Series: Women on the Waterfront

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Women on the Waterfront: Cathy Wade

Meet fish-tender and self-proclaimed “Boat Mom” Cathy Wade and learn about her 50+ years of maritime experience fishing between Bellingham and Alaska aboard the ferry-turned-fishing boat Chief Kwina.

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Women on the Waterfront: Katherine Pogue

Meet Katherine Pogue, captain of the Lady Washington and true blue maritime enthusiast. It all began with a 5th-grade excursion to the Maritime Museum of San Diego, sparking a lifelong fascination with the sea. Today, she’s at the helm of the official state ship of Washington.

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Exploring Sustainably

As you explore, you can help take care of these special places so they’re still around for your next visit. Recreate responsibly and follow Leave No Trace principles while exploring outdoor spaces. Visit popular destinations during off-times or shoulder season. Support the communities you visit by frequenting locally owned businesses. And always research guidance for specific locations before you travel — especially for Tribal sites.