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Email This Page to a FriendPreview: Building Momentum, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding
May 2, 2017
Eric Blake joins Head instructor Sean Koomen for a tour of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, Washington. With 50 students building and restoring all kinds of beautiful wooden boats – traditional dinghies, modern composite fin-keeled boats, and more – the NWSWB has built a lot of momentum. Sitting on 6 waterfront acres and featuring multiple shops, the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is in an ideal location. The proximity to Port Townsend’s haven for traditional maritime trades – shipwrights, rigging and systems, and sailmaking are still vital industries here – and Pacific Northwest lumber means students can experience boatbuilding from stem to stern, keel to masthead, and everything in between.
With seasonal and year-long programs, the NWSWB has all the tools to keep wooden boatbuilding alive for generations to come.