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Swiftsure (Lightship 83): Preserving the past to benefit the future (Video)

Here’s a great video about the history of Swiftsure (Lightship 83) and its ongoing restoration that must have slipped by us when it came out last year. She’s currently located at the Historic Ships Wharf in Lake Union Park, Seattle. Swiftsure, along with Arthur Foss, are open to the public for viewing, educational programs, special events, tugboat overnight programs and vessel stewardship […]

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Left to right: Paul Zimmer, co-founder S3 Maritime, Greg Allen formerly of Yacht Masters NW, Ryan Parker, co-founder S3 Maritime.

S3 Maritime and Yacht Masters NW announce merger

Greg Allen of Yacht Masters NW and Paul Zimmer and Ryan Parker, co-owners of S3 Maritime, have announced the merger of these two well-established and respected Seattle yacht outfitter and repair companies. The combined entity will operate as S3 Maritime and will have a team of 48 employees, making it one of the largest yacht […]

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Tour a cool floating DIY electronics lab (Video)

Northwest boater and engineer Steve Roberts turned his yacht into an ever-evolving electronics laboratory. Datawake was years in the making and is outfitted with endless gadgets including a ham radio, milling machine, 3D printer, Raspberry Pi and Arduino based systems for data collection, along with endless tools for tinkering. She even has a kitty litter box equipped […]

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Captain’s Nautical to host book reading and signing of ‘Tranquility’ by Billy Sparrow

At age 24, Billy Sparrow bought an old wooden sailboat in Seattle and set off to fulfill a dream of cruising to California’s Channel Islands. Along the way, and through many trial and error moments, young Billy learns what it takes to operate his new-to-him vessel and navigate it towards his dreams. In Tranquility: A memoir of an […]

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How not to cross a Washington State Ferry (Video)

A powerboat named Nap Tyme collided with a Washington State Ferry Sunday during a crossing situation on Puget Sound. The ferry Chetzemoka was en route from Point Defiance to Vashon Island when onlookers watched as Nap Tyme didn’t appear to know there was an issue while the ferry gave five blasts on her horn. Fortunately, nobody was injured. Read […]

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