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Classic Weekend coming to Bell Harbor Marina

We’re fortunate here in the Pacific Northwest to have an incredible mix of classic wooden vessels, and many of them are set to be on display this weekend in downtown Seattle. The Pacific Northwest Fleet of the Classic Yacht Association is hosting the 22nd Annual Classic Weekend at Bell Harbor Marina on June 16-17. Featuring up to 50 […]

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Packaging our provisions.

No fridge, no problem for ‘Caro Babbo’

Thanks to John Juliano aboard SV Caro Babbo for this piece on going with out refrigeration while cruising. “They cheat. They have a freezer,” Jennifer said with surprise and betrayal. She was reading an article about provisioning in Three Sheets Northwest calling out the high points and places where I, as cook and provisioner, had fallen […]

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Elea Acheson, carrying daughter LiLi, greets dock captain Ned Kohlhauff on the gangway. Acheson recognizes the sacrifices of living on a boat. For instance, late in her pregnancy, she could not use the boat’s small shower. But she loves the community and the lifestyle. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

‘Can people actually live cheaper aboard a boat?’

We recently came across this interesting article in the Seattle Times about live-aboard life in Seattle. With the city’s ever-climbing housing prices, boats are a more viable option than ever. From a boater’s perspective, though, “can people actually live cheaper aboard a boat?” Wannabe boat dwellers are waiting up to three years for a spot in […]

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Port Townsend's Point Hudson Marina.

Northwest Maritime Center nixes Point Hudson proposal

All the effort and deliberation that has gone into the Northwest Maritime Center’s (NWMC) plans for the future of Point Hudson seems to have evaporated, as they withdrew their proposal to become stewards of the property’s buildings and marina on Monday. The NWMC’s initial plan (which we reported on in July) was essentially to negotiate a 50-year […]

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