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The Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival


  • Northwest Maritime Center 431 Water Street Port Townsend, WA, 98368 United States (map)
 Francis & Salty Sue make a grommet.

Francis & Salty Sue make a grommet.

Salty Sue and Emiliano Marino bring the Artful Sailor’s floating store and delightful traditional sail work demonstrations to the 42nd Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.

September 7, 8, & 9, 2018
9am – 5pm daily

By popular demand, the notable and dynamic duo of traditional sail and rigging, Salty Sue and The Sailmaker’s Apprentice author, Emiliano Marino, return to the Wooden Boat Festival for three days of demos, hi-jinx, prestidigitation and the vending of old-time sail merchandise.

From the festival entrance, follow your nose as the smells of tradition: pine tar, bee’s wax and hemp lead you to the Artful Sailor's booth but a few paces ahead in the NWMC  Boat Shop.

All the tools, kits, books and clothing on the Artful Sailor website will be available at the festival plus the opportunity to see and hear a living display of sailmaking as it was in the early Victorian days of this glorious seaport.

For information about the Wooden Boat Festival:

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Earlier Event: August 4
August Art Walk Exhibit