It was a reunion of sorts for John Coulson of Sequim, Wash. He drove by Platypus Marine's yard on Marine Drive in Port Angeles and saw the Northwind sitting on the hard. It was the yacht he worked aboard as a chef for about five months in 1990.
Northwind is a 130-foot, steel-riveted yacht that was built in 1930 by the Monitowoc Shipping Corp. for Charles Martin Clark Jr., a wealthy American industrialist.
For 80 years, the classic fantail yacht traveled the world and hosted her share of celebrities, from the notorious to the rich and famous, and in war time participated in the evacuation of Dunkirk, France.
It was a reunion rife with nautical history.