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Racers mourn loss of Olympia sailor

Jay Berglund, his friends say, was the type of sailor you could always rely on. Berglund was always willing to help with a boat delivery, was always there to drive the boat during the long stretches. He was the guy who would stay behind to clean and put the boat away, working long after his [...]

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All I want for Christmas rant

The holidays are just around the corner, bringing their yearly stress. It’s time to start thinking about what you want for Christmas. You know it’s time because Halloween is not yet over, yet the stores are already gearing up. I … Continue reading →

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Keep laughing Jack

C. A. THAYER photo from the archives of the S. P. H. S.© In September 1957, the C. A. THAYER sailed from Seattle to San Francisco to assume her new role as a museum ship, at her destination. She was commanded by Seattleite Captain Adrian Raynaud with Jack Dickerhoff as First Mate. The balance of the [...]

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

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 Hale’s Revenge in deteriorating conditions [...]

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The canoe thief without a paddle

Judging by the tattered condition of docks around Puget Sound and the inland lakes this morning, last night wasn’t going to be a good night to make off into the darkness in your freshly stolen canoe anyway. But if you really wanted to have a fighting chance at making your escape, as 20-year-old man found [...]

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