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Wallace Foss Circa 1934 - cropped image from Foss Maritime Company Archives

Tug of the Month: WALLACE FOSS

The long-lived tug WALLACE FOSS was built in 1897 in Tacoma’s “Old Town” by Steven Barbare for use in the Klondike Gold Rush. She was originally designed as a passenger vessel and at first was christened the Oscar B. Gordon Newell’s 1960 comprehensive history, “Ships of the Inland Sea” lists her as rebuilt in 1899, from a […]

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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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Wild Card in full project mode.

The R2AK horizon is here for Team Wild Card

I strolled down the dock with disbelieving eyes. It was the start of the inaugural R2AK and a mere 12 hours before the race the participants were adjusting, fixing, repairing or building things. Big substantive things. These weren’t just tweaks. Rudders, drives, and other key parts of the boat were being installed or re-worked at […]

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