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Port of Seattle buys Salmon Bay Marina

In a continued step towards the future, the Port of Seattle recently announced the purchase of Salmon Bay Marina. Located on the Ship Canal adjacent to the Port’s existing Fishermen’s Terminal facility, the marina is a five acre parcel that contains five docks supporting 166 slips measuring 6,547 lineal feet of moorage on freshwater. The purchase price was $15,679,120. […]

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Saving handicap racing: Now what do we do?

Back in October our friend at Sailish.com, Kurt Hoehne, began the noble quest of finding out what can be done to save handicap sailboat racing in the Pacific Northwest through a survey on the topic. Well, the people spoke, answered his survey and here’s some of what can be done.  “Now what?” Dalton Bergan posed […]

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The Seattle Boat Show seminar lineup is here

The Seattle Boat Show seminar lineup is here

Year in and year out, one of the most popular features at the Seattle Boat Show is the extensive line-up of free boating and fishing seminars, and advanced training classes for a fee through Boat Show University. The show is known for having a consistently great seminar schedule in terms of the quality, variety and number of presentations offered — and this year’s […]

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Tug Parthia salvaged, pulled from the water and ready for restoration. Photo by Karla Fowler.

Sunken historic tug Parthia raised, returned to Olympia

When Parthia, one of Olympia’s longest working and oldest tugboats sank in Hood Canal in early August, 2017 several members of the nonprofit South Sound Maritime Heritage Association (SSMHA) swung into rescue and refloat action.  More than three months later, on November 16, after hundreds of hours of planning and volunteer, donated and contracted work, and two […]

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R2AK announces a new Puget Sound event for 2018

As always, the folks at the Race to Alaska and Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC) are once again keeping fans, competitors and potential competitors on their toes for the 2018 event. Or should we say, events. The big announcement on Wednesday was the addition of a new race from Tacoma to Port Townsend, which will end just days before the […]

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