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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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Pendrell Sound for 5 days

Pendrell Sound is one of those places I almost don’t want to write about – I’m afraid raving about how much we love it will make more people go and it will become crowded. But I know realistically this is nothing to worry about – because everybody already knows about it, and there’s plenty of […]

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S. S. CITY OF SEATTLE, an illustrious career from Puget Sound to Alaska

The outstanding event of 1890 on Puget Sound was the arrival of the new steamer  CITY OF SEATTLE from Philadelphia. When the vessel steamed into Seattle Harbor on 26 Dec 1890, she provided a fitting climax to a year marked by tremendous growth in Puget Sound shipping. Twenty-four steamboats were launched on the Sound that […]

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Boats Afloat Show gearing up for 40th year

August is fully upon us, and while we don’t like wishing away any of the summer, it’s hard not to think about the upcoming Boat’s Afloat Show on South Lake Union. Seattle’s 40th annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show launches September 13th – 16th. With over 225 new and used vessels on display, you can tour […]

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