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Fifth Annual Port Aransas Wooden Boat Festival

Red, aqua, and white logo for the Port Aransas Wooden Boat FestivalMake 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 is no entry fee for boat or spectators. Attend informative programs on boat building and boating. Build a boat at the Family Boat Building. Kids can build a model boat, too. April in Port Aransas is a great time of year with great weather and plenty of thing for the family to do. Check out www.portaransaswoodenboatfestival.org for more info.

Trailerable Boats to the Rescue After Harvey

Water, most of the time, can be a blank canvas for adventure. We’ve seen the most recent demonstration that she’s also a powerful force to be reckoned with—a force with no scruples or biases—that has turned streets into riverbeds over the last week as Hurricane Harvey parked itself over the coast of Texas.

A Facebook user riding down Highway 90 the other day took this video of a long line of small boats being trailered into Houston to help with rescue efforts. If you’ve got a small-boat story related to Harvey, Small Boats Monthly wants to hear about it. If you’re one of the people who are able to help out, we wish you all the best for safety and success.

If you’re wondering what to do from afar, there are a lot of options. The Houston Food Bank will be doing a massive amount of work for years after the rain and flooding subsides, and here’s a great list of local organizations who are on the ground helping people, saving pets, and assessing homes so people can start putting their lives back together.

Stay safe out there.