Friday, June 10, 2011

Family Boat Building

At the 7th Annual Wooden Boat Show
Have you always wanted to build your own boat but didn't have the time or didn’t know where to start? Well here's your chance. Gather together your family - your kids, parents and grandkids or invite a few friends, and spend three days at the 7th Annual Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Festival building your own small boat. According to families in the past, "you don't just build a boat, you build a family!" Register now for this August 19th-21st project at the Toledo Wooden Boat Show.

Under the guidance of Port Townsend master boat builder,Carl Chamberlin and Toledo boat builder Rick Johnson, you and your team will build the 'Nuf, a featherweight dory designed by Chamberlin. It's 9-1/2 feet long (canoe stern) with a 30-inch beam--and weighs in at only 30 pounds--great for kids if they can get it away from their folks!

The cost for this boat is $450.00, which includes all materials and instruction for one boat. This is a great deal for a great boat. A group of three to five people per boat is recommended, with at least one adult per group. All skill levels are welcome. All ages, beginning at 8 years old and up, can work together on this project. The boat building begins on Friday, August 19th at 9 AM. Two full days and one half day on Sunday will culminate in an afternoon launch ceremony before you take your boat home. The Port of Toledo offers scholarships for Family Boat Building. Call the Port Office for further information at(541)336-5207.

The 7th Annual Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show will highlight “Coastal Classics,” the working commercial boats that have been a part of Lincoln County for decades. The Wooden Boat Show is a family friendly event with wooden boats from the Northwest, boat races, a poker paddle, live music, food vendors and lots of activities for kids.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Waterfront Park Groundbreaking

The Port of Toledo will be breaking ground on Waterfront Park, our new park facility at the end of main street, and adjacent to the Port’s Marina. The ground breaking will be at 10:00 am on June 9, 2011.

Construction of the park is funded through the Local Government Grant Program through Oregon Parks and Recreation Department with the Port pledging the property for park use. The new Park will include restrooms, a pavilion with covered picnic area and a stage, and a sloped grassy seating area, as well as paved pathway along the Waterfront.

Waterfront Park is one of the projects that will be transforming Toledo’s Waterfront this year, combined with the Port’s new transient dock, and the City’s improvements to the street crossing at the end of Main Street.

For more information contact the Port Office at