Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

Pacific NW Boater attended the 36th annual rendition of the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, the country's largest gathering of wood boats and wood boat e...

A tale of two toddlers

The Center for Wooden Boats has a Third-Friday Speaker each month for most of the year. This month's event was a particularly timely topic for me. Tor and Jessica Bjorklund spoke on the topic of sailing the Inside Passage to Alaska. with two toddlers. Their boat, s/v Yare, will be known to many locals. I have admired her for years, seeing her often at her slip at Jensen's on Portage Bay. Yare is a classic design whose lines Tor encountered as a 12 year old in the upstairs library at CWB. Their traditional elegance set him on a trajectory that continues today. When he set out to build one, he found a hull for sale at bargain prices. Tor enrolled in the Northwest School for Wooden Boats to acquire the skills necessary to finish her out (8 years in a barn near Port Townsend). The boat inspires admiration for her beauty and confidence for her stout countenance. Tor and his partner, Jessica, set off for Alaska with two one year old toddlers - Lars and Odin. The mind boggles at challenges of keeping two one year olds happy and comfortable on such a journey. And what a gift, to bring up children in a passage-maker playpen. Tor and Jessica had many stories to tell and lots of useful information for Inside Passage aspirants. I will incorporate many of their suggestions on places (and especially clothes. ) in my own planning for the way north. com/search/label/alaska%202011

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Wooden boat school in Port Hadlock to expand

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Boat School adds milling room at Hadlock shop

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is adding a milling room to its Port Hadlock facility, thanks to strong local fundraising. The 1,000 square foot addition is to house large machinery with which students may learn to prepare wood for the boats ...

Gabriolans entered in 750 mile race to Alaska

The course, set in two stages, stretches from Port Townsend, WA ... Goldman, Burns and Bartlett, racing under the name of Team Barefoot Wooden Boats, are all alumni of the Silva Bay Shipyard School. As Goldman says, “Having met through the common ...

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Wooden boat school in Port Hadlock to expand “We want to open our doors to our friends locally to give them a tour and tell them what we are up to, and we want to invite friends from around the region to see the new changes at the school and also appreciate the other activities the Peninsula

Stennis sailors get earlier ride into Port Townsend Melanie Ricardo, right, of the USS John C. Stennis looks over a map of Port Townsend provided by Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce employees with fellow sailors moments after stepping off a school bus at Pope Marine Park downtown. Ricardo and