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Ed Monk Scholarship deadline extended

The Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle has announced the extension of the application deadline for the Ed Monk Scholarship award program for interns. Applications were originally due by April 1.The new deadline to apply for the program is May 1, 2014. Grants awarded will total $1500. Somewhat unusually, the fund’s mission is to help [...]

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Boats of the Century

Next Saturday, Feb. 15, The Center for Wooden Boats will be opening an extraordinary exhibition illustrating the staying power of the wooden workboat. “Highliners: Boats of the Century” will be kicking off with a bang at the Historic Ships Wharf as nine of the oldest boats in the fleet dock for a week there next [...]

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Lightship No. 83 "Swiftsure" in drydock last summer

Swiftsure ready for a new deck

There was a full house in Seattle Friday night at The Center for Wooden Boat’s Boathouse on South Lake Union for Nathaniel Howe’s talk on the ongoing restoration of Lightship 83 “Swiftsure” by local nonprofit Northwest Seaport. Howe, the vessel manager and a naval archaeologist, spoke in front of a crowd of around 60 people [...]

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Northwest Nautical History | The Bear Man of Admiralty Island

From the 1920s to the 1950s, the Alaska Coast Hunting and Fishing Company pioneered excursion travel to the remote state, serving a clientele of famous Americans ranging from Wall Street tycoons to Hollywood celebrities. The company’s guides took clients fishing and hunting for game. The main target was the brown bear — specifically, the subspecies known [...]

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An 1854 chart of the San Juan Islands

Historic NOAA Charts

Have you ever wondered what the Seattle Harbor Chart looked like in 1901? NOAA is scanning over 30,000 charts from their 150++ year history and releasing the high quality scans free to the public for Students, Historians, Researchers and anyone … Continue reading →

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Trident Seafood donates vintage Bristol Bay gillnetter to Drayton Harbor Maritime

Non-profit Bellingham historical society Drayton Harbor Maritime has received the donation of a 1906 vintage Bristol Bay gillnet sailboat from Trident Seafoods. Thanks to reader Harold Lavers for pointing us to the story! Drayton Harbor Maritime, which also operates the historic M/V Plover pedestrian ferry between Blaine and Semiahmoo, has an interest in the one-time [...]

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