Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as they kickoff the 4th of July weekend with several Centennial events, including the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Ballard Locks) 100th Anniversary ceremony, 10 a.m., July 4. The weekend begins June 30 with Military and First Responder Appreciation Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Armed Services organizations and City […]
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The official start of summer is almost here, which means the annual Pacific Northwest Cruisers Party is on the horizon. This year marks the 17th rendition of the popular boating event, which will take place August 11-13 at Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes. The weekend is filled with activities including a blindfold dinghy race, kids costume […]
As most local boaters know, the Washington State Parks system struggles to maintain the large amount of infrastructure that makes up the marine parks and, occasionally, the lack of maintenance creates dangerous situations. Over Memorial Day weekend we were in Reid Harbor and were going out to prawn at high slack when we noticed a white […]
Join the Port of Friday Harbor for the Port’s first annual Pirate Festival, June 23rd-25th — an entire weekend of fun and excitement on the water. The historic Tall Ships Lady Washington and her sister ship Hawaiian Chieftain will be dockside for tours, plus they will offer day sails for a fee. The two mighty ships will also perform […]
Sailing The Sea Bear is a new YouTube travel show featuring Captain Shawn and cameraman Phil. Both are veterans of the US Armed Forces, one a retired US Navy EOD technician and the other a US Army Infantryman. The Sea Bear, a sloop rigged 1985 C&C Landfall 39 is their home and dream maker as they […]
Shilshole Bay Marina’s Boatfest and Seas the Bay event is set for this Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event is designed to get you and your family and friends out on the water and introduce you to people who can help navigate how to get into boating (even without owning a boat), how to […]
The annual Race 2 Alaska starts on Thursday morning in Port Townsend, Washington. Like many of you, we’ll once again be watching along and updating the race tracker constantly throughout the competition. Here’s a short video from the CBS Sunday Morning show featuring the race and its varied cast of characters.