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Date Event Topic

September 16, 2004

7:30 PM

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Monthly meeting A great video from 2004 Family boat building and Dave gave an excellent, hands-on demo of treenails.

October 21, 2004

7:30 PM

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Monthly meeting Slide show by Mark Reuten about wooden boats that he encountered on his recent trip to the UK and Europe.

November 18, 2004

7:30 PM

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Annual General Meeting
Following the Oarlock and Sail AGM, Rob Morris' new video production on his experiences helping the Inuit to relearn their lost kayak building skills will be screened.  Rob will be present at this almost-premier showing of his film, and I expect that there will be opportunity for questions afterwards.

December 16, 2004

7:30 PM

Alder Bay Boat Co., Granville Is.

Christmas/Winter social The December meeting will take the form of the traditional Oarlock and Sail Christmas/Winter social.

Please bring a plate of sweet or savoury finger food to share. The club will provide non-alcoholic punch. Musicians bring your instruments and singing voices so that you can participate in the 2004 edition of the famous Oarlock and Sail seasonal jam session.

January 20, 2005

7:30 PM

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Monthly meeting Slide show by Burtt Fidler on the "Boats of Lake Titicaca: Cruising on the Highest Navigable Body of Water in the World".

February 10 - 13, 2005

BC Place Stadium

Vancouver International Boat Show  

February 17, 2005

7:30 PM

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Monthly Meeting David Bradford will discuss wooden planes, including a brief history, their use, and how to make them. Various examples from Davidís collection will be available for inspection. If there is sufficient interest among attendees, a plane-making workshop will be organised as a follow-on.

March 17, 2005

7:30 PM

Vancouver Maritime Museum

 

Monthly Meeting This month we are very privileged to have as our speaker Mr. Woodrow Morrison. Mr. Morrison is a member of the Haida Nation, and he is one of the few (possibly the only) living person(s) to be indoctrinated in the traditions of the great Haida seagoing canoes by tribal elders who had actually built and used these magnificent craft. Thus, Mr. Morrison is the caretaker of hard won knowledge concerning design, construction and seamanship, which his people garnered over untold centuries of seafaring. Mr. Morrison has participated in a coastal voyage in a canoe replica, so his knowledge includes first hand experience. Come to the meeting, and gain some unique insights into Haida canoe culture and lore.

April 21, 2005

7:30 PM

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Monthly Meeting This month's program will feature a presentation on sharpening by Henk Suys from Lee Valley. Henk will cover a bit of Sharpening 101 and a demo of the Veritas Mk II sharpening turntable.

May 19, 2005

7:30 PM

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Monthly Meeting Saw sharpening with David Bradford and a video on the Vancouver Viking Ship Project.

June 16, 2005

Deer Lake Park, Burnaby

On-the-Water Event  
August 25-28, 2005

Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival on Granville Island

Presented by the Vancouver Wooden Boat Society  
September 15, 2005

7:30 PM

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Monthly Meeting The evening's program will be a presentation by marine historian Charles Moore on the salmon-trolling "handliners" of the BC Coast. Handliners were one-man rowboats, typically double-ended, that were built and fished by a hardy group of BC pioneers during the first half of the 20th century. Charles' talk will be historical, looking at the place of the Georgia Strait handliner (both man and boat) in the
history of the Pacific Salmon fishing industry. He will also describe the defining characteristics of handliners as a boat type, based on his recent survey of all the extant examples that he could locate. A follow-up presentation is scheduled for the October 20th meeting, in which Larry Westlake will tell us about building a handliner replica this past summer.
September 17, 2005

12:00 noon

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Official Vogler Relaunching The Vogler clinker skiff has been painstakingly restored by Oarlock and Sail members over the past two-plus years. All are invited to come out and salute this noteworthy accomplishment which was achieved through the combined efforts of many Oarlock and Sail members.

October 20, 2005

7:30 PM

Vancouver Maritime Museum

 

Monthly Meeting Sechelt boatbuilder (and Oarlock and Sail member), Larry Westlake, will give an illustrated talk on building a replica handliner.  The handliner replica project was mounted this past summer under the auspices of the Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives.  Larry was the lead boatbuilder on the project which prodcued a very nice double-ended, carvel-planked rowing workboat.

November 17, 2005

7:30 PM

Vancouver Maritime Museum

 

Annual General Meeting Following the business meeting, Gerry Stensgaard will present a slide show on "Wooden Boats in England (Plus a Few Others)".  Gerry travelled extensively around the south of England this summer, and in the course of his trip he managed to visit and document a number of maritime events, harbours, rivers,  historic vessels,  marine heritage sites, and boats, boats,  boats!  The show will also include a few images from this year's Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.
December 15, 2005

7:30 PM

Alder Bay Boat Co

1247 Cartwright Street, Granville Island

 

Annual Christmas/Winter Social. The Oarlock and Sail Wooden Boat Club December meeting takes the form of our annual Christmas/Winter party. The gathering will be held on Thursday, December 15th, and will be held at Alder Bay Boat Co. (1247 Cartwright Street, Granville Island). The event will begin at 7:30 PM. This is a pot-luck affair, so please bring a plate of your favourite seasonal finger food to share (either sweet or savoury). 

If you wish to bring alcoholic beverages, please do not bring home-made products. The club will have a special event liquor licence in effect for the evening, and only commercially produced products will be allowed on the premises. Road blocks are frequently mounted on the Granville Is. causeway, so moderation is in order.

This is traditionally the night when the Oarlock and Sail musicians come out of hiding, so if you play an instrument bring it along and join the Christmas jam session. If you don't play, you can join the singing, or just listen. 

Contact Us

Oarlock and Sail Wooden Boat Club
1247 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8
Canada

(604) 664-7551

[email protected]

Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival
August 2002