Posts Tagged ‘Boating’

August 8th, 2017 - 3:16 pm § in Misc.

What a lovely boat!

I love wooden boats. I have books on how to build them, and yes, once daydreamed of building my own wooden sailboat and sailing away in it. The passing of time and getting older have a way of tempering such daydreams. Wood sailboats are fun to gaze at, but expensive to own and a hassle […][...]

December 16th, 2015 - 11:52 am § in Uncategorized

Of Jewish DNA, and lobster trap Christmas trees

  A Great Essay on The Winter Holidays at Panbo by Ben Ellison, posted on Dec 31, 2014 I hope that Panbo readers everywhere enjoyed Hanukkah, the winter solstice, Christmas and/or any other way you celebrate the holiday season. We deserve all the light and cheer we can find, especially when the[...]

December 5th, 2015 - 4:04 pm § in Misc.

Opps … Barge flips at Port Harvey Marina

  George and Gail were not at Port Harvey when the sinking occurred. Thanks to the quick thinking of several neighbors, though, the oven, fryer, some small appliances, tables, chairs, and other items from the restaurant were saved. All refrigerators, freezers, tools, and stock in the store was[...]

August 6th, 2014 - 11:06 am § in Misc.

OBAMACARE AT WORK: US navy rescues sick baby from stricken boat 900 miles out to sea

US warship makes housecall for sick baby at sea Charlotte and Eric Kaufman were hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast,  two weeks into sailing around the world when they  called for help after their one-year-old girl fell ill.  A a four-member team of the California Air National Guard parachut[...]

March 30th, 2014 - 11:52 am § in The Ave Scene

Reasons to love Seattle

READ ABOUT THE MV Gyrfalcon – an 88 foot wooden fantail About the Gyrfalcon The Gyrfalcon is our 88 foot wooden fantail. She was built in Seattle in 1941 for the Coast & Geodesic Survey, and spent the next 20 years doing survey work in Alaska. Since then she has been converted to a private [&h[...]

April 11th, 2013 - 10:17 am § in Misc.

Did the God of fallen fliers visit the UW?

Looking for pictures of Boeing’s yacht, the “Daedalus” I ran across this.  It appears that the Daedalus is tied up to the canal wall just south of the UW School of Medicine! This is all very odd.  Why does Boeing have a mega yacht?  Why did the name it after an entrepreneur whos[...]