From 14 inches to 14 feet, “Little Boats” is sure to delight both young and old.
The exhibit features a fascinating range of full-size, model, and toy boats, including Avanti, which is featured in the current issue of Small Boat Magazine. A classic Torpedo from Aristo-Craft is another incredible craft in the show. These speedsters are coupled with two small older boats used to take goods to market and a half-sized seine skiff just right for kids to step aboard.
Many of the toy boats are from the collection of HHM Shipwight Riley Hall, with a few unique treasures from the HHM Collection such as Paul Gustofson’s set of local ferries and a beautiful West Coast native canoe model. Harbor History Museum extends a heartfelt thank you to lenders and donors Brian Andersen, Terry Smith, Gig Harbor Boatshop, and Riley Hall for making these boats available. “Little Boats” will be on view through August 2022. Harbor History Museum is open 11am to 4pm Thursday through Saturday.