The weather outside is frightful

The weather outside is frightful

Today we take a look at the warmer but much wetter weather we’re having today on the Upper Left Edge. It’s messy and uncomfortable on land, but much worse offshore. We’ll take a look at where wave heights might be in a few days, and revisit one of my favorite nautical references: the Beaufort Wind Scale. Devised in 1805 by a British Naval Officer, it’s still relevant today.

Fort Vancouver Seafarers Center, Part 4

The Fort Vancouver Seafarers Center at the Port of Vancouver, WA , has been serving visiting marines for more than half a century. Center Executive Director Kent Williams explains in this interview excerpt how the center came to be, after an adventurous young woman traveled to Asia on board a cargo ship and decided mariners needed a home away from home when they were in the States.

Fort Vancouver Seafarer’s Center, Part 1

Fort Vancouver Seafarer’s Center, Part 1

Nestled in the midst of a huge industrial area on the Port of Vancouver waterfront is a friendly looking building that is a haven for sailors who are far from home. The Fort Vancouver Seafarers Center has been around for more than a half century, We’ll learn what they do and a bit about the people they serve.