Events and News

Holiday Shindig!

AHOY! Join the Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation for its 4th Annual Holiday Shindig, benefiting Whidbey Island’s historic Schooner Suva on Friday, December 14th from 6pm to 9pm at the Coupeville Rec Hall!

Time to dust off your dancing shoes! One of Whidbey Island’s favorite bands, Mussel Flats, will be rocking your socks off with tunes ranging from Elvis, to the Beatles to Prince! The Whidbey News Times recently reported on this awesome band!  

And that’s not all…This fun-filled evening will include nautical nibbles, such as Penn Cove Mussels, in addition to beer, wine and hot apple cider. You’ll also be amazed by the holiday silent auction featuring fabulous gifts, one-of-a-kind baskets and on-island and off-island experience packages that you won’t find anywhere else!  Only $10 per person. 21 and over please. You can also win a fabulous door prize…a sail on Schooner Suva! Highly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance for this popular event. Advanced tickets are available at the Salty Mug and Bayleaf in Coupeville (cash or check). Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door the night of the event. Hope to see you there!


Also. the First Annual Suva Christmas Ornament will premier at this event!  Only $20, all profits to support Suva!  Special thanks to Beth Johns photography, for donating the design work and photo, and helping subsidize the cost of the Ornaments.  

2018 Holiday events

There are a couple of fun holiday events coming up, and we’d like to see you there!

First up is the Greening of Coupeville, the annual Christmas parade, on 1 December.  CMHF/Suva enters a “Float”, which is one of our dingys decorated with Christmas cheer!  This year it will be the sailing skiff that we carry on the starboard boat davits, showing off it splendid new paint and varnish job!  Come out and walk with us in the parade…parade starts at 4PM on Dec 1…let’s meet at 3:30 …line up will be along NW1st st and down Wilkies st.  You may want to park at the library and walk up the street to the staging area….carpooling is recommended!

Next up is the Christmas party on 14 Dec, at the Coupeville Rec center.  This year’s band will be Mussel Flats, a great classic rock band!  Starts at 6PM, and there will be finger foods… Adult Admission is only $10, with an open bar.(21 and over only, please) and as an additional attraction, you will be able to buy the first ever Suva Christmas ornament!

Hope to see you at one (or both) of these fun events!

Boat Show Bonanza!

Cruisin’ to Port Townsend for the WBF.

Suva participated in September Bookend boat shows….the first September weekend at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival,  and the last weekend in September at the 41st Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival….where she brought home awards for Best Sail boat and People’s Choice.    These awards reflect the love and attention Suva receives from her dedicated volunteers – Hosts, Crew, Maintenance, and the folks who put time into fulfilling the mission of  the Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation- “To preserve the maritime heritage and traditions of Coupeville, Penn Cove and Whidbey Island through education and public awareness.”


Adding awards to her storied history…

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More photos in the gallery on Photos2.