HOWB 031 – News from Pacific NW Maritime Hertiage Council and Other Fun Boat Stuff

by admin on April 19, 2012



This week’s podcast is a little change of pace.  First off, I talk about the Pacific Northwest Maritime Heritage Council meeting that I attended last weekend in Portland, OR.   While there, I was able to reconnect with some friends from the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport (Cheers Les!), Dan Leach from Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle (Hi Dan!) and meet some new folks.  One of the new wooden boat enthusiasts I met was Caitlin Shrigley – Outreach Manager for the Oregon Maritime Museum.  This museum is located on the 1947 sternwheeler Portland (see pics below) on the Willamette River.  Caitlin gave us all an awesome tour after the PNWMHC meeting and included in my podcast is a 10 minute interview I did with Caitlin that day.

Also included in this podcast is an interview with Dan Leach from The Center for Wooden Boats with an exciting announcement about the grand opening of their new facility on north Lake Union.  Click on the green player button above to listen to the whole podcast.

Chris Finks – Maritime Heritage Coalition

Sam Johnson – Columbia River Maritime Museum

Joseph Govednik – Foss Waterway Seaport

Pat Hartle – Northwest Seaport

Peter Crim – Wind and Oar Boat School

John Hough – Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society

Thanks to the PNWMHC for inviting me – I had a great time and plan on being at the next meeting in October!

My friends at Three Sheets Northwest  (Deb and Marty) have set up an awesome search engine for all things maritime.  Click on this link to access this really cool search engine –

May 19th – Port Townsend Pocket Yachters 1st Annual Palooza – Port Townsend, WA.  Please bring your 10′-23′ boats to show!

May 4-5th – Center For Wooden Boats – Grand Opening Celebration North Lake Union facility – Seattle, WA

May 12-13 – Olympia Wooden Boat Fair – Olympia, WA


Here’s some pics to enjoy (click to enlarge):

1947 steam powered sternwheeler "Portland" - a living museum in Portland, OR.


Engine room of sternwheeler Portland - this is one steamy place, hahaha


Caitlin Shrigley - Publicist for the Portland, former Sea Scout, wooden boat lover. Thanks for the tour Caitlin!!!


Dan Leach, Center for Wooden Boats - Community Engagement Lead and Boatwright extraordinaire.


Check out the massive paddles on the Portland's stern! She also has 7 rudders totaling 300 square feet that'll turn this beauty on a dime.


Thanks to all my Maritime friends for making this podcast possible.  This is amazing stuff – and I am having an absolute blast!!!

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Keep the bright side up and the barnacled side down –  Wooden Boat Dan “over and out”!

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