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WILLITS CANOE RENDEZVOUS 2.0 – OCTOBER 8 & 9

October 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am - October 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Photo credit: Patrick F. Chapman, author of The Willits Brothers and Their Canoes
Photo credit: Patrick F. Chapman, author of The Willits Brothers and Their Canoes

You are invited to join the Foss Waterway Seaport in celebrating the Centennial Willits Canoe Rendezvous. Come view our collection, visit our exhibits, and hear our talks about Willits Canoes. This event is free with paid admission to the Foss Waterway Seaport maritime museum!   

 

For half a century Earl and Floyd Willits built some of the world’s finest canoes, first in Tacoma, Washington, then on Day Island, right off of Puget Sound in Seattle. Turning out approximately twenty canoes a year, carefully logging and numbering each one, the brothers emphasized quality and design rather than volume. Willits Brothers Canoes earned a reputation that enabled the tiny company to compete successfully with businesses much larger, leaving a name and legacy which is still admired by canoe aficionados today.

Owners will display their Willits Canoes and accessories and be on hand to chat with museum visitors about these beautiful vessels that are so important to our local boating history.  Follow this link to reserve space to display your Willits pieces: www.eventbrite.com/e/willits-canoe-rendezvous-20-willits-owners-tickets-27441652722

Save time and money by buying your discounted admission tickets in advance via Eventbrite! (www.eventbrite.com)  You may also purchase admission at regular prices at the museum on the day(s) of the Rendezvous.  Follow this link for discounted tickets:
www.eventbrite.com/e/willits-canoe-rendezvous-20-earlybird-discount-visitor-tickets-tickets-27468102835

If you have questions, please contact Wes Wenhardt at 253-272-2750, ext. 101.

Details

Start:
October 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am
End:
October 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
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Website:
http://www.fosswaterwayseaport.org/events/willits-canoe-rendezvous-20-october-8-9

Venue

Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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Phone:
253-272-2750
Website:
fosswaterwayseaport.org