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3805 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

(253) 857-9344

Working to Preserve Gig Harbors Historic Working Waterfront this non-profit boatyard located in historic Gig Harbor, Washington is the birthplace of the Thunderbird sailboat.

Willits Canoe

Willits Canoe

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Built in Tacoma and restored by Gig Harbor BoatShop volunteers, this iconic canoe is a treasure. Aficionados prize this canoe for its unique double-planked design and meticulous construction. Brothers Earl and Floyd Willits built less than 1,000 canoes on Day Island from 1905 – 1962. Treat yourself to a rare chance to paddle a Willits! Capacity: 400 pounds. Seats: 2-3. Length: 16’-9”. Year built: 1920s. Power: human.