From the monthly archives:

May 2009

Port Angeles agency makes final pitch for NOAA port

by Tim Flanagan on May 27, 2009

Paige Dickerson has this article in the Peninsula Daily News: The three Port of Port Angeles commissioners voted unanimously today to submit a final bid to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to draw the government agency’s Pacific Ocean research fleet to Port Angeles. Commission President John Calhoun declined to release any details of the […]

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Hawaiian Chieftan, online based in Grays Harbor, is probably familiar to Puget Sound mariners. She was recently visiting Hood River, Oregon, a major windsurfing and kite-surfing capital. We’ll have to ask Captain Richard Rodriguez for an assessment of the rules violation involved here.

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An opinion piece in the Kitsap Sun: Question: Which of the things listed below doesn’t fit with the others? The Lone Sailor statue. The Chipmunk Grill. 2, remedy 000 worms at Gordon Elementary. Silverdale’s top-tasting tapwater. Port Orchard’s identity crisis. Answer: Alone, none of them fits with each other. But together, all of them do. […]

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Good things are happening in Kitsap

by Tim Flanagan on May 27, 2009

An opinion piece in the Kitsap Sun: Question: Which of the things listed below doesn’t fit with the others? The Lone Sailor statue. The Chipmunk Grill. 2, remedy 000 worms at Gordon Elementary. Silverdale’s top-tasting tapwater. Port Orchard’s identity crisis. Answer: Alone, none of them fits with each other. But together, all of them do. […]

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Tom Callis has the story in the Peninsula Daily News: The completion of two studies on industrial contaminants in the waters and soil of Port Angeles is taking longer than expected. The state Department of Ecology expects to have its draft reports on contamination of Port Angeles Harbor and its study on dioxin contamination of […]

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Take a look at your tide table and you’ll see some very low tides this month, about it and even more in June. Turns out this is a problem for the Washington State Ferry Division’s Port Townsend-Keystone run. Here’s a link to the schedule of tide/ebb current cancellations. Be sure to check it out if […]

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Take a look at your tide table and you’ll see some very low tides this month, about it and even more in June. Turns out this is a problem for the Washington State Ferry Division’s Port Townsend-Keystone run. Here’s a link to the schedule of tide/ebb current cancellations. Be sure to check it out if […]

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Sunshine fuels algae blooms in state waters

by Tim Flanagan on May 26, 2009

Take a look at your tide table and you’ll see some very low tides this month, about it and even more in June. Turns out this is a problem for the Washington State Ferry Division’s Port Townsend-Keystone run. Here’s a link to the schedule of tide/ebb current cancellations. Be sure to check it out if […]

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No raise for Puget Sound maritime pilots

by Tim Flanagan on May 26, 2009

Take a look at your tide table and you’ll see some very low tides this month, about it and even more in June. Turns out this is a problem for the Washington State Ferry Division’s Port Townsend-Keystone run. Here’s a link to the schedule of tide/ebb current cancellations. Be sure to check it out if […]

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Take a look at your tide table and you’ll see some very low tides this month, about it and even more in June. Turns out this is a problem for the Washington State Ferry Division’s Port Townsend-Keystone run. Here’s a link to the schedule of tide/ebb current cancellations. Be sure to check it out if […]

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Bunker remnant of military presence at Fort Worden

by Tim Flanagan on May 25, 2009

Jennifer Jackson has this story in the Peninsula Daily News: Most are concrete gun emplacements that housed weapons never fired at enemy ships and became obsolete with the advent of the airplane in World War I. But inside this grass-covered bunker, buy military personnel maintained surveillance of the entrance to Puget Sound in the mid-1940s […]

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Tide cancellations on Port Townsend/Keystone ferry

by Tim Flanagan on May 25, 2009

Take a look at your tide table and you’ll see some very low tides this month, about it and even more in June. Turns out this is a problem for the Washington State Ferry Division’s Port Townsend-Keystone run. Here’s a link to the schedule of tide/ebb current cancellations. Be sure to check it out if […]

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Body found in water off Sucia Island

by Tim Flanagan on May 25, 2009

The Seattle Times has this story, prescription as do many other news outlets: The body of a man was found Saturday near Sucia Island in the San Juan Islands. The body was unclothed and appeared to have been in the water for about two weeks, viagra here according to Randy Gaylord, medical San Juan County […]

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Remember back in March, viagra approved when I covered the launching of tug Seaspan Resolution over at J. M Martinac Shipbuilding in Tacoma? You don’t? Where ya been?! Follow the link to read my account and see the pictures. This is what she looked like that morning: Here’s what she looks like today: Lookin’ good, […]

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Seaspan Resolution: looking good

by Tim Flanagan on May 24, 2009

Remember back in March, viagra approved when I covered the launching of tug Seaspan Resolution over at J. M Martinac Shipbuilding in Tacoma? You don’t? Where ya been?! Follow the link to read my account and see the pictures. This is what she looked like that morning: Here’s what she looks like today: Lookin’ good, […]

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S/V Adventuress: hospitality overwhelming

by Tim Flanagan on May 23, 2009

My 9-year-old daughter and I went for a boat ride today, physician but not in our little boat. Instead, read we went out as guests aboard Sound Experience‘s lovely, purchase nearly century-old sailing vessel Adventuress. She’s in Tacoma for the weekend. Captain Mary Beth (“M.B.”) Armstrong-Sigmond and Sound Experience Executive Director Catherine Collins gave us […]

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"What do you mean the bridge is closed?"

by Tim Flanagan on May 23, 2009

Cheryl Chan seems to have gotten the story right, phlebologist and the article wasn’t sabotaged by sloppy headline writers. The Pacific Northwest’s inland waters could soon be christened the Salish Sea if a proposal by a Washington state marine biologist pulls through. On Monday, tooth the Washington State Board of Geographic Names decided to consider […]

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Virginia V sails once again into Kitsap waters

by Tim Flanagan on May 23, 2009

Brynn Grimley has the story in the Kitsap Sun: PORT ORCHARD — The arrival off the S.S. Virginia V to Sinclair Inlet on Friday marked the boat’s first return to Kitsap waters in more than a decade. As the last remaining wooden hull, resuscitator steam-powered ship of the famous Mosquito Fleet, medical the visit marked […]

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This from the Hood Canal Bridge Blog: Good things are everywhere. The sun is shining, visit this the long holiday weekend is starting and the Hood Canal Bridge may open a week earlier than anticipated. After four years of being asked “Do you think you will get the work done early?” it feels really good […]

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This from the Hood Canal Bridge Blog: Good things are everywhere. The sun is shining, visit this the long holiday weekend is starting and the Hood Canal Bridge may open a week earlier than anticipated. After four years of being asked “Do you think you will get the work done early?” it feels really good […]

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