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The next big thing in boats is small, and getting smaller

We recently received this press release announcing the third annual Pocket Yacht Palooza to be held in Port Townsend this coming weekend. The Puget Sound area, and Port Townsend in particular, is at the epicenter of a global downsizing trend in boats, leading the way with smaller-boat designs, boatbuilding workshops, small-boat publications and events such [...]

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Raise a paddle July 26 for a good cause

Dwight Jones has a vision of looking out onto the water in Seattle and seeing scores of red-clad people paddling around on a designated day each summer, having fun and raising money for a good cause. The first step toward making that a reality is the inaugural Paddle for Parkinson’s. The event will be held Saturday, July [...]

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This course could save your life

You’ve been sailing for years and planning this next trip for months. You’ve created the perfect sail plan and stocked the galley. The weather is shaping up perfectly and the boat has been checked and rechecked. She’s ready. You’re ready. You cast off the lines — outbound for wherever — confident that you’ve thought of everything. But [...]

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Steamship Days at Bowen Island

The Steamship Heritage Society will be hosting the 3rd Annual Steamship Days Festival on Bowen Island again this summer, July 11 to July 13. As in years past, the festival celebrates the nautical history and culture of the island and of Howe Sound with three days of music, art, and entertainment wrapped around a classic [...]

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Fleet Week in Portland

The Portland Rose Festival is underway, and for Oregon maritime enthusiasts, one thing that means is Fleet Week! Since the Rose Festival began in 1907, visiting vessels have been a part of the program, wending their way up the mighty Columbia, across the treacherous bar, and into the Willamette to dock near the downtown festivities [...]

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