The Artwork of Patrick B. Pointer

Patrick B. Pointer, Master Woodcarver and Maritime Artist, Specializing in Great Lakes Maritime History

IN THE  NEWS . . .


Patrick B. Pointer wins 1st and 2nd Places in the 2009 CARVING MAGAZINE'S Nautical Wood Carving Contest in the Relief Carving Division.  "Farewell" A Tribute to the surviving Families of the S. S. Edmund Fitzgerald which was carved for the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the launching of the Edmund Fitzgerald won first place.  Second place went to "The End Of An Era" as seen on the HOME page.

A Carved Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald: WOODCARVING ILLUSTRATED FALL 2009
 This feature artical is hot off the presses!  You can purchase a copy of WoodCarving Illustrated at Home Depot, Lowes, Borders Books, Barnes and Nobles, or get a free issue from their website.  I am very happy about this four page full color article and working with the entire crew at Fox Chapel Publishing, with special thanks to Shannon Flowers, the magazine's editor.  Here is a link to their website... although, you'll have to get a copy of the magazine to read it.  It is a great magazine for all levels of carving talent.   Have a look around... and be sure to purchase one of their magazines... maybe it will inspire you as well as it inspired me! 

Frankenmuth Wood Carvers Guild Story:Chip Chat's Magazine July-August 2009 Edition                             In the July- August 2009 edition of the Chip Chat's Magazine, Patrick Pointer was sighted as winning First Place for Relief Carving, Best of Show, and the first ever PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD that the Club's Carving Show has ever had!

From God to Carver: Pastor's carvings honor history, nature, Bible  TRAVERSE CITY RECORD EAGLE

This is one of the Best articles that has been written about me and the Edmund FItzgerald carvings which was published June 7, 2008 in the Traverse City Record Eagle.  It was printed the same day of the original unveiling of "FARE THEE WELL" and "FAREWELL" on the 50th Anniversary of the Launching of the Edmund Fitzgerald.  I stand and applaud Gretchen Murray for the way she wrote this story!   Just click the yellow link below and it will take you directly to the Traverse City Record Eagle:   

 Edmund Fitzgerald Website by Roscoe Clark   

By clicking the yellow link directly below it will take you to the ssedmundfitzgerald website where you will find my works featured there among a lot of historical and current facts, upcoming events and stories about the Edmund FItzgerald.  This website also contains stories for those who built and sailed the ship, divers who have been to the shipwreck, artifacts from the launching, and a whole lot more.  There is also video of the past events including the 50th Anniversary of the Launching of the Edmund Fitzgerald. 


7 & 4 News 

This is a press release from channel 7 & 4 News in Northern Michigan.

7 & 4 News

This link is to the story that was carried on 7 & 4 News.  Channel 7 & 4, a northern Michigan television station, sent out a news crew to film the story of the carvings for the Unveiling on June 7, 2008.

Michigan Wood Carvers Association

“Chatter”  pdf. News Letter November 2008  Look under the “Frankenmuth Wood Carvers Guild” section for Carving Cmpetetion results.


S. S. City of Milwaukee Train Ferry Museum

Manistee Michigan


Sault Boat Watching

This is a website/blog that requested my information to be able to post. - 131k

Ann Arbor News Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival

 In February, 2009, I was a part of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival in Ann Arbor.  This is a news clip from the Ann Arbor News.                                                                    - 26k -