Glad to see Auwana is still looking good and apparently in good hands. My wife Cathy and I (Ted) restored her in Port Townsend; in fact her first slip there was Port Hadlock. Cathy was working at Port Townsend Sails
when she made the sails
for Auwana; nice to see they are still holding up 20 years later. I was attending the Northwest School
of Wooden Boatbuilding at the time. Had a lot of help from Jeff Hammond, we were very good friends back in the day, with Auwana's restoration
. Nice to see a lot of my work and design are still looking good and functioning. There is a lot of history
behind that girl. For instance, did you know that her Alaskan yellow cedar planks were actually harvested in 1947 and that her apitong frames are some of the first laminates ever used in wooden boat construction. So many people from Port Townsend helped with Auwana's restoration
; we thank them and we thank you for taking care of her.