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Idaho Representative Mike Simpson was named Legislator of the Year by the PNWA - (Photo courtesy U.S. House website)

Pacific Northwest Waterways announces 2014 Distinguished Service Award winners

The Pacific Northwest Waterways Association (PNWA) has announced their 2014 Distinguished Service Award Winners at their recent annual convention in Vancouver this past October 15 through October 17. Although you may not be immediately familiar with the PNWA, you have undoubtedly benefited from its efforts. The organization is one of the primary lobbying groups advocating […]

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The 30-inch test version of the sail-driven freighter - (Photo via Pacific Sky Power)

Kickstarting sustainable shipping

“Sail-powered shipping is coming back,” says Dan Tracy, looking confidently into the camera as he pitches his latest Kickstarter campaign. The mission: construct full-size, sail-driven catamaran cargo ships, built right here in Seattle, in the next five years, to transform the shipping industry. The goal: raise $1,000 to build a 60-inch radio-controlled foam prototype for […]

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Davis on her 1914 classic motoryacht, GloryBe, at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Photo courtesy of CWB

Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding names Betsy Davis as Executive Director

Port Hadlock’s Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding has announced that former Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) Executive Director Betsy Davis has been named as its new Executive Director. Davis is leaving her post at CWB after 11 years as the organization’s third executive director, but she’s not leaving entirely; she will continue her involvement as […]

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Artist's conception of the new Victoria International marina from shore

New Victoria marina construction to begin next month

The Victoria Times Colonist reports that Victoria’s new Victoria International Marina, a $22-million megayacht haven, is going to begin construction again next month, after fits and starts due to legal and fisheries delays over the past several years. We first reported on the new marina last year here. The process for development has been underway […]

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