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Margie Abraham

February 8th, 2024|Cruising Sailor, Racer|

Margie moved to Port Townsend when she was 3 years old.  There’ve been a lot of changes since then.  She met her life-long best friend Donna, in first grade, at the same time as her future husband Glenn

Jim Tolpin

January 20th, 2024|Designer, Wood Worker, Writer|

Jim Tolpin is a renowned woodworker and author. He grew up in Western Massachusetts, and after getting a degree in geology, found that he preferred working with wood rather than rocks. Early on, he got to know the

Dick McCurdy

July 10th, 2023|Circumnavigator, Pilot, Ship Captain|

Dick McCurdy always just wanted to be on the water. He grew up in Port Townsend, WA, sailing and racing with friends. At the University of Washington he was captain of the sailing team. After finishing graduate school he

Bill Nance

April 25th, 2023|Circumnavigator, Shipwright|

Bill Nance is only the 2nd known person to ever sail alone around the world via the three great capes (1962-1965) from west to east. The book “The Circumnavigators” says he was “…one of the boldest and most competent,

Diana Talley

March 17th, 2023|Fisher, Ship Captain, Shipwright, Voyager|

Diana believes that she may hold the world’s record for throwing up at sea after getting pregnant on a 106- day engineless non-stop voyage from Panama to Port Townsend, in a boat without standing headroom. She's been a shipwright,

Sean Rankins

March 5th, 2023|Fisher, Sailmaker|

Sean is a sail maker and the owner, with his wife Inger,  of Northwest Sails & Canvas in Port Hadlock, Washington. He grew up in Southern California and started working for North Sails in San Diego in the late

Leif Knutsen

November 21st, 2022|Fisher, Shipwright|

Leif was born in 1943 and grew up in Connecticut and Oregon. He got first got involved with boats while living on the Columbia River in his youth. He spent a number of summers in Alaska fishing and fixing

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