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Marine weather workhorses… and secret sources

We are in the process of updating parts of our Weather Trainer software and ran across an article we wrote in 2009 that we refer to frequently. And sure enough there are parts that needed updating (which this note addresses), and surprisingly much is probably still new to many mariners. The “workhorses” have changed a bit, but […]

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Two of the Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge team member winners out for the first sail. Photo courtesy of Nathan Nelson.

Interview | Gini Wilson, Nathan Nelson NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s podcast is an interview with Nathan Nelson and Gini Wilson at the 2018 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival at the Northwest Maritime Center. Nathan and Gini discuss their participation in the 2018 PT Festival Edensaw Boatbuilding challenge and their upcoming journey to Hobart Tasmania Australia to be part of Team USA (along with […]

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Steamer VIRGINIA V
on her first trip to Seattle 1922. Photo from the Williamson Collection on a promotional 
postcard published by the Steamer VIRGINIA V Foundation. From the Clinton Betz Collection, Saltwater People Historical Society©

Under the influence of salt air

“The steamer VIRGINIA V must rank among the more famous Puget Sound steamboats of all time. Her record of dependability, owing to the clock-like regularity she maintained on the Seattle and Tacoma route, seven days a week for 16 years; compares favorably with the records of such steamers as the FLYER and the TACOMA. Finally, as the last of the […]

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