Boys – and Girls – In the Boat

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Port Townsend’s Legacy of Wooden Rowing Shells In 1998 the phone rang at the Cupola House, then home of the Wooden Boat Foundation, and was...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Wooden Boat Festival In Pictures

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Phototgrapher Joel Rogers brings us memories of years past. Click on a picture to see the slide show.

On the Hard: Sea Lass

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Requiem for a Brown Owl By Joel Rogers and Peter Bruckner  Sea Lass - what a wonderful name for a boat. It combines the classic ship's...

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...

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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...

Pandemic Predictions

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More than a year and a half into the pandemic, the transition back to normalcy has been tragically upended by a combination of the...

The Trail: Do We Know the Way to Discovery Bay?

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Every ride or hike on the Larry Scott Trail is an exhilarating jaunt leading to disappointment.  We revel in the views across Townsend Bay,...

50 Years of Sawdust and Varnish

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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...

Grrr: Attorney General Bob Ferguson Versus the Growlers

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Coupevillle – Attorney General Bob Ferguson chose a bucolic setting for his recent Whidbey Island fundraiser, the historic Crockett Barn with its backdrop of Admiralty...