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Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show 2005

Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show poster 2005

August 27-28, 2005

The launch of a great first-time event coincided with the City of Toledo's Centennial Celebration, and this was only the beginning!

After attending Depoe Bay's Wooden Boat Show,Toledo Port Commissioner Chuck Gerttula suggested that Toledo might create their own Wooden Boat Festival.


So began what has become one of Toledo's biggest annual events.














The Inaugural Poster, designed by Tom Madison

Toy Boat Building









Kids' activities the first year included knot-tying instruction and toy-boat building, which has become a highlight of the Boat Show.

Port Docks 2005














Visitors stroll the docks, enjoying the beautiful wooden boats on display.

Boats on display














Boats are displayed on land as well as on the water.

Foggy Docks


















Quiet moorings early in the morning before the festivities get under way. The Helen McColl is moored just beyond the skiff and tug.

Sharon Branstiter



















Toledo's late Mayor, Sharon Branstiter, always an enthusiastic supporter.




















Coots member Pogo Robison of Depoe Bay.















Some good-natured hooligans try to make off with a pile of WBS t-shirts as the Coast Guard stands watch.