Mukilteo, Wash.

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    Elmore 1890Elmore was used to carry passengers and freight between astoria and tillamook until a road was built between the two oregon cities. she then served as a ferry to alaska during the Yukon Gold Rush. Returning to Port townsend in 1902, she was converted to a tugboat. in 1922, she burned to the waterline and was rebuilt as a combo tug/fish carrier. she continued on as a tugboat until 1982, when she was stripped and sold as a hull to dave Updike of seattle. Floyd Waite restored her, and in 1990, she was bought by the Meeks, who have cruised her to alaska and the san Juans ever s ince. Port Hadlock, Wash.

    Essex 1971

    two-person rowing dory. Plywood over mahogany frames and trim, white hull with bright interior. We are the original owners of this dory.

    Mendocino, Calif.

    Fifer 1928Fifer is one of the few remaining Hoffar-Beechings, also referred to as the Boeing yachts. she was deemed too small for her intended

    use as a floating hunting lodge and was traded in after one season. originally powered with Hall & scott gas engines, she was repowered in 1935 with Gardner 6L3 diesels, which she retains. in 1999, she ran aground and began a series of repairs that ran over budget, over schedule and incomplete, until she gradually fell into disrepair. We found her tied up at tom Mac shipyard in Richmond, B.C., where most expected her to be broken up. once a deal was struck, we began a yearlong process of arranging to have her various scattered parts located, shipped and installed. We are big believers in allowing people to see the progression of bringing one of these classics back, and as such, are bringing her in the rough, to allow people to appreciate her incremental comeback. Kingston, Wash.

    Gemini 2010Gemini is the first new Yankee one design to be built in 47 years. Constructed in 2009-2010 by nWsWB, Gemini has the lead keel, hardware and spirit of the 1949 Yankee Ven-ture. the Yankee racing class was born of a design compe-tition whose judges (Herre-shoff, Burgess and Paine) had all created american entries for the 1937 americas Cup. Yankees are fast, graceful and wet. Venture spent her last 14 years sailing from the Center for Wooden Boats in seattle. Gemini is her twin. seattle, Wash.

    Goose Lodge III 2004a devlin surf Runner 25 featured in WoodenBoat magazine. Goose Lodge III is built with the stitch-and-glue method in olympia, Wash., with a top speed of 30 knots using a 155hp

    volvo diesel sterndrive engine. olympia, Wash.

    Grace 2005shes a san Juan sharpie based on a Reuel Parker design, custom-built by my father, John Rynne. He handed her down to me just before he passed from lymphoma. all wood and labor were donated by friends; thus he named the boat ss

    Grace for supernatural saving Grace. Her main mast and spars are from spruce that he cut. He hand-carved the ornate bowsprit that displays a trumpet (he was a trumpet player) and hearts (for my stepmother). Cabinetry in the main cabin is also detailed with hearts. olympia, Wash.

    Grace B 1985Built in Port townsend by ernie Baird, her lines and offsets are given in Howard Chapelles American Small Sailing Craft. Chapelle took the lines off an existing half model around 1930. He believed the first boats made from the model were built and sailed in Casco Bay, Maine, around 1900. He named the model for its place of construction (Crotch island) and its hull shape (pinky a corruption of a dutch term for a double-ended boat). shes rigged as a cat ketch with spritsails. Grace has cruised from Port townsend to

    seattle, Barkley sound, the san Juans, the Gulf islands and into the strait of Georgia as far as Lasqueti island. she once made it from Beecher Bay on the south side of vancouver island to Point Wilson (a distance of 40 miles) in 5 hours.

    nordland, Wash.

    Halcyon 1948designed by William Gar-den, she was a burned-out shell when Friday Harbor shipwright sam Fry began a complete restoration that would ultimately take 12 years. over the former fish hold, a new aft deck-

    house 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 1941in 1948, this Peter-son-designed 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.

    Haven 12 (Wind Song) 2005Joel White redesigned n.G. Herreshoffs clas-sic Buzzards Bay Boys Boat as a keel/ centerboarder. she was built in 2004-2005, cold-molded out of 3 layers of 4mm okoume plywood and sheathed in fiberglass laid in epoxy. With 600 lbs. of lead ballast, shell stand up to just about anything and get you there in style. she combines the beauty and feel of a wooden boat with the low maintenance usually associated with fiberglass. victoria, B.C.

    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.

    Honeybird 2000the 26 Bartender is a clas-sic double-ended oregon coast dory-like design, built for rugged river-bar conditions. the design was chosen by the UsCG as a coastal rescue and re-sponse boat in the 1960s. this particular boat was launched new in 2000 by builder Bill Childs, who has taken up the Bartender legacy. Powered by an efficient v-6 eFi gas engine and capable of speeds of up to 26 knots, she is a surprising performer and a joy to operate. Bellingham, Wash.

    Humsafar 2011shes a pilothouse model of the devlin Pelicano 18, designed for all around pleasure cruising, fishing and beach cruising with a cabin, just big enough for sleeping and storage. Port angeles, Wash.

    Integrity 1993Integrity is a twin-diesel 35-foot fantail motor yacht de-signed and built by sam devlin. Integrity is the image of a traditional fantail cruising yacht with modern construction and accommodations; the perfect marriage of classic design and modern technology. Her two Yanmar 3GMF 27hp engines drive her at 8 knots with a cruising range of 680 nautical miles. Mill Creek, Wash.

    Irolita 1953Irolita is a Loki-class yawl largely rehabilitated to original condition by the boatwrights at Jensen Mo-torboat on Portage Bay, Lake Washington. she is one of at least 8 built from

    plans by olin stephens of sparkman & stephens for Gifford M. Pinchot, a medical doctor, one of the sons of Gifford Pin-chot, the founder of the U.s. Forest service under President theodore Roosevelt. tacoma, Wash.

    Isswat 1948Built in Ketchikan as a salmon troller, she has been used to fish, hunt and tow at various points in her history throughout the Pacific northwest. about 20 years ago, Isswat was re-outfitted as a tugboat

    and has since been a fixture in Puget sound and on the Lake Union waterfront serving as tugboat for the Center for Wooden Boats committee boat for various events and regattas. seattle, Wash.

    Jean Alden 2000Modeled on the traditional Cape Cod catboat, i scaled up Phil Bolgers Bobcat design, added a small cabin, and copied the rig from a Crosby cat-boat. she was built in my garage and driveway 1997-2000. one Christmas vacation, i used a large conference room at my job as a sail loft. the re-sult is a sweet sailing pocket cruiser that has brought our family much joy and satisfaction. Palo alto, Calif.

    Jon Cote 1962shes a Bristol condition tahiti ketch built by Hugh ellwood. olympia, Wash.

    Josephine 1934Built in 1934 by tacoma Boat Co. for a customer in Ketchi-kan, she fished 1934-2000 and has been undergoing an extensive rebuild/conversion to a pleasure boat for the last 10 years by devlin design-ing Boatbuilders in olympia. tumwater, Wash.

    Joshua 1986Joshua is a historical replica of Joshua slocums Spray, the first boat in a solo circumnavigation. she is built of oak, Port orford cedar and douglas fir. Camano island, Wash.

    Juna 1960Juna is a plank-on-frame fractional sloop built of yellow cedar on oak frames. the design by Winslow in the 1940s is known as a Four-sum. she is powered by a 10hp volvo diesel. Port townsend, Wash.

    Kairos 2007shes an arundel 27, a traditional Maine picnic-style weekender with a cold-molded hull con-structed with laminated marine plywood western red cedar and epoxy. Her transom is mahogany, as is brightwork throughout the boat. she cruises at up to 30 knots; her hull design allows access to shallow water and beaches. Power is provided by a 225hp volvo diesel with sterndrive. Kennebunkport, Maine

    Kala Lua 2011shes a 26 cruising Bar-tender based on the clas-sic George Calkins design. Powered by a Crusader 5.7L engine, she has a full suite of electronics. Under con-struction since late 2005,

    shes finally launching this summer. albany, ore.

    Katherine Jane 1952Built as a pleasure yacht in 1952, she was originally chris-tened Beagle, as her owners intended to sail her from California to the Galapagos, replicating darwins 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.

    Katie Ford 1946designed 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. shes 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.

    La Boheme 1926this vessels keel was laid in 1926 in victoria and launched in 1938. she was completely rebuilt stem to stern in 1981, but her mast is original. the rebuilt hull is Port orford cedar on oak frames. More recently,

    Brion toss gave her all new rigging, and sean Rankins pro-vided her with a fresh suit of sails. Having changed owners in 2009, La Boheme is presently getting new paint, a shiny bronze mast winch (to ease the burden on tired bones) and fresh varnish. she is quickly getting used to her new home and family, and is joining in on the fun of local sailing on Port townsend Bay. Port townsend, Wash.

    Lady Jean 1949earl and dora Wakefields last custom wood boat built before starting a family in 1950. solid teak house sides, twin heads, aft con-trol station and electric shift transmission are her standout features. i grew up hearing about her from my Grandpa earl as he described the yacht he and my grandma built for a seattle doctor. Port angeles, Wash.

    Lady Van 1928Western Canadas most historic racing yacht, the Lady Van is a ver-sion of the R-class yacht Endeavor, also designed by englands Charles nicholson. this fall, she meets the restored ted Geary R-boat Pirate, of seattle, to contest the 100-year-old alexandra Cup. the Boatbuilding Heritage society of British Columbia enlisted Jespersen Boatbuilders, B.C., for the majority of the Lady

    Vans restoration, which began mid-2009. vancouver, B.C.

    Lazy Jack 2006shes a Karl stambaughdesigned Redwing 18, built by Jim Cooper of albany, ore., and launched in 2006. shes powered by a 9.9hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard. i bought her in March 2011. eugene, ore.

    Leslie Jean 2006designer/builder Karl Bischoff copied most of her lines from a John Gardner article in National Fisherman. Bischoff built the 15-foot Whitehall over 10 years. each year he took a weeks worth of classes,

    first at the Wooden Boat shop in seattle and then at the nWsWB in Port Hadlock. as he learned each new skill, he would complete that part of the project. seattle, Wash.

    Lille Danser 1976Built by John Freiburg and Roy West, her lines were taken by W. B. Crealock from an early-19th-century danish tax vessel. space originally designed for cargo now provides a saloon and forecabin with head and shower. she has been in the allen family since 1983 and sailed in many Master Mariners regattas as well as a trip to Mexico. shes now been passed down to daughter tami as a boat and breakfast around Puget sound. Bainbridge island, Wash.

    Lucky Star 1937designed by edson shock and built in Wilmington, Calif., she was edson shocks favorite design and the only one of his boats he ever owned himself. she raced and cruised in southern California up until 2008, when she moved to Poulsbo. Lucky Star has been in the same family for 49 years. Poulsbo, Wash.

    Madman 2011shes a custom variation of sam devlins Egret, built using the stitch-and-glue method with okoume marine plywood for her primary structural components. nearly ev-ery part was self-built, including the spritsail, sewn together from a sailrite kit. seattle, Wash.

    Marionette 1964this Kettenberg 50 is one of the few originally built with a spade rudder. Restoration began about 10 years ago and is largely completed. she was in Redondo Beach until spring of 09 when she

    was sailed to Port Ludlow, where she will be moored for a number of years while we explore the Pacific northwest. Culver City, Calif.

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    Martha 1907Built in 1907 for J.R. Hanify, com-modore of the san Francisco Yacht Club, Martha is a B.B. Crowninshield design. Martha recently celebrated her centennial with a complete below-the-waterline restoration. owned and operated by the schoo-ner Martha Foundation since 1996, she takes both youths and adults on sail training adventures. Martha is not only the oldest working sailboat in the state of Washington, but is also the oldest living flag-ship of the san Francisco Yacht Club. Port townsend, Wash.

    Martha J a motor launch previously owned by the Foley family, shes 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 OFarrell 1995

    Mary OFarrell is a hard-chine cutter whose blue-water experience includes Baja, alaska and vancouver island. she was built by ed Martin in Brinnon along the Hood Canal. Most of her trim and interior wood was milled from local trees. Fittings include toe rail butts cast in Port townsend; her sails were made by Carol Hasse. extensively overhauled by her present owner, shes a steward of introduction to those who have never been on a wood boat or sailed northwest waters. olympia, Wash.

    Merry Wherry 2010

    a fun choice for recre-ational rowing, this stable and user-friendly kit boat has a 20-year heritage of continual refinement. at 35 pounds, shes easy for one person to cartop, easy to transport to the water

    and quick to respond to every stroke. sliding seat rowing rigs and carbon fiber oars are also available, as well as plans for lightweight wooden oars. this can be your first boat and your last boat; shes built to last, easy to maintain and a joy to row. anacortes, Wash.

    Merry Wherry Two 2010

    since 1988 Wayland Marine has offered kits to build stable and user-friendly rowing for one or two rowers. the Merry Wherry two, with fine entry, soft bilge, constant flare and wide outwales, is a proven, ocean-tested design providing a dry and comfortable ride even in less than ideal conditions. a decked version is also available for the more experienced adventurer. anacortes, Wash.

    Messenger III 1947

    From 1947 to 1968, Mes-senger III served as a missionary vessel bring-ing medical and spiritual comfort to isolated areas of the west coast of van-

    couver island, the Queen Charlotte islands and B.C.s north coast. Her adventures are recorded in the book Splendour of the Sea and in a 1950s feature in Life magazine. in 1968, she retired from missionary service and began her second career as a pleasure craft. she remains lovingly cared for and a familiar sight on the local waters of southern vancou-ver island. Messenger III has attended the victoria Classic Boat Festival for 34 years. victoria, B.C.

    Milagro 1968Upon purchasing her in 2000, i fell through her deck when i first stepped on board. severely damaged from poor storage, shes been taken completely apart down to an empty hull, and totally rebuilt and restored back to her original state. the fiberglass deck was replaced with a teak overlay. the Perkins engine was rebuilt, and all original hardware restored or replaced. a new rigid dodger was designed and installed along the lines of William Gardens style. seattle, Wash.

    Millicent 1958Launched in edmonds, Wash., she was christened the Foggy Dew. several owners, name changes and about 50 years later, she was found by her current owner at a small boat-yard in deer Harbor on orcas island. Matt has begun the ongoing project of rebuilding, restoring, fixing and modifying Millicent to be a more comfortable and beautiful home. He has been living aboard since 2009, which has greatly increased the speed and energy of the project. eastsound, Wash.

    Miss Lakewood 1940

    Marine surveyor Lynne Re-ister has been attending Wooden Boat Festival since the 70s. this is her first time to attend with her own boat, a 37 ed Monk that shes researching as the application deadline

    looms. if you know the boat, be sure to stop by and visit. seattle, Wash.

    Molly Sparks 1990shes designed as a fishing boat, but displays all the beauty and craftsmanship of the finest yacht. she has a very comfort-able forward berth with amaz-ingly beautiful joinery. the piloting area includes a dinette, custom inlaid cabinets, diesel stove and propane cooktop. interior is teak beadboard with white beadboard headliner over clear fir ceiling frames. shes a showpiece of the woodworkers art inside and out. olympia, Wash.

    Mona-C 1994a member of the Lost Coast traditional small Craft associa-tion in Fort Bragg, Calif., shes used on Californias north coast and san Francisco Bay. in 2007, she went on the san Francisco Maritime national Park gunk-holing cruise up the sacramento River with the schooner Alma. Rio nido, Calif.

    Mr. Mallard 1983she was purchased in der-elict condition from sam devlin in 2004, with the intent to restore her to her former charm. Years of northwest drizzle while covered in leaves had taken their toll in the form of rot-ten side decks and cabin

    sides. over the next 6 years, as a backburner project, she received new side decks, cabin sides, cabin-top seats, coamings, bowsprit, coal/wood stove and almost all new trim. this year, Mr. Mallard will have new sails and updated cockpit storage. tacoma, Wash.

    Mundeamo 1935Home-built in san Pedro, her design is based on the William Hand Cyclone sloop. 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. shes 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.

    Mycia 1997designed and lofted by Jim Fran-ken and Robert Prothero at the northwest school of Wooden Boat Building in 1981. assembly began in the Maher familys 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.

    Native Girl 1965Built on nelson island, B.C., by allan and sharie Farrell, she was first rigged as a ketch, but later converted to a staysail schooner by allan. the Farrells sailed her to both Hawaii and Mexico, and she has been as far north as Bella Coola, but has spent most of her time in the strait of

    Georgia. she was originally registered as fishing vessel; she has been used as a research vessel to study killer whales in Johnstone strait, and she has been a home for many people over the years. victoria, B.C.

    Night Wind I 1964Night Wind I is a Frank Fredette classic ketch built in 1964 in victoria, B.C., by derek verhey. she is heavily built of 1 1/8 Western red cedar planking of 1-by-2 bent oak frames, gal-vanized fasteners and a cedar deck much like the fish boats of her time. she has galvanized standing rigging, a spruce mast, mizzen mast and bowsprit. vancouver, B.C.

    Nil Desperandum

    2011i began building this devlin Winter Wren ii in october 2008, and completed her in 2011 after 3,000 hours of la-bor. Hull is okoume ma-rine plywood sheathed

    in fiberglass/epoxy; spars are sitka spruce, and all other structure and trim pieces are white oak, khaya mahogany and vertical-grain fir. i made two significant modifications to devlins plan: i sacrificed 12 cubic feet of potential storage in the bilge and cockpit sides for flotation (air compartments and foam) and invited more daylight into the cabin with four portlights instead of two. the aft lights are homemade Wiley ports, which open for ventilation. Her name, Nil Des-perandum, translates as nothing to worry about. i looked at the name every day during construction as a reassuring morale builder. it was not true. Langley, Wash.

    Nordso 1985shes a modern rendition of the classic north sea trawler, designed and built by Christian W. dahl as a pleasure craft. she was first launched in 1985 on Lake Minnetonka. she has Port orford planks on white oak frames, mahogany cabin and teak decks. she is powered by a Westerbeke 38B4 diesel and has been recently dressed up with new Hasse sails and new boom for better performance. Nordso was featured in WoodenBoat magazine, no. 74. the nordso Foundation is the continuation of Mike Baldwins dream and environmental activism following his passing after the 2010 Wooden Boat Festival. Nordso is the primary vessel for educational programs of the nordso Foundation; the boat is used to gather plastic waste from the waters of the salish sea and the Pacific, and to spread the word about ocean health to youth of all ages. she is moored in Point Hudson year-round; you can find out more by stopping at Pt Foundry in the Cupola House. Port townsend, Wash.

    Norwester 1932

    at the height of the Great depression, avid deep sea fisherman Charles Gilbert, printer of financial documents and soon-to-be manu-facturer of fine furniture, approached naval architect Frank Munroe, instructing him to design a vessel capable of run-ning in any seas in any weather. Norwester is the result. owing to her sea-kindly design and heavy construction, Norwester has had over 75 years on the water, including her passage through the Panama Canal in 1937. in 1941, she was commandeered by the navy, running coastal pa-trols off southern California. shortly after WWii she was bought by Bo Roos, manager for a number of Hollywood notables, including John Wayne. the duke was reintro-duced to life at sea through Norwester, and in 1955, they entered into a partnership. during this time, a large day room and wheelhouse were added forward of the original salon, and headroom was increased to an amazing 6 6 (to accommodate Mr. Waynes 6 4 height and still allow him to keep his hat on!). in 1963, Mr. Wayne moved up to Wild Goose, but Mr. Roos retained ownership, passing her on to his daughter Carolyn in 1974. Norwester later moved to the Pacific northwest on her own bottom under the flag of orange Coast College. she has plied the waters of Puget sound, the san Juan islands and cruised the inside Passage as part of the colleges marine studies program. La Conner, Wash.

    Obsession 2005McKenzie-style drift boat made from african mahogany (sapelle) and alaskan yellow cedar. Matching custom oars by sawyer. the boat was finished in the spring of 2006 after 600 hours of work. she spends weekends and sum-mer evenings on the McKenzie and Willamette rivers out of eugene (mostly class iis and iiis) pursuing trout and steelhead. in october, she will be on the Wild and scenic section of the Rogue River in southern oregon in pursuit of the half-pounders and summer steelhead. eugene, ore.

    Ochtend Ster 1924authentically restored star hull no. 255, shes true to her original low-aspect Marconi rig, with custom reproduced hardware and sails built by Ratsey and Lapthorn from patterns found in their attic on City island, new York. Much assistance was provided by the recollections of old star boat sailors, including the son of the builder and arthur Knapp Jr., who provided lots of inspiration and oversaw the sailmaking. she was discovered in a boys camp in the 1970s, a derelict used as a swimming raft. she is the third-oldest star boat known to exist with original rig, and was restored in the 1980s. Port townsend, Wash.

    October 1960October is a Kettenberg K-40 racer/cruiser built in san diego in 1960. Construction is mahog-any planking in oak frames. the boat has just undergone an exten-sive 2-year restoration and now sails again from her homeport on orcas island. eastsound, Wash.

    Odyssey 1938Renowned naval architect olin stephens built this sleek 90 racing yawl, with a mast reaching 105, for a vanderbilt granddaughter. after stints as a winning racer, a navy testing ship during WWii, and a research vessel out of Woods Hole, Mass. the Odyssey now serves as a sea scout sailing ship. tacoma, Wash.

    Orion 1934originally named Edlu, shes a sparkman & stephens design no. 35. Built in 1934 by nevins, she won the Bermuda race the same year. she spent WWii searching out German U-boats along the eastern seaboard. after the war, she cruised through the canal (the Panamanian flag is still onboard); eventually finding a berth in California. after another racing career in sausalito and passenger service in san diego, shes now homeported in seattle, providing students of all ages a chance to explore the marine environment and improve their traditional seamanship skills. seattle, Wash.

    Otonabee 2009Under construction for 8 years, shes a strip canoe built of cedar with small amounts of black walnut, cherry, maple and alder. there are no metal fasteners in the hull. structural stability

    comes from the 6-oz. fiberglass cloth covering the interior and exterior surfaces. Uniquely, the cedar strips are not one continuous piece of wood from stem to stem, which i was told could not be done. a finish carpenter for 45 years, ive always dreamed of building a canoe. Battle Ground, Wash.

    Oyster 1956shes a Quadrant sloop, hull no. 9, designed by Lawrence Hartge and built at the Hartge Yard on Chesapeake Bay. Her hard-chined plank-on-frame construction is unusual, with transverse planking on the bottom and longitudinal planking above the chine, similar to Chesapeake oyster boats. Her accommodation is enormous for a 26 boat, with a raised deck and small pilothouse giving standing headroom in the galley. as far as we know, shes the only Quadrant sloop to make her way to the West Coast. Her funky charm is best described as the love child of a t-Bird and a stone Horse. Port

    townsend, Wash.

    Passat V 1951an all-teak ketch rigged built in Germany in 1951 and brought to California in 1953. she sub-sequently spent 20 years in B.C. waters and returned to the U.s.a., but is now back in B.C. under Canadian ownership. named after the famous P Line square rigger Passat, she has recently undergone an extensive restoration (see Pacific Yachting, aug. 08). Passat is the cruising

    home of Martyn and Margaret Clark, former tall ship captain and mate. north saanich, B.C.

    Patamar 1937Built by a University of Washington graduate and Boeing engineer, the son of a seattle farming family, in a barn on ashworth street in 1937. the plans were from Jake Farrell, a seattle designer/builder of rumrunners. Her hull is red cedar over white oak frames the cabin teak. the green deck canvas is original. original power was a studebaker, and is now a GMC 292. the boat is unrestored and maintained in a boathouse near the locks in Ballard. i am her 5th owner. seattle, Wash.

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    Pax 1936designed by M.s.J. Hansen, the per-fectionist among spidsgatter design-ers, and likely built by Karl thomsen in Kalundborg, denmark, Pax has an international history. she sailed in oc-cupied denmark before being shipped to California, then headed north for a decade in B.C. Wooden Boat Fes-tival director and circumnavigator Kaci Cronkhite brought her to Port townsend in 2007. thanks to excellent work by Port townsend marine trades craftspeople, shes sailing again. Port townsend, Wash.

    Pieces of Eight 1940

    Poulsbo boats were one of the northwests best known smal l f ishing boats, often used in re-sorts as rentals. Ronald Young designed and built

    the sturdy craft in Poulsbo, Wash., from 1933 to 1965. the original owner of this boat was doc shelton (1946); her second owner was Howard Jones (1965). a complete restoration completed in 2010 included removing 2,000-plus galvanized cut nails and bolts and replacing them with coppercut nails and brass screws and bolts, and rebuilding her 1913 Clift engine. shelton, Wash.

    Pirate 1926Pirate 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 build-ers went one better, and all long structural members are full length with no joints of any kind. Geary later adapted Pirates design to a 1/12-scale pond yacht. Pirate had a long racing and cruising history in southern California, eventually returning to seattles 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. shes now sailing again and will be doing tours during the Festival. seattle, Wash.

    Pocketship 2008as a teen, designer John C. Harris explored the upper Chesapeake in a rowing boat equipped with a tent; 20 years later he wanted a quick, easy-to-build, fast-sailing pocket cruiser with a dry and commodious interior. shes a small cruising sailboat with a larger, more comfortable inte-rior than any other boat this

    size, providing dry camping accommodations for two adults, and is towable by a 4-cylinder car. auxiliary propulsion is a pair of oars and a yuloh. Geoff Kerr of two daughters Boatworks built the first hull in about 525 hours. an amateur might require 30 weekends and occasional evenings to see this one through. annapolis, Md.

    PT Eleven 2010the Pt eleven is a highly de-veloped 11 nesting dinghy ideal for cruising boats. she rows very well, has a sailing option and can be assembled in 15 seconds, either in the water or out. sold as a kit by Port townsend Watercraft. Port townsend, Wash.

    PT Skiff 2009Fuel-efficient motor skiff designed for the Profes-sional BoatBuilder and WoodenBoat magazines design Challenge. Present-ed as the first prototype for a new kit-boat business, Pt Watercraft LLC, owned by

    Russell Brown and ashlyn. Port townsend, Wash.

    Puddles 2010John Welsfords Walkabout de-sign is a camp-aboard cruising dinghy conceived for the Maine island trail. John designed this boat to row well and included built-in buoyancy and storage compartments, a center kept open for sleeping and a fully

    enclosed tent. Puddles is built as a coastal rowing boat. she is stretched to 17 10 and has seat rails and removable seats and foot stretchers to allow one or two sliding-seat rowers. she is built of okoume plywood and douglas fir in epoxy/lapstrake construction. thanks to all the help from the J.W. builders group, she was launched by a first-time builder in May 2010 and actually floated! Her home waters are san Francisco Bay, the sacramento delta, and lakes of the sierra nevada. Fairfield, Calif.

    Rachel 2010Hull no. 1 in sam devlins Pelicano series, built by Welcome slough Boat-works and completed by her owner. she now sports a working galley in her cuddy cabin, a forward hatch and CvG fir handrails on her forward deck. she is fitted for cruising and overnight camping. she cruises at 19 knots with a max speed of 24 knots. Beaverton, ore.

    Ripple 1993Ripple is a 25 9 gaff-rigged topsl cutter crafted by nWsWB in 1993. designed by William atkin in 1949, her lines re-flect his allegiance to the aesthetics of proportion rather than volume of cabin space. she is planked with red cedar on bent oak frames with a fir backbone. Bronze stanchions, winches and deck hardware are products of the Port townsend Foundry. the keel-stepped mast and spars are solid fir, and her blocks are handcrafted. Her sails are by Port townsend sails. Ripples auxiliary diesel is a 9hp 1-cylinder Yanmar diesel

    with portside offset shaft. seattle, Wash.

    Risa 1968in the late 50s, a tacoma lumber company with a lot of excess plywood staged a design contest for a racer/cruiser sailboat amateurs could build in their backyards. Ben seaborn won with his design for the very fast yet easily built thunderbird. the WBF uses Risa and her sister ships for adult sailing classes. Port townsend, Wash.

    Ro 2006an 8 ve r s i on o f ia in oughtreds Acorn, built of glued lapstrake okoume ply with white oak thwarts and removable floorboards. Built for rowing (no centerboard

    trunk), shes equipped with gunwale guard for use as a yacht tender. she served as tender to schooner Prudence before they set off for the Pacific; she now serves as tender to spidsgatter Pax. in danish, ro means quiet/tranquility. Peace and quiet in an anchorage somewhere. Perfect! Port townsend, Wash.

    Rowan 2006Based on iain oughtreds J-ii/arctic tern and ness Yawl designs, shes set up to be optimized for single-handed, multiday, motor-free cruis-ing here in the salish sea. Rowan is my absolute favorite boat out of the 52 (and counting) boats ive built. the thwarts and side benches are a pomelle figure Honduras ma-hogany id been hoarding for years, looking for just the right project. anacortes, Wash.

    Rubio Focoso 1958Built on Lake Union by the Grandy Boat Co., she was designed by ed Monk and Lynn senour. Her cedar hull has lived up to the Grandy reputation for quality crafts-manship. she has a new

    volkswagen Marine tdi engine running biodiesel. the sav-ings and pleasant smell from using biofuels are an amazing improvement for this boat. ask us how you can upgrade your old engine. seattle, Wash.

    Samadhi 1992designed to comfortably cruise north-west backwaters without concern for draft, her v bottom creates a roomy, comfortable interior suited for extended cruising; her 2,500-lb. displacement, tabernacled mast and 7 8 beam also make her easily trailerable. she sails well in a variety of conditions and sleeps four, with a full galley and woodstove. Livermore, Calif.

    Sand Man 1985

    a working tug for 65 years, olympia-based Sand Man is now listed on the national Register of Historic vessels. in 1922, the original owner installed a

    Fairbanks-Morse diesel engine rated at 100hp, believed to be one of the first oil engines of this power to be put into service on Puget sound. in 1999, the nonprofit sand Man Foundation hired Port townsend shipwrights Co-op to rebuild Sand Mans hull and deck. now 95% restored, the historic vessel was relaunched in september 2005. tumwater, Wash.

    Sande 1933Before boat trailers, youd 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 re-placed her broken ribs, and have been bringing her to the Festival ever since. Poulsbo, Wash.

    Scamp 2010sCaMP (small Craft advisor Maga-zine Project) is a unique 11 11 microcruiser designed by John Welsford with additional develop-ment by Kees Prins. With her water ballast, offset centerboard and positive flotation from 5 watertight lockers, sCaMP was designed to be a seaworthy minimum cruiser for solo or tandem exploration. More than 50 plans and kits have been sold to builders worldwide since

    the prototypes launch in november 2010. Port townsend, Wash.

    Scout 2009shes a raised-deck outboard cruiser with cruising accom-modations for 2, powered by a 4-cycle 90hp outboard. she was built at sam devlins shop in olympia. Lakebay, Wash.

    Sea Cloud 1937Built in 1937 by Merton Christiansen, who used fir on oak. she was rigged to a cutter design. in the last 5 years, david White has overhauled the hull and installed new planks, fasteners and stem. soon, Sea Cloud should be in

    shape to head for the south Pacific. Sea Cloud has changed hands only 3 times in her 66 years, with her two previous owners keeping her for decades and only parting with her when their age and health forced them to pass her care on to another. Port townsend, Wash.

    Sea Wolf 1958

    shes a pilothouse motor yacht de-signed by William Garden and built by Blanchard Boat Co. Her current owner worked with Yacht Masters nW to up-grade electronics and ship systems to modern standards. the exterior paint and varnish have been refinished to bring the vessel to her current Bristol condition. shes cruised extensively throughout B.C. and alaska. Kent, Wash.

    Seven Bells 1929Seven Bells has an overall length of 43 and 11 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 Chrysler-nissan diesels. Between september 1998 and april 2000, Seven Bells underwent a complete restoration. seattle, Wash.

    Shamrock 1965

    Built in annapolis, Md., shes a 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 sha-ron 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.

    Silva Bans 1985david restored her over 11 years and launched in 2001. We have sailed her in the san Juans and Gulf islands, having a great time. in december 2006, the boat was hit by a storm, and again, david restored her, and we sailed off again. Renton, Wash.

    Skookum Maru 1956

    Monk troller built in Japan. Wonderful cruising boat for Pacific northwest; 371 detroit 2 1/2 gph. all ma-hogany and yellow cedar. seattle, Wash.

    Sofia 1967a William Gardendesigned north sea trawler launched from sechelt, B.C., Sofia is constructed from Canadian fir over alaskan cedar with her original volvo Md50a diesel generating 90hp with a cruising speed of 7.2 knots. Retrofitted 2000-2005, with

    new wheelhouse, electrics, plumbing, heating and the replanking of 70% of her hull. Purchased by her current custodians in 2008, she transferred her flag to her new homeport. Gig Harbor, Wash.

    Speeder III 2009shes like a sports car on the water. Built in Port angeles by Michael sabin, inspired by 1940s Garwood-style speed-boats. Framing is aircraft-quality sitka spruce sheathed in okouma marine ply/composite. the inlaid decks and trim are bright varnished Honduras mahogany, with plush uphol-stered seating for two. she is powered by a 1959 Mercury Mark 35a outboard. Port angeles, Wash.

    Split Pea 2009shes an 11 nesting dingy built by my daughters, ages 7 and 9, and me, using stitch-and-glue construction with marine-grade plywood. shes cut in half athwartships; the bow section sits inside the stern when loaded on the deck of our sail boat, so nested length is only around 6, but as-sembled she can still hold us all. My daughters were right there at every step of construction, from wiring the hull to spreading fillets, to laying glass and final painting (with all the proper safety precautions). Pictures taken during con-struction will be shown on the boat during the Festival we are hoping to add a sail rig soon. Lafayette, ore.

    Storm Petrel 2009Storm Petrel was built by devlin designing Boatbuilders in 2009 and closely follows the Beals island type of lobster boats. she is built with the stitch-and-glue boatbuilding method, and has a very strong and light hull. Her power is twin 110hp diesel engines and has great maneuverability with the engine arrangement. We tried to follow the type very closely with only small changes for use in northwest waters, e.g., the closed pilothouse. she has a small sardine woodstove for comfort on cool evenings and is the perfect northwest cruiser. tacoma, Wash.

    Sunbow 2002designed 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.

    Suva 1925designed for Frank Pratt of Pratt & Whitney engines, shes built almost entirely of old-growth teak, including the hull, planking, framing backbone and cabin. shes 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.

    Swallow 1964shes a Jollyboat racing dinghy designed by Uffa Fox and built by Fairey Marine using a hot-molded process. the boats were built from 1953 to 1971. While i have owned her, weve sailed in the Columbia and Willamette rivers, and on Willapa Bay. i added a motor mount after being dragged downstream on the Columbia River for 15 miles one evening when the wind died. Portland, ore.

    Sweetheart 2010a performance cruising catamaran designed by Woods designs and built by andrew slow of Hornby, B.C., shes a saturn design specifically drawn for home building in ply-wood. Sweetheart is the first of the design to be launched. designer Richard Woods has sold nearly 2,500 catamaran plans to homebuilders, and says, Sweetheart is the best build of my boat that i have ever seen. saturna island, B.C.

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    SwePea 1950this little 50s displacement runabout began life sailing as Jet no. 130. in the 90s, she was too far gone to race, so when we needed a family boat, the rot was cut away and she morphed into this cute runabout. she was driven by a 5hp Honda until our electric conversion. the new electric outboard is steered through cables connected to the original tiller in the dash. the electric conversion is 40 lbs. heavier than the gasoline setup, but weight distribution is much improved, with battery weight forward and lighter outboard aft. With only one-quarter the power, she still cruises 5-6 knots instead of the 6-7 knots for the 5hp Honda. Range is up to 8 hours at 3 knots enough to travel from shilshole to Port townsend, if the tides and winds are not against us. Recharging takes 8 hours. since most of her use is social, the odorless silent drive is very welcome. shes much more reliable, and there are no more trips aft to pull-start the old Honda. the conversion uses a donor two-stroke outboard lower unit and a 1kw dC motor driven by a golf cart controller and 36-volt battery bank. We also use a more efficient high-aspect ratio prop. electric swePea has now logged 3 seasons, and we find her more reliable as an electric than she was with the gasoline motor. We use her for fishing, cruising and generally putt-putting around. You might find us anywhere from the san Juans to quiet mountain lakes (where gas-powered craft are not welcome). north Bend, Wash.

    Tahuna 1936shes a Halliday-designed cut-ter built by taylor & sons of vancouver, B.C. Hull is carvel-planked yellow cedar over oak, while the cabin structure is a composite of canvas-sheathed fir and bright mahogany with laminated bent oak beams. Ta-huna was purchased by Chris-tine Burnell and Ken Uphoff in 2001 as her first american

    owners. they lived aboard her with their son ari for the first year of ownership. she has been on the British Columbia vintage vessel Registry, and story is that the queen once had 1/65th ownership of her. Many thanks to Brion toss and crew for rerigging her, and to local shipwrights for rebuilding/repairing Tahuna. John Williams assisted in her repowering two years ago with a Phazer diesel. Many thanks to John shortess, friend and finish carpenter, for tireless hours of work. nordland, Wash.

    Tart 2001she was built for allen savage to use while his 32 Prospector was being built on Gabriola island. stu-dents of silva Bay shipyard school built her over the winter of 1999-2000. Her interior was worked on by the students from the sum-mer ships cabinetry course. tony Grove and some graduate students finished her. Later, allen donated her back to the school, and she was bought by her current owner, a 2000 grad of the course. shes a gaff-rig catboat built of marine plywood on sawn frames with hard chine and centerboard. Gabriola island, B.C.

    Tenacious 2011

    shes a Penguin, designed by John Welsford of new Zealand. shell be moored on her trailer, to enable exploring all of the large lakes in the northwest and Puget sound. For a 21 boat, there is plenty of room for a couple or a granddad to take his grandkids for comfortable explorations. as with all Welsford designs, this boat will have a reasonable turn of speed with lots of buoyancy. Launching this spring, shell be an experienced traveler by Festival time. Coeur dalene, idaho

    Thelonius 1953Thelonius is a traditional bridge-deck cruiser, based on an adaptation of a 1928 design. Yellow cedar planking over oak ribs, teak house and trim, with Honduras mahogany interior details. Repowered in 2007 with a Hino turbo diesel 150hp. interior impeccably detailed by a boatwright who owned the boat in the 1990s. seattle, Wash.

    Timshel 1933design no. 430 B. Built in seattle in 1933. Larch on oak. sequim, Wash.

    Toucan 2007a 16 Great san Francisco Pelican, built with okoume plywood and epoxy. shes an excellent pocket cruising sailboat for two adults. Her standing lug sail is fully battened, with a total sail area of 187 sq. ft. she has a dory hull and pram bow with bowsprit. a Pelican has sailed from san diego to Hawaii. a seaworthy wooden pocket cruiser. auburn, Wash.

    Townsend Tern 2007

    design requirements called for a wood-hulled, trailerable boat that could accommodate two people and be easily rigged and derigged. there-fore, the choice was glued lapstrake construction, a cat-ketch rig and unstayed carbon-fiber masts in tabernacles. the centerboard was designed for minimal intrusion into the cabin space with the centerboard trunk serving as steps into the cabin and as a seat when working at the galley or at the navigation table. auxiliary power is supplied by a torqeedo Cruise 2.0 L electric motor powered by four 6-volt, 220-amp hour aGM batteries. an airhead composting toilet is stored under the bridge deck. Port townsend, Wash.

    Townshend 1992a replica of the yawl HMs Discovery carried during vancouvers 1792-95 ex-ploration of Puget sound, the original boat covered 30 to 40 miles a day chart-

    ing these waters. nWsWB built this replica in 1992 to cel-ebrate the expeditions bicentennial. eight rowing stations carry 14 oars, letting her cruise at 4-6 knots. Townshend, the original spelling for Port townsend, serves as a floating classroom and living museum for the Wooden Boat Founda-tion. Port townsend, Wash.

    Truant 1991designed by ed Louchard to be reminiscent of victorian-era yachts, she was built by students at the nWsWB and launched in 1993. Five other truant-class boats have since been built at the school. Truant sails without an engine; she will ghost along in the lightest breeze or stand up to 20 knots with a reef tucked in. i mostly sail her singlehandedly, but her large cockpit has been comfortable with a crowd of friends out for a sail after work. she thinks shes larger than her 25. Port townsend, Wash.

    Veteran 1926shes a 55-ton purse seiner built at skansie shipyard in 1926. shes recently undergone restoration and repairs at Port townsends steelhead Marine. shes still set up to fish. Recent work includes a new foredeck, stem and 45 planks. anacortes, Wash.

    Viking Mariner 1955Winner of the Best Workboat and Best engine Room awards at the 2007 victoria Classic Boat show, Viking Mariner (christened Mar Brothers) was launched in Lander, B.C., and worked as a drum seiner on the waters of the inside and outside coasts of vancouver island. a renowned skipper once referred to her as one of the best sea boats i ever skippered. From 2001 to 2007, she was completely refitted and restored for a life of pleasure,

    sparing no expense, while faithfully maintaining the lines of her original design. sidney, B.C.

    Vintage 1957Vintage is a classic Concordia yawl, built for the Concordia Co. by abeking and Rasmussen of Lemwerder, Germany, in 1957. the present owner purchased her from John Foley of Port townsend in early 2007. she then underwent a 16-month total restoration at Haven Boatworks of Port townsend. of the 103 Concordias extant, only a small handful could compare to her current Bristol condition. seattle, Wash.

    Virginia Cary 1973this lovely boat was launched in Lake Union in september 1973. she has always been stored under cover, and i am her fourth owner. Being a Grand Banks, she is very sturdy, good sea boat and slow. thats oK, because she uses 3-4 gallons per hour. For twins, thats pretty good. Cosmetically, she looks great fresh paint and a refurbished interior, carpets, etc. the headliner was changed fore and aft and the salon. the fabric was replaced by tongue and groove and crossbeams. very traditional look. Bellevue, Wash.

    Vito Dumas 1933

    designed by Manuel Campos and built by Jose Parodi in Bue-nos aires, argentina, shes 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.

    Wanderer No. 2 1949shes a retired West Coast salmon troller. Heavily built from yellow/red cedar and oak; carvel-planked with a timbered stern. Built in Lund, B.C., and fished off vancouver island and alaska. Converted to pleasure in 2000 with the ad-dition of an aft cabin in place of the fishhold. owner has embarked on a restoration program, now hoping to share what we have learned with other workboat owners or those interested in workboats. victoria, B.C.

    Wandrian 1962designed 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 produc-tion of Grand Banks trawler

    yachts. shes an able and proven offshore cruiser designed and built to take in easy stride whatever seas and conditions you may encounter from alaska to Panama or nova scotia to the antilles. olympia, Wash.

    Water Ouzel 1952Bui l t by John Clark in eugene, ore., this fishing boat is completely original except for minor trim re-placement. she

    was built from military-grade plywood left over from WWii. Restored by current owner. Pleasant Hill, ore.

    Waterstrider 2006sprit rig and built of mahogany and ply. Port townsend, Wash.

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    All the boats at the Festival have wood hulls (the buoyant main body of the boat). Some are traditionally built plank-on-frame, some are modern ply-wood construction, and a few are built using ancient technology or the newest experimental composites.

    Some are displayed on land, but all are designed for water. See boats like this year around in Port Townsend!

    HUMAN-POWERED VESSELSPrimarily built for rowing propul-

    sion longboats with oars, kayaks with

    paddles, rowing shells with sculls.

    POWER VESSELSPropelled by motor with gasoline,

    diesel or electric engines.

    Sailing vessels: rigs varySloop A single-

    masted sailing boat with a single headsail. [Dutch sloep , f rom Middle Dutch slpen, to glide.]

    Cut t e r A s i n g l e - m a s t e d sailing boat with multiple headsails made possible by bowsprit and inner forestays. [English origin, from boats used to cut off smug-glers between England and France in the 1800s.]

    Ketch A two-masted sailing boat with the steer-ing rudder and station be-hind both masts. [Middle English cache, from cac-chen, to catch.]

    Schooner A sailing boat with multiple sails and two to seven masts. Schooners can lie closer to the wind than square-rigged sailing ships, use a smaller crew and are very fast.

    Yawl A two-masted sailing boat, with larger mast forward and the aft mast (called the miz-zen mast) behind the steering rudder and station. [Dutch jol, possibly from Low German jolle.]

    Multihull Two or more hulls. Also called catamaran, trimaran and outrigger.

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