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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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Amelia and other participants on Girls at the Helm work together to furl the jib in 2010.

Finding direction on ‘Girls at the Helm’ aboard Adventuress

Twenty-three-year-old Amelia Foster and her mother Vanessa visited the Sound Experience office a few weeks ago to reminisce about how Amelia’s experiences on Adventuress changed the course of her life. Amelia recently completed her bachelor’s degree at Oregon State University with a double major in Microbiology and International Studies, she has assisted with research on […]

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Andy and sons aboard Yahtzee in Astoria, Oregon

Join Three Sheets Northwest’s Andy Cross for an evening at the Portland Yacht Club

The Portland Yacht Club is hosting an evening with Three Sheets Northwest managing editor Andy Cross from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. The event is family friendly, free and open to the public. Also, tacos and margaritas will be available for purchase. After sailing down from the San Juan Islands and cruising up the Columbia […]

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Edensaw Woods founder awarded ‘Washington State Small Business Person of the Year’ honor

Jim “Kiwi” Ferris awarded Washington State Small Business Person of the Year by SBA Over 32 years ago, with a few sticks of wood and a couple of tarps, Jim “Kiwi” Ferris and the late Charlie Moore, started Edensaw Woods on the Olympic Peninsula in Port Townsend, WA. Now, three decades later, the business has grown into 80,000 […]

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Knox-Johnston aboard Suhaili

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s Seattle-bound Clipper Race has its origins in 1968 Golden Globe

Twelve fully crewed 70-foot yachts participating in the 10th Clipper Round The World Race set out on Leg 6 in Qingdao, China yesterday, March 20, and their next stop will be all the way across the Pacific Ocean, putting them in Seattle on or about April 15. (Read a Leg 6 race preview here, watch a preview with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston below and track […]

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New sailing, kayaking, navigation and nature education school launched in Anacortes

Situated in one of the most active and vibrant boating communities in Washington state, the founding of a new school for recreational mariners to hone their kayaking, sailing and navigation skills, while also learning about the natural world around them, couldn’t be more appropriate than Anacortes. But with unrelenting island beauty on every side of this […]

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