What is The Wooden Boat Rescue Foundation?
Hello Erica and Paul--Our new Co Presidents
The Wooden Boat Rescue Foundation is dedicated to
placement, saving, locating, researching, wishing, learning and dreaming of
wooden boats. All boats are free.
Wooden Boats beyond a certain point
of condition and/or age are becoming rare. After years without proper
care, they are sawn up, burned, or buried. It is our hope that this
site can centralize connections between current owners placing boats with
people searching for boats.
The Wooden Boat Rescue Foundation's
website is not meant to impress or wow, but only to be pragmatic.
Help needed: we desperately need
indoor storage for boats in transit. We do not store boat here.
We need boat builders and yards to volunteer time or reduce rates for moving
or working on these boats. We are also in need of people making an
effort to save that "old Boat down the street or in the barn" in their local
We hope to start the wooden boat
repair workshops this fall...let us know your ideas---see
Wooden Boat Repair classes above.
The Wooden Boat Rescue Foundation does not gather
boats, store them, or transport them, but rather acts as a go-between.
We strive to get parties in contact with each other and we do not take boats
onto the grounds. All boats remain with the owners or yards and
are their property not ours.
We are presently filling for 501c3 status. All
support given must be considered a gift and not tax deductible as a 501c3
Please feel free to contact us with any questions: