Dockside magazine publisher dies

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050410_leighScott Leigh, publisher of the boating magazine Dockside, died Saturday at his home in Gig Harbor, Wash. He was 60 years old.

Dockside was launched in the early 1990s as a 32-page, newsprint magazine called Boating Digest, published in a corner of a Costa Mesa, Calif., warehouse. The publication grew into a well-respected, full-color magazine covering West Coast boating.

Well-known in the region’s marine industry, Leigh had plans to expand into Florida.

Leigh was a North Dakota transplant and attended the University of North Dakota, where was a hockey player. In addition to boating, his interests included skiing, cooking, gardening and golf.

He is survived by his two daughters, Courtney, of Sacramento, Calif., and Taylor, of Boulder, Colo., and by his life partner, Linda Petersen of Gig Harbor, Wash.

A memorial service will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. May 15 at the Canterwood Country Club in Gig Harbor, Wash. For information, contact Michael Lanza Funeral Directors at (253) 851-7608.

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9 comments on “Dockside magazine publisher dies

  1. Randy Boelsems - Quickline USA/Ultra Anchors

    A real loss to the West Coast Marine industry. I feel Scott always strove to produce a quality product. He provided an interseting “every person” magazine that had staying power not a “fluff” periodical. As an advertiser I was honored to be on his “Dockside”. I am glad to say he was my friend. He will be missed.
    Randy Boelsems-Quickline USA

  2. George Mihaiu

    My wife and I are very saddened to hear about Scott’s death. We go back to NYNEX Boaters Directory days together in the late 80s.  He visited and stayed with us a couple of times a year for almost 20 years during the Miami and Fort Lauderdale boat shows until just a few years ago.  We had a ton of fun with Scott over the years…lots of great food, wine and laughs…and I know everyone who loved him will miss him terribly.  Godspeed, Scott.

  3. Marilynn Gershman Valene

    My entire family is so very saddened and shocked by the sudden death of our friend Scott.  He was a huge part of the Gershman’s from the time of junior high school and was like a son to my  parents and was like a brother to us all.  He is missed and will always be a shining star.  We love you Scott

  4. Cathy Wilson Rydell

    I’ve known Scott all my life.  We grew up together in North Dakota.  We laughed at our 40th reunion a couple of years ago that he was my 6th grade boy friend.  We’ve kept in touch over the years and I had the pleasure of meeting his wonderful life partner, Linda, last year.  Scott was a special guy for lots of reasons.  You will be missed my friend…you will be missed.

  5. BARRY BELOFF

    WHAT A TERRIBLE SHOCK. I JUST SAW SCOTT , WHERE WE PALLBEARERS AT MY UNCLE LOU’S (GERSHMAN) FUNERAL.
    SCOTT WAS AS WONDERFUL, CARING PERSON WHOSE LIFE ENDED WAY TO SOON…HE HAD SO MUCH MORE TO GIVE, AND RECEIVE.  SMOOTH SAILING MY FRIEND.
    BARRY BELOFF

  6. Sally Ryan Eustice

    On Eagle’s Wings goes a wonderful childhood friend… Lake of the Woods buddy, one of your many high school sweethearts, and a great Ryan Family friend.  Our 40th Reunion was a wonderful time to share our past and one day, Scott, we will all meet again.  God Bless you and your loved ones.

  7. Bill Keig

    Scott Leigh and I have been friends for 45 years.  We have had scores of adventures over many seasons. This winter at a Bruce Gershman sponcered brunch in Minneapolis I met Linda for the first time.  Referring to Linda and his situation in life he said to me with the most content demeanor that I have ever seen him carry,”Kegger, I have never been happier”.  Scott truly had found what he had been looking for.  He will be greatly missed by hundreds.  I will never know another like him, but with time I will be able to close my eyes and smile at the things we shared.     Bill Keig

  8. William J. Cook

    On the theme above, ” . . . magazine that had staying power not a “fluff” periodical,” I had just been talking to Scott about charging for his work. It seems today, boating magazines are about selling used boats. As an “ad type,” Scott knew that was a good niche. But, he didn’t let that get in the way of Journalism and the importance of the product.

    Bill Cook, Captain’s Nautical Supplies

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