August 3, 2016

To: WoodenBoat Devotees

Here's something truly neat... Jon Wilson: The Restorer's Journey, a new film by Oleg Harencar / Life on the Water. It's a beautifully shot, honest feature about Jon and the winding road of how WoodenBoat Publications came to be. If you're even mildly curious about what makes a rather unique place like WoodenBoat "tick", you'll find it quite interesting. This is the final cut of the film which premiered at the WoodenBoat Show in June, and is now available on DVD.

Word from Lorna in our circulation office is a whole bunch of new folks are now readers of Small Boats Monthly. If you've not seen what all the fuss about is, take a look. You can even view a full sample issue. The new August issue just went live on Monday, and you can access it through your computer, tablet, or smart phone. A very pretty John Welsford designed "Navigator" is featured, as well as a Sam Devlin designed fishing/hunting boat called "Honker". And there's also... well, you can go to the site and see for yourself. But it's all good stuff you shouldn't miss.

Origami, Maine style. Chart Luminaria is what they go by, as they're nautical charts folded to multi-faceted stars. Lit by battery powered votive flickering candles, which make the charts glow--not burn. Pick from two sizes, plus the option of a set of three of the small size. They're a good way to spiff up the joint.

More film things: for a preview of what you might expect at the end of September, click Int'l Maritime Film Festival which is co-sponsored by Northeast Historic Film, and WoodenBoat. That preview has interesting historic, as well as new footage.

And lastly, you've likely seen the WoodenBoat Facebook pages which Pat diligently updates. But you might not have known about the WoodenBoat Instagram postings by WB's new editor Anne Bryant. You'll see stills and videos, including bits from her recent tour of Capt. Jim Sharp's "Sail, Power, and Steam Museum" in Rockland, Maine.

-Scot & Crew

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