The Western Flyer has drawn the attention of a Canadian documentary filmmaker.

“This is a part of our history,” said Ian Hinkle, a former resident of Port Townsend who now lives in Victoria.  “It’s sad to see a wooden boat rotting in a yard, but it has done its part and can still communicate things that are very important,” he added. “Boats like this are important. They capture the past.” Hinkle spent Friday morning filming the outside of the vessel for use in “Reaching Blue,” a 15-minute film produced by Ocean Networks Canada Read [email protected]  16:49