Hi Andrea & Whitehall Rowing people,

Just a note to let you know that I am loving my new boat—it’s awesome. I can row it in Port Townsend Bay when I wouldn’t dream of taking out a sculling single, and I don’t feel like I’m about to drown! Bonus!

My boat is currently resting next to the “Cupola House” in Port
Townsend—the home of the Northwest Maritime  Center/Wooden Boat Foundation where I work. Many people have asked about it and expressed interest in buying one. I have told several people how to find you online already.


Dianne Roberts & Jim Whittaker

Note that Dianne’s husband Jim was the first American to successfully climb Mt. Everest. His story and website is at