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The Argosy Christmas Ship Festival is billed as the largest holiday floating parade in the world. Photo courtesy of Argosy Cruises

Where to get your holiday float on this season

Since it’s after Halloween, we can start talking about Christmas, right? Various marinas and cruise lines are putting together their annual holiday season lighted ship parades, and it takes some time to string those lights just right, so we’ll give you the schedules we know about right now. The big lighted boat parades in the […]

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The NMTA’s Director of Fishing Affairs, Tony Floor, left, with derby boat winner Jackson Girard, 6, his sister, Ashley, and parents Stephanie and Arick - (Photo courtesy NMTA)

Northwest Salmon Derby series winners score new boats

The Northwest Marine Trade Association recently sent out this release about the winners of their Northwest Salmon Derby Series, including a 6-year-old boy and a father of two … both of them taking home brand new fishing boats. Joel Clark was thinking about football, not fishing, when he got a call that caught him off-guard. […]

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Rarely do all sculptures pass the Float Test on the first try

Your weekend maritime event options

If you aren’t hungry for booze or seafood (yeah, right) or aren’t interested in trekking down to Shelton for OysterFest to get them this weekend, there are some terrific alternative destinations whether you are in the central or north parts of Puget Sound this weekend. In Seattle, Northwest Seaport’s Classic Workboat show will be held […]

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The selection of refreshments available at OysterFest is breathtaking - (Photo courtesy OysterFest 2014)

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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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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Edensaw Boatbuilding challenge video

If you missed the high (and low) points of the Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge at this year’s Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, fear not … in our hyper-documented age of digital wonder, someone inevitably made a video about it. It’s on YouTube and you can watch it right here.

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