Join Washington Sea Grant’s Kevin Decker for an exciting weekend at the 39th Annual Wooden Boat Festival, September 11-13 at the Northwest Maritime Center.
The Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is one of the most enlightening and exciting wooden boat events in the world. The annual festival features over 300 wooden vessels, hundreds of indoor and outdoor demonstrations. This is a who’s who of wooden boat experts and thousands of wooden boat enthusiasts, there’s something to do, someone to meet or a boat to board at every turn.
Get on the water
The festival provides several ways for you to boat or sail during throughout the weekend. Hop on a charter boat like the Adventuress, kayak, ride on the Martha J, or row aboard a replica of Captain George Vancouver’s ship from 1792.
Be sure to bring your kids to the festival. There are several activities that are perennial favorites, like designing, building, and sailing your own small wooden boat, riding the carousel, building crafts, hunting for pirate treasure, and snorkeling with sea life.
Look for Kevin at the Washington Sea Grant booth and play a game about marine spatial planning!