Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Georgia-Pacific’s Containerboard Boat Contest at the Port of Toledo’s Wooden Boat Show

Builders race across the water in their cardboard contraptions (photo Port of Toledo)

The Port of Toledo is pleased to announce the return of its highly anticipated Georgia-Pacific Containerboard Boat Contest, taking place during the annual Wooden Boat Show on August 17, 2024.

This exciting event challenges participants to design and construct boats using cardboard, displaying creativity, engineering prowess, and a splash of maritime ingenuity.

Young racers eager to test their building skills (photo Port of Toledo)

The Containerboard Boat Contest has become a highlight of the Wooden Boat Show, attracting participants of all ages and backgrounds. From seasoned boat builders to first-time enthusiasts, this event promises an exciting day filled with fun and competitive spirit. Participants are encouraged to let their creativity run wild while adhering to the basic rules of the contest.

Event Details:
Date: August 17, 2024
Time: Registration begins at 10:00 AM, with the races starting promptly at 1:00 pm.
Location: Port of Toledo Waterfront Park, 127 NW A Street, Toledo, Oregon
Entry Requirements: Pick up a containerboard starter kit from the Port of Toledo. Pickup information is available on the Port’s website at https://www.portoftoledo.org/containerboard-boat-contest or contact the Port of Toledo at 541-336-0222 or [email protected].

Prizes will be awarded for various categories, including Most Creative Design, Fastest Boat, and Most Spectacular Sinking. Spectators are welcome to cheer on their favorites and witness firsthand the seaworthiness of these boats. Whether you are a competitor or a spectator, do not miss your chance to be a part of this thrilling event at the Port of Toledo’s Wooden Boat Show.

The Wooden Boat Show is a free, family-friendly festival celebrating Toledo’s boat building heritage, held annually on the third weekend of August.

A variety of vessels will be on display including classic vessels, unique owner-built boats, the Port’s trio of Teak Lady sailboats, and this year’s special guests from the Northwest Steam Society.

Wooden boats ready for inspection (photo Port of Toledo)

Visitors can admire the craftsmanship of the wooden boats, meet exhibitors, and observe boat building in action. The festival features live music at Waterfront Park, which showcases local musicians throughout the weekend. Other activities at the festival include Family Boat Building, Kids Toy Boat Building, Poker Paddle, boat rides, kids’ activities, food and vendors booths, and informational and historical exhibits.

Don Williams
Don Williamshttps://lincolncityhomepage.com
Don Williams serves as publisher and editor of The Lincoln City Homepage.

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