our true north
The Center for Wooden Boats promotes northwest maritime heritage through education, interpretation and hands-on experience in building, maintaining and using historic small craft.
The Center for Wooden Boats is a thriving community that creates equitable access to empowering maritime experiences.
our guiding stars
HANDS-ON LEARNING AND CRAFTWORK
We value hands-on learning and the practice of traditional maritime skills.
We believe the joy of being on the water in boats should be available to all without economic or cultural barriers.
We promote teamwork within our own organization and collaborates with partner organizations to provide rewarding learning experiences and to enhance the community.
We believe in empowering youth to reach their full potential by providing challenging learning experiences.
We promote a safe and friendly environment where people of all ages, races, genders, ethnicity and incomes can connect with each other and our maritime heritage.
We value stewardship of the natural environment.
We value maritime heritage as an important and exciting story. We believe that boats change lives.