Since his launching, Pete Marshall has been, one way or another, immersed in traditional boats and their culture. By the age of 13, Pete had completed his first boat, an open-water rowing shell, with the guidance of his middle-school shop teacher. Interestingly, this same teacher used to play in the wood shavings that George Pocock made as he built his famous rowing shells. From there, Pete has worked multiple venues from boat shop manager at a museum to traditional ship rigger. He learned the rope side of things from Courtney Andersen, the ship rigging supervisor at the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park Museum, California, and wire splicing from Jamie White, the Director of the Galveston Seaport Museum in Texas. Pete owns and operates Marshall’s Cove Marine Paint, based in Bainbridge Island, Washington.