The 14' and 15'-6" Salmon Wherrys that George Calkins designed are sweet little sailboats. The first one he built was "Tenas Tiama", a 14' which he used as a launch on his 66' Schooner "Tiama". It later became the dingy on Rapture, a 36' cutter that he designed and built. Rapture was entered in the 1980 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival along with one of his Bartenders. Tenas Tiama was seen all around the harbor either tied up to Rapture, or being sailed or rowed around the tiny harbor.
At another time, a home built 14' was at the Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival. She caught the eye of the event director for her beautiful lines and how well she sailed tight circles off the docks.
Small Boats Monthly just published a review on the 19' Bartender. It was written by Don Froese who built his over 10 years ago. The editor of SBM, Chris Cunningham, approached me with his interest in the review just before the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. During the event we got together to discuss and about finding someone to author it. I am very grateful to Don for taking this project on. I love the article and can't believe how quickly it materialized. Here is a link to it. Anyone that is not a subscriber to SBM can get two free articles per month.