A Boating Conundrum

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

SuperNatural BC? Do Not Enter

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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...

The Good News: Puget Sound Herring

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Spring on Puget Sound is about gardens bursting with tulips and daffodils, white sails set against glistening blue seas, and massive, shimmering schools of...

Remembering Jerry Gorsline

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Just before Jerry Gorsline died he loaned me a book: “Black Brant: Sea Goose of the Pacific Coast.” We had exchanged stories about this...

Off Track! The Log of the Roberto

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By Doug Edelsein In Port Townsend, when you buy your first boat, you get a lot of advice – almost all of it good. “Don’t buy...

A ReBorn Leader?

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Pick up the latest Port Townsend Leader and chances are Brian Kelly will have written the lead story.  And usually ten more on topics...

WA360: The Race to Alaska Comes Home

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By Ross Anderson Try this for a business plan:  Invite people to pay $550 each to enter a race that requires them to row, paddle...

The 2021 Shipwrights’ Regatta: Maximum Fun

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photo above by Joel Rogers Most Washingtonians recognize that February is a winter month, and that the weather can go from calm to gale-force and...

Homelessness: What you see isn’t what you get

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Dan looked like an Army sergeant. Denise looked like a Vogue model. If you had crossed paths with them in downtown Port Townsend in the...

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So Long, Pygmy Kayaks

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More than three decades ago, when guys like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were building technology companies that would change the world, another Ivy...

On the Hard: Pelican

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From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories Pelican: In the World of Wooden Boats The one-time research vessel Pelican was hauled out at Port Townsend's...

Birds on the Beach

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Gulls are not the only feathered friends found on our local beaches. Some birds spend most of their time foraging along the beaches, including...

On the Hard: The Lady Washington

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From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories The Lady Washington, Washington State's Ship Approaching the Port of Port Townsend's Boat Haven Marina, it was easy...

The Philosophical Gardener: Salad Days

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  References to one’s “salad days,” it seems, began with Shakespeare when he wrote it in a line for Cleopatra who...