Working with wood!

The City of Coos Bay was designated the Tall Ship Port of Oregon in 2014. Citizens celebrate the area’s maritime history with a festival when the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain arrive in port. The city dock becomes home for the tall ships for two weeks each May. The Festival of Sail includes food and craft vendors, a downtown treasure hunt, ship tours and sails, a pirate movie at the historic Egyptian Theatre, and a reconciliation ceremony with the Confederated Tribes and Coquille Tribe.
Tom Leahy, Director of the Tall Ship Program, coordinates scheduling the tall ships for the annual Festival of Sail and organizes student sailing trips. The festivities include a BBQ dinner at the Boat Building Center for the ships’ crews. The Downtown Association partners with the center with planning and advertising of the event.

Relief Wood Carving Class

Be part of the Coquille Carousel project. Wood Carver Bruce Sturtevant will teach a “rosette” wood carving class at the Coos Bay Boat Building Center in Empire at 100 Newmark Avenue. The “rosettes” will be placed on the Coquille Carousel.
The wood carving series will be held on Saturdays April 8th , 15th, and 22nd from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Class size is limited to 10 participants and is designated for ages 15 and older.
Cost for the class is $20. The fee includes all materials necessary for the class. Wood carving tools will be provided. Dress in layers for your comfort.
To register for the class and for more information call Bruce at (541) 404-6590.

Learn how to carve this beautiful rosette at the Coos Bay Boat Building Center!