The Center for Wooden Boats, which operates on Lake Union, is cutting back its hours and canceling two regattas this year because of funding problems.
In a letter sent to members and volunteers, executive director of the center Betsy Davis said it will cut three staff positions, reduce hours of the boat-rental shack and cancel two regattas. In addition, she said, the center will have to move out of the nearby Armory when the Museum of History & Industry moves in. The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times. Photographer Abby Inpanbutr and curator Shelly Leavens have gathered stories and images representing the significance of the buildings’ past and present uses.

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That number is down 15 percent from last year, which the center attributes to the cold spring and Lake Union Park construction limiting access to the center.
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