Thursday, March 22, 2012

Felicity Ann Restoration

Hi Everyone,

There is a wonderful project underway at the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in Washington state to restore the Felicity Ann, a wooden boat that was sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1952 by Ann Davison who did the first female solo crossing.

The boat has several homes since then and it was acquired by the Northwest School and is being restored by a team of female boat builders. The whole story is on their web site Take a minute and look this over as it looks like an interesting project.

I sure wish I lived in Port Hadlock, Washington!



  1. Vickie,
    It was Ann Davison who soloed across the Atlantic:

    It too wish I lived in Port Hadlock!


  2. We'd love to have you both here in Port Hadlock! There are many here from Minnesota...the climate is less harsh, yet we have seasons, smatterings of snow, a few hot days, LOTS of water and...BOATS! Thank you for helping us to get the word out about this project. Come for a vacation this summer to help with the restoration!!!

    1. Hello Karen,
      Well thank you for your comment. I don't know if I'll ever move again but a visit to Port Hadlock one of these days is a good idea. I would love to see how you guys are progressing with the restoration of the Felicity Ann.
      I'm curious--what type(s) of wood are being used?
      Vickie Woodcock