Free Boat Rides Mother’s Day Weekend at The Center for Wooden Boats at Cama Beach State Park

What have you done for your mom this year?  What if you could give her the gift of your time, AND be on the water at the same time?  Your friends at The Center for Wooden Boats invite you, and your mom, to join us  at the 13th Annual Mother’s Day Saturday Sail Saturday May 10th at The Center for Wooden Boats at Cama Beach State Park.

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Once again the team from CWB will show you, your mom and anyone else you bring along, why Saratoga Passage is considered one of the most beautiful places on the water in the Evergreen State. On that day, you, your mom and the rest of the family will have fun viewing classic wooden boats, building toy boats and taking a free boat ride together.

Join The Center for Wooden Boats, Washington State Parks and The Cama Beach Foundation for our 13th Annual Mothers’ Day Weekend (Saturday) Sail.

What: Mother’s Day Saturday Sail

Where: The Center for Wooden Boats at Cama Beach State Park

When: Saturday, May 10, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE (State Parks Daily or Annual Discover pass needed for parking)

Visitors to CWB’s Cama Beach location on May 10th will be able to try one of CWB’s Umiaqs. That’s the type of boat that has been produced by people living in Arctic latitudes for centuries and used to move large cargo or entire families. Umiaqs were traditionally built ‘skin on frame,’ literally sealskin covering a wood framework tied together with strips of hide or other line. CWB’s Umiaqs, were built by craftsmen, volunteers, and Sea Scouts, and are covered with Dacron rather than sealskin.

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Another boat participating this year is the Joshua. This is a replica of Joshua Slocum’s famous boat Spray. The famed Nova Scotia born captain inspired generations of sailors when he became the first person to solo circumnavigate the globe and wrote the book “Sailing Alone Around the World” about his adventures in 1900.

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As always, youth and families can build adventuresome, tiny boats together using hand tools and wooden hulls. Other onshore programs will be offered by Washington State Parks.

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Special thanks to the event sponsors, including Cama Beach State Park, The Cama Beach Foundation and The Stanwood Camano News.  And also thanks to the friendly volunteers and staff who make this fun event happen every year.

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