You will never catch me in a parrot hat. Never.

You will never catch me in a parrot hat. Never.

There was a story in the newspaper the other day about Jimmy Buffett’s astounding success. Skimming over it, I almost choked on my coffee as one sentence in particular caught my eye. It mentioned Jimmy Buffett’s average annual income—more than $40 million. How the hell is that possible, I thought? For most of his career […]

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Foss Pioneers 'Prius of Tugboats'

Foss Pioneers ‘Prius of Tugboats’

Living in a port city like Seattle, it’s good to see the growing emphasis on replacing the dirty work boats, cranes and trucks that have a profound effect on local air quality. It’s even better to see local companies such as Foss Maritime leading the way. There was a fascinating story from the Los Angeles Times (via The Seattle Times) over […]

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Marty and Kristen braving the waves

Rough seas, good friends

Of all the weekends to go for a winter sail, one with a forecast calling for gale force winds, rough seas and snow might not be our top choice. But we’d agreed to take our friends Kristen and Brian over to Bainbridge Island overnight on a particular weekend in December. In her typical exuberant fashion, […]

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Meydenbauer Bay's Hidden Past -- Whalers' Home Port

Meydenbauer Bay’s Hidden Past — Whalers’ Home Port

MEYDENBAUER BAY–In the decades between the world wars, seven steam-powered boats, their high bows weighted with harpoon cannon, rode out winters tied two and three deep to a lonely wooden pier that reached into Meydenbauer Bay. No one could have known it at the time, but Bellevue’s quiet, crook-fingered bay on Lake Washington was where […]

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