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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

Category: Boats


November 29, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Breaking ground by breaking ice again

Sketched Nov. 26, 2013 For the first time in years, the Polar Star is about to go break some ice. Budget cuts and repairs kept the aging heavy-duty icebreaker sidelined since 2006, but come Tuesday, it will leave Pier 36 on a four-month deployment to Antarctica. Deck Officer Paul Garcia said the mission is to break a…


0 Comments | More in Boats, Military, Waterscapes | Topics: Downtown waterfront

February 3, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Kalakala’s charm not yet rusted out

Sketched Jan. 30, 2012 It may be just a shell of what it once was, the most iconic ferry ever to crisscross Elliott Bay, but the 1930s-era Kalakala hasn’t lost all of its character. Not yet. This week I endured a two-hour paddle — and a humiliating plunge into Commencement Bay — to get an up-close…


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December 9, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Boaters’ Christmas lamp is lit

Sketched Nov. 29 Like many people, Gary Peterson has decked out his home for the holidays. But unlike most, Peterson’s home is a 47-foot-long sailboat that is moored at Shilshole Marina. Last year, the 60-year-old construction worker stocked up on new lights and decorations from the clearance bins. For about $30, he was able to purchase more…


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August 27, 2010 at 7:13 PM

Farewell ahead for Everett-based Lincoln

Sketched Aug. 24, 11:52 a.m. [Click sketch to view larger] The flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln provided a picture-perfect view of the Puget Sound as I sketched and chatted with new sailor Kayde Williamson, 20, of Moses Lake. The Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fueling) Airman is one of more than 5,000 personnel serving on…


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