Channel Craft Riverboat Captain's Puzzle.
Made in the USA.
Devised to pass the long hours at sea, our Captain's Puzzles will keep even the land lover occupied.
Puzzles were a common pastime of sailors throughout the ages. Some saw puzzles and riddles as a way to take their mind off of the hardships of life at sea.
Puzzles were also an alternative to the gambling that took place aboard ships.
Some mariners would write riddles on sailcloth or carve them in wooden planks. Others would use whalebone, wood, and metal scraps to craft brain teasers for the crew to try to solve.
These Captain's Puzzles are reminiscent of the puzzles crafted long ago.
Try to solve them all.
There are four puzzles in the series: Riverboat, Tall Ship with Anchor, Lighthouse and Ship's Wheel.
Each puzzle comes with a brief description of what you need to do to solve it.
For those times you just cannot figure out these brainteasers, the solution is printed in reverse on the instruction sheet.
Hold it up to a mirror and you will get the clues you need.
Available in a single size.
Product Type: Channel Craft Riverboat Captain's Puzzle - Model # CC-PZCR - Price: $6.99 each, or $6.50 when you order four or more.
Made in the USA.
Combine this purchase with other items in our store for discounted shipping.
Channel Craft has been manufacturing Authentic American Toys, Games and Puzzles that are "Quality Crafted" right here in the U.S.A. for over 25 years now.
You'll find American Pastimes that are produced by skilled craftsmen and women to ensure aesthetic beauty, durability and great play value.
Channel Craft began as a one-man operation back in 1983 from the back of a step van / traveling wood shop, when president and founder Dean Helfer, Jr. drove from craft shows to folk festivals peddling his hand-crafted wooden products. He would arrive at a craft show the evening before and set up his traveling wood shop for the next morning ready to sand and sell his products that were finished right before the customer's very eyes. The craft circuit opened new avenues and provided the necessary cash flow to put together a true manufacturing operation.
As the years went on, Dean and his crew settled in the small mining town of Ellsworth, Pennsylvania to set up a "permanent" shop to hand craft his goodies. At this point, Dean had rubbed elbows with many other U.S. toy and game manufacturers and had worked out distributor partnerships to sell their products along with the Channel Craft toys. These partnerships turned into lasting business and personal relationships that would begin to bring together the cohesive theme of "Authentic American Toys, Games and Puzzles made in the USA."
Space constraints required Channel Craft to seek out a larger manufacturing facility if they wanted to continue producing the American Pastimes that had brought them this far. In 1991, Dean and Channel Craft settled into an old Army Corps of Engineers building south of Pittsburgh on the banks of the Monongahela River in Charleroi, PA. With upwards of 70 employees, Channel Craft was "Quality Crafting" toys, games and puzzles for thousands of museums, specialty toy and gift shops, mail-order catalog companies and department stores.
With an addition of a new warehouse and shipping facility (left) in 1998, Channel Craft currently occupies three buildings (Manufacturing, Assembly and Shipping/Receiving) and continues to hand craft Toys, Games and Puzzles right here in the U.S.A.
Each year, new products grace the pages of their catalog and are tailor-made for each specialty toy and gift store, museum, park and attraction. You'll never find Channel Craft products in the major discount stores or worldwide superstore chains. Continue to look for the "Quality Crafted Fun" that is still made right here in the U.S.A. for another twenty-five more years to come.
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