From the monthly archives:

January 2010

Boat too chill? It might be time for a heater

by Deborah Bach on January 21, 2010

What’s preventing you from taking your boat out more often these days? If it’s the thought of being chilled to the bone in an icy cabin and sleeping in multiple layers, we feel your pain.
With Northwest winters averaging in the mid-30s to the mid-40s, it might be time to consider installing a heating system on your [...]

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Paul Gottlieb has the story in the Peninsula Daily News. The photo is by Tim Flanagan of Puget Sound Maritime and Navagear. Hey, therapy that’s me! PORT ANGELES — After a Wednesday lunch meeting with ferry Kalakala owner Steve Rodrigues that several participants described as chaotic, urticaria a new proposal emerged for the age-battered vessel: […]

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Dervish of the Salish Sea

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on January 20, 2010

The trickiest part of an insanely complex and steadily morphing project is the way it warps the lives of all involved. I have a long history of watching relationships flounder while I devote all available time and energy to technomadic dreams, obsesse…

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North Sound fishing has slowed noticeably | Outdoors
Seattle Times
North Sound from Admiralty Inlet off Port Townsend south to the Edwards Point line near Edmonds was the nerve center for good salmon fishing when it closed

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Kalakala owner to embark on 'Walk for Hope' to DC for sake of vessel
Peninsula Daily
27 and will include walks throughout the Puget Sound before he leaves for Washington, DC, on Feb. 27. During what he calls his "journey," Rodrigues will

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NOAA workers worry over Oregon move

by Tim Flanagan on January 19, 2010

Bob Simmons has the article at Crosscut: NOAA says it’s headed south, help get used to it. Some of those who run the ships are anything but happy about it. NOAA’s decision move from Seattle to Newport Oregon was a "quality of life" choice, Capt. Michele Bullock told the press last summer. She’s the amiable […]

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Feds receive Puget Sound tidal power application
Seattle Post Intelligencer
The US Navy is looking at conducting a similar test project near Port Townsend to supply electricity for its Indian Island base.

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Cetaceous stranger washes up in Puget Sound
Northwest Cable News
Lead Biologist John Calambokidis told KING 5 it does not appear the creature was struck in the ocean and pushed into Puget Sound on the bow of a ship.

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Oak Harbor Marina loses roof, trees hit power lines, close roadsSeattle Post IntelligencerThe 9:30 am ferry sailing from Port Townsend and the 10:15 am sailing from Keystone were cancelled due to high winds tossing the seas of Admiralty Inlet. …and m…

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Dock Street Marina in Tacoma named best in the nation

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on January 19, 2010

Dock Street Marina in Tacoma has been named 2009 Marina of the Year by a national publication focused on marinas and boatyards.
Marina Dock Age magazine recognizes two marinas annually for their “spectacular facilities and dedication to customer service, as well as a continued commitment in areas such as environmental responsibility, advertising and marketing, industry and community [...]

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Three Sheets Northwest partners with The Seattle Times

by Marty McOmber on January 19, 2010

We’ve got some exciting news to announce today.
The Seattle Times, the state’s largest newspaper, has tapped Three Sheets Northwest as its official online content partner for coverage of boating and other marine-related news.
It’s a huge honor for us. For the past year, we’ve worked hard to provide readers with the best coverage of recreational boating [...]

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Dave Shorett: Puget Sound Fishery in Danger of Losing Bottom Fish
Kitsap Sun
Remember when you could fish Puget Sound and count on boating at least a rockfish or cod or two? If you couldn't catch a salmon, you could at least hook

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NavyTimes.com
Aircraft carrier Lincoln back at Everett
Seattle Post Intelligencer
It left the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard last week after undergoing a nine-month, $250 million overhaul. While at sea, the crew tested the ship and underwent
Lincoln Completes Shipyard Availability Early after Successful Sea TrialsTMCnet


USS Abraham Lincoln is home for a visitHeraldNet

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State, tribe still coming to terms on Kiket purchase

by Tim Flanagan on January 18, 2010

Riots and anger on the streets of HaitiHa’aretzPart of that initiative entails fixing Port-au-Prince's harbor, rendered useless for incoming aid because of quake damage. The White House said Sunday that …and more » Obama White House Haiti Relief Efforts Update Briefing. TranscriptChicago Sun-Times (blog)We do know, cialis 40mg however, that the US Coast Guard cutter, Oak, […]

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Marinas hope ‘bingo for boaters’ will fill slips

by Deborah Bach on January 18, 2010

When Northwest boaters think about prime local cruising destinations, the San Juan Islands and north Puget Sound are the obvious draws.
But a newly formed coalition aims to change that. The group is launching an initiative to encourage boaters to take advantage of the many other destinations around Puget Sound. For extra incentive, they’re even throwing [...]

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Port Townsend man helps build Aleut craft, generational bridge for Paddle Journey
Peninsula Daily
It was Jared's aunt, Darcie Pacholl, who started a cultural group last year to revive interest in the heritage of urban Aleuts living in the Puget Sound

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Spy pics of new ferry Chetzemoka

by Tim Flanagan on January 16, 2010

Merv & Kathy Floyd sent me some super-secret spy pictures of the newest Washington State ferry, nurse Chetzemoka. Well, mind chunks of it, anyway, which were being hoisted onto barges for shipment to Todd Pacific Shipyard in Seattle, where they will be attached to the new ferry’s hull. The superstructure components you see in these […]

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Navagear reviews the new rum on the block: The Kraken

by Tim Flanagan on January 16, 2010

Surely you’ve heard the rumors? There’s a new rum on the block…The Kraken. It isn’t distributed everywhere yet. It isn’t available in Seattle, doctor in fact. I had to convince Lynne and Casey from Krill Systems to procure a bottle for me in San Francisco! Thanks to their invaluable efforts, I now possess my own […]

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Roy Jacobson has the story in the South Whidbey Record. The photo is by Brian Kelly: There was a bustle of activity at Holmes Harbor on Friday as Nichols Brothers Boat Builders prepared to ship out sections of the state’s newest ferry, unhealthy the Chetzemoka.

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Ruben Gabriel sailed his Pearson Electra Sparky into Hanalei Bay under jury rig at daybreak yesterday morning. © 2009 / www.norcalsailing.com An email from Capt. David Yell: Hi Richard: I know that you some times dredge for stuff to put in your blog so here is a tale that popped up on my HMS Conway Yahoo Groups […]

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