Saturday, October 22, 2016

Falling in Love With Wooden Boats

As I said in my last post, half of the boats at the Wooden Boat Show last weekend were in the water.


There are always a lot of pretty boats moored here in the Georgetown Harbor and it's a lovely place for a stroll any day.

We came to see the wooden boats early Sunday morning to avoid the crowds. It worked, too. It wasn't crowded at all.

In fact, some of those living on their boats were just getting up to their first cup of coffee.

Here are a couple of my favorites.

Felicity is a schooner, built in 1968.


Made from cedar carved planking with a white oak frame, from Charleston


27 feet, built in 1930.




White oak keel and ribs with juniper planking.

Mahogany cabin.

Everything you need, right? -- kitchen with a sink and one-burner stove, living room with comfy chairs, deck on the water, wine hammock, and bedroom below.

I could live here!



  1. I'm wondering if many people live on their boats year-round? The wooden boats are so beautiful.

  2. Beautiful craft, lovely workmanship. As you say, the show (life) goes on - but it's still impressive.

  3. Abother fun post! I was wondering what was in that little hammock. I think I need one of those! The Karen looks like a comfy place to live. This intrigues me because I've been reading a blog lately written by someone who lives on a sailboat year-round. Thanks for sharing the boat show!

  4. Oh oh! There might be another move if you like the boats much more!!!

  5. Karen would be just perfect for me! What a great bunch of boats:)

  6. Beautiful, not too sure if I could down size enough to live on one. Definitely great craftsmanship.

  7. What a treat to see the variety of boats moored there, and no crowds!!

  8. I agree with you, the wooden boats look wonderful!

  9. Such magnificent vessels, Cynthia...the workmanship on these old beauties is amazing. Cynthia this posts stirred some memories that I'd read about a Wooden Boats Festival here in Australia. A quick google confirmed that memory...Wooden Boat Festival Tasmania 😊

  10. wow all boats are great . You live in the nice part of US

  11. Are you tempted to go cruising in one of those beautiful boats?

  12. I could never live there in the long run, but for a vacation I'm all for it. I don't know if I could sleep on a rocking boat though.