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, [...]
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.
That Port Townsend is a world-renowned center for nautical knowledge and training is a point of long-cherished pride in the local boating community; that the Northwest Maritime Center there has served as a focal point for this knowledge in recent years is becoming increasingly clear. The center itself has been working to establish itself firmly [...]
With weather like we’ve been having it’s hard to remember that it’s almost fall, and the usual array of fall boating events are here, including Fisheries Supply’s biannual swap meet, held each fall and spring in the store parking lot on Northlake across from Gas Works park. But there it was this morning, a more [...]
The new West Marine store in Interbay had their official grand opening today, with special deals, prize giveaways, and vendors of all stripes on hand to answer questions and hawk their wares. Northwest Marine Trade Association president George Harris came ashore from a morning fishing expedition off West Point to offer a few remarks and [...]
You would be concerned if it were otherwise, wouldn’t you? But, unlike the Seattle Boat Show, where most of the vessels are high and dry in the Centurylink Field Events Center, at Boats Afloat, you see the boats in their natural element, or elements, rather: on Friday, not only were most of the boats on [...]
Tacoma doesn’t always get a lot of respect from her northern neighbor port of Seattle, but as a working waterfront town loaded with notable maritime heritage, Tacoma doesn’t take second place to any Puget Sound city, and the upcoming 22nd Annual Maritime Fest is all set to celebrate the fact. The location is the first [...]