Craig Perry, general manager of Dock Street Marina and Delin Docks in Tacoma.

Tacoma marina manager named tourism professional of the year

Boaters at the Dock Street Marina in Tacoma might find themselves wondering whether they’ve checked into a high-end hotel. Upon arrival, boaters are given a complimentary canvas gift bag with a mug and discount coupons for restaurants, shops and museums along the city’s waterfront. Marina staff provide maps, offer suggestions for dinner options and sightseeing, […]

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In Migael's Wake | Pleasant Harbor

In Migael’s Wake | Pleasant Harbor

Pleasant Harbor This perfectly named cove, with its wooded shores and calm waters, is a fine place to visit when the summer crowds have thinned out. It offers ample guest moorage, a state park float and enough room for anchoring. Not only is this the most protected harbor in Hood Canal with the most marine […]

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Chef serves fancy fare, straight from the galley

Chef serves fancy fare, straight from the galley

Most boaters aren’t dining on veal carpaccio and lobster bisque with truffle oil while onboard, but then, most aren’t cruising with Richard Lawton. The Everett-based chef has combined his two passions—boating and cooking—into a career that’s spanned three decades, taken him to tropical islands and involved cooking elaborate meals on luxury yachts. His work has […]

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Cruising club sailing along after 36 years

Cruising club sailing along after 36 years

In 1973, Gerry Jacobs was living aboard his sailboat in Seattle and planning to cruise down to Mexico. He was interested in meeting other cruisers, so friends of his suggested starting a cruising club. Jacobs wasn’t keen on the idea. Who’d want to join a cruising club, he thought? But Jacobs grudgingly agreed to the […]

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In the 1850s, the first photographers began capturing scenes of life on Puget Sound. They positioned their heavy cameras with glass plate negatives on whatever stable platform they could find, frequently a wharf or pier. The images celebrated the pride of Puget Sound, its ships, homes, businesses, and industries.

Slide show | A view to the past on Puget Sound

In the 1850s, the first photographers began capturing scenes of life on Puget Sound. They positioned their heavy cameras with glass plate negatives on whatever stable platform they could find, frequently a wharf or pier. The images celebrated the pride of Puget Sound, its ships, homes, businesses, and industries.

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Sailing Memories | Barkley Sound

Sailing Memories | Barkley Sound

How could I resist? Waggoner, the self-appointed cruising bible of the Pacific Northwest, called the trip’s jumping-off point—Port Alberni, on Vancouver Island—”the single best saltwater trailer boat destination in the Northwest.” In April I began seeking a really special cruise for myself and Sam, my 20-year-old nephew from Chicago, who had just finished an 18-month […]

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