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Most of Puget Sound reopened for crabbing

If you didn’t get your fill of crabbing over the summer, you’re in luck: most areas of Puget Sound reopened for crab fishing today. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the openings after summer catch assessments showed that more crab are available for harvest, said Rich Childers, shellfish manager for the department. Waters [...]

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Oysterfest on the way in Shelton

The 33rd annual OysterFest is coming up in Shelton, Washington, this Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and October 5, combining two of the best parts of Northwest boating: amazing fresh seafood and a whole lot of booze. Twenty-two different breweries are bringing micro-brews to the Festival and nineteen wineries will have an assortment of their [...]

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September 26, 2014 – Eureka California

We had a VERY easy transit to from Crescent City to Eureka, about 9 hours of motoring.  In fact, they were best conditions so far on the pacific ocean.  5 knots of wind, if that, and virtually no swell.  I think it would have been good waterski water!   Since the Washington/Oregon border we have [...]

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Liebster!?! Laughing. Landed. Lobbed.

Paul of s/v Kelly Nicole pens a wickedly funny,Liebster-worthy blog, Latitude 43. What do you do when the funniest sailing blogger says, “Tag, You’re it!”  Run? Naw… you warn your readers (ummm, yeah… my own Mom doesn’t even know when I post unless I tell her)…. You’d better grab a pair of Depends or drain [...]

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Breakfast for Boats coming up

Actually, it should probably be called “Breakfast for Boaters” but at 7 a.m. on a Thursday, who has the energy to quibble? For early rising mariners, Seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats’ (CWB) annual Breakfast for Boats fundraiser is coming up soon with an invigorating speaker on another notable set of early risers: Daniel James Brown, [...]

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