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May 2018

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The 44th annual Wooden Boat Show, held on the Beaufort waterfront, is the longest ongoing wooden boat show in the Southeast and will feature exhibits, information sessions and the secrets of ships-in-a-bottle. Set sail in a traditional wooden boat. Learn boating skills using a virtual trainer. Watch adults and children compete in boat-building events. Discover the secret behind ships-in-a-bot- tle. Learn about the dreaded Blackbeard and his ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. Those are just a few of the events and activities that will be going on May 3 through 6 during the 44th annual Wooden Boat Show. Held on the Beaufort waterfront at the North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front St., and the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, it is the longest ongoing wooden boat show in the South- east. The free event also will feature a variety of vendors and wooden boat exhibits. On Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. those will include Wooden Boat Kids at the museum front patio and breezeway; sail- ing radio-controlled model boats at the muse- um front patio; Carolina Maritime Model Expo, where people can vote for their favorite model boat at the museum auditorium; nau- tical demonstration at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center featuring ships in a bottle by Jim Goodwin; knot tying by Don Van Hoy; and a display of wooden boat models by Robert Tuttle. Events at the Beaufort waterfront docks will include an in-water boat show featuring boats ranging from Sinbad's pirate ship, the Meka II, to a traditional core sounder fish- ing boat and others may offer tours aboard, and the Cricket II, the boat that inspired the movie "Jaws." Visitors to the show are encourage to tag their photos with #BeaufortBoatShow. The Southeast Tourism Society has selected the Wooden Boat Show as a "Top 20 Event for the Southeast" for May 2018. It is the fourth year in a row the museum received this prestigious honor for the show. Happening at the same time as the Wooden Boat Show will be the 11th annual Beaufort National Boat - building Challenge organized by the North Carolina Boat Building Heritage Foundation. It will feature competitions for both adults and chil- dren. In the adult division, 18 teams of two will get a set of boat plans, a stack of wood and four hours to con- struct a 12-foot Carolina Bateau skiff. sail Setting By Steve Herring From ship-in-a-bottle demonstrations to wooden boat displays, the 44th annual Wooden Boat Show in Beaufort has a lot to offer sailing enthusiasts. Continued to page 27

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