Category: Throwback Thursday

#TBT: Your Ferry Will be Ready Momentarily

From the July 2005 issue of 48° North by Warren Miller “You’re on overload for the three o’clock ferry and the five-twenty has been canceled because the cafeteria ran out of food. The next ferry you can get on won’t be leaving until six thirty.” “Maybe.” “However you are number seventeen...

TBT#: Wawona’s Last Story

From the April 2009 issue of 48° North by Gary Frankel “For a few brief moments, that old hulk turned back into a real ship. Away from the shore for one last voyage – despite the peeling paint, the rotting wood, the separated stem, even without her tall masts – she...

TBT#: Winter Cruising

From the February 2008 issue of 48° North by Migael Scherer Most pleasure boats spend a third of the year idle at the dock, neglected orphans from January through March. It doesn’t have to be this way. Sure, the days are shorter, colder, often wetter. But the waters are also emptier,...

TBT#: Joys of Winter Cruising

From the February 1987 issue of 48° North by Frances Barkan At this time of the year, we’re just waiting for spring. The days are getting longer, but it’s still chilly and rain falls almost continuously. Sailing seems out of the questions, but we’re growing impatient. When will we be...

#TBT: Thanksgiving at Bainbridge Island

From the November 2004 issue of 48° North by Jo Bailey & Carl Nyberg Manzanita Bay and Port Blakely: Two good places to enjoy a quiet anchorage and some Thanksgiving leftovers. Unbelievable as it may seem, Thanksgiving is inevitably approaching at the end of this month. With it comes the question...

#TBT: I Blame it all on National Geographic

From the September 2004 issue of 48° North by Matt King A very wise martial arts teacher once told me: “You will never learn to perform a physical skill without making mistakes and making a fool of yourself.  Therefore, embrace the embarrassment of your mistakes and dedicate yourself to learning.” ...