Thanks to Kevin Dee and Corey Freedman, many kayaks and an umiak were on display at the boat show. Thanks to John Miles and Pat Ladd, hundreds of toy boat hulls were transformed by kids into colorful boatlets. Quite a few people got out on the Bay to row boats and paddle kayaks.
T-shirts and hoodies were sold featuring the exciting logo by the Lind sisters, Three Kayaks. New members joined, old members renewed, and old friendships continued. Auction night at Alice's Champagne Palace was a great success, thanks to Tricia Caron and Trish Lillibridge. A beautiful ad in the Homer News thanked the many participants and supporters who made this festival happen.
Following the Festival, the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society voted to open a temporary headquarters in downtown Homer, at 158 West Pioneer Avenue. The phone number is 235-BOAT (235-2628) and visitors are welcome.
2014 will be the year of Build Your Own Boat. Stay turned for educational developments designed to offer the hundreds of Homer Youth who have built toy boats an opportunity to build real boats!