• America1

    Replica of schooner America coming to the Pacific Northwest

    In 1851 a radical looking schooner ghosted out of the afternoon mist and swiftly sailed past the Royal Yacht stationed in the Solent, between the Isle of Wight and the south coast of England, on an afternoon when Queen Victoria was watching a sailing race. ...


Joyriding on Jason

Regular readers (both of them) know that we have been staying on the Motor Vessel Jason in Seattle. “Caretakers” would be a generous description and “freeloaders” a cynical one. Let’s just say we are “Friends of Jason.”  Now is the appropriate time for those of you reading for the first time to ask, “What or […]

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Courtesy of the USCG

BUI: Don’t be that guy

Here’s a sobering yet sadly unsurprising fact: Alcohol remains the leading known causative factor in all boating fatalities. As the hot weather continues and summertime boating hits its peak, the Coast Guard is urging boaters to take the pledge to stay sober on the water. They’re also ramping up BUI patrols this weekend during Seafair in Seattle along […]

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U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Fox.

Six rescued from burning boat off Point Wilson

The U.S. Coast Guard helped rescue six people, including four children, from a 32-foot recreational boat off Point Wilson yesterday afternoon. No one was hurt in the incident. The vessel Kloshi Bay reported a fire aboard around 4:20 p.m.  Coast Guard and local fire departments responded, helping put out the blaze while transferring the four […]

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