Seafaring in the San Juans

Chrissy McLeanAll, Youth Programs

“If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people.” — Chinese proverb Last week ten intrepid students from Seattle School district’s … Read More

Viking Faering in Progress in the Boatshop!

hallie kopaldAll, Boatshop

Viking Faering Boatbuilding at the Northwest Maritime Center

There are vikings in the Boatshop and they’ve been busy! Students have been working with local materials and traditional tools which were selected to mimic the characteristics of what the vikings used; grown crooks, green oak, pine tar, and hand … Read More

Longboat Explorers science camp

Chrissy McLeanAll, Youth Programs

This week was the first ever Longboat Explorers camp! This 4 day camp was a combined program with Port Townsend Marine Science Center.  Students spent the first day at the Marine Science Center learning to use science equipment and setting … Read More

Salish Sea Science Summer Longboat Voyage 2019

Sonia FrojenAll, Youth Programs

Salish Sea Sciences, based in Friday Harbor, WA, ( and the Northwest Maritime Center, collaborated in a double longboat convoy the last week of June.  The focus of the voyage was hands-on science data collection, team-building, nature journaling, and maritime … Read More

Meet Lead Adult Program Instructor Samuel Swenson-Daly

hallie kopaldAll

Samuel hails from the great inland sea of Lake Michigan where the seagulls are much smaller, but the water’s just as cold. He grew up with stories of his Kiwi grandfather’s backyard boat-building and dinghy racing adventures. After a hitchhiking … Read More