NOOTKA was built at Meares Island, Clayoquot Sound, B.C., in 1957 by Barney Williams, a shipwright and fisherman of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation. As AVE MARIA, she served the Christie (Kakawis) Indian Residential School for almost 30 years. The boat was resurrected in the late 1980s by Doug Johnston of Tofino, who rebuilt the hard-working mission boat turning her into a unique Pacific Northwest cruiser. She remained in Canadian registry until 2007.
Listing under previous owner.