Archive | Boats

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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Driftwooden boat building?

(This story comes to us, appropriately, via Dan Leach at Seattle’s own Center for Wooden Boats.) When most people think of “wooden boats” they think of the wood as being a little more … processed … than Brooklyn artist Marie Lorenz does. Lorenz is currently in Vancouver, B.C., as artist-in-residence at the Burrard Marina Field [...]

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A boy, a bell and a 77-year mystery

As the caretaker of a 101-year-old ship, Catherine Collins is used to occasionally uncovering new bits of information about the vessel’s history. But a call she got a few weeks ago stunned her. At the other end of the line was an 87-year-old California man, Alfred R. “Nick” Lemos, who said he had the original [...]

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Tour 100-year-old GloryBe this weekend

Three Sheets is chronicling major maritime milestones reached this year, from the Fishermen’s Terminal centennial to the 125th anniversary of the tug Arthur Foss. There’s an opportunity this weekend to  celebrate yet another big maritime birthday, and you can even toast the grand dame — and her owner — in person. GloryBe, a 36-foot custom-built canoe stern [...]

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Adventuress is 100… plus 1!

The schooner Adventuress is actually 101 this year, but as most of us of advancing age have learned, what’s a year one way or the other? Although Adventuress has become a Puget Sound icon, she wasn’t built here and wasn’t intended particularly to sail our local waters. Adventuress was built in East Boothbay, Maine, by [...]

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Lithograph of HMS Discovery aground in Queen Charlotte Sound

Vancouver relic recovered?

Local historians and history buffs have been abuzz for the past few years about an anchor discovered by diver’s off Whidbey Island. In most particulars, it appears to match one described as having been lost in the vicinity by the Vancouver expedition. Now, the anchor has been raised, and historians are looking for answers. The [...]

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My Boat | Caro Babbo

John Juliano and Jennifer Severin spent several summers living aboard a Thunderbird sailboat in New York, then moved to the Seattle area and started looking for a bigger boat for long-distance cruising. After a series of boat-shopping misadventures including a dead raccoon and a miscommunicated offer, they found their perfect boat, a 1975 Maxi 95. They [...]

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