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2017 Wooden Boat Show, August 19 & 20

The Port of Toledo is pleased to announce the release of its 2017 Wooden Boat Show Poster. This year's poster features Lincoln County's very own Coast Guard legend, Retired Master Chief Thomas D. McAdams. Chief McAdams has attended all twelve previous year's shows where he could be found either showing his boat Pokalong, or competing in the GP Containerboard Boat Race. The Port of Toledo is proud to honor Chief McAdams at this year's Wooden Boat Show as well as highlight the courageousness of the US Coast Guard in carrying out their duties.

This poster continues the Port of Toledo's Wooden Boat Show's tradition of creating unique collectable posters. This poster was created by Newport artist, Travis Leonard. The illustration is of Chief McAdams standing impressively over images of Coast Guard vessels that he commanded throughout his 27 year career in the US Coast Guard. Chief McAdams retired as the Officer in Charge of the USCG Station at Yaquina Bay, Newport, Oregon in 1977. He was highly decorated and considered a legend in the Coast Guard's small boat community as well as among the fishermen of the Pacific Northwest.

The Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show is a free, fun, family event with something for everyone: boat building, kids' activities, live music, food, boat rides, and lots more. The show is located at the Port's Marina and Waterfront Park at 127 NW A Street, Toledo. Hours are Saturday, August 19, from 10 am to 6 pm with live music until 7pm; Sunday, August 20, 10 am to 4pm with live music until 8pm and movies following; Monday, August 21, the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse can be observed from the Waterfront Park.

Family Boat Building

There are several spaces open to build a Stand Up Paddle Board at the Wooden Boat Show this year. This will be built in 4 days, starting Thursday, August 17, so contact us soon if you are interested. Bring your kids, parents and grandkids or invite a few friends to build your own wood stand up paddle board and paddle. This is a great opportunity to build your own beautiful, custom, Stand Up Paddle Board and at the same time create memories for your family that will last a lifetime.

Under the guidance of local boat builder Rick Johnson families will build, a 12 foot stand up paddle board and paddle. This stand up paddleboard will be stable and good to use in smooth waters. The cost is $500.00, which includes all materials and instruction. Recommended group size is 2-5 people per boat, with at least one adult. All ages, beginning at 8 years old, can work together on this project. All skill levels are welcome. The building begins on Thursday,August 17th at 9 AM. Three full days and one half day on Sunday will culminate in an afternoon launch ceremony before you take your Stand Up Paddle Board home.

We will also be building Elegant Punts in 2 days, during Saturday and Sunday of the show. This is a good project for youth, but anyone can participate! The cost is $200 which includes all materials and instruction. Recommended groups size is 2-3 people per boat with at least one adult. All ages beginning at 8 years old can work on this project.

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