In this issue, we offer a peek at Aberdeen’s naughty past; a tour of the Coast’s most colorful museum; a thoughtful photo essay of coastal industry; and a “Bird’s-Eye View” of Washington’s own Ancient Mariners.
On page 12, we share selected information from the annual Farm Fresh Guide, a pamphlet put together by the local Washington State University extension. It’s a listing of Grays Harbor County farmers who sell their foods, flowers and other products directly to the public. We hope our readers will take note of the variety available and help support these local efforts.
For this quarter’s “Open House,” Doug Barker takes us on a tour of Ron and Sherry Hulscher’s lovingly restored 1911 Aberdeen home (page 26). Many thanks to the Hulschers for accommodating us! We’re still searching for a property to feature for the next issue, so please let us know if you or someone you know has a historic or otherwise unique home anywhere along the Coast that they might be willing to share with our readers.
We received just a few contenders for our first amateur Last Shot – kudos to those who sent us their work! One photo stood out from the rest, and it’s featured on page 50. I hope to see more submissions in the coming months as we look to spotlight excellent amateur photography in future issues. It can be anything that tells a story or gives an impression of life on the Washington Coast.
Kat Bryant, Editor