The Value of Humor in Navigating Dire Straits

Being neither an early bird nor a night owl but more of an exhausted pigeon, I have come to realize that no,...

Treading Water: PT’s Nonprofits and the Virus

By Ross Anderson When the state closed down for the pandemic, the staff of the Port Townsend Marine Science...

Screen Binging? Not Me. No Way

I never thought I could binge out streaming videos, but one rainy day changed that. I know it's happening out there. Home-bound...

Assessing Science Amid the Pandemic

Science is making a comeback. Putting aside the lazy, if not insulting cliché of scientist as nerd, as if studious curiosity was...

Birding in a time of plague

By Stephen Grace A few days ago I saw a Townsend’s solitaire on a bluff above Discovery Bay. I had...

Feeding people, saving farms

By Barry Mitzman Anyone on the Olympic Peninsula who eats—or who’s concerned about the safety and reliability of the...

One Man’s Island

One Man’s Island Refuge By Ross Anderson When the governor issued his unprecedented “stay in place”...

Savoring The Covid Silence

by Karen L. Sullivan Once, deep in an Alaskan winter in the abyss of a post-divorce-induced depression, I spent...

PT Joblessness: Worst Since the 1930s

How bad is the economic impact of the Covid-19 shutdown in Jefferson County? Initial numbers are trickling in, and they...


So Long, Pygmy Kayaks

More than three decades ago, when guys like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were building technology companies that would change the world,...

From Lupine to Chinooks, the Elwha Pulses

By Jessica Plumb Feature photo of Glines Canyon Dam reservoir by Jessica Plumb In September 2011,...

50 Years of Sawdust and Varnish

Port Townsend's Marine Trades By Ernie Baird with an introduction by Ross Anderson. Photos by Joel Rogers.

On the hard: Chichagof

From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories The Power Scow Chichagof. Chichagof is...

On the Hard: Sea Lass

Requiem for a Brown Owl By Joel Rogers and Peter Bruckner