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I have been a student in the Marine Carpentry program at Seattle Central Community College's Center for Wood Construction. The program has been around since the 1930s when it was part of Edison Technical school. The facility and the faculty are both outstanding -- a secret gem in the heart of Seattle. Click here to view historical photos of the marine carpentry program. It describes boats built years ago and others up to the present time.
  I purchased most of the wood for the GloryBe restoration from Flounder Bay Boat Lumber out of Anacortes, Washington. The wood was great quality and Bob and Erica were a delight to work with.
  What a treasure we have here in the Northwest -- the Port Townsend Foundry. It's very fitting that the bronze hardware used in GloryBe's restoration is made by artisans here in Port Townsend. Check out their site!.
  Michael Roth of Michael's Marine Service has been a tremendous boon to the restoration of GloryBe. He rescued the diesel engine from the damaged boat and brought it back to life. I recommend Michael highly to anyone needing any sort of systems work done on their boat!
  I have to commend the folks at Foss Environmental and Global Diving and Salvage who took extra care when salvaging GloryBe after the fire. Their careful work helped preserve her and make the restoration possible.
  If you love wooden boats and live near Seattle, be sure and explore the collection of boats at the Center for Wooden Boats at the south end of Lake Union.
  If you are interested in the restoration of wooden boats, you should check out the restoration of another West Coast classic --the R-boat Pirate.
  There are so many beautiful classic wooden boats in the Northwest. Take a look at the photo gallery for the the Classic Yacht Association's Northwest fleet.