Artist’s View: Humpback Whale

From the January 2021 issue of 48° North A couple months ago, a juvenile humpback whale was found on the beach at Marrowstone Island, probably hit by a freighter. This is sort of a requiem to that whale, but also to pay…

Andy Cross and Jamie Gifford Talk Cruising Sails on The Morning Muster Podcast

Recently, 48° North columnist Jamie Gifford and editor Andy Cross sat down with Ben Carey from The Morning Muster podcast to chat about cruising sail choices and setups. Their in depth discussion about choosing, maintaining…

Two New Virtual Boating Classes Aim to Help Boaters Gain Knowledge & Confidence

The Deception Pass Sail & Power Squadron recently announced two new virtual boating courses starting in February 2021. The first is a FREE seminar called "Partners in Command", that teaches first mates and less…

Steve Callahan: Part Two

Voyaging and Survival Philosophy From the December 2020 issue of 48° North. Steve Callahan has spent his life around boats — sailing, voyaging, building, designing, and writing about it. He is best known for surviving 76…

Get Your Washington Boater Education Card with Two-Day Certification Course

Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron is offering an introductory boating class where attendees can earn the required Washington State Boater Education Card. Registration is now open for America’s Boating Course, a two-day…

REMINDER: Washington Sea Grant Hosting Virtual Marine Weather Workshop November 14

Learn to read the weather before you head out on the water. Washington Sea Grant and Jefferson County WSU Extension are co-sponsoring a Marine Weather Workshop this Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Topics to be…

Leaky Teaky Tiki – A Refit to Keep the Rain Out

Facing water intrusion, a cruising couple endeavors to refresh and reseal the teak decks of their trawler. "Leaky tiki" is a nickname for otherwise awesome trawlers with water intrusion issues. Our beloved 37-foot 1977 Puget…

Video: Cruiser’s College’s Michael Beemer Talks Boat Design with Bob Perry

Skagit Valley College Marine Technology Department Chair Michael Beemer and Bob Perry discuss the school's Perry-designed project boat. After purchasing the Perry-designed Westsail 39 King's Pride as a teaching tool for…

Artist’s View: Northern Fulmar

You won’t see the gull-sized Northern Fulmar in Elliott Bay, or as you pass Port Townsend on your way to the San Juan Islands; but once you take the turn at Neah Bay, you’ll see plenty. If you’re close enough, you may notice…

Canary Rockfish: Artist View August

Just as their name suggests, these guys prefer to live around rocks. Twenty-eight species of rockfish live in the Salish Sea, from 3-inch tide pool dwellers to 3-foot lunkers that live in deeper water and weigh in at 25…