Documentary Film Celebrates Wooden Boats

ONAWA was number six of six nearly identical 12 meter yachts built for the NYYC in 1928. Photo courtesy Wood Sails Dreams.
ONAWA was number six of six nearly identical 12 meter yachts built for the NYYC in 1928. Photo courtesy Wood Sails Dreams.

MVGazette.com: The craft of building, restoring and loving wooden boats was celebrated Thursday, November 10, at the Vineyard debut of the movie Wood Sails Dreams, screened at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society in Vineyard Haven. The one-hour documentary is a New England coastal story and it is a Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket story.

The film was directed and written by Nantucket resident John Stanton and honored an industry that might have disappeared 40 years ago were it not for a group of passionate wooden boat enthusiasts. There was a time when some boaters worried that fiberglass boats would replace all wooden boats.

Read more about the film Wood Sail Dreams.

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