ATKA was designed by Albert Glaser and built by Albert and his son Alan Glaser beginning in 1972 and completed and launched in 1974-75, at Eagledale, Eagle Harbor, on Bainbridge Island. Albert was owner and skipper through 2005, when his son Alan took over those duties upon Albert’s passing. Albert was at one time a […]
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 […]
The venerable tug ARTHUR FOSS has a long and storied history, encompassing deep sea towing, The Alaska Gold Rush, charter service with the US Navy in World War II, movie stardom, West Coast and Puget Sound towing, service with the Foss Launch and Tug Company (now, Foss Maritime Company), and participation in at least 17 […]
Bob Peck has long been a pillar of the Olympia Harbor Days (OHD) enterprise, and his scale or mini tugs have been a prominent feature in recent years. Two are completed, and a third is under construction. SMITTY J, the first boat built (2003), was named for Bob’s first wife, the late “Smitty June” Peck. She is […]
I recently stumbled across this excellent interview with my good friend and sailing inspiration Carol Hasse, which was done by OffCenterHarbor.com. Enjoy!
Team Wild Card has been hard at work since buying our ride for the 2018 Race to Alaska. The boat is a Santa Cruz 27, hull number 55. She was considered ahead of her time in the 70s, but time has not been kind to hull 55 in recent years. When we found her on […]
Today’s podcast is an interview I did with Kelvin Dietz, at the 2017 Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend Washington. Kelvin and I met through my podcast a few years back. He has built 2 beautiful pygmy kayaks and loves vintage motorhomes and Datsun 510s. We had a great conversation about all these topics! Podcast: Play […]