Cruise Report: Flotilla Rendezvous

“Happy hour on Safe Harbour!” I texted the crews of Airship and Fortunate. We’d all met last spring at our Inside Passage to Alaska seminar. Kevin and Laura on Airship were heading to Alaska on the first flotilla. Dan and Eileen on Fortunate were on the second flotilla, the one I led. We all seemed…

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Port Harvey Marine Resort Barge Sinks

Port Harvey Marine Resort is a favorite destination of ours in the Broughton Archipelago. Owners George and Gail Cambridge have developed this facility into an excellent marina, complete with a well-stocked store and the Red Shoe Restaurant. Sadly, on November 25th, the barge holding the store and restaurant sunk. George writes: On 25th November Port Harvey…

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Ports and Passes now includes Southeast Alaska

Ports and Passes—a long-time favorite tide and current guide for the Pacific northwest—has a proven following among west coast cruisers and small commercial boats. Previous editions have included all the tide and current stations a boater needs between Olympia WA and Prince Rupert BC. But this year Ports and Passes now includes seven tide and…

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Front Street Grill – Steps Away From the Coupeville Wharf

Are you tying up at the docks in Coupeville, Washington and not sure where to dine? This quaint historic town on Penn Cove is full of great dining choices that range from fine dining to pub fare. Front Street Grill is steps away from the end of the Coupeville Wharf and serves up a classic American Grill menu like chowder, salads,…

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Waggoner Cruising Guide

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The Birth of Grand Banks

Marketing departments love legend. What better way to instill a sense of value in a product than a story of an inspired young person studying naval architecture in the evenings while apprenticing with a master shipwright during the work days? Of course, after 15, 20, or 30 years of perfecting his or her knowledge and…

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Where are all the Boats?

The San Juans are better in the off-season. They’re quieter and more colorful. The weather is more interesting—rain one moment, sun breaks the next, occasionally windy but often calm. The Cascades and Olympics, capped with snow, are even more dramatic than in summer. And there’s nobody around. I returned yesterday from four nights in the…

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