Wooden Boats Afloat explores the history of wooden ships in the U.P.

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ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - "Wooden Boats Afloat" is a new exhibit that opens at the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center on Saturday. The exhibit will be available at the Arts Center until early August.

Saturday will be a family fun day full of events for children and adults starting at 10am in the morning and going until 2pm.

The exhibit focuses on the history of wooden boat building in Upper Michigan. There will be concerts like the one tomorrow at noon featuring Lee Murdock singing songs of adventure of the inland seas.

In August, the second family fun day will take place during the waterfront art festival. There you'll be afforded the chance to meet members of various U.P. rowing clubs and see several styles of boats on the water.

Pasqua Warstler is the director of the Arts Center and has been the driving force behind this exhibit.

"We've got beautiful model boats We've got original paintings about boats. We talk about how we celebrate wooden boat building in the U.P..and even today. It's a wonderful exhibit. It's a lot of people from across the U.P. sharing their stories."

For more information on "Wooden Boats Afloat" please use the link on the right hand side of this page to go to the Bonifas website.

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