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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

OMDC Gets Port of Seattle Funding

A visitor to Maritime Heritage Network suggested posting these two important Seattle Post-Intelligencer stories about the Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center.

Odyssey asks port to keep it afloat

Maritime museum to get $3.2 million

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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Wawona Book is Officially Launched!

Nearly two dozen family and friends joined me last night at the Uptown Espresso in West Seattle to celebrate the official launch of Shipbuilders, Sea Captains, and Fishermen: The Story of the Schooner Wawona. Wayne Palsson, a board member at Northwest Seaport, which owns Wawona, gave an optimistic assessment of the vessel's future, and I read several excerpts from the book. And I sold a dozen copies! Woo hoo! There I am, in the photo, signing for a happy customer. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported me! (And thanks to Monica Evans for the photo!)

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Bellevue Author Promoting Early Exploration Book

I received a flyer from Bellevue author Dick Blumenthal promoting his books, The Early Exploration of Inland Washington Waters, and With Vancouver in Inland Washington Waters. Blumenthal says both books are for "armchair historians interested in the early exploration of inland Washington waters," adding that "these texts bring Northwest maritime history to life." The books focus on the explorations of Spanish and British explorers, including Capt. George Vancouver in 1792.

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Review: HistoryLink Calls Wawona Book "Marvelous"

I've received the first review of my history of the Wawona. HistoryLink, the Pacific Northwest's leading history website, called the book a "marvelous tale." You can read the review at the site's Featured Book of the Fortnight page.

I'm also scheduling more readings. Check this blog frequently for more announcements.

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Sunday, February 04, 2007

February Readings Scheduled, Preferred Retailers

I've scheduled two more readings for the book:

I've also added two preferred retailers to my book's website: Captain's Nautical and Edmonds Bookshop.

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