Twenty Years Of PassageMaker: A Personal Look Back
With one eye to the future, Bob Lane, our veteran reporter and long-time contributor takes a life-spanning and heartfelt look back at 20 years of PassageMaker.
Coast Guardsman Sentenced To Seven Years For Sexual Assault
The Coast Guard reacted quickly and properly when a female crew member aboard the ice breaker, Polar Star, was assaulted while she slept.
Washington State Park Department To Raise Moorage Fees In 2015
The daily fee for tying up at fixed docks and on floating docks not attached to shore will increase from 60 cents per foot to 70 cents, with a minimum charge of $20.
Mega Season Comes To An End In Pacific Northwest (VIDEO)
With the coming and passing of Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer for many, residents of the Pacific Northwest will surely remember some of the larger visitors that graced their shores.
Named for an Astronaut, Research Vessel Launched at Anacortes
Sally Ride, a 238-foot oceanographic research vessel built by Anacortes’ Dakota Creek Industries, valued at $177 million. She will be operated by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego.
Washington State Ferry Loses Power With 405 Commuters Aboard
The seven-year-old ferry lost all power a few minutes from its destination and with the vessel drifting toward shallow water her captain dropped an anchor and called for help.
Goodbye, Evergreen State; You Will Be Missed (Blog)
I said goodbye to an old friend recently, a friend I’ve known for 60 years. I watched from the damp, sandy shore of Ship Harbor in Anacortes as Evergreen State–a Washington state ferry–moved slowly toward her terminal.
Pacific Northwest to Celebrate National Marina Day
From south Puget Sound to Bowen Island in British Columbia more than a dozen Pacific Northwest marinas will be celebrating National Marina Day on June 14 by offering fun and games, boat rides, safety inspections, live music and seminars on boating issues.
The First Boat Pays Your Dues Forward (Blog)
I’ve been asked many times about my introduction to boat ownership. Recently, in dumping old files into a recycling bin, I discovered the answer to that question. I found yellow flimsies, copies of a magazine feature I had written for the Seattle Times in 1975.
Quadra the 1978 GB 42 Gets Herself a Survey (Blog)
My Grand Banks was splashed in Singapore harbor late in 1978 and delivered to Seattle about Thanksgiving time. I bought her, from the second owner, in the spring of 1990.
Wild Excitement and Great Happiness Reigns in Seattle
Sponsors of the annual Seattle Boat Show are enjoying great happiness because attendance was up this year even though they closed the show a day early so everyone could watch the big game on TV and because, simply put, business was good throughout the show.