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Shannon and crew racing her San Juan 24 "Pig War" in Bellingham in 1976.

Why I love the Race to Alaska

Why do I love the R2AK so very much? To me, it’s obvious. Frank Morris, born in Seattle in 1907 on Three Tree Point, Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard, author of the first chartbook in the Pacific Northwest: The Marine Atlas (Olympia to Skagway), owner of the Marine Finance Corporation that financed and insured boats, […]

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2016 Tollycraft Rendezvous Video

I just returned from the annual Tollycraft Boating Club Rendezvous at Roche Harbor, a long weekend packed with a lot of fun and fun people. This was my twelfth rendezvous, and while each event is a little different, they’re all about getting together with boating friends, making new ones, and enjoying some time on the […]

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Ship Shapes: The Ed Monk Sr. Ships Plans Collection

In 2014 Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society accepted a large collection of drawings, documents, photos, and artifacts related to the work of renowned naval architect Edwin Monk (1894-1973) from his family. Monk was a designer and builder of boats large and small, pleasure and commercial. His vessels are familiar to mariners all along the Pacific […]

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