On page 173 of his book, Yacht Designs II, the legendary naval architect William Garden dropped in a sentence that has guided my boat owning experience for many years now. Bill was describing the rehabilitation of Merlin, the 1904 launch he used for commuting to Sidney from his island home off Canoe Cove. He described ... Details
The Clean Boating Foundation of Washington State recently awarded one of its first Certified ‘Clean’ Boatyard Awards to Swantown Boatworks, a facility owned and operated by the Port of Olympia.
To be certified, boatyards are required to implement practices above and beyond the minimum requirements set by the W... Details
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Thank you to A. Schimmelbusch for the following update via www.FineEdge.com:
I am a loyal follower of the Waggoner guide and found you (Fine Edge Publications) since you aquired them. I do hope you will continue this great publication.
One thing I want to thank you for is the fuel survey you have been publishing.... Details
OLYMPIA–The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to attend the Fourth Annual Earth Day fair at Saltwater State Park in Des Moines.
The fair runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20, at Saltwater State Park, 25205 8th Place South, Des Moines. The event focuses on the importance of culti... Details
New York, N.Y. (March 5, 2012) -- The Cruising Club of America (CCA) celebrated its outstanding sailors of 2011 during the annual Awards Dinner on March 2, 2012 at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan where CCA Commodore Daniel P. Dyer, III (Wickford, R.I.) made presentations to the following winners:
Blue Water Med... Details
WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT!
Please Urge Your State Senators and Representatives —especially those on the State Senate and House Ways & Means Committee—to “Just Say No” to a Raid on Recreation Resource Account Funds!
PLEASE HELP US HELP YOU. CONTACT YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS & OFFICIALS TODAY!... Details
Discover the history of Cama Beach State Park through geocaching
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to participate in a geocache about the history of Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island.
LeRoy’s Park multi-cache provides interpretation of historical events that took place i... Details
OLYMPIA – Feb. 17, 2012 – The Washington State Boating Programs has reached a milestone in its mandatory boater education program, issuing card number 100,000.
To urge boaters to get educated and learn to be safer on the water, the State Parks Boating Programs partnered with the Seattle Seahawks to promote the W... Details
Based on predictions, it looks like debris from the tsunami in Japan will not enter the Straits of Juan de Fuca or Queen Charlotte Strait and the waters of the Inside Passage, but boaters in the Pacific Northwest need to be aware of the possibility of serious debris hazards.
An estimated 25 million tons of debri... Details
The U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Keyport will be conducting research and testing on the Keyport Range Naval Operating Area from 0730 to 1800 local time daily during the months of Feb and Mar 12.
Testing will involve moving vessels from Keyport Naval Base to Brownsville, WA and back to Keyport. Support ... Details
Goose Bay sent an update to let everyone know they have expanded their services:
Rate for moorage: $1.00 per foot.
Ice and non-potable water now available.
Take garbage for a small fee.
400 feet of new concrete floats with a float plane dock.
New two-bedroom suite for rent.
A boaters lounge is being built at ... Details