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...

The View From Blyn Lookout

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                                        A couple of months ago my husband, Bruce, and I bought a new-to-us camper, the cabover style, from some folks out near Lake...

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...

Housing: Here’s Something We Can Do

What if we told you that we can’t solve the homeless crisis by building houses? That’s a pretty counterintuitive statement, especially coming from an...

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...

The Loudest Jets in the Quietest Park

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In the summer of 2014, the U.S. Navy established an Electronic Warfare Range on large swathes of Washington's Olympic National Forest and in airspace...

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...

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...

Crab season: Your Handy Guide

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Crab season starts Thursday.  Insider tip: There’s a secret way to consistently get Dungeness crabs here in Port Townsend. You can’t miss. Here it...

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What Puget Sound Pilots Want You to Know

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It may sound counterintuitive, but when a big ship leaves the high seas and enters the restricted waters of Puget Sound, it is entering...

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: Chichagof

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From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories The Power Scow Chichagof. Chichagof is a power scow, a salmon scow, a fish tender. The U.S....

On the hard: Thea Foss

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From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories Movie Stars, Depth Charges and Tugboat Annie: The Story of the Thea Foss I still can't think of...

America’s Guidebooks: The Way We Were

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Eighty years ago this fall, the state Historical Society published “Washington: A Guide to the Evergreen State.”  At 700 pages and some 250,000 words,...