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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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Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival sails into Seattle this weekend!

Come join the Center for Wooden Boats to celebrate and explore our unique Pacific Northwest maritime traditions this weekend, September 29 & 30, at the Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival. This is an old-fashioned, down-home, waterfront event where everything is fun, and most things are free: classic sailboats & motorboats you jump aboard and meet the owners; tours of Lake Union […]

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Newly built Core Sound 17 Mk II at the festival. Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Dan.

Podcast: Highlights of 2018 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s podcast is me myself and I recording a podcast about the highlights of this year’s Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival at the Northwest Maritime Center. As usual I had an absolute blast at the festival during the 4 days I was there. Some of the highlights include: Watching Marty Loken receive the Lifetime […]

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Jamie and Behan Gifford give a presentation at the Seattle Yacht Club. Photo courtesy of Sailing Totem and Kevin Baerg.

Speaking near you! Inspiration from the globe-girdling crew of SV Totem

Local Pacific Northwest sailors turned world cruisers, Behan and Jamie Gifford are back in Puget Sound and are sharing a spectrum of experiences from their 10-year circumnavigation aboard their Stevens 47, Totem. They have a series of presentations lined up for September before heading back to Totem in Mexico and each one will be unique. Storytelling is […]

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