HOWB 134 – Interview | Jon Wilson, WoodenBoat Founder, Part 1 of 2

by admin on June 26, 2014

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Today’s podcast is Part 1 (HOWB 135 is Part 2) of an interview with Jon Wilson – founder of the WoodenBoat in Brooklin, ME. WoodenBoat is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. That is truly amazing – congratulations to Jon and the whole crew at WoodenBoat!

In today’s interview, Wilson discusses his growing up years in Rhode Island with summers in the Thimble Islands; when and how he started boating and getting interested in wooden boats; and the first 10 years of WoodenBoat magazine.

Click on the green player button above to listen to Jon’s fascinating journey at WoodenBoat.

Pics to enjoy:

Jon at WoodenBoat HQ (Jon's house) in 1975 with Margy Page (employee #2) in the background. Photo courtesy of Craig Milner.

Jon at WoodenBoat HQ (Jon’s house) in 1975 with Margy Page (employee #2) in the background. Photo courtesy of Craig Milner.

At the launching of the Washington County Peapod in the Summer of 1973. The last boat Jon built - "the one that caused me to start WoodenBoat". Photo courtesy of Jon Wilson

At the launching of the Washington County Peapod in the Summer of 1973. The last boat Jon built – “the one that caused me to start WoodenBoat”. Photo courtesy of Jon Wilson

Thanks for doing the interviewJon.  I wish you the best with the next decade at WoodenBoat!

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