The boatyard in Port Townsend, Washington USA
The boatyard in Port Townsend has a tradition of building, maintaining, repairing, and restoring wooden boats. The town has a tradition of woodworking in general and the boatyard’s history with wooden boats is a big part of Port Townsend’s identity. Boats are pulled out of the water for repairs and return when the maintenance is finished. It is always changing and favors frequent visits.
I’m in the boatyard frequently. For me it is very similar to walking around an open air art museum. If I have my camera with me I like to record some of the boats that are there at the moment. My favorite subjects are the older wooden boats that are being restored or maintained. There is no information on this particular boat; but, it has to be roughly 100 years old by its construction.
This suite of photos records many of the boats I have seen on my visits. They range from small recreational vessels to large hard working fishing boats. You never know what may pop up in this series so keep watching!
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