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Thelonius

In Festival Boats 2017, Festival Boats 2022

Thelonis was custom built in 1953 for a Portland Oregon dentist who wanted a ‘traditional-style’ boat, so Ed Monk, Sr modified one of his 1920’s plans. Built by Admiral Marine Works (Earle Wakefield) on Lake Union in Seattle. In addition to operating Admiral Marine, Earle Wakefield was concurrently head instructor at the Edison Technical boat-building school. Although Thelonius looks very …

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Theia

In Festival Boats 2017

Theia introduced us to some special Port Townsend friends and craftspeople who took part in her rebirth. We are grateful to Gary and Nancy Fredrick, the Tucker family, Randy Charrier, Bill Stabile, Inger Rankins and her NWSWBB canvas class, and PT Rigging. Port Hadlock, WA.

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The BC Forester

In Festival Boats 2017

Built in 1923 as the headquarters launch for the BC Ministry of Forests. The BC Forester served for over 50 years before her retirement. She carried up to 10 rangers, a captain and cook up the inside passage for months at a time.

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Thane

In Festival Boats 2017

Thane is a modified Spray and was built on Finger One at Fishermans Wharf in Victoria using mostly recycled materials. She has been a working girl her entire life.

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Takin’Five

In Festival Boats 2017

Built from a kit by Port Townsend Watercraft, this stitch and glue design is modern in appearance, very fuel efficient, functional and attractive. I was attracted to the project after attending this festival several years ago. I hadn’t thought I was actively planning on building a boat, but I had always been intrigued with the stitch and glue process. When …

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Swizzlestick

In Festival Boats 2017

This is one of the first examples of a stretched 19′ Bartender and an inboard powered one rather than an outboard in a well. I think this led to a newer design, the 20.5. Swizzlestick is powered with a 120 hp Mercruiser. Performance is exiting.

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Swallow

In Festival Boats 2017

The Swallow is a custom designed and built Pocket Cruiser sailboat. She was built using unique custom quality imported and local woods and with high quality craftsmanship. Her hull is strip planked red cedar covered with epoxy resin fiberglass cloth, with bronze fastenings and lead ballast. Beams and framing are made of laminated mahogany, and decking is made of red …

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Suva

In Festival Boats 2017

The schooner Suva is owned by the Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation (CMHF) and has been since the first part of May 2015. The CMHF is her sixth owner. She is manned totally by volunteers: crew, captains, docents and maintenance. Suva was built by shipbuilder Quan Lee in Hong Kong in 1925 for Frank Pratt, a Massachusetts lawyer who moved to …

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Susan Joanne

In Festival Boats 2017

Susan Joanne is a Devlin Onyx 28′ sailboat design. She has a wood epoxy matrix hull, utilizing the stitch and glue technique of constriction. She is a maximum trailer-able sailboat, so she could be towed to other ports. I started to build this boat in 2000. I completed the first layer of the hull on the molds, before my job …

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Sunbow

In Festival Boats 2017

Sunbow is a Constant Camber 35 mid-cockpit design capable of coastal and ocean cruising. The design is a successor to design partner Jim Brown’s Searunner series, which were built from sheet plywood. She is cold molded in sections laid up on a single mold with identically spiled strips. The panels are then butt spliced together and covered inside and out …