PORT TOWNSEND — Old mariners and new seadogs as well as landlubbers will find something to sea at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival which begins today.

The 26th annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival takes place Sept. 6-8 at historical Point Hudson.

Nearly 200 wooden boats — from ship models, kayaks, dinghies, canoes, long boats, prams and rowing shells to a broad array of sloops, yawls, schooners, powerboats and “working”‘ boats will be on display inside the festival grounds.

There will be educational workshops, demonstrations and talks from some of the West Coast’s most popular experts in boat building and the marine trades. The program is packed with races, music, boat rides, children’s and family boat building, food and nautical exhibits.

Festival hours are today, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The sail-by of all festival boats along the Port Townsend waterfront will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.


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