About The WoodenBoat Store
Thank you for visiting our site. If you haven’t dealt with us before: we have been in mail order for over 40 years. We are a part of WoodenBoat Publications, publisher of the fabulous WoodenBoat magazine, founded in 1974 by Jon Wilson.
If you've not ordered from us, just about everything one could wonder about the process is spelled out. We have a page for that: click ORDERING.
How to Reach Us
- Phone Toll-Free US & Canada: 1-800-273-SHIP (7447) Overseas Call 207-359-4647
- Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm, EST (-5 GMT). At present, given Covid19, we are not here on Saturday (or Sunday). We plan to open Saturdays in June.
- We're closed on the typical major holidays: Christmas (2 or 3 days), New Years, President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Thanksgiving.
- 24-Hour Fax: 207-359-2058
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By Car: once you're in Brooklin, turn onto Naskeag Road (at the General Store), go about a mile, then turn right on Great Cove Drive. You pass the pond on your right (look for beavers) and the Store is the pretty building on the left.
- Mail: The WoodenBoat Store, Naskeag Road, PO Box 78, Brooklin, Maine 04616 U.S.A.
- Sail In: Head for LAT 44 14' 45" N, LONG 68 33' 25" W, to our float and pier.
Or click Object.Overthrown.Wicket for our location via What3Words.
WoodenBoat Logo background info:
The logo was inspired by images I had seen of the Gokstad Ship, and was generally in my mind before I actually started the magazine. There was no greater simple example of the power, grace, and beauty of the wooden boat.
As I originally sketched it in pen, it had a double wavy line beneath it, a symbol for longevity, borrowed from indigenous people -- maybe Hopi. I can't recall for sure.
Early on, I had a stipple pen and ink drawing done for it, and used it in some promotion, but it wasn't quite what I hoped for, in impact.
After the fire, but while still in Brooksville, I wanted to do something more impactful, and I wanted to shorten the name to WoodenBoat from The WOODENBOAT.
At the time, I had been working a little with illustrator and graphic designer George Spindler, a New York expat who lived in Trenton. He had shown me his portfolio, which included the logo type for Lauffer silverware, which caught my eye. Not that I wanted that look, but that I wanted our look with that cleanness.
So I asked him to design the new logo type and to execute a clean and simple viking ship graphic, based on the Gokstad Ship, such that we could also incorporate it for use on a t-shirt -- our first additional product, after back issues. He got it right away, and the result has sure continued to speak for itself!
The logo change made its debut in issue 18, in 1977.
AROUND THE BUOY Podcast from September 2018: Interviews Jon Wilson
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