Voyages North

03 June 2018
22 September 2017 | Posted in Seattle
08 September 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
18 August 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
17 August 2017 | Olympia
22 August 2016 | posted at Prideaux Haven, Desolation Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
08 July 2016 | Posted at Ucluelet

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, September Septrember 6-8, 2013

27 August 2013 | posted at Gorge Harbour
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: Boats on display at the 2011 festival

For the third year in a row, I will be giving talks at Port Townsend's annual Wooden Boat Festival.

Cruising the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Friday from 12-1
Cruising SE Alaska, Saturday 9:30 -10:30.

Even if I weren't presenting there, I'd still want to go. First, it's an opportunity to see some beautiful wooden boats from rowboats to sailboats to power yachts. And the boats on display change every year.

But it's not just the boats themselves. The Festival encompasses the entire area surrounding the Point Hudson Marina, including the marina, the historic wooden buildings and the privately owned sail loft, rigging shop and foundry and, of course, the Wooden Boat Foundation's modern new building with its workshops, classrooms and chandlery. There are demonstrations, classes, lectures and other opportunities to see and learn. And if you want to come by boat, you can anchor off with an impressive fleet of all kinds of boats from all over Puget Sound.

But most of all it's a festival. And it's fun.

For more information see
Vessel Name: Osprey
Vessel Make/Model: Annapolis 44 sloop
Hailing Port: Seattle
Crew: Steve and Elsie Hulsizer (author of Glaciers, Bears and Totems and Voyages to Windward)
Elsie and Steve Hulsizer have sailed northwest waters since arriving in Seattle via sailboat from Boston in 1979. [...]
2017: local cruising including South Puget Sound and San Juan Islands 2016:north up West Coast VI, across QC Sound to central BC coast 2015: trip to SE Alaska 2014: Seymour and Belize Inlets through Nakwakto Rapids 2013: SE Alaska and back. 2012: from Seattle up the west coast of Vancouver [...]
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