November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sandy Public Library
38980 Proctor Blvd
Sandy, OR 97055

Join Jeffrey and Christine for slideshow presentation on the choices they made in restoring the David B and discussion of what it’s like to cruise the Inside Passage and Alaska.

In the spring of 1998 Captain Jeffrey and Christine Smith found and fell in love with the M/V David B, an old wooden boat built in 1929. It was just the boat they were looking for to restore, and to offer small ship adventure cruises. What was originally supposed to be a two-year restoration project, took over eight years of blood, sweat, and uncertainty to make their dreams become reality.

The M/V David B was built in 1929 and is a beautifully restored 65-foot wooden workboat that has been converted to carry passengers for adventure cruises in Alaska. Besides being a unique boat and one of the last remaining Bristol Bay, Alaska cannery tenders from the days of sail-only commercial fishing, the David B is still powered by its museum quality antique engine, a last-of-its-kind 3-cylinder Washington-Estep. Jeffrey and Christine Smith: Captain Jeffrey loves teaching about anything mechanical, and would love to show you the charts or explain how the David B’s GPS navigational system works. After thousands of hours on the waters of the Pacific Northwest, he is adept at spotting wildlife and has become somewhat of a naturalist. Christine Smith started working on tour and whale watching boats in 2001. It combined her love for nature and her interest in helping others to enjoy it. She’s also the award-winning author of More Faster Backwards: Rebuilding David B where she chronicles challenges of restoring the David B and the excitement of taking the boat to Alaska for the first time.

Contact, Thea Kuziemski tkuziemski@ci.sandy.or.us

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