Rainshadow is Back

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Hello again, Rainshadow readers. You may have noticed last fall that, after six months of periodic postings on this site, we went dark. ...

Hush-hush: Our Biggest Park is a Local Secret

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Port Townsend is surrounded by state parks.  From Point Hudson, we look into at least five: Fort Worden and Fort Casey to the east,...

Millions of Birds in Trump’s Crosshairs

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By Karen Sullivan A new interpretation of a century-old law meant to protect birds would not only leave more birds dead, it would also add...

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...

PT Joblessness: Worst Since the 1930s

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

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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...

Birdman of Protection Island

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At dusk on an early summer evening, Protection Island is silhouetted in a deep, red sunset.  A gentle breeze carries the murmurs of nesting...

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...

On the Hard: Pelican

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From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories Pelican: In the World of Wooden Boats The one-time research vessel Pelican was hauled out at Port Townsend's...

Why Covid-19 Vaccine Refusal is Dangerous

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A recent Rainshadow article by Peggy Myre featured a photo I took while waiting in the Jefferson Healthcare vaccine automobile line. Within two days...