View Full Version : CWB Tug Cap'n Pete

12-11-2000, 10:30 AM
Someone here asked about the ancestry of The Center for Wooden Boats' tug, "Cap'n Pete". According to CWB's web site, www.cwb.org, (http://www.cwb.org,) it's based upon Pete Culler's "Gracie III" and named for him. It was built under the direction of Dave Mullens by the students at Seattle Community College Boatbuilding School in 1994.

Ian McColgin
12-11-2000, 01:21 PM
Couple of weeks ago I had a week away from work due to a raging ear infection. The best medicine was to go to the library and grab Burke's book for the duration. Spent time looking at both tugs fondly.

Imagine living up some slough in the Pacific Northwest with your work barge, a proper little tug, & a good sailboat, making a living out of timber salvage etc etc. . .

12-12-2000, 12:13 AM
Ian, I've been trying to get my paws on Burke's book for some time, but can't seem to raise it from our local library systems, and the net hasn't coughed one up yet. "Cap'n Pete" is possibly my favorite NW boat, so much so that I have a yearning for a little yard tug of my own. It may come to pass yet. There are some interesting little vessels of the type in Bill Garden's book too. His design "Simoom" is pretty similar, but with less deck about the cockpit and without quite the amazing counter stern. Another one to dream on.

By the way, to make Tom's link work, replace the comma with a back slash. "Cap'n Pete" is found under "Boats...Partnerships."

[This message has been edited by Kermit (edited 12-12-2000).]

12-13-2000, 09:53 AM
T'was I who asked you about the Cap'n Pete, as I'd seen her many months ago, and then recovered the memory of her when I encountered
Gracie" in "Skiffs and Schooners."

Your recommendation to visit the newly revised CWB website was a good one, and there I found not only the answer I was looking for, but a very enjoyable browse to boot.

I think any participant in this forum would enjoy a visit to the revised Center for Wooden Boats website at http://www.cwb.org .

The Cap'n Pete can be seen at http://www.cwb.org/BoatDatabasePartners.htm

[This message has been edited by RogerVa (edited 12-13-2000).]