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Seattle Yachts hires another broker

We recently received this press release from Seattle Yachts. Congratulations to them and to Paris! “Spring has sprung at Seattle Yachts and we are happy to report that the boating community is in a buying mood. In order to service our customers in a timely manner we are pleased to announce that Paris Woodard, CPYB, […]

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Smelt beach seining threatened in Washington

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is examining options for changing or eliminating commercial and recreational smelt fishing seasons. Although smelting is not one of the state’s larger fisheries, it has some community aspects that strike San Juan island liveaboard and photographer Adam Nash as important. Nash has written a short piece on […]

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Built in 75 days for $7,840, the house was the first completed structure of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. Photos courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

House overlooking Ballard locks turns 100

Like an empress overseeing her nation, a century-old house has been governing since the beginning above Seattle’s Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. In mid-1913, the Lockkeeper’s House, now called the Cavanaugh House, was completed on the grounds of the locks. Built in 75 days at a cost of $7,840, it was the first completed structure of […]

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NOAA app provides free nautical charts for recreational boating

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration just released a free mobile application that allows users to download NOAA charts and editions of the U.S. Coast Pilot. MyNOAACharts was released on a test basis and is so far only available for Android tablets. The app allows users to find their positions on NOAA nautical chart and […]

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The Scouts sail will take participants from Bellingham to the Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival in Seattle.

Adventuress offers special Scouts sail to wooden boat fest

For decades, Scouts comprised most of the young people who sailed on Puget Sound aboard the historic schooner Adventuress. “We hear the most amazing stories now, when they come back aboard with their kids and grandkids, about how climbing aboard Adventuress was life-changing … how it inspired in some their future career as a shipwright, […]

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Chuck Fowler

Tacoma maritime history writer wins award

Tacoma maritime history writer Chuck Fowler was recently honored by the Tacoma Historical Society for his work. At its annual meeting earlier this week, the society presented Fowler with its Murray Morgan Award in recognition of his “significant achievement in historical research and writing.” Murray Morgan, born in Tacoma, was a well-known journalist, author and […]

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