Small Boat Display
Port Townsend Victorian Heritage Festival
Northwest Maritime Center
431 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Date: March 24, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Chelcie Liu;
As part of Port Townsend's Victorian Heritage Festival, members of the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters and the Puget Sound TSCA will open the Northwest Maritime Center Boathouse for close-up viewing of the boats.
A beautiful cedar single built by Steve Chapin in the tradition of the George Pocock racing singles will be among the boats available for viewing. In addition to the variety of human-powered craft normally stored in the boathouse, there will be a wooden canoe; a 12' Vermont Packboat built by Adirondack Guide-Boat; and an 11' glued lapstrake, rowing/sailing double-ender.
"Schedule" and Activities: Member boats will be on display Saturday 11 a.m. until 4:00 outside if the weather is good, inside the NW Maritime Center Boathouse in case of inclement weather. Check the Victorian Heritage Days Schedule to see what else is happening.
BONUS: STEAM BOATS In addition to the small boats displayed by the Pocket Yachters and Puget Sound TSCA , there will be representatives of the Northwest Steam Society boats moored in Point Hudson.
Launch ramp and parking: There is a free launch ramp next to the Maritime Center (at the foot of Monroe Street). Caveats: There is no dock adjacent to this launch ramp, and depending upon tide and wind conditions, the ramp can be cluttered with debris. We have permission to park display boats on trailers in the Maritime Center Courtyard, but tow vehicle parking must be on the street.
Accommodations, Food and Shelter: The Northwest Maritime Center Cafe offers sandwiches and beverages. These will also be available at the events that are ongoing upstairs within the Maritime Center. Check with Fort Worden for availability of campsites. Check with Point Hudson Marina for availability of RV parking
Host: Chelcie Liu
Please RSVP to Chelcie at
firstname.lastname@example.org. You can call him with questions at 360.379.1954
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Updated: February 28, 2012