Category: Throwback Thursday

#TBT: The Pelicans are Back

Pelican Taking Off by Larry Eifert
Illustrations and article by Larry Eifert from the November 2007 issue of 48° North. A few months ago I was sailing Sea Witch out of Port Townsend, out towards Point Wilson where there’s often better wind. Suddenly, there it was. Near the Number 2 bell buoy, a large brown...

TBT# Wawona’s Last Story

From the April 2009 issue of 48° North by Gary Frankel Everyone knew the Wawona. Well, they probably wouldn’t recognize the name. But if you said “that crappy old rotten sailing ship at the south end of Lake Union,” then they knew the Wawona. That old ship had been sitting in...

#TBT: Trekka Sails Again

From the October 2005 issue of 48° North by Shirley Hewett After 25 years on shore, one of the world’s most famous yachts returned to the water in Victoria Harbour for the June Tall Ships 2005 events. With her builder John Guzzwell at the helm, the 20-foot yawl Trekka was reunited with...

#TBT: A King and His Kingdom

In 2001, the residents of Cortes Island, British Columbia officially crowned Karl as their king. From the May 2007 issue of 48° North. Article by Anne Yeadon-Jones. Photos by Laurence Yeadon-Jones. In Cortes Bay on Cortes Island, we met a man who lived out his dream and built himself a...

#TBT: Dinghies!

From the February 2009 issue of 48° North by Gary W. Dickinson “The dinghy is a sports car, the top is always down and if it has a big motor it is a racer, if you have a really big dinghy it becomes a bus.” I was talking with Bruce and...