Cannery Row Days: A Boatbuilders’ Perspective: Restoring the Western Flyer in Point Townsend, WA
Join us on Zoom for a special Cannery Row Days lecture from Tim Lee and Pete Rust (Co-owners of Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-Op).
Registration for this Zoom lecture is required
While working with sled dogs in Alaska, Tim became interested in traditional wooden boats. Wanting to learn more, he moved to Port Townsend to attend the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 1989. After working in Port Townsend’s boat yards, he and his wife moved back to Alaska in their live-aboard folk boat where he worked at the Sitka Shipwrights Co-op. In 2000 he returned to the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, but this time as an instructor. He taught there for 13 years, eight of those as chief instructor. In 2014, Tim became a member owner at Port Townsend Shipwrights Cooperative, his experience in all aspects of new construction and restoration have been invaluable. When not at work, Tim is often working on his own sailboat, LITTLE PACKET, a 33’ sloop built in 1958.
Growing up on Vashon Island, Pete was always near the water. He attended university for architecture, got into commercial fishing, and then went to the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding and graduated in 1995. He has been working on everything from small craft to large sea-going boats using his skills in fine interior joinery, structural woodworking, and hardware fabrication. Well versed in the diversity of all parts of construction, Pete became a valued member/owner of Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-Op in 2005. Pete is an avid drummer, snowboarder, and skateboarder. He also loves playing soccer and coaching youth teams
- Thursday, April 6, 2023
- 4:00pm - 5:00pm