Ok, so I’m late to the party, but I just spent the last six or eight weeks (I’ve lost count) reading the 1,123-page paperback edition of George R.R. Martin’s A Dance With Dragons, book five of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, mostly because my obsessive-compulsive tendencies prevented me from abandoning the door-stopper. … More Has Game of Thrones reached its sell-by date?
The Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle has unveiled its plans for a $6.6 million education center next to its 37-year-old facility at Lake Union Park. In a statement released today, CWB says the wood, steel and glass education facility, designed by award winning Seattle architect Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects, recalls historic Northwest … More Design for Seattle Maritime Education Center Unveiled
Many maritime museums and heritage organizations are celebrating the Fourth of July next week with fireworks and other activities, and I’d like to make note of two. In the New York area, for the fifth year in a row, the North River Historic Ship Society will host an exclusive benefit party on the rooftop of … More Big 4th Celebrations on Both Coasts
The Willapa Seaport Museum in Raymond, Wash., has announced the opening of a new exhibit on southwest Washington maritime history. On June 12, the museum dedicated an exhibit of the rebuilt wheelhouse of the F/V Vanshee. The exhibit honors the still-working boat, current Captain Pers Odegaard, and its long history. The museum itself is something … More New Willapa Seaport Museum Exhibits
An association of maritime history enthusiasts and heritage organizations has called on historical societies and museums in Washington State to endorse the creation of a new national maritime heritage area. The executive committee of the Pacific Northwest Maritime Heritage Council emailed members and supporters last month asking them to submit a draft letter to non-profit … More Maritime Heritage Council Asks Support
The Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor, Wash., has welcomed a new traveling exhibit on prehistoric life in the sea. Savage Ancient Seas features more than 14 complete specimens of large prehistoric marine creatures. The exhibit reconstructs the aquatic world of the late Cretaceous period more than 70 million years ago. It is a world … More Huge Sea Creatures at Museum Exhibit
Recreational fishing is important to Puget Sound’s quality of life, as well as its economy, and Seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats has mounted a new exhibit to celebrate its history. The exhibit, titled “Fish On!”, examines a time when resorts, such as Cama Beach on Camano Island in central Puget Sound, and boathouses from Olympia … More Seattle Exhibit on Rec Fishing