Mission & Vision

our true north

MISSION

The Center for Wooden Boats promotes northwest maritime heritage through education, interpretation and hands-on experience in building, maintaining and using historic small craft.

VISION

The Center for Wooden Boats is a thriving community that creates equitable access to empowering maritime experiences.

 
Sketch by Dick Wagner, Founding Director of CWB

Sketch by Dick Wagner, Founding Director of CWB

 

Values

our guiding stars

HANDS-ON LEARNING AND CRAFTWORK

We value hands-on learning and the practice of traditional maritime skills.

ACCESS

We believe the joy of being on the water in boats should be available to all without economic or cultural barriers.

COLLABORATION

We promote teamwork within our own organization and collaborates with partner organizations to provide rewarding learning experiences and to enhance the community.

EMPOWERED YOUTH

We believe in empowering youth to reach their full potential by providing challenging learning experiences.

INCLUSION

We promote a safe and friendly environment where people of all ages, races, genders, ethnicity and incomes can connect with each other and our maritime heritage.

STEWARDSHIP

We value stewardship of the natural environment.

PASSION

We value maritime heritage as an important and exciting story. We believe that boats change lives.