Category: Throwback Thursday

#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...

#TBT: The Green Flash

From the January 1999 issue of 48° North by William Galvani. Ulysses never saw the green flash in his years of wandering at sea, or if he did, Homer never mentioned it. A brief color transformation at sunset didn’t rate highly compared to other more urgent phenomena such as Sirens, the...

#TBT: A Christmas Shanty

From the December 2001 issue of 48° North by Laurie Kimpton-Lorence Characters: Eli Scrounge: A lanky man, in his mid fifties… his face heavily lined from squinting and continually frowning. The skipper of the yacht Bank Machine. Bob Ratchet: One of Eli’s most devoted crew members. A man in his early thirties...

#TBT: Thanksgiving Onboard

Thanksgiving Onboard Meal preparation in our galley takes both ingenuity and luck. By Catherine Dook The leaves on the maple trees up the road had turned shades of gold and scarlet, turkeys everywhere were fattening themselves with absolutely no thought of the future, and onboard our sailing vessel Inuksuk,...