Author Archive | Marty McOmber

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard. A sheen can be seen near the 48-foot fishing vessel Gladstone that struck a rock near Jones Island.

Boat-related fuel spills hit Lake Union and Jones Island

Two damaged vessels dumped diesel fuel into Lake Union and the waters off Jones Island in separate incidents, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. In one incident, a 48-foot fishing vessel stuck a rock near Jones Island in the San Juans yesterday afternoon and started losing diesel. The vessel, Gladstone, had 900 gallons aboard, and […]

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UPDATE: Deadline extended for the NW Cruisers Cook-off | Tell us your favorite boat recipe and win big

Update: The deadline to submit your delicious recipe has been extended to Monday, October 5. When we recently asked renowned yacht designer Robert Perry why he always includes excellent, functional galleys in his vessels, he said simply, “Because one of the best parts of cruising is eating.” We couldn’t agree more. Eating on the water, especially […]

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U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Fox.

Six rescued from burning boat off Point Wilson

The U.S. Coast Guard helped rescue six people, including four children, from a 32-foot recreational boat off Point Wilson yesterday afternoon. No one was hurt in the incident. The vessel Kloshi Bay reported a fire aboard around 4:20 p.m.  Coast Guard and local fire departments responded, helping put out the blaze while transferring the four […]

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