Win This 8′ Centerboard Sailboat in Coffee Shop Raffle
By Peter Marsh
Michael Baccellieri, one of Portland’s leading coffee merchants, is also an extremely prolific wooden boat builder. Among many small craft he has produced in recent years are the small rowing dinghies that have been raffled in Cathlamet by the James Family Center and the Wahkiakum Historical Society. Now he wants to raffle a much bigger boat: a 17′ 6″ centerboard sailboat with overnight cabin, which he built for his own use. It is a modified Eider design by Sam Devlin.
The Vanessa will go on display in the Longbottom Coffee warehouse in Hillsboro, where it will be visible by the folks sitting in the restaurant. Raffle tickets will be sold for one year. All proceeds will be donated to a great non-profit called The Coffee Trust, a non-profit organization that works with coffee farmers to help them overcome deep poverty, especially in Guatemala. Michael hopes several other coffee houses throughout the U.S. that are supporters of The Coffee Trust will sell tickets as well.