This Day in History: Two Agencies become the United States Coast Guard

This Day in History: Two Agencies become the United States Coast Guard Writen by by Tara Ross On this day in 1915, two agencies are consolidated into a new United States Coast Guard. Of course, the foundations for the Coast Guard were laid long before 1915! In fact, the Coast … Continue reading

The Kokanee Obsession is now available on Kindle

The Kokanee Obsession goes digital! The Kokanee Obsession is now available on Kindle through Amazon.com. It is one of those things that takes awhile to to get around to, but in reality, it was quite painless. This has been on my to-do list for quite sometime and I am greatly … Continue reading

A Northern Pike Caught In John Day Reservoir

A Northern Pike Caught In John Day Reservoir: For Salmon, Canary In The Coal Mine? Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2015 (PST) Eradication of northern pike — an invasive and voracious predator — in the Columbia River basin took on a more urgent tone this week with the announcement that … Continue reading

GA Boat Build Post 30

GA Boat Build I haven’t posted on my boat build for a couple of weeks. It isn’t that I haven’t been working on it, it is just that there is a lot of detail which isn’t very newsworthy. The under framing is very important, just not too exciting. I thought … Continue reading

Frank Dye, a Legend

Frank Dye, who died on May 16 aged 82, was a cult figure among small-boat sailors for undertaking numerous voyages in his open 15ft 10in wooden Wayfarer dinghy Wanderer; these included passages from Scotland to Iceland and across the North Sea to Norway, and featured mountainous seas, gales up to … Continue reading

El Nino Looking To Be One Of the Strongest Since 1997; More Warm Temps, Less Snow Possible

El Nino Looking To Be One Of the Strongest Since 1997; More Warm Temps, Less Snow Possible Posted on Friday, August 14, 2015 (PST) THE COLUMBIA BASIN BULLETIN: Driven by higher-than-normal Pacific Ocean water temperatures, an El Nino weather pattern has been building in strength since March, but its impacts will … Continue reading

The Great Boat Lift of 9-11, Never Forget

Never Forget! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing on 9-11? I do, and it was one of the most horrible feelings of my life when I saw the devastation and the countless lives lost. The people who in spite of the danger to themselves ran … Continue reading