Today’s podcast is an interview with Brant Lodge of the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle,WA. Brant is the field trip coordinator specializing in Native American maritime culture and heritage. Brant is also learning to become a master canoe carver, and has been involved in numerous open water canoe expeditions in the Northwest. Click on […]
Gordon Myers is active in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary — very active. An “auxiliarist” for the last 11 years, the 79-year-old cruises his Coast Guard Auxiliary patrol boat at least three times each week on Seattle’s Lake Union. But this one is not like most ...
Chart showing location of Seymour and Belize Inlets, just south of Cape Caution (Continued…)
After years of cheerleading and encouragement directed at my parents to get a four-season boat so that they could join me on adventures, they finally got one. No-one in my family but me has any sailing experience, despite three generations of avid boating, so it was no surprise when they purchased a Bayliner 288. The […]
The final race was probably the best of the Cat’s Paw series. Warm sunshine and a good breeze. Twelve boats came out to enjoy the evening, T-birds outnumbering PHRF two to one. When setting up the course the wind was steady at 295 degM (which is the bearing of Y from G) and blowing around […]
Washington State fishermen with cooked crab. Photos from the archives of the S. P. H. S.© “Haven’t you read stories in which sturdy old salts go out in stormy, blizzardy weather to lift the lobster and crab traps? Don’t they always thrill you, make you feel somehow as if your soft life lacked something? When Amundsen, […]
This 27′ Lurs was experiencing mechanical problems off Samish Island. In that they had watched me hip tow the 58′, 60k# Krogen the day before, they said they weren’t too worried about the I boat. I let them know each job no matter the size presents risk.
Photo: SV Motu motoring against wind and current in north Discovery Passage. (Continued…)
Coast Guard and Navy personnel rescued seven children and two adults last Thursday afternoon after the group became separated on a kayaking trip near Rosario Beach on Fidalgo Island. Around 1 p.m. an instructor with the group contacted the Coast Guard via VHF radio to alert them that the children from the group had become […]
This 48′ Krogen had a raw water hose failure in Guemes Channel. While she is 60,000 lbs, “Retriever” our 22′ Hughes Craft (2,200 lbs) was still able to her to the dock.
(Thanks to Guest Dock blogger Captain Mike Brough, who brought this story to our attention) Shipwrecks are not typically the sort of thing that mariners like to dwell on. But if you happen to be one of those morbid souls who has a fixation on what mortal works have been sunk, there’s some good news […]
This is the country of oysters, salmon and the jewel of the Salish Sea Dungeness Crab. There are literally hundreds …Continue reading → [...] more Post and any images courtesy of Art of Hookie.Read the full post on Art of Hookie.