The large lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard is scheduled to close to all marine traffic from 9 a.m. October 29 to 8 p.m. Nov. 21 for annual maintenance and additional gate work. The small lock will still be available for vessels less than 120 feet in length and 26 feet in […]
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 […]
We came across this video of glaciers calving and thought it would be perfect for all the Alaska-bound cruisers looking for glimpses of these icy giants. Stay back, stay safe!
Boaters on Seattle’s Lake Union will soon recognize a set of buoys marking a long awaited seaplane advisory lane. The five radio-controlled north-south marks in the center of the lake will be in place from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and the city is trying to spread the word to those who frequent the waterway. Some […]
Washington State Ferries and the United States Coast Guard have been running into a peculiar issue recently — bicycles left on board ferries. And they say the impact has been significant. The reason? When a passenger leaves their bicycle on a ferry, it’s the responsiblity of USCG and ferry personnel to treat it as a potential distress situation until the bicyclist […]
With big breezes and cold air and water, it has been an eventful few days for boaters and USCG crews on the waters of the Pacific Northwest. Coast Guard crews were involved in multiple incidences throughout the holiday weekend in Washington, responding to cases where mariners were ill prepared or, with tragic consequences, not wearing lifejackets. Late Saturday morning, the owner […]
Just after 8 p.m. on February 19th, the Paul Bieker-designed catamaran Fujin, which hails from Seattle and had an experienced local crew aboard, capsized near the island of Saba during the RORC Caribbean 600 race. All eight crewmembers have been rescued and are safe. Here’s an interview with Fujin owner Greg Slyngstad courtesy of Louay […]