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Heads-up Aussies – Melbourne Wooden Boat Festival is coming up

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 [...]

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival in review – Iain Oughtred’s Caledonia Yawl

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 [...]

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival in review – the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association

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 [...]

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival LIVE! – My collected pictures

Here are most of the other pictures I took at the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival.

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival LIVE! – Test-driving some Chesapeake Light Craft boats

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 [...]

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival LIVE! – DOH! Need a chase boat – or to get in a crew

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. [...]

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival LIVE! – Getting ready to race…

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 [...]

LIVE, from St. Michael’s, MD, it’s the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival!

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 [...]

On the subject of festivals – the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival

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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Never Sea Land’s pictures from Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

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 [...]