Felicity Ann might look like simply a boat, but she represents an amazing journey of courage and persistence. Ann Davison sailed Felicity Ann across the Atlantic in 1952 – the first female solo crossing. This was and still is an amazing accomplishment.
Felicity Ann has been in storage for years, waiting for us to renew her special spirit. She is an icon for the empowerment of women.Her history is deserving of the respect that a restoration would represent. We hope you can join us in this vision!
Felicity Ann is a symbol of human effort and strength. From conception, this sloop was destined to inspire and empower people, and here at the Community Boat Project/Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, we believe she is ready to continue doing just that.
In the last three years, our Port Townsend High School Students and community volunteers have constructed three wooden Longdories ranging from 24-29 feet.Our participants also built our boat shop, located up the hill at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding
The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is now creating a community volunteer project. In this program, we hope to develop maritime learning experiences for the community. We are especially interested in working with at-risk young Ladies, High school age and up, with an interest in learning hands on skills. From woodworking to sailing to art projects, we generally do a lot in a day, we hope you will find a way to join us.
When Felicity Ann is ready to be launched, she may be used as a sail-training vessel or a floating museum.