Category: Throwback Thursday

#TBT: The First Scratch Ceremony

From the January 2005 issue of 48° North by John Vigor This is the ceremony that brings peace of mind to the owner of a brand-new boat, or a newly painted one. I’m sure we’ve all experienced that awful period of tension and trepidation that accompanies a beautiful but vulnerable paint...

#TBT: Fishermen’s Meals a la 1936

From the July 2004 issue of 48° North by Joe Follansbee Photographs courtesy of Northwest Seaport Jean Bagger Fueled The Men Who Caught The Cod Each man needed 7,000 calories a day to fuel his work. Bagger served roast beef, mashed spuds, carrots and butter, hot rolls, brown gravy, and mince...

#TBT The “Inner” Inside Passage

While one cannot entirely avoid Johnstone Strait, there is an alternative route on the Inside Passage that is more protected, intimate, and scenically diverse. Sailors heading north to Alaska or exploring upper coastal British Columbia must reckon with Johnstone Strait, a 54 mile-long and often two-mile wide wind tunnel...

#TBT: The First Great Ocean Race

Ocean Race between the “Henrietta,” “Fleetwing” and “Vesta” – The start. Drawing courtesy of “Scribner’s Monthly” an illustrated magazine for the people, from May 1872 to Oct. 1872 From the January 2001 issue of 48° North by Hewitt R. Jackson The first Trans Atlantic Yacht Race was sailed during...