Master Mariners Wooden Boat Show: A Bit of Bay History

Go aboard up as many as 60 of the finest vintage wooden sailboats still plying San Francisco Bay, such as schooner Yankee, built in 1906, and the schooner Brigadoon, that came down the ways in 1924. See up close the finest in wooden craftsmanship, and discuss each vessel’s history with the owners who have lovingly restored these yachts to their original condition.

This in-the-water" boat show, sponsored by the Master Mariners Benevolent Association, is open to the public on Sunday, June 23, 2002, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Corinthian Yacht Club, located at the foot of Main Street in downtown Tiburon, California. The facilities of this beautiful, century-old yacht club are open to the public for the event. Refreshments and a barbeque are available; a live band will provide entertainment. The first 100 children under the age of 12 will assemble their own, free, floatable, toy wooden sailboats with the guidance of a master wood craftsman.

Admission is $10; children under 12 years of age are admitted free, but must be supervised by an adult. All proceeds contribute to funding scholarships toward such programs as the trade of traditional wood-boat building, as well as extended voyages for qualified and deserving youths on Tall Ships. More information is available by visiting the Maser Mariners Benevolent Association website, www.mastermariners.org.