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Nominated for: BEST Museum
The Center offers an opportunity to experience the dimensions of an earlier time, to put your hands on the oars of a graceful pulling boat or the tiller of a traditional wooden catboat. With help from master craftsmen, you can learn to steambend an oak frame, cast an oarlock, sew a canvas ditty bag, splice a line or caulk a seam. The Center for Wooden Boats is a hands on maritime museum. Its purpose is to preserve our rich, vital and varied small craft heritage by preserving both the artifacts and the time-tested maritime skills. Our aim is to provide an educational adventure, through participation, in our small craft heritage.
The only museum around where you can use the exhibits. Check out the 4th of July Wooden Boat Festival June 30-July 4 or come down any Sunday for free boat rides (registration begins at 10 am; rids at 2 pm). Take a class, build a boat, send the kids to learn to sail (adult classes too). CWB has it all!
Vote: BEST Family Outing
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