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Sun, Aug 22 | Port Of Newport Dock 3

3rd Teak Lady Sail

Volunteers and friends of the Port of Toledo will sail the Port’s fleet of Teak Ladies from the Port of Newport to the Port of Toledo Sunday, August 22nd.
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3rd Teak Lady Sail

Time & Location

Aug 22, 10:00 AM
Port Of Newport Dock 3, Newport, OR 97365, USA

About The Event

Volunteers and friends of the Port of Toledo will sail the Port’s fleet of Teak Ladies from the Port

of Newport to the Port of Toledo Sunday, August 22nd. The three sister vessels will motor down

the Yaquina River on August 21, 2021. Each of these beautiful, 17-foot sail boats have been

donated to the Port by their previous owners for use in the Toledo Community Boathouse

program. Any boats are welcome to join the procession.

The Teak Ladies will arrive at Port of Newport’s Commercial Dock 3 late in the afternoon on

Saturday August 21, and will be on display until their departure Sunday, August 22, at 10:00am.

The boats will sail upriver to their home dock at the Port of Toledo’s marina, providing many

opportunities to view the boats from the Bay Road.

The Teak Ladies are maintained and sailed by volunteers of the Port of Toledo’s Community

Boathouse. David West, Captain of the Teak Lady Society along with local boatwright Rick

Johnson oversee the boats along with members of the Old Retired Guys Sailing Club.

The Teak Lady sloop was designed by Fenton Kelkenny of San Francisco and modeled after

larger yachts. The A. King Slipway in Hong Kong was commissioned to build the boats between

the years of 1939 and 1958. They were built of hand sawn teak and feature custom carved tillers,

carved name plates, and hand crafted brass ventilators. In the 1940’s the Teak Ladies had their

own sailing class in San Francisco Bay.

These three boats have been donated to the Port of Toledo for use by the Toledo Community

Boathouse. In 2009, Jim and Carolyn Hitchman of Waldport, Oregon donated Ma Zu to the Port.

Ma Zu was built in 1958 and is also known as Teak Lady #21. In 2011, Robert and Claire

McDonald of Spokane, WA donated Che Hon, built in 1939, also known as Teak Lady 11. The

most recent addition to the fleet is donated by David West, and is the prototype Teak Lady,

named Yuan Mun built in 1937. West found Yuan Mun in San Francisco when researching the

history of the Teak Ladies.

For more information about the Teak Lady Society visit: https://www.teakladysociety.org/.

or contact the Port’s office at 541-336-5207 or email info@portoftoledo.org

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