USCG Offers New i911 System for Pacific Northwest Boaters

The 13th Coast Guard District has implemented a new system to assist mariners in distress on the waters of the Pacific Northwest Across Washington and Oregon, mariners can provide vital location information to Coast Guard…

Restarting the Magazine Machine for June – Classified Deadline on Tuesday!

We are back to printing 48° North in June, and deadlines for Classifieds and Subscriptions are this week! For a host of pandemic-related reasons—from reduced advertising revenue to concern for delivery contractors, from…

Explosion and Fire Causes One Fatality at North Saanich Marina

A fire at North Saanich Marina in Sidney, BC caused one death and hospitalized two others on Sunday afternoon The Victoria Times Colonist is reporting that onlookers at North Saanich Marina in Sidney heard a bang from the…

Key Takeaways from US Sailing Leadership Forum

US Sailing Experts Share Ideas About Safe Sailing and Explore Cautious Steps Toward Reactivating Local Sailing Events, Regattas, and Junior Programs US Sailing is one of those enigmatically versatile organizations. It can be…

Waggoner’s Details for Day-Use Reopening of Recreational Boating

Understanding and Following the Guidelines are Key to Continuing (and Increasing) Access, Now That Day-use Boating has Reopened Editor's Note: The team that brings you one of the most trusted names in cruising, Waggoner…

Q & A With Washington State Parks

Many of Washington's Marine State Parks reopened for day use yesterday. What does that mean for boaters? Washington State Parks offers these answers. 48° North: How can boaters find out which marine state parks are open?…

As Boating and Some State Parks Reopen, San Juan County Urges Caution

Some boating activities are opening today around the state of Washington, but San Juan County asks visiting boaters to please stay away Pacific Northwest boaters are understandably clamoring to get on the water and limited…

“THERE’S A FIRE IN THE MARINA!”

Liveaboards Spring into Action When a Boat Catches Fire at Port Ludlow Marina “There’s a fire in the marina!” Lisa shouted down to me at roughly 8:30 a.m. on April 29, 2020. While that is a sentence you definitely never want…

Letters to the Editor for May

Letters to the Editor is a regular feature in our print magazine. This month, it's available right here at 48north.com. Trivia Date Correction G'day, Joe, On the same day 48° North April 2020 popped into my inbox, I happened…

Crossing the Bar: Remembering Thunderbird Legend Sandy Pratt

The Seattle Sailing Scene and Thunderbird Fleet Loses a Legend in Sandy Pratt As the outbreak of COVID19 rages across our world, we are stunned by news reports of infection and death. The devastating statistics become…