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Anacortes Library presents: Finding PAX: one woman’s journey for the love of her wooden boat

  • Anacortes Public Library 1220 10th Street Anacortes, Washington 98221 United States (map)


Port Townsend author/sailor, Kaci Cronkhite, knew better than to buy a wooden boat. She was raised on an Oklahoma cattle ranch, lived a decade in Alaska, sailed around the world working on other people’s boats, and served as director for a decade at Port Townsend’s Wooden Boat Festival, but when the curvy little 1936 Danish spidsgatter called Pax (peace in Latin) popped into her email inbox, she fell in love. Over the next 10 years, through four haulouts - from hell and heaven - and despite the odds, Kaci tracked down the history and solved the mystery of Pax in Denmark, California, and Canada. What she found restored more than just a boat. Her search for Pax’s story became the story of generations - of owners and marine trades craftspeople in three countries - and more, as the book goes worldwide with Bloomsbury publishing in 2018.