Category Archives: History

The Seattle Harbor Patrol – From 1877 To The Present

The Seattle Harbor Patrol traces it’s ancestory back to 1877 when the Harbor Department was established.  It was ran by the Port Warden an elected official. In 1912 they had one boat. This is a nice video tracing the history … Continue reading

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2015 Year In Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. A special thanks to everyone that stopped by in 2015, since I don’t have any ads on the site the only “payment” I get is someone stopping … Continue reading

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DIY & Low Cost Gifts For Your Favorite Skipper

Finding an affordable gift for your favorite skipper can sometimes be difficult.  Not everyone can afford several hundred dollars for the new Hi-Tech Halyard or several thousand for a new Sail. Here are some easy DIY projects you can do … Continue reading

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DIY Gifts for the Holidays

Gifts for boaters and others can sometimes be a bit difficult, so I thought I would share with you several gifts I have made for boating friends and others, these are all low cost and you can make them yourself.  … Continue reading

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An Evening Sail on the America’s Cup Yacht America

Last week I took an evening sail in Seattle on the Yacht America, a replica of the boat that won the trophy that would become know as the America’s Cup. The wind in Elliot Bay was nice with 8 to 10 … Continue reading

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Fascinating Engineering Facts About the RMS Titanic

A fascinating video on the RMS Titanic and the Olympic-Class ships by Bill “Engineer Guy” Hannack.  The images and information is from the 1909 to 1911 editions of the Journal The Engineer.  The video starts with the laying of the … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. A note on the where traffic comes from – most of the traffic here comes from search engines, several times the listed referrals. Here’s an excerpt: The … Continue reading

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DIY – Historical NOAA Charts & Maps Place-mats

NOAA has made it easy for you to make Place-mats for gifts to friends. You can download Historical Charts, maps and current Nautical Charts and for no charge from NOAA.  The charts and maps can easily be cropped to place-mat … Continue reading

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