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The Felicity Ann Crowdsourcing Campaign Begins SEPTEMBER 10TH!

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Together, we can renew Felicity Ann as an icon of courage and a testament of spirit. Through a generous family foundation, 75% of the $40,000 dollars needed to restore the Felicity Ann has been raised! With … Continue reading

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A Personal Experience: A 1952 Journey Inspiring a New Generation

When looking around for boat building schools two years ago, I chose NWSWB because of an article I saw on the website about the Felicity Ann restoration. I was impressed that the school was able to bring in such an … Continue reading

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A Little Progress Everyday Adds Up to BIG Results

Hello from the Hammond shop for our final update on¬†Felicity Ann‘s restoration for Summer 2015! The last month of the quarter was a big one for the FA team. Two more students joined the project so we were able to … Continue reading

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The Meat of The Deck: Blocking

Hello again from the Hammond Shop at Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding! We moved on from carlins and spur beams and the new theme of last week was blocking. There are several different types of blocking on a boat, but … Continue reading

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Puget Sound Voyagers 2015 Journey!

Puget Sound Voyagers just completed their 2015 journey circumnavigating Harstene Island in South Sound. The trip started out sunny, but with dramatic tides. We would gain or lose 14 feet inside of 6 hours! This meant careful planning for the … Continue reading

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Boatbuilding = Mutlitasking for Multiple Projects

This week in the Hammond shop, the Felicity Ann crew has been working on a number of projects. At the start of this week we were all separated into different projects, Jo has been working on center line blocking, John … Continue reading

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Can I Show You a Trick?

My long-time membership to the Community Boat Project has lead me in many ways to doubt my intuition. It works like this: I’m presented with a task. I think about it a little and come up with what I’m sure … Continue reading

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