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Boat made famous by Steinbeck: Western Flyer Foundation names executive director

Monteray Herald,

The Western Flyer Foundation has named its first executive director who will oversee the administrative role of the famed fishing boat’s new…

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Boat Steinbeck made famous is headed home

By Chris Counts, The Carmel Pine Cone,

IF ALL goes according to plan, a boat that was immortalized in books by John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts, the Western Flyer, will make its long-awaited return to Monterey
Bay

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Return of the Western Flyer

By Paul Molyneaux, National Fisherman,

After a seven-year rebuild at the Port Townsend Shipwright’s Co-op, the Western Flyer, splashed again on June 29 of this year.

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GREAT WEEK

Monterey County Weekly,

The Western Flyer, the fishing boat that John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts, along with others, piloted down to the Gulf of California in 1940…

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Port Townsend bids farewell to Western Flyer

By Brian Kelly, The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader,

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Western Flyer Foundation Appoints Sherry Flumerfelt As Executive Director

Western Flyer Foundation hires first executive director in preparation for the purse seiner’s arrival in Monterey this fall Moss Landing, CA (7-July-2022) – The Board of Directors of the Western […]

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Western Flyer sails again

By Paula Hunt, Peninsula Daily News,

Boat made famous by John Steinbeck has been under restoration in Port Townsend

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Restoring and relaunching the WESTERN FLYER

By Leo Goolden, Sampson Boat Co.,

Video featuring the Western Flyer’s return to the water in Port Townsend on June 29th, 2022.

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A piece of western Washington literary history heads back to sea

By Eric Wilkinson, King5 News,

The Western Flyer was built in Tacoma and chartered by John Steinbeck when he wrote ‘The Log from the Sea of Cortez.’

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“…open the page… let the stories crawl in by themselves”

This school year, students in Monterey County were invited “…to open the page and to let the stories crawl in by themselves” (John Steinbeck, Cannery Row), in the Western Flyer […]

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Northwest Now – Featuring the Western Flyer

PBS,

The Western Flyer was made famous when legendary writer John Steinbeck set sail on her inspiring him to write two books about his famous voyage. On this edition of Northwest Now we take a closer look at the restoration of this historic boat.

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Monterey Bay, An Incredible Classroom

Educational programs to be carried out on the Western Flyer in Monterey Bay are currently being developed through a collaboration of Western Flyer Foundation, Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, […]

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The boat Western Flyer, of Steinbeck lore, is returning to Monterey, but more money is needed to make it a home.

By David Schmalz, Monterey County Weekly,

After it’s outfitted with scientific equipment in Moss Landing next winter, the restored Western Flyer will take a journey to a familiar location: the Sea of Cortez.

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Western Flyer takes another step in restoration

By Tom Leyde, Monterey Herald,

Purse seiner used by Steinbeck and Ricketts for Sea of Cortez voyage

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Watch the Western Flyer get put back together again.

Monterey County Weekly,

This 14-minute video shows the original wheelhouse being re-installed on Dec. 4.

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“Inspire me a bit.”

A roundabout giving appeal, and Ed Ricketts’s roundabout approach to ecology. In 1940, Jack Calvin wrote a long letter to Ed Ricketts, urging him to come to Sitka on a […]

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Western Flyer Restoration Episode 35

The original wheelhouse is installed back onto the Western Flyer.

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Hunt for a lost book from the Ed Ricketts collection

In this episode of Stories, Shorts, and Outtakes, we hear from Don Kohrs, head librarian at the Harold A. Miller Library of Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station. Don tells the […]

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