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Oct 16 2015

Wooden Boat Festival Winners Announced!

The 2015 Wooden Boat Festival was a great success, thanks to all that participated! Thank you to all of our boat owners and captains for coming and being the heart and soul of the festival year after year. The boat judges had their work cut out for them this year, but ultimately chose some real beauties. You can see all of the beautiful boats that placed in this year on the Wooden Boat Festival’s website at*

Another festival favorite is the Quick ‘N’ Dirty Boat Building Contest. This year’s teams did a great job and were a lot of fun. You can see the winner’s on the festival’s website at



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Oct 16 2015

Thank You to All of Our 2015 Wooden Boat Festival Sponsors!

On behalf of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, thank you to all of our generous sponsors of the 2015 ‪Wooden Boat Festival. Stop by the Wooden Boat Festival’s sponsor page, and show our sponsors some love!

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Sep 28 2015

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2015 Children’s Art Contest, Ava Chadbourne!

We are excited to reveal the grand prize winner of this year’s Children’s Art Contest is Ava Chadbourne, a 6th Grader from Peter’s Elementary School in Covington! Her wonderful design will be featured on the Children’s Village T-Shirt that will be sold at the Wooden Boat Festival on October 10 & 11. We would also like to congratulate all of the winners of the contest and thank everyone that entered!
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Sep 22 2015

2015 Wooden Boat Festival Poster Revealed!

The 26th Annual Wooden Boat Festival poster was unveiled during a reception on Friday, September 18th. It was met with a wonderful response from all in attendance. We want to thank everyone who attended and made the unveiling reception a great success! Among the events enjoyed that evening was a sampling of wine and hor d’oeuvres, a silent auction that many local businesses contributed fantastic prizes to, as well as the opportunity to meet the artist who created this year’s poster, Odie Tucker. Thanks again, and we can’t wait to see you next year!

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Sep 13 2015

Children’s Village Art Contest Reception, Saturday, September 26, 10am

The Maritime Museum received many wonderful designs for the 2015 Children’s Village Art Contest, making it very difficult to choose winners. The winners of the contest will be notified and invited to a reception in their honor to be held on Saturday, September 26 at 10am. The Grand Prize winner will have their design featured on the 2015 Children’s Village T-Shirt that will be for sale at this year’s Wooden Boat Festival

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Sep 13 2015

WBF Poster Unveiling Reception, Friday, September 18, 5pm-7pm

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Sep 01 2015

Open Labor Day, September 7, 10am- 4pm

Come spend your Labor Day! We will be open from 10am- 4pm.


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Aug 31 2015

WBF Children’s Village T-Shirt Art Contest, Deadline September 8

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum is sponsoring a kindergarten through 6th grade children’s art contest.  A panel of judges will select a first, second, and third place winner from each grade level and  prizes will be awarded.  A grand prize winner will also be selected to be  featured on the special Children’s Village t-shirt to be sold during the 2015 Wooden Boat Festival in Madisonville on October 10 and 11, 2015. Proceeds from  t-shirt sales will benefit the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum Education Programs.

Click here to download the guidelines and submission form. 

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Jun 15 2015

Thank you to Professor Nichols!

We would like to thank Professor Nichols for the wonderful presentation of his book, Stories of a River Town: Covington, Louisiana at Two Hundred Years. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all that attended. Please contact the museum for more information about the book, 985-845-9200.

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May 20 2015

Stories of a River Town, Book Signing and Presentation by C. Howard Nichols, June 4


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