Northwest Maritime Center Envisions Community Classroom, Buys Swan Hotel

Onward! The Northwest Maritime Center moves forward with plans to grow their campus and reach more students and community members. With a need to expand their campus for growing programs and engaging more students, the…

In-person Wooden Boat Festival On Track for September

Hope is in the air for an in-person Wooden Boat Festival come September. Of all the events that got canceled in the past year due to Covid-19, the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend was one of the most disappointing for…

Port Townsend Thunderbirds

A History, and Review of the 2020 Sailing Season From the December 2020 issue of 48° North. A successful season of racing on Port Townsend Bay has come to an end. At the center of the planning and implementation, as every…

Wooden Boat Festival Going Virtual in September

Virtual Wooden Boat Festival to Engage Boat Lovers in Stories, Boats, Presentations and More Mark your calendars, tell your friends, buy your tickets! The first-ever Virtual Wooden Boat Festival put on by Wooden Boat…

Honoring the Extraordinary Brion Toss

Rigger, Husband, Teacher, Friend … Honoring the Life and Memory of the Extraordinary Brion Toss It's cliche to say that they just don't make them like that anymore, but it's been something we've heard often and from many…

Safety Equipment Requirements for Sailing and Racing the Salish Sea

By Roland Nikles Thunderbird 1177 “Falcon” More than seven million people live in the Salish Sea basin, which contains two of North America’s most vibrant and growing cities. We spend most of our time in a built world, in…