Port Townsend, Rat Island Rowing and Sculling Club, wooden racing shells, 2014 Wooden Boat Festival,

The Boys in the Boat, author, Daniel James Brown, Judy Rantz, Rat Island Rowing and Sculling Club,


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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...

George Vancouver and the Puget Sound Map

On a foggy spring morning in May, 1792, 231 years ago this week, a sea-weary group of British sailors made their way out of...

Fort Núñez Gaona

In 1792, Spanish colonists, led by Lt. Sálvador Fidalgo, constructed Fort Núñez Gaona on the shore of Neah Bay. Named after Admiral Manuel Núñez...

The Delightful Harbor Seal

One of the delights of my Port Townsend life is watching harbor seals. Looking out at the sea while walking along a beach, I...

Insects on the Peninsula

Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars We are fortunate to live on the Olympic Peninsula for so many reasons. One that doesn’t get enough attention is that...