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BETWEEN WOOD AND WATER takes an intimate look at Dorothy, the oldest still-sailing vessel in Canada, who has fired the hearts and imaginations of British Columbians for over a century. From the moment she slipped into the waters of Victoria’s inner harbour in 1897, the 30-ft wooden sloop excited attention wherever she went with her beautiful shape and heartbreakingly pure lines.

This one-hour doc hinges on Dorothy’s ultimate restoration by Tony Grove, a local boatbuilder and artist whose experience and intimate knowledge of wooden boats led the Maritime Museum to commission him to restoreDorothy. They are now in a race against time to prepare Dorothy for her launch next fall at the 2014 Victoria Classic Boat Festival and Race – a fitting and dramatic finale for the film, as the 116-year old boat contends for her title as the oldest and fastest little wooden ship in the west!

Visit the Documentary Website: http://dorothysails.com/







Dorothy Canada's Oldest Sailboat
Dorothy Canada's Oldest Sailboat
Dorothy Canada's Oldest Sailboat