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At the Crab and Wine Fest in Astoria

All said and done!
Several pieces have found new homes, other shoppers went home with the only regret they’ll ever experience with NW Limited, and that’s NOT BUYING!

View from Friday evening’s festivities:

The shipwreck chart was admired by many.
Every single piece is handmade with pride right here in Clatsop County, Oregon, USA.
Did you miss your chance to take home the ultimate locally-made souvenir of your trip to Astoria?
We ship, and we take plastic, just in case you did miss something, or want to reserve a future build. 503-338-6056 or bill@nwlimited.com

Live hard. Ride fast. Regret nothing.

Evel Knievel is here, to become a well-deserved part of the American Motorcycle series by NW Limited…History in VogueTM.

Featuring an authentic, guaranteed signature w/coa (from Land of Legends celebrity and sports autographs) by Evel himself, also a Harley Davidson “1” pin, the photo of Mr. Knievel on his american motorcycle defines this symbol of heroic courage.
Red, white and blue are just right in the custom-built mat and frame (completely made in the USA, appropriate for an AMERICAN HERO). 
Hard-backed with a clear, plastic sleeve containing your ownership documentation, a picture of Evel signing the photo and your COA.


14″ X 11″ this is number 18 in an exclusive edition of 119 pieces, EVER.
$350 and you can have!

Shipping available 503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com
This and many other exciting, new pieces will be at the Astoria-Warrenton Seafood Festival (or the “Crab Festival” if you’re local)

More to come….James Bond, Star Wars, Yoda and a new twist.

Treasure hunting free-for-all

Do you know where there is a hidden treasure?

Might want to keep it on the hush-hush or you could find yourself in court!

Looks like treasure hunters in Florida are exactly there, when they retrieved over $500 million worth of silver coins believed to be from the Spanish galleon “Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes y las Animas” which was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off of Portugal in 1804. 
Spain also wants their share (which may be all of it, thank you) of the loot, but the company that found it would like to at least keep the location of the find secret.  They fear there will then be a treasure hunting free-for-all, and these intrepid divers will make off with the rest of the treasure.
May 9th, 2008 is the deadline for Spain’s claim in the 17 tons of goodies.
Do we know where a Spanish galleon or two rest off the coast of Oregon or Washington?  Wrecks dating from the 17th-century have been noted, and another wreck hundreds of years older have been speculated. 
We’re not telling…

Or are we?
To get a treasure map, call Bill 503-338-6056 or email him: bill@nwlimited.com

Four days ’til the Crab Festival

from now, and NW Limited…History in VogueTM will be there!
Astoria-Warrenton Crab & Seafood Festival. (Click for more information on the festival)
Taste some wine, get crabby and sample the BEST our region has to offer, for example:
Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard shipwreck chart will be available there.
We will also have a wide range of products available for purchase.
From Star Wars, American Motorcycle, the Jamestown Map to The Beatles, we have something spectacular for everyone!
If you’re super quick, (and worthy), there may just be an Evel Knievel American Motorcycle complete with certified, authentic autograph on a photo of the man himself performing a wheelie on his Harley Davidson! Must have!

Website update is in the works!
Stop by!

Boxing Ronnie Reagan

The box is built, and this beautiful tribute to the USS Ronald Reagan is ready to hit the Astoria-Warrenton Crab Fest (unless someone claims this Ronnie, first!):


33″ X 14″ features the Feb. 9, 2005 postmark and stamp honoring our 40th president, Ronald Reagan.  $200 complete with custom box!
To have this, call 503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com


Lower left corner, showing stamp and postmark detail and the United States
Navy emblem (used with permission)

To see even more, visit:
Video Horizons in Astoria has a few amazing autographed comic/movie pieces displayed for purchase, if you just can’t wait!
NW Limited…History in VogueTM‘s webpage for the Reagan (updates soon!)

Dead Reckoning, what it is

…other than the short version title of NW Limited’s shipwreck chart.
(a click on that link will take you to a slideshow of images with accompanying radio ad for the chart)

Dead reckoning (DR) is the process of estimating one’s current position based upon a previously determined position, or fix, and advancing that position based upon known speed, elapsed time, and course.”  (from Wikipedia)
The term, which is where Bill derived the title of his most recent project,  sounds ominous enough.
Rightly so when you consider that a good percentage of shipwrecks resulted in loss of life, sometimes on a tragically large scale. 
Dead reckoning as a form of navigation is only so accurate. 

It is interpreted in some circles as “You’re dead if you don’t reckon right.” 

It’s a sure thing, however, to score one of these for yourself.  
As a gift, they will make a lasting impression.  
Not to mention you’ll get shipwreck author Don Marshall’s quote concerning Dead Reckoning, printed at the top of each chart.
Available in three variations:


Lithograph on high-quality paper (this is no mere “poster”): $50

Custom-framed as well as coated with vinyl linen for protection (no glass necessary): $225

The top of the line (shown above), the pinnacle of shipwreck history complete with photos, handmade paper accents (list of lost fishing vessels), stamps and more: $500

1000 total first printing “Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard” charts are available.
This is the perfect gift, acquisition, or investment in local history and culture.
A stellar complement to the “beach house” or a respectful nod to the intrepid souls who lost their lives in the maritime industry, and to those that beat the odds.

Detail of lost fishing vessels list, on handmade paper using an antique letterpress by Oblation Papers and Press of Portland, Oregon.
For more information,  call 503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com
NW Limited…History in VogueTM accepts credit cards, and will ship, too!

On the radio today KAST 1370

Did you catch it?
Tuned to KAST am Radio 1370  from 4 pm to 5 pm, you would have heard Bill Brooks of NW Limited as a guest on the Dezmo Zone.

March in the Pacific Graveyard

“George W. Prescott -3/9/1902- Schooner: Founders off the Columbia- 1 dead”

106 years ago on this day in history, the Pacific Graveyard claimed another life and ship. The insatiable appetite of the river’s mouth is plainly evident on the shipwreck chart by NW Limited…History in VogueTM.
The names listed there represent so much more than initially meets the eye…


The next day, March 10, in 1875 the bark Architect was lost. $8500 ( approximately $154,136.99 by today’s reckoning) worth of ship was salvaged for a paltry $52.00 (or $942.96 today).
Just five years later, the Delharrie would also be lost, and $112,000 investment is gone. That would be akin to a  $2,463,824.00 loss in 2008.Luckily, these events are less frequent now, with the advent of dredging and modern navigation aids.  The challenges of fog, weather and shifting channels have been minimized, not to mention the mitigating presence of the United States Coast Guard.
The Columbia River bar, known aptly as the Pacific Graveyard will never be fully appeased, however, and continues to claim lives and vessels.

Framed, matted with photographs,
stamps and the list of lost fishing vessels,
to name a few of the extras you get with
this shipwreck chart option.

$500 (that’s $27.57 in 1875 money)

Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard shipwreck chart

The “Pacific Graveyard” has been claiming victims ever since man endeavored to set sail over these treacherous waters. 
Ships, boats, men and cargo have been lost over centuries.
Bill Brooks spent the better part of four years researching this chart, and fine-tuning every aspect. 
There were literally oceans of material to sort through and condense into what you see before you, “Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard.” 
Dead Reckoning is a gathering of unprecedented proportions, a gift of local maritime history.

Here is a preview  (click for slideshow and to hear the radio ad currently running) of what you’ll receive if you purchase one for yourself (click on the image and you’ll be able to almost read the text and get a better idea of the infinite detail in these handsome lithographs):



Framed version #3 of 500  “Framed tube” $225 Lithograph-$50
           $500. 

Much of this region’s history revolves around the sea.
Even before Lewis & Clark’s arrival, there are records of shipwrecks, and of their mysterious circumstances; tales of treasure, heroic survival and tragic losses.
Within this one document you will find the stories of hundreds of Oregon and Washington shipwrecks.
Enough to whet your intellectual appetite, and quench your thirst for American history as well as staunch your cravings for a visual feast for they are truly a work of art.

Available now through NW Limited…History in VogueTM
call 503-338-6056