42nd Annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts

Come up to the beautiful Les Cheneaux Islands located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to view one of the largest antique boat shows in the nation. Restored boats dating back to the early 1900’s are registered and displayed in the water in this very unique show. This year Gar Wood Boats will be showcased. 10 am-5 pm. Admission: $8.00 (12 years-adult) Children under 12 free. No dogs, alcohol or smoking allowed inside gates. www.lciboatshow.com; lciboatshow@gmail.com

Amesbury Skiff

This 16′ Lowell Amesbury Skiff, built for WoodenBoat magazine’s Sept/Oct. 2014 Issue, is in excellent condition. She was launched in 2016 and has Cedar planking, locust frames/rails/stem...

YouthBoat Open House at Hudson River Maritime Museum

The Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, NY, will host an open house for prospective students at the museum’s Riverport Wooden Boat School, 86 Rondout Landing, on Tuesday, January 15, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Come learn more about the YouthBoat program and meet the program’s instructors. Students and parents will be able to tour the workshop, ask questions and see the work of our current students. The open house is open to the public free of charge.

Lecture: An All Weather Operation

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a harbor pilot? Captain Eugene Reil worked for the Sandy Hook Pilots Association for 43 years, steering ships safely in and out of New York Harbor. Come hear him share his experiences and learn a little more about the profession. His lecture, “An All Weather Operation: The Ins and Outs of Being a Harbor Pilot,” will be held Wednesday, January 16th, 6 to 7 p.m. 

This lecture is free and open to the public. Suggested donation: $10.




Lecture: The First World Voyage of the PICTON CASTLE

​Lecturer Tom Ward will talk about his experience converting the PICTON CASTLE from a trawler to a sailing bark and what it was like to participate in the subsequent 19-month circumnavigation. He will share lots of amusing anecdotes and sea stories from the voyage, beginning to end.

Wednesday, February 20th, 6 to 7:30 p.m. This lecture is free and open to the public. Suggested donation: $10.


La Semaine du Golfe du Morbihan


La Semaine du Golfe du Morbihan is a maritime and international event, a cultural and popular festival, in the magical framework of the Mor Bihan  (“Little Sea”). More than 1,000 traditional and character boats, divided up into coherent and identifiable flotillas, sailing every day and stopping in various ports and anchor points. The result: a “bursting” maritime festival, bringing alive the whole of the Golfe of Morbihan.


This is the 3-D concept drawing to supplement the installment found in WB No. 266, January/February 2019.

SKEETER is a classic houseboat meant for long-distance voyaging in protected waters. With a draft of just 13″, the boat can work its way into shallow, uncrowded anchorages.