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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Strip-Built Canoe Launched; Derelict Lightship Photo

A student in a boat-building class at the Working Waterfront Maritime Museum in Tacoma has launched his strip-built canoe. The project was one of the first to come out of the initial small boat-building class held at the museum. The builder, Don McAdams, worked on the boat from October 2004 until its launch on Feb. 19, 2006. The museum's second class, which began last fall, meets Monday and Wednesday evenings. Museum visitors can view the progress of class projects on Saturdays. Projects include a classic dinghy, a kayak and a canoe.

A lightship buff has posted an interesting photo of a derelict lightship. Fortunately, Puget Sound's own historic lightship, Swiftsure, is in much better condition. If you have any historic ship photos posted online, please send the MHN Blog a link, info@maritimeheritage.net.

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