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Fisheries Supply fall swap meet flies by

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 [...]

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West Marine Interbay grand opening today

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 [...]

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A lot of floating boats at Boats Afloat

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 [...]

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A picture of the front of the West Marine store in Interbay

West Marine moves to Interbay

West Marine is moving their premier Northwest location from Westlake to Interbay this month, kicking off a grand opening celebration at the new site this Friday, September 12, through Sunday, September 14, with raffles, giveaways, and a variety of in-store events and parking lot displays. The store will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 [...]

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Many vessels at anchor in Port Townsend

38th Annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival wraps up

It’s the second week of September, and another Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, the 38th, is finished. There were amazing speakers. There were incredible demonstrations. There were an awful lot of people. There was blazing sunshine, white canvas cutting across dark blue waters, warm air, smooth music, all of it punctuated by the sound of [...]

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