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On the water at the Center for Wooden Boats: Lake Oswego Boat and Wood’s Hole Sprit Boat

Some “shuckie darns” business travel recently: back to Seattle, which means, yes, more visits to the Center for Wooden Boats, which I praised a bit back. I got in two visits and availed myself of a row and a sail. Both were great.

It had been a long time – a frighteningly [...]

More boats seen at the Center for Wooden Boats

There are so many cool boats to see at the Center for Wooden Boats. I noticed a bunch that weren’t there in my prior visit. Here’s a little slide show of them:

The Center for Wooden Boats – Part 4: Other available boats and some thoughts on livery services

So once more, for now, to the Center for Wooden Boats, getting back the the livery service, from which I got a nice sail in the Cape Ann dory Q’ONA. The service offers both oar- and sail-powered boats in a variety of sizes. I few more I liked:

Lake Oswego Boat The original 60-year-old [...]

The Center for Wooden Boats – Part 3: Build a sweet baidarka

My very first finding at the Center for Wooden Boats, even before my Cape Ann dory sail and my close-up with Haida dugout canoes, was the biggest surprise. I walked into the Center and was immediately confronted by a few folks working away on some skin-on-frame Aleut baidarkas. It sure looked like a class, [...]

The Center for Wooden Boats – Part 2: Real Haida dugout canoes!

Hopefully you enjoyed my last post on my first rental experience at the the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle. Let me now step back to some of the other treasures I saw there.

I thought they might have a Haida dugout canoe there, and I was itching to see a real [...]

The Center for Wooden Boats – Part 1: Sailing the Cape Ann Dory Q’ONA

I was in Seattle for business last week, which allowed me to make a pilgrimage to the Center for Wooden Boats, a place so cool I cannot contain it to a single post, nor even two. In fact, friends, a roughly two-and-a half-hour visit gave me four interesting posts to lay out for you. [...]