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Northwest Nautical History | Ed Monk

George Edwin William Monk was born in Port Blakely, Wash. in 1894 and became widely known as one of the Northwest’s premier naval architects. From the late 1920s through the 1960s, Ed Monk designed vessels ranging from towboats to dinghies, military patrol boats to tugs. But he is best known for his sleek, classic powerboats. […]

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Northwest Nautical History – M/V Westward

The Ted Geary-designed M/V Westward is arguably the most famous motor yacht ever launched on Puget Sound. Built by Campbell Church, Sr. in 1924, the vessel pioneered the Alaska excursion trade from the 1920s to the 1950s as she ferried early 20th-century business leaders and celebrities as far as the Pribilof Islands to hunt bear, […]

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The WESTWARD at Tacoma’s Foss Waterway

Tacoma’s waterfront has been undergoing a transition, and I intended to explore the new working waterfront museum at Foss Waterway Seaport, wondering if any ships would be moored there.  I ran into the WESTWARD and found a very active, if fledgling, area in transition from a formerly gritty and deteriorating industrial waterfront.  The WESTWARD takes […]

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