Toledo Wooden Boat Show

The Port of Toledo’s 14th annual Toledo Wooden Boat Show this August 18–19, 2018. Our annual boat show is a family-friendly, weekend event that celebrates the historic tradition of wooden boats. There are plenty of activities to enjoy — boat exhibits, vendors, live music, family boat building, kids’ boat building, and more. The Wooden Boat Show has grown each year, attracting exhibitors, vendors, and visitors from across the state, and beyond to enjoy the maritime activities along Toledo’s Waterfront. Come join the fun!


SHEARWATER is a high-efficiency light weight cabin cruiser designed by Bieker Boats in Seattle, launched in 2006. The boat carries a 60-hp Yamaha outboard and weighs a little over 2,000 lbs (907...

Exhibit: Photographs of 1800s Steamboats Built at Metropolis, Illinois.

A series of historic photographs compiled by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Robert Swenson highlights some of the watercraft that were actually built in the region. The exhibit, “1800s Steamboats Built at Metropolis, Illinois, on the Crescent of the Lower Ohio River,” continues through November.

A free public reception, featuring a presentation by Swenson, is set for 7 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 17, at Cristaudo’s Café and Bakery, 209 S. Illinois Ave. in Carbondale.


She is built of white oak for the structural members, Atlantic white cedar for planking, Mahogany seats, gunwales and coaming. The floor boards are sassafras with a glassed okoume engine box. The aft bulkhead, floor boards and seats are removable for ea
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CBMM's Apprentice for a Day 2016-2017 participants
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Jennifer Kuhn and John Hawkinson
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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Saint Michaels, Md.

Introduction to Boat Lofting

The best way to learn lofting is to do it.  Join GHB resident boatwright Tom Regan (a self-described lofting fanatic) in a three-evening workshop to learn about lofting tools, concepts, and techniques.  After three nights of lofting what seemed mysterious, complex, and intimidating will be seem logical and enjoyable.  The skills learned will be applicable to any boat design.

Leathering Workshop

Learn techniques to protect your oars and dock lines from chafing with leather. Bring your own pair of oars and mooring lines to the workshop with spliced eyes and pre-marked for chafing areas such as toerails and chocks. 
Thursday, November 16th 2017
1 pm to 3 pm
Fee for Workshop + Materials:  Non-members $55   |   Members $45
Location:  Eddon Boatyard Joiner Shop
Register by Tuesday, November 14th
Class size is limited to 6 people

Jervis Bay Maritime Museum Classic & Wooden Boat Festival

Celebrate all things Classic & Wooden Boat at this fun family event at the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum!

Join us for a fun-filled weekend of events and festivities to celebrate classic and wooden boats at the museum. Talk to model boat-builders, view privately owned classic wooden boats, or visit an exhibition featuring 25+ intricate models.

Market stalls, food, and family entertainment.

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From WoodenBoat magazine No. 259, November/December 2017: BOXER carries a box-keel, somewhat like William Atkin’s Rescue Minor, below its scow-shaped hull. This distributes the volume better and provides a storage space for the motor—either diesel- or electric-powered.

R2AK: Race to Alaska

The inside passage to Alaska has been paddled by native canoes since time immemorial, sailing craft for centuries, and after someone found gold in the Klondike the route was jammed with steamboats full of prospectors elbowing each other out of the way for the promise of fortune.

It’s in the spirit of tradition, exploration, and the lawless self-reliance of the gold rush that Race to Alaska was born. R2AK is the first of its kind and North America’s longest human and wind powered race, and currently the largest cash prize for a race of its kind.

Making Wood Cleats

Attend this workshop and you’ll learn to design and make wooden horn cleats, thumb cleats and more. We’ll design cleats, select wood, make patterns and shape cleats in various types and sizes. You’ll learn how to make practical beautiful cleats easily and inexpensively.

Fees are due at the time of registration. Classes may be cancelled or rescheduled in case of emergency or if the minimum attendance is not met. In the event a class is cancelled, a full refund will be provided.