#TBT: Sleeping 5 on a Catalina 22

The following article was published in the February 2010 issue of 48° North by Michael Karangelen Our latest Throwback Thursday shares a story from a family of five who love small boat cruising in the South Sound. Sleeping…

#TBT: Fall Cruising Adventures – Circumnavigating Fidalgo Island

In our latest Throwback Thursday, 48° North Editor Andy Cross takes a look down memory lane at a classic fall cruising adventure around Fidalgo Island. “Why not go down to Deception Pass?” my buddy Mike asked as I took a…

Passage Report: Port Townsend to San Francisco

The author battled seasickness, but could still appreciate the beauty of a Pacific sunset. With years of dreaming, planning, and boat work in our wake — and after days of moving out of our apartment, loading the boat up with…

Cruising Desolation Sound with Classic Books and Stories

I have always been an excellent armchair sailor. Before any major voyage, I scour bookstores, websites, libraries, archives, and friends’ bookshelves. Sure, I’ll pick up cruising guides, nature studies, or an occasional…

Finding Our Own Way in Pole Pass

The Leonard family relaxes on Teal after participating in the 1980 Olympia Harbor Days Races. Left to right are Charlie, Linda, Lisa (the author), and Don Leonard. A family cruising a classic wooden tug tries to transit a…

A Boat, A Baby, and Bears!

The author and daughter, Vela, take a turn at the helm rounding Cape Caution. Readers of 48° North surely recall Lauren Upham’s previously published stories of cruising the Salish Sea, baking sourdough on-board, and bringing…

Is This Even Real?! 48° North Cruising Rally 2023

The best sailing of the trip, broad reaching in Plumper Sound with breeze in the mid teens! I woke early and climbed the companionway stairs of our stern-tied Canadian Sailcraft 40 in Annette Inlet on Prevost Island. The…

Reviving Hope: Hōkūleʻa’s One Day Stop in Port Townsend

The storied voyaging canoe, Hōkūleʻa, completed its visit to Puget Sound ports this week with an emotional reception in Port Townsend.   Never has there been a better summer, week, or day for a visit from Hōkūleʻa, the…

Three Sheets NW: Princess Louisa Inlet

One of several pleasant surprises about Backeddy Resort & Marina was its walkable proximity to witness the raw power of the tidal exchange at Skookumchuck Narrows. We sat on our boat on a Friday in mid-July, dejectedly…

#TBT High Latitude Sailing – Immersion Style

In our latest Throwback Thursday, PNW journalist David Schmidt has a conversation with adventurer and writer, Cameron Dueck. The article ran in the July 2012 issue of 48° North, a few years after Dueck departed Victoria, BC,…