Jon Wilson: The Restorer's Journey (DVD)
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Jon Wilson -- The Restorer's Journey is a cinematic portrait of the man who took on a monumental task to change the course of wooden boat history.
Jon's passion for the preservation of wooden boats has inspired generations of boat builders, boat owners, and boat dreamers. When he launched the first issue of WoodenBoat magazine in 1974, he had no idea how the effect would ripple out into the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of readers on every continent. Jon subsequently expanded the reach of the magazine through book publishing, Professional Boatbuilder Magazine, the mail order catalog, The WoodenBoat Store, producing the annual WoodenBoat Show and by establishing the WoodenBoat School. Self taught and self made-guided by mentors who "appeared" just as he needed them--Jon Wilson will leave an indelible mark on the boating world and beyond.
This DVD is the real deal... it's not a puff piece. It's simply an honest portrayal, beautifully shot, from Oleg Harencar and Life of the Water productions.
Runtime: approximately 35 minutes.
Here are a few photos from the west coast premier (courtesy of Richard Gelfand (1 & 3) and Allison Levenson Photography (middle image)):
Oleg on the left, Jon on the right