No,no one has invited to fly me down under to report (though I am still willing to negotiate!),but,since I know folks from the South-side check in,I wanted to make sure folks knew about this cool-sounding event:the Wooden Boat Festival,held this year in Melbourne,Australia on February 20-21. According to [...]
I have mentioned the presence of one of Iain Oughtred’s Caledonia Yawls at the festival. I had previously only seen the design in pictures and it was a thrill to get a up-close-and-personal with the boat,one of my favorite designs. This one is REBECCA ANN,built by Geoff Kerr in 2002 and owned [...]
The Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival is pretty contained,but there are a number of boats to see,so it took me a bit before I wandered over to the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association tent. This seems like a cool organization. Their site has a master list of canoe plans,a suppliers directory,and historical [...]
Here are most of the other pictures I took at the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival.
I just test-drove three Chesapeake Light Craft boats:a Wood Duck 12 Hybrid kayak,a Chester Yawl pulling boat,and an Annapolis Wherry. You may recall I have written about them before. I really like what they are doing.
The Wood Duck is a pretty little kayak (the hybrid refers to it being part [...]
I am sitting here watching the race from a distance and realizing a major mistake. I should have either tried to get on one of these boats by calling ahead or,barring that,should have brought my kayak with me. I could be out with the fleet right now. Instead of on a distant deck. [...]
We are getting ready for the start of the sailing race. I am guessing there are about 40 boats out there with some really great ones among them. If have seen an Oughtred Caledonia Yawl,a couple of sweet sailing canoes,a number of sprit or lug skiffs and such. It’s very cool.
Of course [...]
Special treat today –Chine bLog is coming to you LIVE from the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael’s,MD. There are tons of great boats here;pictures and detail to come.
I arrived here,entered the parking lot,and immediately came upon two nice canoes [...]
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is hosting its own festival,the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival on Saturday,October 6 from 10am-5pm. Distressingly I won’t be able to go as I have a wedding that day. I bet it will be great,if anyone can go.
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David over at Never Sea Land posted some great pictures from Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. There are a number of them and it would be impossible to highlight all the great boats in there. Just site back,scroll,and feel the love. I do recommend finding the Haida-style canoe –that is a nice [...]