Following our charter season in southeast Alaska, we participated in the 41st Annual Wooden Boat Festival, which took place in Port Townsend, Washington September 8-10. Prior to the festival, the Ursa Major was selected as the Northwest Maritime Center’s “Sunday Sail-By Vessel”, which allowed us to take members and donors of the Northwest Maritime Center aboard the Ursa Major for a cruise during the annual Sunday Sail-By Parade. Many of the photos below were taken during the Sunday Sail-By Parade, where wooden vessels of all shapes, makes, and sizes took a spin in the waters off Port Townsend. The entire Festival was an amazing maritime event, and a wonderful celebration of wooden vessels of all types, and we were honored to be a part of it.
The Ursa Major on the main dock at the Festival.
A few of our Festival neighbors.
Our neighbors off the stern of the Ursa Major.
The Sunday Sail-By Parade aboard the Ursa Major.
The Sunday Sail-By Parade aboard the Ursa Major. The historic wooden halibut schooner “F/V Tordenskjold” is motoring by in the background.
The historic wooden halibut schooner “F/V Northern”, which is being lovingly restored in Poulsbo, Washington as a private vessel.
The historic sailing vessel “S/V Adventuress” with full sails raised during the Sunday Sail-By Parade.
And what would the Sunday Sail-By Parade be without pirates?