Second Growth Wilderness on the Columbia

From the August 2020 issue of 48° North Shantyboat legend, Harlan Hubbard, once wrote of yearning to settle down in "some backcountry beyond the road's end, long ago abandoned or passed over by the expanding world, a…

Discovering The Gorge

The Birth of Small Boat Racing at Cascade Locks From the August 2020 issue of 48° North After a day of sailing or weekend of racing at the Columbia River Gorge, more than a few enthusiastic sailors have come off the water…

Photo Essay: On the Water Under Covid

Editor's Note: The article below characterizes one boater's choices and observations. It references the reality that some individuals are not complying with social distancing guidelines as closely as others. Both 48° North…

Surf training with the USCG Motor Lifeboat School

The brave men and women of the United States Coast Guard have been conducting their Motor Lifeboat School in the turbulent waters of the Columbia River bar and, as Pacific Northwest sailors can imagine, the seas have been a…