Boat Building Fit For Grown-ups and Youngsters!
Registration is now open for the Family and Youth boat building events at the Port of Toledo’s 12th Annual Wooden Boat Show. This is your family’s chance to become a boat owner…one that you build yourself with your family and friends at the show.
Families will build a 15 foot Sea Kayak under the guidance of local shipwright Rick Johnson. Johnson, with the help of local boat builders, will guide families through the project starting on Friday, August 19th through the launching event on Sunday, August 21st. The plans, building materials, and instruction are all included for $400 registration cost.
The youth boat building project is an exciting opportunity for youth ages 10 – 18 to build their very own 8 foot “Elegant Punt”. The punt is built from a kit, under the direction of Joe Novello and volunteers, using simple hand tools. Registration costs $200. This is a two day boat building activity, where youth with help from a friend or family member will learn basic construction techniques.
Space is limited for both opportunities. Registration forms are available online at www.PortOfToledo.Org or call the Port Office at 541-336-5207 for more information. Don’t miss the fun at the Port of Toledo’s Wooden Boat Show, August 20-21 at Toledo’s Waterfront Park and Marina at 127 NW A Street, Toledo.