#195 Carlyn Stark, Sailor

(Reprise airdate: February 22, 2022) CARLYN STARK, ICON OF THE PT MARITIME INDUSTRY. In this reprise of an earlier episode, Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Carlyn Stark, who was something of a legend in the local maritime industry. Carlyn died recently after decades devoted to the sea and to teaching kids maritime skills. She was one of the early dreamers and donors who helped make the Northwest Maritime Center a reality. She ran Camp Four Winds Westward Ho on Orcas Island for many years. It’s a unique camp that somehow blends art and poetry with adventures on the sea. Fittingly, the kids attending the camp today sail every summer on a 161-foot yawl named “the Carlyn.” She grew up in great wealth as a daughter of the Kaiser family (Kaiser Permanente, Kaiser Steel, the Kaiser family Foundation, and other related companies). She was an adventurer at heart – always ready for the next chapter in an extraordinary life. Carlin leaves behind four children, multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a great many friends and colleagues.