“Viking boat” builder Jay Smith presided in November 2017 over the launch of yet another amazing vessel built in his Fidalgo Island shop. Master boatbuilder Smith apprenticed in Norway, worked in the Faroe Islands and Denmark, and studied under master boatbuilder Nils O. Ulset. The well-attended launch took place at Bowman Bay.
Visitors to Bowman Bay yesterday stumbled onto a Viking village … or so it seemed, as Anacortes and Bellingham residents worked with a production crew from The Discovery Channel on a documentary about Viking boats. Included among those working on the documentary were Anacortes craftsmen Jay Smith (center in photo) and Paul Thorne. Smith has […]