- Pacific Northwest
50' 1939 Ed Monk Sr. designed, Ed White built at Lake Washington Boat Works in Renton, Washington, WAHOMA has a 13'6" beam and was built for the Forestry Professor at the UW, Ed Umpleby. During WWII she was a Columbia Bar Patrol Boat with 50 caliber machine guns mounted on the bow. Monty Holmes was her caretaker for 50+ years (starting in 1949) and even now still keeps his eye on her.
In the photo below: WAHOMA carefully transits for her first time through the tiny pass into Glenthorne Passage known as "Always." Three small passes known by locals as "Sometimes, Never and Always" provide the unprepared with a choice that has most "going around" Secret Island to the "Ganges Side" entrance instead. [Dave Ellis photo]