Film documents 25-year dream of hand-building sailboat

Film documents 25-year dream of hand-building sailboat

Staff report

Santa Barbara architect Ken Minor spent 25 years hand-building a 30-foot wooden sailboat, with a dream of sailing around the world.

Local architect Ken Minor, who spent 25 years hand-building a 30-foot Bristol Channel Cutter wooden sailboat in a barn next to his home in Sycamore Canyon, will be featured in a short documentary shown at 7 p.m. June 22 at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

The film captures key milestones of the boat’s building process, interviews with Minor, his family and many friends, and the monumental undertaking of transporting the boat from its building shed deep in the canyon to the Santa Barbara harbor.

In addition, the film contains more than 25 years of archival material.

The museum will host a reception for museum members at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, June 22, followed by the film at 7 p.m. The cost is $5 for members, $15 for others.

To register, go to www.sbmm.org or call 805-456 8747.

The 7,825 square-foot Santa Barbara Maritime Museum at 113 Harbor Way, Suite 190, opened in July 2000. Today, it offers hands-on educational programs, interactive displays, and both temporary and permanent exhibits, attracting more than 20,000 visitors each year.

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