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...

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: 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...

A Gritty, Poetic Story of Misadventure

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"Calypso, Rhyme of the Modern Mariner" Forty years after the fact, longtime Port Townsend residents Dennis and Pat McGuire are finally telling their story, and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Our Pescatarian Birds – Part 2

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Part 1 of this two-part series included gulls, crows, a merganser, a tern, an auklet, and a guillemot with their fish. Now we’ll take...

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...

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...

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...

Our Pescatarian Birds Part 1

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Cover photo: Great Blue Heron with Fish Birds have evolved to eat all kinds of food— insects, seeds, grains, nuts, seaweed, worms, other birds, and...