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Sir Emile at Wooden Boat Show

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[Click to enlarge view] Sir Emile Gumbs and Anguilla's boats were featured in the Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival in Washington State. Sir Emile Gumbs returned to Anguilla Monday evening from Seattle, Washington, where he participated in the 22nd annual “Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival” held July 3rd thru the 5th.

The “Festival” is sponsored by Seattle’s “Center for Wooden Boats”, a one-of-a-kind floating museum, dedicated to the preservation of wooden boats, boat building skills, and educating current and future generations about their history.

During the three day show, Sir Emile shared the unique maritime heritage and modern wooden boat racing of Anguilla with the people of the Pacific Northwest. In addition, working with Caribbean Concepts, who sponsored his visit to Seattle, he helped promote Anguilla as a vacation destination. (See picture above of Rina Faamoe/Scott of Caribbean Concepts). [Click to enlarge view]

While in Seattle, Sir Emile stayed in a Houseboat on Lake Union, which was provided by the Center for Wooden Boats. He was also able to visit the Hiram Chittenden Locks in Ballard (picture), which separates the fresh water lakes of Seattle from Puget Sound, and was given a personal tour of a ship at the US Naval Base in Everett.

Guest article by Dennis Sumption

 Revised: July 27, 1998


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