Preserve, Interpret and Perpetuate Gig Harbor's Historic Working Waterfront
COME EXPERIENCE Gig Harbor's Working Waterfront at the GIG HARBOR BOATSHOP! Birthplace of the Thunderbird Sailboat!
Registration is now open for our latest series of workshops - Restoring Launch #706 For more information and to enroll,click here.
Third Thursday Movies at the BoatShop! Doors open at 6:30, movie begins at 7:00 PM. Admission $10 per adult, $5 children 12 and under. Tickets available at the door and online. Popcorn and drinks available for a nominal cost. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
May 16, 2013
Windjammer Come onboard the magnificent Norwegian square-rigger as it sails its spectacular 17,000 mile journey, manned by a crew of young sailors-in-training. Embarking from Oslo, Norway, the ship sets out across the Atlantic with a storm-tossed stop in Madeira, where New Year's festivities entice the young crewmen to enjoy Portuguese musical celebrations and heart racing rides in basket sleds down steep cobblestone streets. After that, it is on to Willemstad, Curacao, where the young sailors take part in Dutch festivities. They catch a courtyard performance of Pablo Casals in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, they are greeted by native steel bands and Calypso singers. A later encounter with the U.S. Navy Task Force makes for a grand promenade of ships, and then underwater shots of frogmen and a submarine emerge from the depths to reveal the Windjammer on the open sea.