Give a Kid a Paddle and Watch them Fly

Coming home from school one day at age 16, my mom threw me a set of car keys…

A Sea of Pink Doing a Mountain of Good: Pink Boat Regatta 2022

The volunteer committee at Seattle's Pink Boat Regatta, flying their colors in…

WDFW Seeks Public Input on Rules for Vessels Operating Near Southern Resident Killer Whales

Washington Department of of Fish and Wildlife invites public participation…

Marine Corrosion and Protection Workshop in Port Hadlock

Take a Marine Corrosion Protection Workshop in Port Hadlock at the the…

Grays Harbor Lighthouse:
The Tallest of them All

Grays Harbor Lighthouse, 1959. Photo courtesy of Washington State Archives.…

Point Hudson Jetty Rebuild Begins, Marina Closed Until Spring 2023

The popular Point Hudson Marina operated by the Port of Port Townsend is closed…

September Products News

Magma Crossover Firebox Grill One of the most-used and well-loved items on a…

Northwest Marine Trade Association Announces Grow Boating Grants

NMTA's Grow Boating grants provide funds for organizations and businesses…

Wooden Boat Festival 2022: A River of Stories

I’ve always thought of the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend as a broad,…

Homeward Bound, Part 3:
Naha, Japan to Port Townsend

Irene’s route through Japan and across the North Pacific. Here's part three…

Fisheries Supply’s Fall Swap Meet is September 24

Fall is here and so is the bi-annual Fisheries Supply Swap Meet. Join hundreds…

FAQs from a Diesel Mechanic

Throughout my career, I have been asked many questions about what I do and why,…

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August Products News

SEA-Snap™ Snap Shackle Snap shackles have long been an important piece of gear aboard our…

Update: USCG Response Continues After Vessel Sinks Near San Juan Island

USCG and partner agencies are working on containment and cleanup of diesel after a fishing vessel…

Video: A New Cockpit Layout for the Duracell Project

We've been following along as 48° North contributors Matt Steverson and Janneke Peterson tackle…

Yahtzee’s Colombian Hurricane Home and Spa

It was about 8:15 a.m. when I climbed off Yahtzee's stern onto the dock in Cartagena. The sun had…

An Offshore Romp:
Memorable moments on passage from Orcas Island to Alaska

We left Orcas Island on a Tuesday in late May with our sights set on Alaska. After all the…

Beacon Background:
Sentinels of San Juan Island

San Juan Island offers two distinctive beacons in two unique settings. Both reflect the ongoing…

Down the Sound: Finding the Breeze to Tacoma and Back

The Sloop Tavern Yacht Club’s two-day Down the Sound race was back as a destination event for 2022,…

Olympia Harbor Days Festival Returns Labor Day Weekend

Only at Olympia Harbor Days can Puget Sound vintage tugboats be found for a climb aboard show and…

Velella:
A Boat and Her Legacy

Michael Butler’s dream boat, Loco, under various stages of construction in California in 1979. “Did…

Casting Off:
Looking for Sludge in All the Wrong Places

  Disassembling and cleaning the carburetor. Whenever the small engine on my Uncle Jess’…