• Clarence Strait (2)

    Velkommen til Petersburg

    From Ketchikan to Petersburg, there really isn’t anything but miles along the way — not any destination anchorages at least. So we shouldn’t have been surprised when Exchange Cove, at the northern end of Clarence Strait, turned out to be a disappointment, both in terms ...


With Boatyard General Permits set to expire next year, Department of Ecology creates workshops, solicits suggestions

The current Boatyard General Permit expires on May 31, 2016.  The Washington State Department of Ecology expects to reissue the permit early spring 2016 following a public comment period. Ecology will host two Workshop and Listening Sessions to present our plan for the Boatyard General Permit and to solicit suggestions for the new permit from […]

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One of the boats involved in Saturday night's collision. Courtesy of KIRO7.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Tacoma

The Coast Guard’s search for a boater missing after a collision late Saturday night near Point Defiance Park has yielded nothing, the USCG said. Pierce County 911 operators were notified of a collision between two boats that sent four people into the water at 11 p.m. Saturday. A boat carrying four people collided with another boat […]

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The glaciers of Chilkat Inlet

“Wow! Look at that waterfall below a glacier!” exclaimed Steve as he scanned the mountains above the Chilkat Peninsula with binoculars. A quick look at the chart told us the glacier was the Rainbow Glacier in Chilkat Inlet, one inlet to the west of Chilkoot Inlet, where we were. We were on our way back […]

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Eight days in Blunden Harbor?

Well . . . we hope not! One of the blogs we follow (svcambria.com) is a few weeks ahead of us on this journey north, and when they left Port McNeill 4 weeks ago, where we are now, hoping to round Cape Caution the next day, the wind came up, and they spent 8 days […]

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July livery special at the CWB

In July, sail the Pelican for an hour, get an extra half hour free!* The pelican is a small, light pram with a lug-rigged main and a jib that flies from a bow sprit. This centerboard boat was designed for San Francisco Bay, and sails well with  one to three people. Get to know the […]

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The imperfect passage

Sailing west from the middle (literally) of the Indian Ocean, to the Seychelles islands just off Africa: circumnavigate, and this may the best passage you make. “Near perfect sailing conditions have been encountered by boats making this passage in May and June” crows Jimmy Cornell’s World Cruising Routes. Spectacular! We’re IN! Slow passages in light […]

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