Coos Bay Boat Building Center

  • sharing the experience of seamanship in available watercraft, including the tall ships.
  • fostering techniques and talents, ideas and skills of woodworking and related crafts.
  • providing working space for people with similar interests, related to our maritime culture
  • offering a meeting place for the community, to gather together individually or in groups


Join others learning or teaching skills in canoe construction, knot tying, ship modeling, caning seats for a slick water skiff, keeping your kayak upright, building a tool box for hand crafted tools...

  Attend a class for the delicate art of scrimshaw, watch an illustrated lecture on amazing ship models.  Learn Tribal skills of modern ornamentation or refresh skills for the safe use of shop equipment.  Sew a sea bag... make a paddle....

  Sail on the tall ships, Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain visit Coos Bay in May. Every year 4th and 5th Graders from local schools are guests of the Gray's Harbor Tall Ships and the Coos Bay Boat Building Center.