WoodenBoat Show 2016 CLC Boat DisplayThe sun was shining at the 2016 WoodenBoat Show in Mystic, Connecticut.  

Some of the best weather we've ever had, and some of the biggest crowds, too! We had a great time at the show.  Here are a few pictures.

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Here's how the CLC booth started on Thursday morning...

WoodenBoat Show - Chesapeake Light Craft

...And here we are by Thursday evening!  A long day for the crew.

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Brothers Nick and Eric Schade joined us in the booth this year to build a boat.

WoodenBoat Show - Chesapeake Light Craft

They assembled a Petrel Play. Fiberglassing steps drew an enormous crowd.

WoodenBoat Show - Chesapeake Light Craft

Friends' Kayaks on Display

There are always lots of neat home-built CLC boats at the show.  Here's a North Bay and a Shearwater Sport Hybrid.

An Eastport Pram.

A Mill Creek 13 and a Night Heron Hybrid.

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Beautiful strip details on this Night Heron Hybrid.

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A Wood Duck 10 Hybrid built by Steve Fratoni.

WoodenBoat Show - Chesapeake Light Craft


Annapolis Wherry Tandem
Two of the Annapolis Wherry Tandems at the event.

Northeaster Dory
A Northeaster Dory built in one of our one-week classes.

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The Teardrop Camper, which had its own booth at the show, was mobbed all three days.

WoodenBoat Show - Chesapeake Light Craft

One interesting show attendee was the Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hokule'a.  The crew had sailed the boat to Mystic from Hawaii...using no modern navigational instruments. They relied upon traditional Polynesian seafaring techniques of reading stars, wave patterns, currents, and more.

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This year's show was unusually special, as WoodenBoat Magazine presented Chesapeake Light Craft's team with a lifetime achievement award at a dinner Saturday night.  Here, Matt Cordrey, Ed Wigglesworth, and John C. Harris receive the award from WoodenBoat's Andrew Breece.

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JB Currell, who has been a friend and partner with CLC for 22 years now, gave the introduction.

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John Harris gave a light-hearted speech about the evolution of the redoubtable boat kit instruction manual, from the early 20th century to the present.

Matt, Ed & John with the plaque

Southwester Dory in the boat parade

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On Sunday, the Southwester Dory was rigged as an electric launch, and gave harbor tours.

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PocketShip and Peeler nestled into their berths.

WoodenBoat Show - Chesapeake Light Craft

PocketShip #1 was refinished back in April, and was gleaming at the show.

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Thank you, WoodenBoat, for a fun and memorable show!


 



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