Saturday, July 31, 2010

Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building

During the last one hundred years, the Puget Sound in Washington state has held an attraction for people who sailed, built and repaired wooden boats. A number of influences helped establish a wooden boat building culture that is characteristic to the region. Through the efforts of talented naval designers, shipwrights and boat builders, a style of boat building emerged in the early twentieth century which allowed small boat shops on Lake Union, as well as larger shops on the Sound, to build and repair wooden boats quickly and in large quantities. Immigration brought boat building traditions from England, Norway, Japan and Croatia into close proximity on the Puget Sound, allowing a unique borrowing and blending of traditions.

The Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building is the only traditional wooden boat building school to teach the distinctive methods developed in the early 1900's by Puget Sound shipwrights and master boat builders. The curriculum assures the historical preservation of the finest and most efficient forms of these traditional boat building techniques.

The school is sponsoring a community event on the water at Port Hadlock, WA.

Saturday, August 7th is the date for the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding’s second annual Sail-In.
The event begins at 1:00 pm and ends around 6:00 pm.

ALL ARE INVITED! This informal gathering is for people of all ages. There are great things happening in lower Port Hadlock, come see for yourself. No need to RSVP, just show up and enjoy.

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