Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

We will do a carpool from the Bellingham area to the boat festival on Saturday, September 6th. Members in other areas should also consider this special event. We’ll talk about the details at our September 2nd meeting and see who wants to join us. In the meantime, please call (360) 255-1984 or email me at sofa01@hotmail.com if you want to go from Bellingham. We will meet at the Fairhaven Parkway/I-5 Park n Ride at 8:45am and catch the 10:15am ferry as foot passengers. Cost is $3.25 each way for adults and $1.60 each way for seniors. Entry to the boat festival for one day is $15 for adults and $10 for seniors or military. We will plan on the 5:15pm or 6:45pm ferry to come home. Some of the highlights at the Woodworking Stage include:

  • 11:30 Sharpening by Garrett Hack
  • 12:30 Hand Plane Demo by Jim Tolpin
  • 1:30 Curved Lamination by Garrett Hack
  • 2:30 Vacuum Bag Veneering

And there’s more! Try out hand planes by Lee Valley or Lie-Nielsen, win a $100 gift card from Lee Valley, and just drool over all the beautiful boats. You can find more information here.