Pelicano 18 and Wheelbarrow Boat

by · July 19, 2010

My father-in-law, Michael Baccellieri, is in the midst of building the Pelicano 18, a Sam Devlin design. This past Sunday a bunch of neighbors, friends and people he picked up on the side of the road helped flip the boat onto her keel. It was an amazing sight to see the Puget Island and Cathlamet, WA community come out and help – just like an old fashioned barn raising.

In addition, Michael built Harry Bryan’s wheelbarrow boat which won it’s class this weekend at the Cathlamet Yacht Club‘s wooden boat show.

We thought you would enjoy hearing about the passion for wooden boats in Michael and this small town. Attached are a few pictures, and if you are interested, there is a video of the community righting the Pelicano 18 on her keel.

Best regards,

Leo Chung

 

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