Tag: boating

Boathouse

A Sparkling Boathouse

In the search for a new home, the owner found one that had a picturesque but deteriorating boathouse attached to a rickety pier. Who knows how much that influenced his purchase of the home, but that bit of history from the 1930s was … read more

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Get Ready for Boating Season at Boating Safety Event in Gig Harbor

The boating season opening is just around the corner, and just in time for you to get ready, you can get your boat inspected for free. The Gig Harbor Police Department Marine Services Unit will offer free boating safety vessel inspections and educational … read more

Harbour Public House
Heritage and Hospitality on Tap

Bainbridge Island’s Harbour Public House

From coast to coast and around the world, food and the places that serve it are a big part of what makes a region unique. Maine has lobster shacks. In Philly, it’s cheesesteak joints. San Francisco gave the world chowder in a sourdough … read more

Northwest Maritime Center

Community Creates World-Class Facility — Northwest Maritime Center

Port Townsend is a small city, with a population around 10,000. Founded in 1851 on the water of Puget Sound in Jefferson County, it has an energy found in very few other cities in the state. The city has always been known for … read more

Gig Harbor BoatShop - A view of the Eddon boatshop including the pier
Gig Harbor BoatShop

Preserving Gig Harbor’s Boatbuilding Heritage

Dotted by net sheds and home to a small commercial fishing fleet, Gig Harbor’s downtown has preserved its designation as a working waterfront. This is where third- and fourth-generation Croatian families still continue their ancestors’ fishing trade that was once a booming part … read more

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West Puget Sound Island

West Puget Sound Island Could Be Our Own ‘Panama Canal’

What if we could create a West Puget Sound Island, bigger than Whidbey, bigger than either Bainbridge or Vashon — an island that would become a true Mecca for recreational boaters? And what if we could save the ecosystem of Hood Canal in … read more

Point No Point Lighthouse
Point No Point Lighthouse

The Sentinel of Yesteryear Still Beckons Visitors

Long before American ports became a major part of a burgeoning transportation industry — and before roads became as common as Northwest rain — Puget Sound was a bustling maritime throughway. The gateway to Puget Sound for all the ships too large to … read more

Best Friends Build Wherry for Good Cause

Best Friends Build Wherry for Good Cause

This beautiful wineglass wherry was built by Vaughn resident Frank Garratt and his friend, Buzz Bowman, of Annapolis, MD. The two high school friends decided to do a project together when they retired. The 14-foot, two-station, classic rowing skiff was designed by Pygmy … read more

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