Birdman of Protection Island

At dusk on an early summer evening, Protection Island is silhouetted in a deep, red sunset.  A gentle breeze carries the murmurs of nesting...


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SuperNatural BC? Do Not Enter

The B.C. provincial government has greeted spring with a stern order to those who would recreate in “Beautiful British Columbia”:  Stay home. With a...

Love in the Time of Covid

The Back of the Herd


Love in the Time of Covid

March 15, 2020, message from the Port Townsend School District: We are looking forward to seeing students at school on Monday so teachers and students can...

Porgy and Bess now

On the Hard

A Boating Conundrum

Boating season is here! There are a lot of boats in Jefferson County, but is anyone aware that those who go out on the...

On the Hard: Pelican


50 Years of Sawdust and Varnish

Port Townsend's Marine Trades By Ernie Baird with an introduction by Ross Anderson. Photos by Joel Rogers. When Ernie Baird first found his way to Port...

Tamanowas Rock

Fort Núñez Gaona


Birds In Flight

This Rufous Hummingbird visits our garden every summer and perches on the same treetop. Then he migrates on, as far south as Mexico. Watching birds,...

Seeing Seaweed – Part 2

Seeing Seaweed

Rhodys in the woods


Senior City: Why Should We Care?

By Ross Anderson OK boomers.  Take a look at what we’ve done to our adopted home. A generation ago, Port Townsend was a nice, waterfront town...