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Traditional Boats of the 6th Annual CharterFest at Squalicum Harbor
Pacific NW Conference April 10-11
March 6
Check out money-saving charter might not have gotten otherwise.”
The Columbia River Maritime specials, browse boats, and talk one- CharterFest will be 11:00 am to
Museum in Astoria, Oregon will hold on-one with brokers at the Port of 5:00 pm at the Gate 3 Visitor Dock at
a conference on the traditional boats of Bellingham’s CharterFest. Chartering Squalicum Harbor. Gate 3 is near the
the Pacific NW from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. from Bellingham is a great way to tour Bellingham Yacht Club, 722 Coho Way
The goal is to develop a list of traditional the San Juans and Canadian Gulf Islands, in Bellingham. Parking and admission
boat types of the region, identifying celebrate an anniversary or birthday, are free.
which types are extinct and which are or take the fishing trip of a lifetime. At Participating yacht charters
extant. Based on the Museum Small Craft this free event, the public will have a include:
Association’s Union List of Traditional chance to tour motoryachts, trawlers • Bellhaven Charters
Small Craft, this list will be used to and sailboats available for charter, and • NW Explorations
develop strategies and priorities for the representatives from local Bellingham • Par Yacht Charters
documentation and preservation of the charter companies will be on hand to • San Juan Sailing
region’s boats. At the present time the answer questions and even book that • San Juan Yachting
region is broadly defined as extending dream vacation. This event is sponsored by the Port
from Alaska south to Northern California “CharterFest is a fun event suitable of Bellingham and participating charter
and across the Cascades to the eastern for everyone from families to fishermen,” companies.
borders of Oregon and Washington. said Squalicum Harbormaster Mike For more information, call
Boat types will include native craft, Endsley. “The event gives you hands- (360) 676-2542 or check website:
recreational boats, and work boats up on interaction with boats and charter www.portofbellingham.com/
to 120 feet. company staff in a way that really allows charterfest.htm. Become a fan of
If you know about traditional boats someone to come away from the event CharterFest on Facebook.
of the Pacific Northwest, please plan with a great deal of information they
to come to the conference, meet your
colleagues and share your knowledge.
The conference begins at 10:00 am,

Saturday, March 10. Attendees are
encouraged to arrive in Astoria on
Friday, March 9 for tours of the Museum
and its collections and a social evening.
For registration details please contact
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Bellevue Basic Boating Class
April 17
All boats accepted, not just wooden ones!
Bellevue Sail & Power Squadron is
We'll handle all the paperwork!
teaching one-day Basic Boating Class at
Bellevue Golf Club conference room, 9:00
All funds raised go to support The Center for
am-5:00 pm. The address is 5500 140th
Wooden Boats, a hands-on maritime
Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98005. This class
museum and education center.
targets young boaters ages 12 – 30 who
are required to obtain a Boater’s Card
if operating a boat or personal water
More info on donating and
craft. Class fee is $40. Sign up online:
a list of boats for sale at
www.bellevuepowersquadron.org/
education
www.cwb.org
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