Exploring the craft of boat-building

Trained in this Norwegian art, Jay Smith shares his love of boats with Abel Lodge Solveig Lee Mount Vernon, Wash. Sons of Norway Abel Lodge #2-29, of Conway, Wash., featured F. Jay Smith, an Anacortes boat builder, on March 4, 2016. Assisted by his wife, Susan Wood, he spoke on the history of Viking ships from Western Norway from A.D. 800 to 1800. Smith, being a ship-builder and having a maternal Norwegian heritage that extends back hundreds of years, had a bent to learn about Viking ships. During the presentation, he spoke of the Gokstad Viking ship built in A.D. 860. To enable his audience to appreciate Norway, slides were shown to depict the countryside: the majestic mountains, the small farms that often had one cow, half
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