2017 Wooden Boat Festival has ended

John Harris

JOHN C. HARRIS owns Chesapeake Light Craft, the Annapolis-based purveyor of wooden boat kits and plans. His long tenure at CLC was preceded by a passion for boatbuilding and smallcraft that stretches back to earliest childhood. His first successful design was launched at age 14. More paddling, rowing, and sailing craft followed quickly, though he paused to get a degree in music---his second passion. After college he has made a career as a boatbuilder and designer in the esoteric world of small wooden boats. nineteen years later, he’s shipped 25,000 boat kits and seen his designs built in more than 70 countries. His work as a designer and builder ranges from dinghies to large multihulls and from kayaks to powerboats. He lives on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis with his wife, daughter, and an always-changing fleet of curious small boats.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 8

12:00pm PDT

Saturday, September 9

3:30pm PDT

Sunday, September 10

12:30pm PDT