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A peaceful weekend at English Camp

A pig. America and Great Britain nearly went to war over a pig. They didn’t of course, otherwise we’d surely have read about it in some history class or we’d be drinking a lot more tea right now. On Friday, as we dropped the hook in Garrison Bay off English Camp on San Juan Island, we could […]

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Hale's Revenge in Honolulu before the departure. Photos courtesy of Kevin Jones

Part I: Hale’s Revenge delivery skipper recounts wave ‘like nothing I’d ever seen’

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series. The second installment will run tomorrow, March 27. Experienced sailors sucked in their breath and shook their heads when Three Sheets Northwest first reported the loss of the 32-foot Islander Hale’s Revenge 800 miles out in the Pacific last October. Her three-man crew was rescued […]

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Rescuers reach disabled 32-foot sailboat 800 miles off Oregon coast

Originally published Oct. 27, 2014 A 32-foot sailboat en route from Hawaii to Everett became disabled approximately 800 miles off the California/Oregon coast last night and activated an EPIRB, summoning assistance from the Coast Guard and the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) system. This morning, the 965-foot container ship Hyundai Grace reached the sailing vessel […]

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Opening Day 2015 is on the horizon!

Known as a boater’s rite of passage from the gloomier days of winter into the busier spring and summer boating season, Opening Day in the Pacific Northwest is just around the corner. The theme chosen for this year’s parade, which takes place on May 2,  is “Myths and Monsters.” So join the fun and decorate […]

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