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 […]
This story came across the Three Sheets transom recently and we thought we’d help get the word out to save a classic PNW vessel… FREE BOAT: 1929 GEARY-DESIGNED 50′ CRUISER MARY ELLEN DAVIS is a 50-foot (12-foot beam) bridge deck cruiser, designed by Ted Geary and built at Lake Union Dry Dock in Seattle in […]
Our friends at OffCenterHarbor.com have shared another great video with Three Sheets readers, and this one features a well known boat in the PNW: the Thunderbird. CLICK HERE or on the image below and enjoy! While Off Center Harbor is gracious to share content with us, they are also a membership website with hundreds of helpful and insightful videos […]