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Summer 2014 in the Pacific Northwest

It was a warmer than average cruising season on most of the Salish Sea this summer; in Puget Sound, a scorching July drove the average high temperature up near 80 degrees for the summer, almost 10 degrees warmer than usual for the period. And after a ridiculously wet spring — March was the all-time wettest [...]

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Seafaring rebel with a cause

Many share a thirst for adventure on the high seas, but few can turn that desire into a vocation. Matt Rutherford is one of them. He has found a way to share his love of the seafaring life with a mission to aid our planet’s threatened oceans, our neighboring Pacific being one of them. I [...]

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Michael Luis

CWB hires new executive director

Seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) has announced the result of their national search for a replacement for departing Executive Director Betsy Davis: Michael Luis, of Medina, a longtime public affairs consultant, historic preservationist, author and city council member will join the Center as Executive Director immediately. Luis also has the requisite sailing chops to [...]

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Captain Charlie Long

Bard of the Broughtons

If you happen to be tied up at the dock at any smallish marina up in the Broughtons and see a tall, tanned fellow with a perpetual gleaming-white grin on his face swinging a guitar and musical equipment off onto the dock, march right on up to the office and arrange to stay for another [...]

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Not your usual patrol boat

Gordon Myers is active in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary — very active. An “auxiliarist” for the last 11 years, the 79-year-old cruises his Coast Guard Auxiliary patrol boat at least three times each week on Seattle’s Lake Union. But this one is not like most auxiliary patrol boats. It’s a single-seat Surfbike, pedaled and steered [...]

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