Garth Hudson’s PT Performance Remembered

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Ten years ago this month Port Townsend music fans were all atwitter about an appearance by Garth Hudson, a key member of the revered...

Sockeye & Me: Two Journeys Cross Paths

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Like so many of our neighbors, I was drawn to Port Townsend by saltwater and sawdust, and by the amazing wooden boats that blend...

I Owe Rush Limbaugh My 15 Minutes of Fame

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The death of Rush Limbaugh, overlapped on the energy crunch, takes me back exactly 20 years, to the nationwide electrical crisis in the winter...

A Winter’s Diary

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Dec 31, 2020: It was foggy this morning, and temps have not dipped below freezing in a long time. There was a thick frost...

PT & Me: Living the Good Life in a Bubble

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Some 40 years before the Pandemic, I climbed aboard my 21-foot wooden sloop in Seattle and groped north up fogbound Puget Sound, headed for...

Kathy Francis: Nothing Matters But the People

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By Bob Francis A disciple told Confucius one day that he was thinking of moving and asked for his advice. The Master said, "Don't choose the...

Bobby Kennedy, Gun Control & Change

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Editor's note: This piece came in after the June 6th 50th anniversary of the murder of Robert Kennedy. We struggled with finding a photo...

The PTeRider Story:

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“The town is full of FIPS,” I said when we got to the part in the tour about what kind of people live in...

PT & ME: A LOVE LETTER

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Dearest Port Townsend, In this time of pandemic, and the first cancellation of the Wooden Boat Festival in 44 years, I’m in mourning. An...

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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...

Pandemic Predictions

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More than a year and a half into the pandemic, the transition back to normalcy has been tragically upended by a combination of the...

The Trail: Do We Know the Way to Discovery Bay?

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Every ride or hike on the Larry Scott Trail is an exhilarating jaunt leading to disappointment.  We revel in the views across Townsend Bay,...

50 Years of Sawdust and Varnish

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Port Townsend's Marine Trades By Ernie Baird with an introduction by Ross Anderson. Photos by Joel Rogers. When Ernie Baird first found his way to Port...

Grrr: Attorney General Bob Ferguson Versus the Growlers

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Coupevillle – Attorney General Bob Ferguson chose a bucolic setting for his recent Whidbey Island fundraiser, the historic Crockett Barn with its backdrop of Admiralty...