A 1-hour documentary currently in production about the restoration and history of Canada’s oldest functioning sailboat, Dorothy, a lovely, lucky sailboat who has graced B.C.’s waters for over a century. Produced by Tobi Elliott and Kate Bradford for Arise Enterprises BETWEEN WOOD AND WATER documents the lasting love affair between men and women and their vessels, as well as the chemistry and care that must go into keeping a wooden boat alive for 100 years.
Our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo raised over $8,500! After expenses and fees, that means $7,000 goes directly to filming Dorothy’s restoration this fall and winter.
THANK YOU to all our wonderful supporters and those cheering us on!
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 of B.C. to commission him to restore Dorothy. They are now in a race against time to prepare Dorothy for her launch 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!