A Cruising Guide to Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands : Olympia to Port Angeles: Olympia to Port Angeles

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McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 16, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 320 pages
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"Simply put, every local boater should have a dog-eared, well-thumbed copy [of this guide] as a permanent feature in the nautical library."—48° North

A Cruising Guide to Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands has earned an outstanding reputation for the accuracy of its piloting instructions, the clarity of its writing, and the high quality of its information. This second edition includes color photos and nautical chart segments throughout, as well as:

    Approaches and anchorages for hundreds of bays, harbors, and inlets—many with annotated charts
  • Weather, tides, currents, and commercial traffic patterns
  • Local history and attractions
  • 240 full-color photos
  • 75 color chartlets
  • Larger size and lay-flat binding for ease of use

With at-a-glance ratings of every harbor and anchorage, A Cruising Guide to Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands is the definitive resource for Pacific Northwest cruising.

"Everything a yachtsman's pilot ought to be: shipshape and workmanlike in its approach, unusually well written, very thoughtfully researched."—Jonathan Raban, bestselling author, Waxwings: A Novel and Passage to Juneau

"All the necessary nuts and bolts about navigating local waters is found in A Cruising Guide to Puget Sound. . . . A welcome addition to the library of any Puget Sound sail- or powerboat owner."—Seattle Times

"An elegant, beautiful book. . . . For even those few boaters who think they know all Puget Sound has to offer, this invaluable reference guide will introduce them to hundreds of new places yet to explore."—48° North

"So complete that veteran cruisers will discover cruising grounds they didn't know existed or didn't consider navigable."—SAIL

"An encyclopedic sailing guide to area waters, written with exhaustive first-hand research to almost every cove and inlet, and complemented with a remarkable series of maps, charts, and pictures."—Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Well written and full of tantalizing places."—WoodenBoat

"A keeper for my 'to take cruising' box."—Sailing

"A monumental book that gives minute details on every bay, waterway, and stretch of navigable salt water from Olympia to Port Angeles, including the San Juan Islands. It does an excellent job of explaining navigational hazards and anchoring peculiarities at each point along the way."—Bellingham Herald

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Contents

Introduction
1
South Puget Sound
16
Tacoma to Point Vashon
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Migael Scherer has been cruising Pacific Northwest waters and living aboard in Seattle since 1974, when she and her husband launched the sailboat they built. She is the author of four books, including Still Loved by the Sun, which won a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association award and a PEN/Albrand citation for distinguished nonfiction.

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