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Boats Out of Water part 9 – The Paspatoo

The Port Townsend boatyard

The boatyard in Port Townsend has a tradition of building, maintaining, repairing, and restoring wooden boats. I’m in the boatyard frequently. For me it is very similar to walking around an open air art museum. This series of pictures called ‘Boats Out of Water’ documents the boats that come in and out of the boatyard constantly. 

The Paspatoo

Today in the boatyard I photographed the Paspatoo, whose home port is Port Angeles, Washington. The Paspatoo is a 65 foot yacht built in 1942 in Seattle, Washington. When they start looking this nice they are usually headed back to the water soon.  I picked this photo from the group of pictures I took because of the way the building elements in the background line up with the boat. The skirt at the waterline gives a simulation of how Paspatoo looks in the water if the viewer was at water level. It’s a real beauty, the boat I mean.

You can read about the Paspatoo here:  

There is a great article about the Blanchard Boat Company where the Paspatoo was built here

More ‘Boats Out of Water’ can be found below:

The ‘Merrie Ellen’ and the 300 ton lift.

The ‘Hawaiian Chieftain’  

“Northern Sage” from Valdez, Alaska

Boats Out of Water – Part 1

The Aleutian Express 


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    • It is looking spiffy. I think I could live on a boat like that and not miss the land much.
      I like finding out what I can about the histories. If you have the name and the home port there usually is some info especially for the older ones. (Fishing and crab boats – not so much)

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