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Published on April 18, 2017 2:03PM


Freshly cooked crab, cold beer and handcrafted boats of all sizes will be on offer this Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, as the annual Crab Feed and Wooden Boat Show returns to Depoe Bay.

Volunteers will cook thousands of pounds of Dungeness crab to perfection at the Depoe Bay Community Hall, located at 220 SE Bay Street. Indoor and outdoor dining will be available, along with a beer garden from the Rusty Truck Brewing Company.

A whole Dungeness crab meal is $25 and half is $20, each served with coleslaw, dinner roll and beverage. Meals will be served from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday and from 11 am to 3 pm Sunday, rain or shine.

Meanwhile, over at the boat show, dozens of handcrafted vessels will be on display at “the world’s smallest harbor” throughout Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and guests will get to try their hand at building a vessel to take home at the popular model boat-building booth.

Also on the dockside, Depoe Bay’s U.S. Coast Guard station will open its doors to offer tours of its patrol and rescue boats.

On Sunday April 23, the Ducky Derby will see of colorful bathtub ducks released into the harbor, offering ticket holders the chance to win great prizes from local merchants. Among the prizes will be a genuine 1783 Spanish silver dollar recovered from the shipwreck of the Cazador, a Spanish galleon that sank in the Gulf of Mexico.

For more information or to plan your group trip, contact Nick Bruyer at 541-270-3944 or r8vegas@gmail.com.

• The Newport 60+ Adventure Van will be ferrying guests to the crab feed and boat show on Saturday, April 22.

The van will depart from the Newport 60+ Activity Center at 8:30 am and return at about 5 pm. The cost is $10 per person, not including crab dinner. For more information or to reserve a spot, drop by the center at 20 SE 2nd Street or call 541-265-9617.





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