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 and said, “It’s a stick shift. You have to be at practice in the morning, so I guess you had better take her around the block a few times.” The…

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 support. For the uninitiated, the Pink Boat Regatta would appear to be hundreds of people, on dozens of boats, who just love to wear pink. Boats…

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

Washington Department of of Fish and Wildlife invites public participation in an online survey about rules for vessels operating near Southern Resident killer whales. The survey, available through Sept. 30, 2022, will…

Marine Corrosion and Protection Workshop in Port Hadlock

Take a Marine Corrosion Protection Workshop in Port Hadlock at the the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding October 15, 2022. Washington Sea Grant, the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding and Washington State…

Grays Harbor Lighthouse:
The Tallest of them All

Grays Harbor Lighthouse, 1959. Photo courtesy of Washington State Archives. This beacon might be the most remarkable in Washington. Part of a chain of lighthouses spanning the Washington coast, it is the state’s tallest,…

Point Hudson Jetty Rebuild Begins, Marina Closed Until Spring 2023

The popular Point Hudson Marina operated by the Port of Port Townsend is closed for the next five months. The two jetties that protect the entrance to Point Hudson in Port Townsend were built in 1934, when the U.S.…

September Products News

Magma Crossover Firebox Grill One of the most-used and well-loved items on a cruising boat is the ubiquitous propane grill hanging from the pushpit. To enhance the onboard cooking experience, Magma recently launched their…

Northwest Marine Trade Association Announces Grow Boating Grants

NMTA's Grow Boating grants provide funds for organizations and businesses promoting boating in the Northwest; deadline to apply October 31, 2022. The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) is pleased to announce the 2022…

Wooden Boat Festival 2022: A River of Stories

I’ve always thought of the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend as a broad, winding river full of stories and adventures. Each time I attend, I jump in with a destination in mind, but once in the current, I’m pulled along…

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

Irene’s route through Japan and across the North Pacific. Here's part three detailing the Niemann's voyage across the COVID-closed world to reach their home waters of the PNW. Read Part One, Turkey to Singapore and Part Two,…