Three Washington men win inaugural sailing contest from Port Townsend to Ketchikan

...announcement video last year.Hughes told the Ketchikan Daily News that the Elsie Piddock hit Johnstone Strait along Vancouver Island at just the right time to catch favorable winds and tides. Other entrants have been fighting less-favorable conditions...
The story of William Moore and his gold fever gold prospects. He learned that his son, Henry, who was supposed to meet him up there, had been murdered on Vancouver Island along with three companions.In 1887, Moore joined a government survey party headed by William Ogilvie. Moore...
Ferry Malaspina rescues one as two drown in sinking Canadian landing craft

...Malaspina picked up an extra passenger in the waters off Vancouver Island on Saturday morning.According to accounts from...River, in Discovery Passage on the east side of Vancouver Island, when its three-man crew sent a distress call...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down

...good to see the Coast Guard helping our Canadian friends.Thumbs up to the ferry Malaspina. While sailing east of Vancouver Island on Saturday, the Malaspina and her crew rescued a person from an overturned boat and successfully transferred them...
Magnitude 6.6 quake off British Columbia coast

...magnitude 6.6 quake was recorded Wednesday night in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island, the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center said.There were no immediate reports...
On the Trails: Not earthworms, but ice worms!

...carried by birds. There are two known outlier populations whose distribution is something of a mystery: One on Vancouver Island, which is genetically related to the populations in south-central Alaska, and one in Oregon, well separated from...
Alaska Science Forum: A great Alaska earthquake meets southern California

...shelf, its terrifying head rises from the depths. The sea floor shoves it 10 feet toward the sky as the wave passes Vancouver Island.The people of Los Angeles see and hear the warnings on their smartphones, televisions and car radios. Before Indonesia...
Photo: Thank you, Seward Kayaks!

...Amazon" photo for August to Seaward Kayaks. The Vancouver Island-based company donated kayaks for the first of Juneau locals by water from Sandy Beach to Vancouver Island. It was one year ago, on Sept. 1, when the team...
Sound and Motion: A presentation from A Trip South

...who embarked on a dramatic kayak trip in June of 2012. They kayaked from Sandy Beach through the Inside Passage to Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The trip continued with a smaller group on bicycles along the Pacific coast through Central...
On the Trails: Sunflower sea stars

...appear to be susceptible to certain diseases or other afflictions: A major die-off was reported off the coast of Vancouver Island last year. Their predators are few but include large gulls, big crabs and the morning sun star. These may harvest...


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