HOWB 010 – 2011 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

by admin on November 23, 2011



Highlights of 2011 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival!
The second weekend of September this year I attended the PT Wooden Boat Festival for the 12th time.  It was a blast as usual and the weather was sunny and HOT!  And PT rarely gets HOT.  On this podcast I share the highlights of the day I spent there with my son Josh.  To listen to the podcast, click on green player button above.   Here’s some pictures Josh took at the festival (click on picture to enlarge):

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival "Sail By"

View from shore - Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

Teak decked wooden sail boat at Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

Listener Questions and Other
Bryan Hansen called in a question 2 weeks ago: “Where do I get my hands on a copy of the History Channel video – THE BIG BUILD – which documents Jay Smith building a 21′ Viking long boat?” Bryan – I can’t find it.  CAN ANYONE HELP WITH THIS??????

Links on this Podcast
“Charlotte” – documentary of 50′ schooner being built.  You can watch it free online at link given.
Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival
Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building
Island Boatshop – Marty Loken

Next Week – Marty Loken of Island Boat Shop
Don’t miss my interview next week with Marty Loken.  Marty has been building wooden boats since he was old enough to hold a hand saw in his parents’ Ballard home.  He “rescues” wooden boats and builds new boats at this shop in Nordland, WA.

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November 26, 2011

Does anyone know, or remember my friend, Douglas McFall; he had a clifftop home on the western side of Marrowstone Island? I’d like to touch base with him again. Years ago we owned a Cal28, Stella Maris; and some years back, he and I crewed returning the Charisma, a 63′ C &C, back to Seattle from Honolulu, along with my son Christopher Kelling. Doug and I both were teaching in the contiuing education program; he was a program administrator, and enlisted me as an instructor.

Verne T. Kelling…….425.392.1776


November 27, 2011

Verne – I do not know Douglas McFall….. Have you checked with Marty Loken at Island Boat Shop on Marrowstone? His website is Cheers, Dan


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