Humboldt Bay Maritime Plans Historic Boat Day for March 15

Posted: March 4, 2014  |  By: [Redwood Times]

The Humboldt Bay Maritime is proud to announce it’s first Historic Boat Day Saturday, March 15, at Zerlang & Zerlang Marine Services boatyard on the shore of Humboldt Bay in Finnetown.

This event is a team fundraising effort to generate funds for two worthy vessel restorations; the maritime museums newest acquisition, the 1917 fishing vessel Stephanie and the Golden Rule Project’s restoration of their sailing vessel and the first peace boat that encouraged the Greenpeace movement, the Golden Rule. It is a celebration and sharing of maritime history, giving guests a look at traditional boat restoration, woodworking and behind the scenes aspect of a working boat yard.

The afternoon’s events will include a vintage boat show of numerous small skiffs, scull boats and powerboats that have not been in the public eye for a number of years. The maritime museums historic harbor cruise vessel Madaket will be hauled out on the marine railways at the boat yard for its annual inspections; guests will be able to see the vessel completely out of the water with her hull (underbelly), rudder and propeller exposed in the salt air.

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