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2019 WOODEN BOAT SHOW AUGUST 17-18, 2019

Port of Toledo will be making a splash at its 15th Annual Wooden Boat Show on August 17 and 18, 2019 and is pleased to announce the release of this year’s event poster. The poster features the show’s most popular event, the Georgia Pacific Containerboard Boat Contest. This poster is the eleventh Wooden Boat Show poster created by Newport artist Travis Leonard and continues the Port of Toledo’s Wooden Boat Show’s tradition of creating unique collectable posters. The poster is a mosaic of scenes from previous year’s Georgia Pacific Containerboard Boat Races and was inspired by photos of previous year’s participants having fun as they test their cardboard vessel design and building skills on Depot Slough. Leonard drew the panels for the poster separately referencing photos from previous containerboard events. The drawings were then transferred onto drafting vellum and inked using a brush. The inked drawings were scanned and then digital tools were used to color and design the final poster.

Willie Worman of Georgia Pacific coordinates the event and encourages everyone to participate. He says “if you don’t build a boat for this crazy race you are missing out”. The GP Containerboard Boat Race will be on Saturday, August 17, starting at 2:00 pm. If you are interested in building a boat, contact Worman by email at:, or go to the Port’s website:

The Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show is a free, family event, celebrating Toledo’s maritime heritage. There is something for everyone: boat building, live music, kids’ activities, food, boat rides, vendors and lots more. Live music on both days of the festival features local musicians with Curtis Salgado headlining Saturday, after the containerboard boat races. The festival is located at the Port’s Marina and Waterfront Park at 127 NW A Street, Toledo. Hours are Saturday, August 17, from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, August 18, 10 am to 4 pm.

The Port would like to thank the major sponsors of the event: Georgia Pacific, NW Natural, Oregon Coast Bank, FBB Federal Relations, Toledo Ace Hardware, Dahl Disposal Service, Englund Marine, Fishpeople Seafood, Samaritan Health Services, Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center, Siletz Boat Works, Rogue and Siletz River Lumber.

Individual Wooden Boat Show posters or a full set of 15 posters are available to purchase at the Port’s Office or at the Port’s booth at the Wooden Boat Show. To find out more about the event please go to or call 541-336-5207.

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