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Eloise

In Festival Boats 2019

This Whitehall-type long boat was stored in a barn loft in the San Juan Islands for over 60 years. Those decades at rest among old farm equipment and dust has not dimmed her beauty. As a tender, her duty was to serve in the shadow of the 85′ Lawley schooner “Eloise” (ex. Gulmar c. 1913), but today she is in …

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Ellen

In Festival Boats 2019

12 foot single station dinghy. Glued plywood lapstrake construction, White oak stem, keel, rails, sapele transom, meranti floors and thwarts.

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Minx

In Festival Boats 2019

Built in 1997 in Port Angeles, Minx was constructed along the lines of a Dark Harbor 12-1/2, using old growth cedar strip planking over steamed white oak frames. The quality of her materials and the addition of bronze hardware throughout makes her a rare find.

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Sputter Bug

In Festival Boats 2019

One summer vacation my Uncle Bud Nuemeyer let me steer his 1953 Wagemaker 13ft runabout. It was a beautiful mahogany boat and we loved our uncle, who also could ride a bike sitting backwards on the handle bars. I will never forget steering towards the shore and seeing all my brothers watching me dock that beautiful all wood boat. I …

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Ellie J

In Festival Boats 2019

Ellie J is a 23’ motorboat designed by Arch Davis and built by Denis Dignan and Tom Tucker in Port Hadlock. Named for Denis’s grandchildren, Ellie and Jameson, she launched in spring 2019. Her first voyage is to the boat festival!

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Li’l B

In Festival Boats 2019

Designed and built by Russell Brown, the PT Eleven is a highly developed 11ft nesting dinghy ideal for cruising boats since she can be stored in a small space; only 6ft x 4ft 2″. The PT 11 rows very well and has a simple and lightweight, high performance sailing option. Each hull half weighs about 45# and can be assembled …

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Blue Star

In Festival Boats 2019

Based on a design by Scott Sprague for a 24′ tug designed to pull a small freight barge out to her owners’ cabin in British Columbia. The mast and boom are to load/unload a dinghy, the scow, or cargo from the deck and small aft hold. She has great visibility and easy access to the deck. A small fore-cabin has …

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Seagoin

In Festival Boats 2019

Her designer, Ferdinand Bach (1888-1967) Detroit Michigan, reportedly designed a handful of boats. He apparently designed cars but never drove one, couldn’t swim yet regularly paddled a canoe to work. He was also a renowned carver of duck decoys. “Seagoin” was brought to Port Townsend from Michigan in the early 2000’s, her renovation carried out by talented, local, marine tradesmen. …

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Pax

In Festival Boats 2019

PAX is the only 45 sq meter Danish Spidsgatter sailing in North America. Pax (Latin for Peace) is a spidsgatter (Danish for “double ender”) built in Kalundborg, Denmark in 1936. The spidsgatter was a racing class begun in the mid-1920s as sail clubs across Denmark sought to expand opportunities for families to sail together. The boats were fast (very high …

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Ellie

In Festival Boats 2019

Ellie’s hull is built in glued-lapstrake construction with meranti plywood over permanent bulkheads and stringers. Her spars are Douglas Fir. Both masts are built hollow using the bird’s mouth method. Her seats provide permanent flotation and are decked with oiled mahogany. She sports a gunter-rigged main, roller furled jib and sprit-boomed mizzen, all rigged for easy access from the cockpit. …