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Global Gathering: Women Boatbuilders Convene at Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

In 2024 Highlights, Festival Highlights

We’re shining a spotlight on the incredible women who are making waves in the maritime trades. This year, we’re excited to welcome the Women in Boatbuilding (WIBB) community and the Women of the Working Waterfront (WOWW) as special guests at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival! Women in Boatbuilding is a thriving community dedicated to supporting and inspiring women in …

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What’s New in 2024!

In 2024 Highlights, Festival Highlights

This year’s festival promises to be one of the most exciting yet, with a range of new exhibits and activities designed to captivate and inspire visitors of all generations. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the highlights you can look forward to. Stay tuned for more details in our upcoming emails! Rope Makers from Hardanger in Norway For only …

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Half-Day Workshops with Nigel Calder

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Renowned boat systems expert Nigel Calder, celebrated for his bestselling books like “Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual,” is returning to the Wooden Boat Festival this year to present his invaluable seminars. Thursday’s workshops will cover marine diesel engines, while Friday’s will focus on boat electrical systems. A Detailed Look at DIY Diesel Engine Maintenance  Thursday, September 5 | 8 AM–11 …

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Meet the 2024 Poster Artist: Hannah Spencer

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As a child, Spencer spent her summers with her family sailing around Lake George, NY, picking berries, camping, fishing, and bird watching. She remembers fondly, “I have always been in love with the natural world. Those magical experiences have shaped who I am and how I express myself through art.” Spencer is a self-taught woodblock artist and a fly-fishing guide. …