TBT#: Wawona’s Last Story

In our latest Throwback Thursday, we revisit the wooden Wawona, which was once a fixture on the Lake Union waterfront... From the April 2009 issue of 48° North by Gary Frankel "For a few brief moments, that old hulk turned…

How R2AK Changed My Life

Not your average race, R2AK has a habit of changing lives. As Team Bunny Whaler's Nate Rooks explains, "I was different after R2AK. Not just the deep tiredness and missing 15 pounds, but a sense of inner peace I'd never…

#TBT: Trekka Sails Again

From the October 2005 issue of 48° North by Shirley Hewett After 25 years on shore, one of the world’s most famous yachts returned to the water in Victoria Harbour for the June Tall Ships 2005 events. With her builder John…

Interview | Bruce Tipton: Boat builder, artist and spar maker extraordinaire

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s podcast is an interview I did with Bruce Tipton during the 2018 Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend Washington. Bruce moved to Port Townsend in the mid 1970’s to check out the…

The restoration of Flying Eagle and a new homeport on Orcas Island

On May 1, 2015, Flying Eagle arrived in Anacortes  after being trucked on a flat bed from the East Coast.  Rick and Diane Strollo purchased F.E. in Rockport, Maine,  in 2014 where she'd been owned and partially restored by…

#TBT: Five Days, Four Islands – A brief journal of the unexpected

A shortened schedule fosters a new resolve " Carpe dies omnes quinque." Seize all five days. by Jeff Kelety   Five days, that was it. The news of an abbreviated autumn cruise was utterly depressing. I felt like a kid…