Category: Throwback Thursday

#TBT: Man ‘o Man ‘O War!

From the January 2007 issue of 48° North by Warren Miller The water is a warm, tropical, 78°.The wind is in the four square meter sail range and I’m Windsurfing off of Sugar Cove, about a half a mile Paia side of Sprecklesville, Maui. Lucky? You bet. Because there are very few...

#TBT: Spectacular Deception Pass

From the May 2006 issue of 48° North by Jo Bailey ad Carl Nyberg Undoubtedly the most outstanding waterway in the Pacific Northwest, this two mile long swift running narrow passage is a challenging route with breathtaking views of forested bluffs as waters swirl beneath your boat. This awesome channel is...

#TBT: The Squactopus

From the March 2003 issue of 48° North by Gary Frankel If you found a truly alien intelligence, would you recognize it? We can teach parrots to talk, dolphins to jump through hoops, and apes to use sign language. But is that really intelligence, or just an example of people rewarding...

#TBT: Accidental Art

From the July 2012 issue of 48° North by Tony Allport I won’t repeat what I was muttering as I scrambled down the ratlines, but pirates might have held me in high esteem had they been in earshot. It was a humiliating descent and the crowd gathering on the pier made it...

#TBT: Recapturing Youthful Visions

“Kendrick Isle” departing Degnen Bay. From the February 2009 issue of 48° North by Chris Banner February 2009 Many older males recapture their youth by buying sports cars. I wanted to recapture my youth, but not with a sports car – I wanted a sailboat again. I wanted to experience the vitality of...

#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...