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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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Gig Harbor BoatShop

Boat Rentals Open on the Gig Harbor Waterfront

Looking for a romantic date on the water? Rent a classic boat at the Gig Harbor BoatShop. The Small Craft Livery Service is open to the community every Saturday through September, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The boats available for rent are … read more

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Volunteers Needed for Beach Cleanup at New Harper Pier Site

The Harper Pier in Manchester was once a booming Mosquito Fleet destination. In the automobile era, the maritime traffic has dwindled, but the pier continued to be popular with boaters and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The historic pier had to be demolished last year … read more

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Large crowds of boaters and non-boaters are expected at the Bremerton Marina on June 13 and 14 for National Marina Day festivities.
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Bremerton Marina Plans Busy Weekend to Mark National Marina Day

The Bremerton Marina will join other marinas from around the country on June 14 to celebrate National Marina Day. It’s a day to both celebrate boating and give nonboaters a sneak peek at the boating lifestyle. Because of the event’s success last year, … read more

Gig Harbor's Net Sheds Harken Back to Yesteryear
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Gig Harbor’s Net Sheds Harken Back to Yesteryear

Shortly after the first commercial fishermen began settling in Gig Harbor, net sheds started dotting the waterfront. These wood structures, built on pilings, were simple but their long, rectangular shape made them distinct. For the fishermen, the net sheds provided a convenient way … read more

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