We arrived to visit the Wooden Boat Show, reputed to be one of the best in the country. It was definitely worth visiting even with the unnerving close quarters in the anchorage.Above is Port Hudson Marina before loading of boats.
Le Chat Beaute anchored at foot of Quincy Street. All in all a good spot until I pulled the hook and also pulled up a 12 ft. piece of piling. Made getting underway interesting.
ONe of the events at the show was the boat building competition. Five teams had three days to build a useable boat.
Adventurous sails by on the breeze. Built in 1913 she is a beauty that does sail training.
Lady Washington, common sight in NW waters.
Larry and Shelly Johnson with granddaughter Haley on some of the boats at the show.
Cajun band at the show. lots of live music.
Virginia V leaving the marina for the sail by the waterfront. About 300 vessels of all shapes and sizes took to the bay. Virgina V plied the waters between Tacoma and Seattle until the 1930s. She now does tours on Lake Union in Seattle.
I am a sailor. Cashed it all in in 2003 and sailed around the NW USA then went to Mexico for two years then sailed to Australia on a Baltic 42. Sold the boat in OZ and bought a Privilege 42 in Venezuela. Not fully retired so have been doing the nuclear steam generator change out gig to recharge my financial batteries. Work 13-15 hours a day for two to three months. Make great money quickly so I can get back to the boat.