The tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain, a frequent visitor to harbors in Bellingham and Blaine, returned to the water this month after an extensive overhaul at her home part in Grays Harbor County. Private donations funded much of the work. Learn more at historicalseaport.org.
Joseph Biello's mother wouldn't let him see the eclipse when he was seven years old. But he became an astrophysicist — and has waited all these years to see a total eclipse, which he saw in Stanley, Idaho.
Salmon in the Pacific Northwest have been brought to the edge of extinction, and conservationists argue hydroelectric dams along the Snake and Columbia Rivers are a major obstacle blocking salmon migration. Dam defenders point out the integral role this infrastructure plays in powering the region. The choice between the two will deeply affect the region's environment and economy.
You don't necessarily need fancy equipment to watch one of the sky's most awesome shows: a solar eclipse. With just a few simple supplies, you can make a pinhole camera that allows you to view the event safely and easily.
"There's detailers who have been around forever," says Steve Thompson, owner of Detail Doctors. "They'll never touch half the cars we're touching in this collection." His company is detailing the 59 cars from the collection of Cal Phillips, a car collector who clearly loved his cars. The collection will be auctioned at Dealers Auto Auction of Idaho, and Thompson is getting the cars ready.
It's Dave Ioset's job to get the engines running — or find out why they won't — as Dealers Auto Auction of Idaho gets ready to auction 59 classic cars from the collection of Cal Phillips. The cars range from a 1919 Model T to a 1976 Porsche as well as the decades in between.