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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.

27 July 2017

❖ Northwest Passage Expedition in 21st Century Style ❖

Naval Architect: Abeking & Rasmussen.
Launching 2008, Lemwerder, Germany.

"Using a technology entirely new to yacht building
is a risky move, but the owner knew he was in safe hands
when he charged Abeking & Rasmussen with finding a
solution to his wife's seasickness––and the
Silver Cloud Swath was born." 
David Pelly.

A Northwest Passage expedition with M.V. Silver Cloud is underway as this is written. To follow along from their cast off at Halifax Harbor, they can be seen on the tracking map––– on this link.
      There is a descriptive 7-page article about this vessel, with builder photos and drawings in Boat International.

Modern day news submitted by L.A. Douglas, Blakely Island, San Juan Archipelago.

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