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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Boat School Launches Vessel; Zodiac Ready for 2006

The Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in Port Hadlock, Wash. launched a Paul Gartside-designed "Hadlock 23" April 24. The vessel was built by students in the 2005 Contemporary Wooden Boat Building under the instruction of Patrick Mahon. According to the NSWWB website, the Hadlock 23 performed flawlessly.

Jo Ann O'Connor of the Northwest Schooner Society and the Zodiac tells me that the historic schooner is back in the water and ready for duty after her annual haul out. She's received some new decking, a rebuilt windlass, and gallons of varnish and paint. "It has never ceased to amaze me the amount of work that gets done on the Zodiac each year and then she heads out to conduct education and sail training programs," O'Connoer says. "She is a perfect example of a working ship."

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