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Photo above- Sailing at Port Townsend

Hey Port Townsend-
You live in a maritime town- act like it.
“Boating season starts May 2 with parade on Port Townsend Bay”
Port Townsend Bay?

Local papers often use the redundant “Port Townsend Bay” when describing sailing races, etc. at Port Townsend. The proper name for the body of water is: Port Townsend. Check any navigation chart.

The body of water was named before the town existed.

Oak Harbor too:

“Hydroplanes will skip atop Oak Harbor Bay for the third consecutive year…”

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Photo above- Keystone ferry inbound.

“Keystone terminal gives way to ‘Coupeville’ ferry”

Coupeville/Penn Cove is on the eastern shore of Whidbey Island- no ferry link to Port Townsend exists there.

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A lonely beach at Keystone Spit-
Olympic Mountains in the distance.



Back in the old days- each of the 50 states was free to set its own drinking age. It was legal to drink as a teen in some states. Some of us began to sample the more common beers back in high school. Miller, Bud, Schlitz, etc. were popular at the time. I call these Bowling Alley Beers- thinking of a typical Cold War era bowling alley.

An active & on-the-go lifestyle:

The craft beers & ales of today– with more flavor & higher alcohol content- were nowhere to be found on store shelves.

The Bowling Alley brands still mostly survive & mostly taste the same. They seem to be constantly trying to reinvent themselves with new packaging & labeling.

Remember Sports Fans-

The best beers require the least advertising.





Photo- Illegal beer drinking at Kingston