Wahoma

Member Type: 

Classic

Boat Name: 

Wahoma

Year: 

1939

Length: 

50'

Builder: 

Lake Washington Shipyard

Designer: 

Ed Monk Sr.

Fleet: 

  • Pacific Northwest

50' 1939 Ed Monk Sr. designed, Ed White built at Lake Washington Boat Works in Renton, Washington, WAHOMA has a 13'6" beam and was built for the Forestry Professor at the UW, Ed Umpleby. During WWII she was a Columbia Bar Patrol Boat with 50 caliber machine guns mounted on the bow. Monty Holmes was her caretaker for 50+ years (starting in 1949) and even now still keeps his eye on her.

In the photo below: WAHOMA carefully transits for her first time through the tiny pass into Glenthorne Passage known as "Always." Three small passes known by locals as "Sometimes, Never and Always" provide the unprepared with a choice that has most "going around" Secret Island to the "Ganges Side" entrance instead. [Dave Ellis photo]

50' 1939 Monk/Lake Washington WAHOMA carefully transits for her first time through the tiny pass into Glenthorne Passage known as "Always." Three small passes known by locals as "Sometimes, Never and Always" provide the unprepared with a choice that has most "going around" Secret Island to the "Ganges Side" entrance instead.