Sept 14, 2017

Kit PingreeThis year’s event was a very special celebration of Classic Boats and marine heritage for The Victoria Classic Boat Festival's 40th anniversary along with Canada's 150th Birthday.

The Pacific Northwest on both sides of the border is blessed with an enormous number of traditional boats of all descriptions. The wonderful craft - both yachts and workboats - are cared for by their owners and a supportive community of boatyards, trades people and admirers.

 

Teal Main Salon

David Leverton, Executive Director of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia had this to say, “We are also fortunate to have some amazing maritime non-profit organizations throughout the region, including the Maritime Museum of BC, Port Townsend Wooden Boat Foundation, SALTS, Seattle Centre for Wooden Boats, Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre, Victoria Tall Ships Society, Silva Bay Shipyard School and the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding to name a few. These dedicated organizations provide opportunities for education, training, skills development and economic growth in our communities. The boat owners and those that support them are why we are still celebrating our maritime heritage after 40 years.”

Teal Galley
One particular vessel that stood out this year was Kit Pingree’s boat Teal a Wooden 78' Northwest Fisheries Patrol Vessel. There is a great video of Kit and her motor launch Teal, at www.offcenterharbor.com
https://www.facebook.com/pg/MV-TEAL-1434866836790183/reviews/?ref=page_internal
http://classicyacht.org/classicyachts/boats/teal

A special thanks goes out to major sponsor. Canoe Cove Marina and Boatyard.
http://www.classicboatfestival.ca/a-message-from-our-sponsors.html

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Bayfield InletStory and photos by Jennifer Harker

It is a stunningly surreal morning.

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Welcome to another simply glorious day at Bayfield Inlet on Georgian Bay.

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