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    LunaSea navigation light upgrade

    Navigation lights on older boats are a great target for an LED upgrade. However, I’ve seen some pretty terrible solutions to do this without replacing the fixtures. Recently I found an option that appears to be extremely well built and bright. Grace has the factory ...

Two of the Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge team member winners out for the first sail. Photo courtesy of Nathan Nelson.

Interview | Gini Wilson, Nathan Nelson NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s podcast is an interview with Nathan Nelson and Gini Wilson at the 2018 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival at the Northwest Maritime Center. Nathan and Gini discuss their participation in the 2018 PT Festival Edensaw Boatbuilding challenge and their upcoming journey to Hobart Tasmania Australia to be part of Team USA (along with […]

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Steamer VIRGINIA V
on her first trip to Seattle 1922. Photo from the Williamson Collection on a promotional 
postcard published by the Steamer VIRGINIA V Foundation. From the Clinton Betz Collection, Saltwater People Historical Society©

Under the influence of salt air

“The steamer VIRGINIA V must rank among the more famous Puget Sound steamboats of all time. Her record of dependability, owing to the clock-like regularity she maintained on the Seattle and Tacoma route, seven days a week for 16 years; compares favorably with the records of such steamers as the FLYER and the TACOMA. Finally, as the last of the […]

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USCG seeks public comment on Salmon Bay BNSF Railroad Bridge replacement

Coast Guard officials are seeking comment from mariners and maritime stakeholders while reviewing an application from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company requesting approval of the location and plans to build a movable railroad bridge to be constructed across Salmon Bay 0.3 miles west of the Ballard Locks in Seattle. The comments are needed to establish […]

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Road to Re-power: The journey begins with wax and paint

Have you ever re-powered a sailboat? No? Well, me either. There is a first time for everything, though, and I’m enthusiastically diving into this massive project with sleeves rolled and an open mind. As luck would have it, we pulled Yahtzee on Friday and happened into a perfect stretch of weather to complete other projects first. Under bright beautiful sunshine […]

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