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USCG seeks public comment on Salmon Bay BNSF Railroad Bridge replacement

Coast Guard officials are seeking comment from mariners and maritime stakeholders while reviewing an application from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company requesting approval of the location and plans to build a movable railroad bridge to be constructed across Salmon Bay 0.3 miles west of the Ballard Locks in Seattle. The comments are needed to establish […]

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Sail Sand Point executive director stepping down after years of positive change

Sail Sand Point, Seattle’s Community Boating Center, located in Magnuson Park on Lake Washington, recently announced that Mary Anne Ward will be stepping down as Executive Director in March 2019. Mary Anne joined Sail Sand Point four years ago and has led the organization through a period of extraordinary growth. The next phase in the organization’s […]

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Elea Acheson, carrying daughter LiLi, greets dock captain Ned Kohlhauff on the gangway. Acheson recognizes the sacrifices of living on a boat. For instance, late in her pregnancy, she could not use the boat’s small shower. But she loves the community and the lifestyle. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

‘Can people actually live cheaper aboard a boat?’

We recently came across this interesting article in the Seattle Times about live-aboard life in Seattle. With the city’s ever-climbing housing prices, boats are a more viable option than ever. From a boater’s perspective, though, “can people actually live cheaper aboard a boat?” Wannabe boat dwellers are waiting up to three years for a spot in […]

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NMTA & Anacortes Chamber of Commerce join forces for new Anacortes boat show

In the midst of the Seattle Boat Show comes news about another popular show in the Pacific Northwest: The Anacortes Boat Show. The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) and the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce have announced that they will co-produce the new “Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show” at Cap Sante Marina on May 17-20, 2018. The show will have […]

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Lend a hand, take the Washington Sea Grant Pumpout survey

In partnership with the Washington State Parks Clean Vessel Act program, Washington Sea Grant manages the popular Pumpout Washington program to increase awareness and use of marine sewage pumpout stations in Washington. In the past year, they pumped out 10.6 million gallons of sewage for boaters, gave away over 11,000 pumpout adapters and put in 65 new pumpout stations state […]

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