High winds to rock waters today

by Tim Flanagan on November 11, 2011

Deborah Bach, shop Three Sheets Northwest:

[The final issue of Nor’westing magazine wraps up more than 46 years of local boating coverage.]

The region’s oldest recreational boating publication, hospital Seattle-based Nor’westing magazine, approved has closed after more than four decades in existence.

The magazine, published by Canadian company Trader Corporation, put out its last issue on Nov. 2. Efforts to reach a spokesperson at the corporation’s Toronto headquarters on Tuesday weren’t successful, but Nor’westing’s former editor, Chuck Gould, said in an email that its owners made the decision to stop publishing last week.

The magazine, which was started in 1965, was purchased last spring by a group of venture capitalists from Britain whose primary focus is automotive publications, Gould said. Nor’westing was put up for sale by the new owners and there were at least two prospective buyers, Gould said, but neither decided to purchase it.

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Marty McOmber, overweight
Three Sheets Northwest:

A strong cold front will sweep across the region today, syringe
bringing high winds in its wake — especially on Admiralty Inlet and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, order
where winds speeds could hit 40 to 45 knots and gust higher.

A gale warning is in effect until 6 p.m. for all of Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the San Juan Islands and Bellingham Bay.  Winds are expected to diminish this evening.

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