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    HOWB 170 – Interview | Mark Reuten founder of Nomad Boat Building

    Today’s podcast is with Mark Reuten of Nomad Boat Building in Victoria, BC, Canada. Mark grew up in Toronto, studied at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, was a shipwright on the Pacific Grace SALTS project, and now has his own boat shop in Victoria. Reuten builds and ...


Coast Survey adds historical publications to online collection

Originally posted on NOAA COAST SURVEY: by Melissa Volkert, Coast Survey communications associate NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey has added a wide range of publications to our Historical Map and Chart Collection. The collection of publications consists of annual reports, catalogs, United States Coast Pilot, Notes on the Coast, and special reports. The collection contains over […]

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How to climb the mast solo

The first time I climbed the mast, I was surprised how tiring and somewhat frightening it was. Since then I’ve gone up twice more, and it was much much easier! I’ve worked out a good system that I can setup in 5-10 minutes, climb in 10-15 minutes, and do that safely with just me (no […]

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Sailing with my brother

I had anticipated crossing the border last weekend, but three weeks ago my brother accepted the invitation to join me on the boat. This is the same brother I took a journey to Alaska with and had some great adventures in Alaska with. Since I was already in Friday Harbor doing last minute provisioning, I […]

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Duwamish cleanup at the 10th annual ‘Duwamish Alive’ event

The Duwamish River has been used as an industrial toilet. Heavy metals from ship paint, industrial carcinogens from WWII bomber construction, arsenic in cement material, and raw sewage from overflowing sewage pipes. There are over 42 chemicals in the Duwamish above state environmental and health standards. The most common chemicals include PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls); mercury, […]

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