Third Friday Speaker Series

The longest-running CWB program

Every Third Friday for over 40 years, we invite a speaker from the local maritime community to tell their story. It has always been a free program.

 

November 2022 speaker: Jan and Skip Anderson

Evolution of a Marine Photographer

Join this free talk by a duo of gifted marine photographers whose work documents all types, sizes, and activities of boats, from British Columbia to the Columbia River, and everywhere in between. Equipment, lighting, perspective, position on the water, your boat "ride", image framing, processing, etc etc, will all be addressed.

Date: Friday, November18

Time: 6-7PM

Location: CWB Wagner Education Center


October 2022 speaker: Lee Bjorklund

Small boats, Big Adventures

Ever considered camp cruising? Hear about the many advantages of small craft cruising as a perfect way to get close to nature and new coastlines, tiny creeks, beaches and coves larger boats can't reach. This is sailing back to the basics where a whole lot of great cruising adventures await. Come learn what small craft cruising is, what's involved, best boats and equipment plus some insider tips and tactics.

Lee Bjorklund is a volunteer CWB sailing instructor and has sailed in all Salish100 events (nwmaritime.org/s100) and a dozen or so other week-long small craft cruises throughout Puget Sound and environs.

Date: Friday, October 21

Time: 6-7PM

Location: CWB Wagner Education Center


September 2022 speaker: Austin Dwyer

“Tugboats to Remember”

Check out Austin’s Third Friday Speaker presentation now on our Youtube Channel.


August 2022 speaker: Brandt Faatz

Navigating the Voyage to a Cruising Life

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July 2022 speaker: Melanie Masson

Pathways to Joining the Racing Sailing Community in Seattle

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May 2022 speaker: Tyson Trudel

Getting Kids in Boats: Seattle’s Maritime High School

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Listen to the audio from past events on our podcast, Down at the Boathouse.



April 2022 speaker: Diane Lander

Owning & Maintaining my Wooden Boat & How it Changed My Life

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March 2022 speaker: Josh Anderson

2021 in review, 2022 ahead


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February 2022 speaker: Karl krÜger

Vulnerability is Strength: Planning an Arctic Paddle

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Listen to the audio from the event on our podcast, Down at the Boathouse.

Karl Kruger gives a presentation in the Wagner Education Center
Karl Kruger paddles a stand up paddleboard
Karl Kruger standing on a beach being interviewed
Karl Kruger carries his stand up paddle board into the water

january 2022 speaker: dustin espey

‘the state of the boatshop’

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A link to Dustin’s Powerpoint Presentation can be found here.

Listen to the audio from the event on our podcast, Down at the Boathouse.

Dustin Espey gives a presentation in the Wagner Education Center
A wooden boat being assembled in the boat shot
Dustin Espey works on the thistle in the boat shop
Volunteers assemble a boat in the boat shop

Previous Third Friday Speakers

Adelia Boyar speaks about the history of Schooner Zodiac.

Washington State Parks Ranger and Salish Foothills Manager, Jeff Wheeler presents the human history of Cama Beach State Park.

Sarah Martin, a public historian specializing in architectural history, presents on the history of CWB.

Renowned PNW boatbuilder and designer, Eric Hvalsoe presents the process and technique behind his Hvalsoe designs

Boatbuilder and teacher, Ben Kahn presents the process and lessons learned building a 1920 kitten boat with CWB students Gary Brewer and Scott Foster.