Chandlery November 2007 Issue

For the Wooden Boat Buff

Mark time with sloops, schooners, and dories.

All year long, wooden boat worshippers can drool over pin-ups of the world’s classic beauties, thanks to two calendars that spotlight these works of art (and elbow grease). The Wooden Boat Festival’s 2008 calendar, by Gumbo Publishing, chronicles the annual Port Townsend, Wash., event of the same name. With photographs by well-known photographer Mitchel Osborne, the calendar offers a glimpse into the world of wooden boat groupies. Photos of schooners under way dominate the pages, but Osborne also captured the details that make wooden boats what they are. From cane-backed seats and impeccable varnish to tan-bark sails and a busty figurehead, the photos tell the unique stories of the boats that make the Wooden Boat Festival an annual homecoming for people from around the world.

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