Hometown Underwear: Quimper Merc Ain’t Hip, But It’s Ours

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As Port Townsend began to re-open this month, folks rushed out to the barbers, the bars and restaurants.  But maybe not to Quimper Mercantile. ...

Treading Water: PT’s Nonprofits and the Virus

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By Ross Anderson When the state closed down for the pandemic, the staff of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center did what most of us...

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...

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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,...