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CWB Mentioned in CNN Article

November 26, 2011

A short time ago The Center for Wooden Boats was featured on cnn.com in the travel article ‘Seattle was too nice for me’. Read the excerpt about CWB below, or read the full article here.

“You don’t have to admire the water from the beach. There are scads of boat tours for visitors. But what you should really do is head to the Center for Wooden Boats on the south shore of Lake Union. Imagine a car museum that lets you rent the cars. That’s how Center for Wooden Boats works.

It’s also a living workspace filled with volunteers building, repairing and maintaining boats. As you stroll the floating dock and talk with the people there you begin to learn another language. “Luff ” is the forward-most vertical edge of a sail. A “sloop” is a single fore-and-aft rigged mast and bowsprit. A “fishing smack” is a boat for fishing.

I went on one of Center for Wooden Boats free Sunday sails (They leave at 1:00 and 2:30, but sign-up begins at 10 a.m., so get there early.) and met a couple from Oregon celebrating their 40th anniversary. We blew by gaudy power yachts moored to the coast and imagined we were pirates. The sky overhead looked like a pile of oyster shells. There is probably a word for the feeling of being surrounded by water that’s surrounded by a city. I don’t know it. All I know is that I was sad when we had to dock the boat.”

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