Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival will be a day-long event focusing on Blue Hill’s historic connection with the sea. It will be held in conjunction with Maine200, Maine’s state-wide bicentennial celebration, supported by many local organizations and businesses. Boats are welcome, on land or on water. There is room for informational kiosks at the wharf . . .
Organizer, boatbuilder, and boat school instructor Bert van Baar will be holding the first Dutch Wooden Boat Festival in summer 2019 together with Jet Sluik, organizer of the Traditional Boat Show. The show will be at Museumharbour Willemsoord in Den Helder, a former navy yard, now a yacht basin and cultural center.
Make plans to attend the Fifth Annual Port Aransas Wooden Boat Festival on April 12-13, 2019. This is a great family friendly event in the beautiful beach town of Port Aransas, Texas. Bring your wooden boats to display. Boats don’t have to be fancy, just made of wood. It can even be displayed unfinished. There . . .
Chesapeake Light Craft will present its 20th annual small boat rendezvous, OkoumeFest, on Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, 2018. “Okoume” is the plantation-grown African hardwood used in tens of thousands of CLC’s build-your-own-boat kits. OkoumeFest features an open house with technical seminars on Friday at the CLC plant in Annapolis, and on Saturday an on-the-water . . .
Our Fearless Editor, Chris Cunningham, has traveled to this gathering in the past, and we plan to re-establish our connection with this fantastic gathering in 2018. A workshop? A beer social? We’re not sure yet, but get excited. Here are some photos from 2017 to get you ready for next year.