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A society formed in 2009 for the purpose of collecting, preserving, celebrating, and disseminating the maritime history of the San Juan Islands and northern Puget Sound area. Check this log for tales from out-of-print publications as well as from members and friends. There are circa 500, often long entries, on a broad range of maritime topics; there are search aids at the bottom of the log. Please ask for permission to use any photo posted on this site. Thank you.

04 June 2015

❖ RACE TO ALASKA 2015 ❖

History in the making ☻ ☻ ☻
Here are some photos taken by Saltwater People on 3 June 2015, the afternoon before the 5:30 am start today from Port Townsend, WA.
      The crews are doing last minute adjustments to their rigging while talking to the on lookers milling around them. It was a friendly atmosphere.
      This writer did not awake at start time today; these photos are posted as the leaders are finishing the Port Townsend to Victoria leg. Some entrants will stop here, while others will be heading out for Alaska, trying to earn the $10,000 prize.
       For up to date tracking and information on the racers see R2AK.




Point Hudson, Port Townsend, WA.
all photos from here on 3 June 2015.

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