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...

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....

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...

Kelley Watson’s PT Crew Is Outward Bound

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Like countless graduates everywhere, Port Townsend’s commencement this week is liable to be laced with maritime clichés.  They will be setting sail, charting a...

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...

Brion Toss: Once in Ten Thousand Years

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It started late last week when my husband and I saw the news about a young graduate student who had solved a decades-old mathematical...

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...

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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...

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...

Garth Hudson’s PT Performance Remembered

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An update from Charlie Bermant: I first published Garth Hudson’s address with encouragement to write him and then this address was picked up by...

Warming climate is already changing the Olympic Peninsula’s birds

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By Steve Hampton The world of birds is on the move, and that includes the Olympic Peninsula. We now have hummingbirds in winter and scrub-jays...

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...