2006-07-13 / Upcoming Events

Families invited to build peace canoes at Wooden Boat Show

Six families and groups will be invited to build their very own 18-foot Peace Canoes, free, during the WoodenBoat Show set to take place August 25 to 27 at the Newport Yachting Center.

The program is open to any family or group, no woodworking skills are necessary, and there is no cost to participate. The six groups will be selected from those submitting an essay on the subject of "why my family/group should be selected to build and own this boat" by Thursday, July 27. Essays should be sent to carl@woodenboat.com or Carl Cramer, Publisher, WoodenBoat Publications, 41 WoodenBoat Lane, Brooklin, ME 04616.

All the materials, tools, and space required to build the boats will be provided at the WoodenBoat Show. The participating groups will receive complete plans and directions for the simple construction. Industry experts will oversee the entire process throughout the weekend. An official launch party will be conducted at the show on Sunday afternoon, and the groups then get to take home their new craft.

Any family configuration is invited to take part: grandparents, parents, siblings, children, grandchildren, cousins, or in-laws. Groups such as 4-H or Scouting programs, maritime museums, boat-building companies, and nonprofit organizations are welcome. WoodenBoat Publications, the producers of the WoodenBoat Show, Chesapeake Light Craft, and Boulter Plywood are primary sponsors of this event.

This event is part of Family BoatBuilding, an international year-round program produced by WoodenBoat magazine. Photographs and stories about past and future family boat-building events around the globe can be viewed by visiting www.FamilyBoatBuilding.com. The goal of the program is to introduce community members to boating while providing a means for family bonding.

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