Portland Wooden Boat Show 2019

The last weekend of June, Jody and I made way 45 miles up the Columbia River and then entered the Multnomah Channel at St. Helens, Or. We cruised 18 miles up and after 11 hours tied up to spend the night at Hadley’s Landing. Early the following morning we entered the Willamette River, and 15 miles later we landed at the destination of the Boat Show, The Willamette Sailing Club! 

Most boat were on the hard along with a large tent set up with 12 families, 12 mentors and 12 “Salt Bay Skiff” kits ready to assemble. After each family along with their mentor worked all day Saturday and most of the day Sunday, they launched their unpainted boat and took them for a spin. 

There was a group from the public school system that built two “Bevin’s Skiff’s” thru the nonprofit “Sail and Oar”. They also launched their fully painted boats. 

It was lots of fun being part of all the activities. Plus what a joy to have the opportunity to cruise nearly 100 miles of our beautiful piece of the NW. 

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