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Haulout from Hell to Happily-Ever-After

Description: Wooden boats are not for the weak of heart. When former Festival director and around the world sailor Kaci Cronkhite got the email about a wooden boat for sale in Victoria BC, she knew better than to buy it. Yet, smitten by the buxom curves of the 1936 Danish spidsgatter named PAX, she did. What happened next is a tale of love, loss and laughter - and a journey unexpected. 

Bio: Kaci Cronkhite is author of the just released book, Finding PAX: the unexpected journey of a little wooden boat. For ten years, until 2011, she served as director of the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival and in executive roles for the Wooden Boat Foundation and Northwest Maritime Center. Before arrival in Port Townsend, she sailed more than 60,000 miles around the world, lived a decade in Alaska and spent childhood on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma. Her Danish spidsgatter PAX is based year round in Port Townsend and is on display throughout the festival.