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The Westport Maritime Museum

Take a lazy, 30-minute jaunt around the south side of Grays Harbor from Aberdeen to Westport and you might find yourself wandering along the water’s edge of the Westhaven Cove Marina. On the southwestern end of your walk, just past … Read More

A dream washed away

The 1908 poster for the Moclips Beach Hotel featured a buxom bathing beauty rising from the ocean waves, promoting the remote seaside destination as a resort for health and pleasure.

The fanciful image captured the colorful ambition and vision … Read More

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that Schwing

It’s probably more complicated than this, but the basic strategy of Swiss wrestling seems to be to grab your opponent by the pants and tip him over before he tips you over.

If this is something you would like to … Read More

Overgrown Lives

Are you the type who wants to get off the main road and find those spots only the locals know about? We’ve got one for you: the Johns River Cemetery at Markham along the southern shore of Grays Harbor.

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Harbor Artists

I have been a painter of the Twin Harbors since 1989 when I first arrived in Aberdeen. In painting these landscape spaces I walked in the footsteps of other artists. My oils, watercolors, acrylics and drawings over the past quarter … Read More

A place to call home

For decades, the 92-year-old, two-story mansion just east of Hoquiam’s Riverside Bridge was known as the “community’s attic.”

The shingle-sided Colonial Revival-style house fell into city hands as a gift in 1976, ending a search for a building to … Read More

Home is where the heart is – The story of the Aberdeen Mansion

It was heralded in The Aberdeen World as a testament to the skills of Aberdeen workmanship. Said an April 5, 1905, news article: “After six months of continuous work, J.H. Marshall and his crew of craftsmen have finished the … Read More

Bounty from the Beaches

Every spring, thousands of visitors stake their claim along Long Beach, their clam-digging dreams filled to the brim, to experience one of the biggest razor clam events on the coast.

Long Beach’s Razor Clam Festival harkens back to a time … Read More

Understanding the Coast

Finding the Coastal Interpretive Center is like finding a beach visitor’s cornucopia of the treasures that inhabit the Central Washington Coast and wash up on its shores.

Rain or shine, inside and out, the Interpretive Center at the very southern … Read More

Hoquiam’s 7th Street Theatre

Nestled in the town of Hoquiam is one of the glories of Washington’s coast. Big, coral-colored and ablaze with lights, the 7th Street Theatre is the pulsing heart of this small downtown.

With its starlit skies and hand-painted murals, this … Read More