In Festival Boats 2017

Our 2 longboats, Townshend and Bear, are 26′ open wooden boats. They are historic replicas from Captain George Vancouver’s exploration of the region in 1792 that were built at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. The boats are equipped with 8 rowing stations and 3 sails. Stepping aboard is like going back in time. Both longboats are US Coast Guard Inspected vessels and are staffed by licensed Captains. The longboats are an integral part of our school programs as well as platforms for overnight voyages with programs like Outward Bound. Longboats excel at providing opportunities to learn to work together as a crew as well as developing confidence and leadership skills.