Artist’s View: Brandt’s Cormorant

Artist's View: Secrets of the Salish Sea Brandt's Cormorant Brandt’s cormorants are common throughout the Salish Sea in the winter. During the summer months, they’re focused on nesting and raising a family in coastal waters.…

Whales to Port! A Flotilla Cruise Through the Inside Passage

Shortly after 9 a.m., the mist over Ketchikan Marina lifted. The crews of our six Grand Banks cruisers fired the twin diesel engines, loosened mooring lines and coordinated radios as anticipation was building. One by one, we…

#TBT: Aliens Have Moved Aboard Our Boat

From the September 2005 issue of 48° North by Larry Eifert While we were gone for a month, transients moved aboard our boat. No kidding! And we’re not talking just about an overnight party, but a flighty couple looking for…

Ode to Autumn on the Salish Sea

Photo courtesy of John Guillote. This article, by Becca Guillote, originally appeared in the September 2017 edition of 48° North. It’s my favorite time of year in the Pacific Northwest. The days are getting shorter, but the…

Cruising the Galápagos Islands

This article, by Michele Rogalin Henderson, was originally published in the September 2017 issue of 48° North. When I was a child of eight years, I knew, in the earnest way that children do, that I was meant to be a marine…

When Whales Meet Sails

This article comes to us from 48° North interviewee, Damian Foxall. When Damian is not sailing some of the world's fastest boats offshore, he works as the Recreation Education Manager for the Canadian Wildlife federation.…