Track the fishing fleet from your computer

This website, the AIS Live Ships Map shows names, positions, speeds and sometimes even pictures of the vessels over 70′ that operate on the waterways of Earth.
Navigate around the world on an interactive map and watch the larger fishing vessels, cargo, pleasure and defense vessels make their way along canals, rivers, lakes and oceans.
Right now, the West coast’s deadliest fishery, the Dungeness Crab fishery of Oregon and Washington, is set to begin on December 1, and crab pots have been going into the water since 8:00 a.m. November 28, 2009. Large vessels like the F/V Maverick, or the Nighthawk are contracted to carry the hundreds of pots alloted to smaller vessels that are capable of only carrying 50 or so safely in order to have them all out and fishing as early as possible.

Lost fishing vessels of the Oregon and Washington coasts
Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard

Rumors of a Discovery Channel feature keep it interesting, and if you have any doubt about the seriousness of this fishery, one only has to view the somber list of vessel names and years on our Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard shipwreck map, where easily two thirds of these are the losses resulting from this time of year’s activity.
Wild winds, high surf and close to the shore fishing as well as the heavy pots (each weighs approx. 100 lb. so a load of 100 is 10,000 lb. above deck, a deadly proposition in even calm weather) bring the dicey conditions to a head. All in a mad scramble to catch the most of the tasty crustaceans that inhabit this region.

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Published in: on November 28, 2009 at 11:53 am  Comments (1)  
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Christopher Reeve is Superman….

Autographed by actor Christopher Reeve

Signed by Christopher Reeve, this DC Comics number of 15 also features an original invitation only ticket to the premiere of Superman, the movie Dec. 14, 1978 $750


503-338-6056 to make it yours (or surprise someone with a great Christmas gift!)

Published in: on November 26, 2009 at 3:04 pm  Leave a Comment  
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November winds are kicking up; the storms typical to the Northwest are whipping through our corner of Oregon.

Here at NW Limited…History in VogueTM, we have been very busy gathering pieces and putting together the upcoming holidays’ custom orders (there’s still a few spaces available if you hurry and contact us!) as well as building stock for the holiday gift shows we will be attending in the next month.

A secret "hint" for our most recent "Everything Else" - click for the rest

The Beatles original pin

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Clayton Moore is tv's Lone Ranger

TV Memories...the first build in an edition of 60 Vintage and original issue pins, badges, tickets and buttons are just a few of the details you'll find in our superlative assemblages of pop culture history! TV Memories! Some of the planned builds within this edition of just 70? pieces are:The Lone Ranger signed by Clayton Moore...I Love Lucy....The Beatles on Ed Sullivan....Hitchcock Presents...The Twilight Zone and just about anything you can imagine from the archives of the tube!Our "Magic of Disney" category grows, and currently the only available within that is the Pirates of the Caribbean Captain Jack Sparrow signed by Johnny Depp. Expectantly waiting for their chance to become History in Vogue are Tinkerbelle signed by Margaret Kerry, Pinocchio signed by Dickie Jones, a Snow White signed by 2, and Sleeping Beauty!Signed by Farrah this one of one is available for $300

We have a brand new Farrah Fawcett signed one of one, an American Motorcycle Evel Knievel red, white and blue cape-flying wheelie with vintage Harley pin, 

Harley Davidson gift for Christmas

A Christmas gift for the daredevil motorcycle enthusiast - $425 autographed by Evel Knievel

and Bill’s working on a Christopher Reeve signed DC Comics’ Superman.

To inquire about these or any of our other History in Vogue topics, email bill@nwlimited.com or phone 503-338-6056

We take Visa and Master Card and we ship superbly!

Published in: on November 24, 2009 at 3:25 pm  Leave a Comment  
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American Graffiti

Newly built, #23 of 50 “Fins & Chrome” featuring the USPS first day of issue stamps and postmarks:

1955 Chevrolet
1955 Chevy from the movie American Graffiti signed by five of the stars 14″ X 11″

This is currently available at $300 call 503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com for more information.

 

Published in: on November 12, 2009 at 10:24 am  Leave a Comment  
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Daily Astorian 10-30-2009

nw limited History in Vogue donates a shipwreck chart to the columbia river maritime museum

Made the paper, and thank you again to the Maritime Museum for the resource of their records!

Published in: on November 5, 2009 at 9:56 am  Leave a Comment  
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