Painting by Member Cynthia Faw Featured in Three Sheets NW

There are many talented gals who are part of our organization. We enjoy celebrating their passions. Long-time supporter and retired architect, Cynthia Faw, is a professional artist. Her beautiful works of art often have water and maritime themes. She is currently finishing a painting of the tug Iver owned by member Juli Tallino.

Below is one of her paintings titled: “Rounding Pt. Atkinson”


Note from Cynthia: You might recognize this point of land—it’s just NW of the Lions Gate bridge in Vancouver, B.C., and you round this point to get into Howe Sound.  A nice place to visit!

Link to Cynthia’s painting in Three Sheets NW    (different from the one featured on our blog)

Link to Cynthia’s website featuring a gallery of her paintings –


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Aug. 20th Low cost ($20-30) life jackets on sale at Green Lake

Here’s a link to the event

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Here We Are – Having Fun At The July and August Meetings

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Northwest Seaport Sea Chantey Sing-Along Aug. 12

August Chantey Sing-Along  – Free

August 12 @ 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Mariide will lead the August chantey sing aboard the historic tugboat Arthur Foss. She will keep the session rolling along. All are welcome to lead a song or just join in on the chorus.

Sea Chanteys and other sea songs celebrate our connections to the sea, ships, skippers, and sailors.  Sea Chanteys are fun and easy to sing and are for all ages.

Here is a link and check out the other great programs offered by Northwest Seaport.

Their website is:


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Meeting Mon. August 15th Come And Learn To Splice A Line!


Hey Gals, here’s a valuable and fun opportunity for hands-on experience at splicing a line. These handy permanent loops at the end of a line aren’t that hard to create. Lynne Reister, long time member and boat surveyor who owns Lodestar Marine, will teach us how to splice. Please RSVP.

Some supplies furnished and some to bring:

  • Bring a piece of 3-strand twisted (not braided) Nylon or Dacron line (at least four-foot long for practice or a boat line you’d like to splice) Lynne and Vivian will be cutting 4-foot lengths of line so if you could RSVP we’ll be sure to have enough.

            Nylon line is used for anchor and dock lines and Dacron line is used for halyards.

  • Bring  fid (a tool for splicing) if you have one or can borrow one from a boat neighbor – you can see what they look like here’s a link. If you can’t put your hand’s on one, bring a ball point pen with the ink cartridge removed.
  • We’ll need red, green and yellow electrical tape that Lynne uses to teach splicing. If you have some of the electrical tape and can bring it, that would be helpful, but we’ll have some available to share.We’ll have available a hot knife to cut line if needed.

Here is a link to meeting time-date-location (Always available from the meeting page link in the blog header)

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The Boys In The Boat – Now a PBS documentary Aug. 9th

Many of us read this book and loved it. It offers amazing Seattle maritime history and is a page turner.

Link to Seattle Times Story and about a pre-screening at Seattle Center July 29th.

Link to author’s website


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NWWB Meeting Mon. July 18th A Social Evening At Harbour Village Marina

Harbour Village Marina

Hey Gals,

We’ve planned a summer social evening at Harbour Village Marina for the Monday, July 18th meeting. We’ll gather at 7pm as usual, the location is at the top of Lake Washington next to Kenmore Air with plenty of parking. It’s home port for Vivian. Please RSVP!  The location is below and we’ll include a map and additional photo in our mail chimp notice.

We really hope many of you can make it as the social evening we shared onboard the MV Lotus last year was fun for all who attended. Like that evening, this should give us a chance to chat more in-depth and get to know each other better.

It is set up beautifully for barbecuing and socializing. There’s a communal barbecue, so our plan is for you to bring your own beverage and whatever you’d like to barbecue for yourself, plus a small hors d oeuvre, side dish or desert to share (you don’t need to get carried away, keep it easy.) Plates, flat wear and glasses and coffee will be available, no need to bring.

There will be lines available to use for practicing knot tying skills, if desired, We’ll have a block and tackle set up on a tower at the marina to let you practice or see if you can hoist a person, a skill you might need in an onboard emergency someday.

Date and time: Monday, June 18th – 7pm

Bring your beverage, something you’d like to BBQ for yourself and a small hors d oeuvre, side dish or dessert to share.

Location address:

Harbour Village Marina
6155 NE 175th St,
Kenmore, WA 98028

Parking information:

Parking is available at the Marina – you may park in the lot that says “No Marina Parking”, but not next to the office building.  You may also park in the marina parking lot in the back where the boat trailers are.  Both of those options should offer enough parking, but there is also parking out on the street.

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