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VIDEO: Celebrating boats and the sea

Thousands of wooden boat enthusiasts have flocked annually to Port Townsend, Washington, the site of the eponymous Wooden Boat Festival, since the first one was put together in the 1970s.

In 2016 the 40th festival, sponsored by the Northwest Maritime Center, featured more than 300 boats.

This video has more about the show:

The 41st festival is scheduled for Sept. 8-10, 2017. Our editor-in-chief, Mary South, visited the 2016 event. Her article has more details.