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Support a boatbuilder and rower’s quest to defeat autism

As a father of a child afflicted with autism and as a avid supporter of boatbuilding and boat adventures I was in love with news in Chesapeake Light Craft’s e-newsletter today of a great new voyage. Neil Calore is a Philadelphia firefighter who built a CLC Northeaster Dory as part of a CLC class last [...]

A good time to support Alexandria Seaport Foundation

I have written in the past about the Alexandria Seaport Foundation. I love this organization. They are currently building their endowment and have a commitment from the Ohrstrom Foundation to match donations. Think about supporting them now.

Northern Forest Canoe Trail benefit auction

I mentioned the Northern Forest Canoe Trail a bit ago. I see in’s newsletter today that they are holding a benefit auction online. Check it out.

World Ocean Day

Today was World Ocean Day. We boaters need healthy oceans, so think about taking action to support this cause. And then get out on the water and remember why you did.

The Degenhardt Foundation trains young boatbuilders in Vietnam

It was nice to see my recent post on traditional boats from Vietnam caused a huge stir in the wooden boat world. No sooner did my post hit the ‘net than WoodenBoat had not one but TWO pieces on boat building there. I am DEAD sure there is a connection. Really.

I am a big [...]

And more – the Vietnam Wooden Boat Foundation

WoodenBoat was also good enough to highlight the Vietnam Wooden Boat Foundation, which is:

Dedicated to preserving the maritime history of Vietnam with an emphasis on the art, craft, lore, and history of traditional Vietnamese wooden boat building.

I can buy into that. They seem to be small, but ambitious. They are collecting and [...]

Alexandria Seaport Foundation

If anyone is looking for a great wooden boat-oriented non-profit to support, I would encourage you to look into the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, based here in Alexandria, VA. While it does many things, its core mission is using boat building to bring hope into troubled young lives. The organization’s purpose:

Through the building and [...]