Gig Harbor Life staff report
Classic wood-hulled craft lined the Tides Tavern dock this weekend as part of the fourth annual Classic Boat Show. A handful of boat owners from around the region moored their unique vessels for visitors to come by, climb aboard and talk about anything nautical on Saturday and Sunday.
Sunday’s boat show was augmented with a demonstration by the Gig Harbor BoatShop’s reconditioned Porpoise, a replica of the gig used by the Wilkes Expedition when the harbor was “discovered” 175 years ago.
Members of the BoatShop and other volunteers donned period Naval uniforms and rowed into the harbor, ultimately docking at the Tides Tavern and giving a very brief speech to the few dozen onlookers.