• Looking out over the Longbranch Improvement Club’s marina toward Mount Rainier. (Photo by Ronald Riggs)

    Destinations: All’s quiet in Filucy Bay

    Here’s our latest installment from Three Sheets Northwest guest columnist Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com… Our conversation falls away, running low on gas, the old fellow sighs, the dock cleat at his feet getting a little kick as we think of something more to say. I’m a lousy conversationalist at the ...

ALVERENE. Capt. Bill Kasch, Anacortes, WA.
Photo courtesy of maritime historian J. Robin Paterson.

San Juan boats of yesteryear

Perhaps the most idyllic physical features in Washington are concentrated in the San Juan Islands. Here is a natural topography encompassing more than 150 islands, considered by many persons to be unsurpassed for natural beauty and interest. Early-day commercial transportation among the islands, with its colorful sidelights, is recalled by Mary Kasch Nollan. Mary’s father, […]

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Cruising the Victoria area

We had a couple extra days in our schedule in the Victoria area, so we spent two nights at Becher Bay (around the corner from Race Rocks), doing some fishing both mornings. The point off Becher Bay is a fishing hotspot, and there were 40 small fishing boats out there with us. Since we were […]

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