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Northwest paddling fest comes to Lake Sammamish May 11 and 12

For expert paddlers or those looking to try sea kayaking or stand-up paddling for the first time, the eighth annual Northwest Paddling Festival is the place to be to get started for a summer on the water.   Held at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, Washington Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12, the festival is the largest event of its kind […]

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Tug of the Month | Heart Strings

HEART STRINGS is a tug boat type not usually seen in the waters of Puget Sound; a “log bronc,” also known as “boom boats” or “booming beavers.” She was built in 1956 by L.S. Baier Company of Oregon as a steel hulled log bronc and worked assembling log rafts on the Columbia River for Portland-area mills […]

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‘Visit Seattle’ takes dramatic win in Clipper Race

Visit Seattle, Skippered by 24-year-old British sailor Nikki Henderson, has pulled off a sensational victory in Race 8 of the thirteen stage Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, stealing the victory from PSP Logistics in the final few miles of the race to Qingdao, China Visit Seattle crossed the finish line off the coast of Qingdao at 00:04:11 local […]

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'Visit Seattle' after finishing in Sanya, China.

‘Visit Seattle’ finishes 6th in Sanya, China, with mighty Pacific looming

The eleven teams competing in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, including Visit Seattle, have arrived into Sanya, China as part of their 40,000 nautical mile, eleven-month circumnavigation. Visit Seattle finished sixth after sailing for 23 days, 16 hours and 38 minutes but also picked up the maximum three Scoring Gate bonus points, giving them ten points for […]

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