A Gloucesterman brought ’round the Horn, the Oscar and Hattie fished for hailbut off the Straits of Juan de Fuca and then worked as a sealer in the Pacific Northwest and Canada. The Oscar and Hattie, a trimly built vessel ninety feet long, twenty-three feet beam, and nine feet hold, arrived from Massachusetts under the […]
Ever wonder what the Argosy Christmas Ship Festival looks like from the air? We had an opportunity to find out Friday evening when we were invited aboard our friend Kevin Rhone’s boat — properly festooned with Christmas lights — and puttered through the Ballard locks to catch ...
The Port of Everett is getting ready for their annual holiday event, “Holiday on the Bay” this coming Saturday, Dec. 7th. The festival will be held at the Port of Everett Marina Waterfront Center from 10am to 9:30pm. This year, the event will start off ...
Bertram Levy sent this along … Thursday Dec 12th 2013 7:00 PM Port Townsend Yacht Club 2503 Washington Street With new Port Commissioners, we have an opportunity for a new dialogue on Port policy. Your attendance is vital for this meeting so we can represent you accurately and with the strength that comes from consensus. […]
It has been three long years since we’ve had a proper Thanksgiving feast with our dear families. We both, Michael and I, come from families who gather each year and give thanks around a table sagging with roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes…the works. It’s not the food we miss, obviously, but the […]
The West Marine on Westlake in Seattle is planning to donate 5% of Profits on Saturday December 7th to help build the new CWB Ed Center. It’s not often you can do your holiday shopping AND do good for your favorite Maritime Museum. But this Saturday, December 7th, is that day. The folks at the […]
Diesel Socks. An excellent name for a rock band? Agreed, but stay with me. I tootled on down to Astoria this past Friday, full of turkey and ambitions to knock out about twenty projects that realistically will take a month … Continue reading →
Here’s something that you probably don’t think about when you’re living ashore… The weather forecast has some decidedly cold (by Seattle standards, anyway) weather coming next week. Below freezing. So cold that water turns into… a solid! And our water tanks are very low. Murphy says that we will run out of water aboard when […]
SEATTLE – The Ed Monk Memorial Award Fund has been established to provide educational opportunities for professionals working in traditional maritime trades. The mission of the award is to further maritime professionals’ knowledge of traditional marine trades in other cultures. Study and research may include current and historical methods of boat construction using different […]
Wayne and Rich gaze up while the Galley Wench aka ”mastmonkey” figures out how to remove the anchor lightatop Journey’s mast. What goes up must come down, and, up again from time to time on a sailboat. That’s when a “mast monkey” of the homo sapiens species is called for. Now that we’re nearly ready to set […]
The Local Notice to Mariners is Reporting:A report of shoaling in the Swinomish Channel has been made after transiting the Swinomish Channel South Entrance. A mariner stated the total water depth was 7 feet while transiting on a +2 feet tide IVO Swinomish Channel South Entrance Buoy 1 (LLNR 18785) and Goat Island. The latest […]
This chili is named in honor of the Wildberry Restaurant in Ashford, Wash., since its origins began there. But it’s been changed quite a bit from its original. When I asked for the recipe, the waitress went to the kitchen and asked the owner. She graciously emerged holding a piece of paper with a rough […]