A lion sails over the horizon

A lion sails over the horizon

Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who died this week of brain cancer at age 77, leaves behind a monumental legacy and will be remembered for many reasons—among them his passion for sailing. Kennedy sailed as recently as two weeks ago on his beloved boat Mya, finding solace on the water during the last days of his […]

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Ecstasy worth $720,000 seized from boat near Neah Bay

Ecstasy worth $720,000 seized from boat near Neah Bay

U.S. Coast Guard members boarded an 18-foot boat near Neah Bay on Thursday and found a duffle bag containing 60,000 tablets of Ecstasy, worth more than $720,000 in street value. Coast Guard Petty Officer Eric Chandler said the North River boat had crossed into U.S. waters from British Columbia. Its sole occupant, Reed McCarty, 21, was arrested and charged […]

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Port Angeles woman to get national Coast Guard award

Port Angeles woman to get national Coast Guard award

In her former life as a professor, Marilynn Leonard never imagined how much she’d love flying around in Coast Guard helicopters, climbing on boats to perform vessel inspections and teaching people about boating safety. But Leonard took to her work with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary like the proverbial fish to water. “If I’d known this […]

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Girl, 13, in legal fight to solo circumnavigate

A Dutch court is scheduled to decide on Friday whether 13-year-old Laura Dekker will be legally allowed to pursue her plans to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world. Dekker’s parents think it’s a fine idea, but authorities think otherwise. The Dutch Council for Child Protection is so concerned about the dangers of the […]

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Three Sheets gets nod in Seattle Weekly

Mike Seely at the Seattle Weekly newspaper wrote a nice piece about Three Sheets Northwest on the paper’s blog The Daily Weekly. As former ink-stained wretches who toiled at Seattle’s two daily newspapers (when there were two), we appreciate the shout out from a fellow journalist. It even included a mention of wonder kitty Lily, who is now busy shopping for an agent […]

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Seattle West Marine gets new Lake Union digs

Seattle West Marine gets new Lake Union digs

West Marine representatives say the company’s new Seattle store across from Lake Union will be its premier Northwest location, offering an expanded selection of products and several new services. The store at 1275 Westlake Ave. will replace the location a few blocks away on Mercer Street, which closed on Sunday. Workers are in the process of moving […]

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No shortage of truly terrible boat names

Since we soon have to settle on a name for the boat we’re buying, we’ve become obsessed with boat names lately. We’ve discovered that there are an inordinate number of terrible monikers out there. Appalling puns, sexist jokes and Beavis and Butt-Head level humor abound. How about Orr Gasm? Or All Gulls No Buoys? Prince […]

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Last week's seizure of 132 pounds of marijuana from a boat traveling near San Juan Island illustrates the ongoing challenge authorities face in addressing the volume of drugs smuggled by boat into U.S. waters. Agents say smugglers have become increasingly sophisticated, using all types of boats and people to move drugs across the international marine boundary.

Drug smugglers using ‘anything that floats,’ authorities say

Last week’s seizure of 132 pounds of marijuana from a boat traveling near San Juan Island illustrates the ongoing challenge authorities face in addressing the volume of drugs smuggled by boat into U.S. waters. Agents say smugglers have become increasingly sophisticated, using all types of boats and people to move drugs across the international marine […]

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