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.
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.
When sailors come to the Fort Vancouver Seafarers Center at the Port of Vancouver USA, they have many options.. Among them:: they can access houses of worship, go shopping, or sometimes just sit in a quiet room for awhile to enjoy some peace.
In Part 2 of my series on the Fort Vancouver Seafarers Center at the Port of Vancouver, Wash., we hear from Executive Director Kent Williams, who talks a bit about the center’s history and role in the maritime community.
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.
Friction is at play everywhere in the maritime world, from how fast ships go to how big waves become.