Category: Throwback Thursday

#TBT: MacGyvering at Sea

From the August 2010 issue of 48° North by Heather Lochner It was our first crossing of the season. The Gulf Islands beckoned us. With no wind in sight, we gave our rested engines a much needed workout. For a boat that had been tied up all winter long, the...

#TBT: The Kindest Coast

From the May 2005 issue of 48° North by Jeremy Pataky Leaning on the rail of the ferry as it rumbled away from the Tsawassen dock into the Strait of Georgia, I watched the sun rise and spill light across the mountains of the Coastal Range and the Cascades behind...

#TBT: A Prayer for Safe Docking

From the December 2004 issue of 48° North by John Vigor “The shore has perils unknown to the deep.” – George Iles, Jottings Docking a boat is the equivalent of landing a Boeing 747, except that docking a boat is much harder. Unlike a plane, you don’t have the choice...

#TBT: ASTA Tall Ships Challenge

From the September 2002 issue of 48° North by Peter Mikkalsen On a hot Thursday afternoon in August, curious onlookers lined the shores or took to their own boats to see the fleet of vintage ships sailing through central Puget Sound. After a short stop at the Seattle waterfront, the...

#TBT: A Father’s Lessons

From the October 2004 issue of 48° North by Sarah Mitchelson My dad is a blustery British sailor who is always reminding me to think before I speak. To define our relationship would be impossible. The reason for this is most likely due to the lack of meaningful words exchanged...

#TBT: Keeping Your Marriage Afloat

From the March 2008 issue of 48° North by Becky Coffield “I now pronounce you Man and Wife… and Boat.” Two things people should know: Gentlemen, don’t try to come between a woman and her horse. You’re always going to be third in that triage. Ladies, don’t give your man...

#TBT: Do You Speak My Language?

From the March 2006 issue of 48° North by Diana Jessie It was an unusual occurrence when 35 would-be cruisers gathered in a west coast yacht club to tackle a subject not listed in many cruising books: Spanish. If you lived on the Atlantic coast, it might have been French,...