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…

TBT#: Wawona’s Last Story

From the April 2009 issue of 48° North by Gary Frankel "For a few brief moments, that old hulk turned back into a real ship. Away from the shore for one last voyage – despite the peeling paint, the rotting wood, 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…

#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…