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A view from the sturdy, well-kept dock itself.

What’s up with Portland’s Duckworth Dock?

Portland’s Duckworth Dock seemed like a good idea back in 1997. The city was constructing an innovative new waterfront trail which, when completed, would loop around the Willamette River downtown. Floating boardwalks along the trail descended to the water, and planners envisioned a transient dock where boaters visiting from near and far would tie up […]

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Salish Sea Pilot releases new Georgia Strait and Puget Sound cruising guides

The 2016 Salish Sea Pilot cruising guides are here and along with the Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound and the San Juan Islands, they’ve added two new tomes to the mix: Georgia Strait & the Sunshine Coast and Puget Sound. Covering the Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound, Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, the Northern Gulf Islands, Comox and Powell River, […]

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New sailing, kayaking, navigation and nature education school launched in Anacortes

Situated in one of the most active and vibrant boating communities in Washington state, the founding of a new school for recreational mariners to hone their kayaking, sailing and navigation skills, while also learning about the natural world around them, couldn’t be more appropriate than Anacortes. But with unrelenting island beauty on every side of this […]

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