Seattle Boat Show Launches Today… And There Will Be Cake

Boat Show Opening Day is always an exciting day for the boating community. The big Seattle Boat Show kickoff signals the start of a new year of watery wonder for Pacific Northwest boat-folk. This years event is full of the…

Three Sheets Northwest Merges with 48° North!

Three Sheets Northwest Donated to Northwest Maritime Center, Merges with 48° North! When the ball dropped on New Years Eve, amidst the (hopefully mild) public displays of affection, something else thrilling happened. As of…

RBAW hoping to preserve Historic Lakebay Marina as a marine state park

The Recreational Boating Association of Washington (RBAW) and its 501(c)(3), the RBAW Marine Parks Conservancy, announced on Thursday that it has entered into a purchase-and-sale agreement for the historic Lakebay Marina on…

Video: Relive part of this summer’s successful Salish 100 small boat cruise

Water Trails provides a fun look at what the first year of the Salish 100 had in store for participants.

Coast Guard crews rescue 5 from sailboat off Oregon Coast

Early Wednesday morning, USCG Station Deope Bay received a distress call from a 50 foot sailing vessel beset by seas upwards of 20 feet and 35 knots of wind. A motor lifeboat from Depoe Bay launched and began towing the…

Signature Yachts founder Robbie Robinson passes away at 61

Our sincere condolences go out to friends, family and those in the Seattle sailing community with the news of Signature Yachts founder Robbie Robinson's passing from cancer. He was truly a great guy who will be missed by…

Bluewater Cruising Association announces 2019-2020 class lineup

  The Bluewater Cruising Association recently announced their lineup of classes for 2019 and 2020. Based in British Columbia, the courses — which range from outboard engine repair to the psychology of cruising — will be…

Tug of the month: RELIANCE

Tug Reliance 2015 Photo courtesy of LG Evans Maritime Images RELIANCE was built in 1909 in Bay Center on the eastern shore of Shoalwater Bay (now, Willapa Harbor). She was built for the E.E. Case Logging Company, and was a…

Salish Sea Expeditions joins the Northwest Maritime Center

There's a lot of excitement around the Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC) with SEVENTY48 and the Race to Alaska pending. But other big news has been the launching of the Port Townsend Maritime Academy Skills Center, and now,…

Tugs of the Month: Mini Jane B and Chauny C

The energy and determination of Dr. Robert Peck know no bounds.  When we left his story in Volume I of “Tugs at the Capital City” (2018), he had just completed work on his third mini or scale tug, the JANE B.  Here is her…