Category: Throwback Thursday

#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,...

#TBT: An Unexpected Danger

From the November 2001 issue of 48° North by Fran Fisher Before our cruise my husband Dwight and I, like all novice passage makers, concerned ourselves with equipping our boat against all the things that the book-writing experts and cruising magazines warned us about; dangerous storms and heavy seas,...

TBT: Cat Got The Cup?

From the March 1988 issue of 48° North by Larry Edwards And it’s aaaaa…. catamaran! A catamaran? In the America’s Cup? Well, probably. Of course it could be a trimaran. A trimaran!! How in God’s name could a #*&$* multihull be allowed in to sail for the Auld Mug? George Schyler must...

# TBT: INCIDENT REPORT #1031004315634

On 31 October, 2001 from 2030hrs to 2050hrs The United States Coast Guard received a transmission from a 406Mhz EPIRB device registered to the vessel Ninia. Ninia is a 34’ sloop rigged sailing vessel, white, registered to James L—and home ported in Seattle, Washington. While the transmission period was brief,...