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San Juan Archipelago, Washington State, United States
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 750, 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.


National Six Meter Champion 1979
Seattle, Washington.

Photo by Josef Scaylea from
the Saltwater People Historical Society archives.©

Warwick Tompkins and his crew relaxed aboard the ST. FRANCIS VII, its spinnaker billowing in a light breeze, as they headed for the dock at Shilshole. The San Francisco skipper took home the national Six Meter Championship.
Reported in The Seattle Times August 1979.

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