The Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, which celebrates Seattle’s maritime heritage, will take place July 4-7. The free show will open with fireworks on July 4 and will feature boat rides, toy-boat building and a Scout sail on the schooner Adventuress to celebrate her 100th birthday. The Wooden Boat Museum will relaunch its restored Herreshoff…more
The WoodenBoat Show is the largest gathering of wooden boats and enthusiasts in New England. The annual summer event brings traditional and classic wooden boats of every type, including handcrafted kayaks, mahogany runabouts, classic sailboats and schooners, to Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Conn.
Eighth-graders from the South Bristol School in Maine scrambled on Friday to finish building wooden skiffs so they can make a scheduled June 14 launch into South Bristol Harbor. They’re a bit behind schedule, volunteer Kate Beaudette told the Bangor Daily News, with only three Fridays left before an event that has drawn much local…more
John Lubbehusen owns the Old Florida Boat Co. in St. Augustine, Fla., and specializes in handcrafted wooden boats. He was contracted earlier this year by actor/director Andy Garcia to build a 16-foot replica of an old fishing boat that will be used in Garcia’s upcoming film, “Hemingway and Fuentes.” The movie, which will be filmed…more
Good crowds were reported at the 20th annual Wooden Boat Show held Saturday in Georgetown, S.C. The event featured a wooden-boat building competition, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, and maritime art and crafts. Click here for the full story.
The 33rd annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday at The Center for Wooden Boats at Lake Union Park in Seattle. More than 150 classic wooden boats from small wooden skiffs to those more than 90 feet will be on display. Some “must-see” boats include the 101-foot schooner W.N. Ragland,…more