Sorting out the Shakedown

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I am in the thick, green, wet and sparkly Maine woods. My writing station set up with tea, breakfast, and Merlin bird app, to...

Crossing the Delaware

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Corky Parker has been living in two worlds for a number of years, between a home in Port Townsend and running the eco-lodge La...

Sometimes You Can See the Going Coming

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This week we welcome the wonderful writing of Corky Parker to The Rainshadow Journal. Corky has been living in two worlds for a number...

On the Hard: Catalyst

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From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories Catalyst and the Beautiful Wild Country             Catalyst departed Port Townsend on May 5th to begin her mid-May...

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...

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The lost commencement address by Tom Robbins

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Photo of Tom Robbins by Dan Wallen. Used with permission of University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections MPH1272 When I was the editor of the...

Spider Sticks

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                                                 A spider stick is any handy light branch or stem which you have stripped of its leaves and twigs, cut to three feet or...

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...

Love in the Time of Covid

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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...

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....