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    Ballard Locks kicks off Centennial Weekend Events Friday

    Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as they kickoff the 4th of July weekend with several Centennial events, including the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Ballard Locks) 100th Anniversary ceremony, 10 a.m., July 4. The weekend begins June 30 with Military and First Responder Appreciation Day, ...

Chartlet from Salish Sea Pilot’s Cruising Guide to Desolation Sound & the Discovery Islands. Not to be used for navigation.

Destinations: Pendrell Sound famously tepid

Here’s another great destinations report from our friends at SalishSeaPilot.com… Pristine. Beautiful. Breathtaking. The upper reaches of Pendrell Sound is all those things. And maybe that should be enough to make the inlet famous. But it’s not really what sets it apart from nearby Desolation Sound. What makes Pendrell so unique is its warm water. […]

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Dock Talk: Cautionary tales from Reid Harbor

As most local boaters know, the Washington State Parks system struggles to maintain the large amount of infrastructure that makes up the marine parks and, occasionally, the lack of maintenance creates dangerous situations. Over Memorial Day weekend we were in Reid Harbor and were going out to prawn at high slack when we noticed a white […]

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