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Thursday, June 13 at 6 pm – we launch the Whitehalls! Join us at the Boat School!


The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) asked the Boat School to build three traditionally-built Whitehalls as replicas of the boats used by John Wesley Powell and his group of explorers during their first-ever descent of the Colorado River in 1869. The BBC will film a reenactment of the voyage later in 2013.

The School is building one 16-foot Whitehall, the “Scout Boat”, and two 21-foot Whitehalls. Though Powell launched four Whitehalls onto the river in 1869, one, the 21-foot “No Name”, was lost to the river shortly after the descent began.

Join us as we congratulate our instructors, Ben Kahn and Jeff Hammond, and their hard-working students when we launch these magnificent boats into Port Hadlock Bay.