Traditional Boating

"I thought of all my other boats and all the other summers of sailing, dating way back to when I used to go out with my father in a cranky overcanvased catboat we had when I was a little girl in the early part of the century. My father, a reckless enthusiast when it came to a sailboat, found me a most satisfactory companion because I had not sense enough to be frightened."

- Kitty Crockett Robertson


A Cross-section of Traditional Boating Materials

Australian Wooden Boat Associations

Center for Wooden Boats
The Center for Wooden Boats is a living museum focusing on the small boats of our maritime heritage. Workshops are offered on everything from celestial navigation to boatbuilding to sailing.

Classic Boats
A large collection of information on classic boats including charters, brokers, events, etc.

Colne Smack Preservaton Society
See also Sailing Smacks Site.

Humber Keel and Sloop Preservation Society
Operate the Humber Keel Comrade and Humber Sloop Amy Howson. They sail the Humber and its tributary rivers the Trent and the Ouse.

The National Wooden Boat Centre
This is planned to be a yacht and boat-building, -restoration and -maintenance school in Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK.

Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory
A non-profit boat building and sailing school teaching both youth and adults in the Philadelphia area.

Sintrale Kommisje Skûtsjesilen
Dutch sailing barges.

Traditional Boats at TradBoat
UK site for traditional boats and classic boats worldwide.

Traditional sailing (among others things)
A site about traditional boats.

Traditional Small Craft Association
Works to preserve and continue the living traditions, skills, lore, and legends surrounding working and pleasure watercraft whose origins predate the marine gasoline engine.

The Wave
Newsletter about Bristol Channel pilot cutters

Wooden Boat Foundation
Based in historic Port Townsend, Washington, they provide a center for unique educational experiences through the exploration of traditional maritime skills.

The Wooden Yacht Fleet
The Wooden Yacht Fleet is dedicated to the preservation of fine wooden yachts. They offer a variety of sailing adventures (from half-day to one week) aboard our classic yachts, as well as a full range of marine services, including haul-out facilities to 40 tons. San Diego, California.


I'm always open to adding resources to my list, so if you know of other items, give me a holler: mbrmbr@acm.org

Form last updated: Sat Aug 30, 2003

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