Homer Wooden Boat Festival
I've put this in the calendar, but thought any of you out there who love wooden boats might be interested...
The Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society’s 19th annual Wooden Boat Festival will take place . The featured vessel this year is the wooden power scow Rolfy, a World War II vintage salmon tender and prototype for the fleet of power scows built to haul war material for the U.S. effort to fortify Alaska.
Thursday evening at 7 p.m. the Society presents a night of “Sea Shanties and Tall Tales” at the Salty Dawg Saloon.
Friday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Homer Theater is High Seas Film Night, $5 admission, showing the perennial favorite, Irving Johnson’s “Sailing Around Cape Horn.” Also shown is “Man of Aran” and other selected films of maritime interest.
Saturday and Sunday is the festival on the Spit. There will be interesting boats on display shoreside and in the harbor, kid’s boatbuilding, and marine demonstrations including steam bending, caulking, and rigging and knot tying.
Saturday night at 6 p.m. the Society throws a party at Alice’s Champagne Palace in downtown Homer, 6 pm, admission $5. Alice's offers their fine menu and bar services, and there will be a live auction with auctioneer Bumppo Bremicker. Highlights of available items are a 14’ canoe and a one-person canoe modeled after the “Wee Lassie”, both built by the Society's own Norm Griffin. At 9 p.m. the “Rouges and Wenches,” a costumed group of rowdy and bawdy musicians and entertainers from Anchorage will close out the evening.