The Center for Wooden Boats is a wonderful place. If you haven’t visited there before, we hope this virtual tour will entice you to go! The place is a true Seattle treasure — a little slice of history preserved for us all.
It was a lovely sunny fall day when I was there. I arrived early and the lake was quiet and still. There were no patrons renting boats that morning, but here were several people working away and enjoying each other’s company in the boatshop.
I had a great time taking photos there, and I can’t wait to go back and do some boating! Everyone there was super nice, and I was really inspired to see all of the hard work people put in to preserve and be around these wonderful boats. The CWB is open year-round, and rents sail boats and row boats to the public. Membership helps support CWB (they’re a non-profit), but you can still rent boats if you are not a member. They also rent out the place for private events.
They even have free boat rides on Sundays! What are you waiting for?
To provide a gathering place where maritime history comes alive through direct experience and our small craft heritage is enjoyed, preserved, and passed along to future generations
-Mission Statement, The Center for Wooden Boats
“Working with Jennifer to get a beautiful walk through of The Center for Wooden Boats into Google Maps Streetview was just about the easiest process I could imagine. We were able to operate normally throughout, and guests at the museum were never inconvenienced. The stunning results speak for themselves. Anyone anywhere in the world connected to the internet can now see exactly what it looks like to stand on our docks and see a few of the historic boats in our collection. Thanks Jennifer.”
-Dan Leach, CWB Community Engagement Lead / Boatwright