Jake at the Northwest Maritime Center said I should check out the FELICITY ANN project over at NWSWBB in Port Hadlock, WA.
Once there I met the lovely and articulate Penelope Partridge, along with two interns working on the project.
Penelope and the other ladies were kind enough to spend their lunch break being spontaneously interviewed, talking about the history of the boat, and how this project is benefitting the community.
I loved their passion and encourage everyone to donate what they can to help them keep up the good work!
Felicity Ann might look like simply a boat, but she represents an amazing journey of courage and persistence.
Ann Davison sailed Felicity Ann across the Atlantic in 1952 – the first female solo crossing.
This was and still is an amazing accomplishment.
The Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building was fortunate to acquire this boat and we are now in the exciting process of restoring her
to her original beauty.
Felicity Ann has been in storage for years, waiting for us to renew her special spirit. She is an icon for
the empowerment of women.Her history is deserving of the respect that a restoration would represent.
We hope you can join us in this vision!