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  • Spidsgatter Pax

    Pax is a Danish spidsgatter designed by M.S.J. Hansen and her owner's stories confirm she was built by Karl Thomsen, 1936 in Kalundborg, Denmark before being imported to the US. In North America, the boat has sailed Los Angeles to San Francisco, then was trucked to Vancouver Island, British Columbia for nearly two decades. In 2007, Kaci Cronkhite bought the boat and now moors in Port Townsend, Washington. This photo gallery shows the work on the boat, featuring the work of shipwrights and marine trades in Port Townsend.

  • Wooden Boat Festival History 2002-2011

    berman05cupola2jpg.jpgIn September 2001, the weekend before the World Trade Towers were demolished, Kaci attended her first Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend.  The next day, she was "forced" to stay in PT due to travel restrictions back to Canada, where Tethys was moored. In the weeks to follow, Kaci decided to make Port Townsend her home and in March 2002, she was hired as the Wooden Boat Festival Coordinator.  Through the years, she has served as Interim Executive Director of the Wooden Boat Foundation, expanded her role with both Festival and Programs, served as marketing director, operations manager and was one of six people serving on the Integration Committee for the merger of the NWMC & WBF.    On February 8, 2006 Kaci Cronkhite took the helm as Managing Director for the integrated Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation and continues to serve as Wooden Boat Festival Director.


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