Wooden Boat Show Honors Retired USCG Tom McAdams

The Port of Toledo is pleased to announce the release of its 2017 Wooden Boat Show Poster.  This year’s poster features Lincoln County’s very own Coast Guard legend, Retired Master Chief Thomas D. McAdams.  Chief McAdams has attended all twelve previous year’s shows where he could be found either showing his boat Pokalong, or competing in the GP Containerboard Boat Race.  The Port of Toledo is proud to honor Chief McAdams at this year’s Wooden Boat Show as well as highlight the courageousness of the US Coast Guard in carrying out their duties.

This poster continues the Port of Toledo’s Wooden Boat Show’s tradition of creating unique collectible posters.   This poster was created by Newport artist, Travis Leonard.  The illustration is of Chief McAdams standing impressively over images of Coast Guard vessels that he commanded throughout his 27 year career in the US Coast Guard.  Chief McAdams retired as the Officer in Charge of the USCG Station at Yaquina Bay, Newport, Oregon in 1977.

He was highly decorated and considered a legend in the Coast Guard’s small boat community as well as among the fishermen of the Pacific Northwest.  This year’s poster is a special double sided edition, with a poem that Chief McAdams wrote for his retirement printed on the reverse.  Wooden Boat Show posters will be available for purchase at the Wooden Boat Show and can also be purchased at the Port Office, 496 Hwy 20 NE, Unit 1, Toledo, OR.

The Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show is a free, fun, family event with something for everyone:  boat building, kids’ activities, live music, food, boat rides, and lots more.  The show is located at the Port’s Marina and Waterfront Park at 127 NW A Street, Toledo.  Hours are Saturday, August 19, from 10 am to 6 pm with live music until 7pm; Sunday, August 20, 10 am to 4pm with live music until 8pm and movies following;  Monday, August 21, the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse can be observed from the Waterfront Park.

The Port would like to thank the major sponsors of the event: Georgia Pacific, Oregon Coast Bank, Federal Relations, Toledo Ace Hardware, Dahl Disposal Service, Englund Marine, Fishpeople Seafood, Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center, Bigfoot Beverage Distributors, Siletz Boat Works, and Rogue Brewery.

Information and photo provided by Port of Toledo