Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show 2005
August 27-28, 2005
The launch of a great first-time event coincided with the City of Toledo's Centennial Celebration, and this was only the beginning!
After attending Depoe Bay's Wooden Boat Show,Toledo Port Commissioner Chuck Gerttula suggested that Toledo might create their own Wooden Boat Festival.
So began what has become one of Toledo's biggest annual events.
The Inaugural Poster, designed by Tom Madison
Kids' activities the first year included knot-tying instruction and toy-boat building, which has become a highlight of the Boat Show.
Visitors stroll the docks, enjoying the beautiful wooden boats on display.
Boats are displayed on land as well as on the water.
Quiet moorings early in the morning before the festivities get under way. The Helen McColl is moored just beyond the skiff and tug.
Toledo's late Mayor, Sharon Branstiter, always an enthusiastic supporter.
Coots member Pogo Robison of Depoe Bay.
Some good-natured hooligans try to make off with a pile of WBS t-shirts as the Coast Guard stands watch.