Vaccine Cards Required in British Columbia

Effective September 13, those born on or before 2009 must have at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and be fully vaccinated by October 24 in order to enter certain businesses and attend ticketed events in British…

The Sailing Foundation’s Online Auction: Some Real Good Stuff to Support a Really Great Organization

Support The Sailing Foundation during their 50th Anniversary Auction, which is open now and ends this Saturday at 7:00 p.m. PDT. An essential local non-profit, The Sailing Foundation (TSF) has turned 50 and continues its…

NMTA Announces Available Grant Funding for Grow Boating Program

The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) is once again making funds available for promoting boating in the Northwest; deadline to apply is Oct 31.  The NMTA recently announced the 2021 grant program for non-profits or…

View Virtual Wooden Boat Festival Content for FREE!

If, like us, you're bummed that the Wooden Boat Festival has been canceled... the organizers are offering help in the form of some free Festival flavor. If we can’t be together, we can still celebrate wooden boats! Just…

Maritime High School Welcomes Inaugural Class on Sept. 2

Through a unique partnership, the Highline School District is opening the Maritime High School to provide students with hands-on, project-based maritime learning.  Maritime High School, a public school for students in South…

Tough Decision Made to Cancel the 2021 Wooden Boat Festival

Despite the best efforts to put on a safe and fun Wooden Boat Festival this year, the difficult decision was made to cancel the event. In this rapidly shifting world of COVID-19, the Wooden Boat Foundation and Northwest…

Desolation Sound Stern Ties Upgraded to be More Visible

Cruisers visiting Desolation Sound should now more easily be able to identify 140 permanent stern-tie locations. Our friends at the BC Parks Forever Society are constantly working for for the good of cruising boaters that…

Report: 48°N Columnists Share Experiences and Tips Crossing Newly Opened US-Canada Border

48° North columnists Marty McOmber and Deborah Bach recently crossed the newly opened U.S.-Canada border in Sidney, British Columbia. Here's how it went for them, along with some tips for other cruisers considering doing the…

New Program Prepares Crews for Commercial Fishing Jobs

Want to have an on-the-water adventure in Alaska? This new program will give you the experience you need to get a commercial fishing job. Editor's note: After publishing, we were alerted that the start to this program has…

48° North Hosts Another Successful Tropical Night for Duck Dodge Racers

The super fun summertime tradition returns to Seattle's Lake Union, tiki raft and all. It was great to see you all out there! It's been called the best party on the water anywhere on the West Coast, and it still delivers.…