Commercial shellfish growers and tribal leaders are still talking to each other, as I learned this week. That means there is still hope for a final agreement about which beaches should be exempt from tribal harvest.
As we’ve discussed before, a $33 million settlement with the tribes is designed to allow commercial shellfish growers to manage [...]
Ships at the Port of Seattle have reduced emissions of sulfur dioxide by at least 80 percent and diesel particulate matter by 60 percent through an innovative program called At-Berth Clean Fuels. The program was unveiled today aboard Matson Navigation’s M/V Manoa, at the Port’s Terminal 18. “ABC Fuels reduces emissions where it makes the […]
[Please please please pay attention! I've seen some criminally neglicent vessel operation in the past hour. I'm out on Lake Washington watching the US Navy Blue Angels, and there's a lot of sloppy boat handling going on, especially with regard to swimmers in the water. Maybe these folks have never seen a guy with pins […]
We came back at the appointed time and the strand asked us to stand by in case he needed assistance. He actually did a good job in ungrounding himself. Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
…this afternoon, when there’s more water in the pool. It blew a tad last night and this 40′er went aground at Jones Island.Look for “The Rest of the Story,” later today.Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
JOHN STARK has the story in the BELLINGHAM HERALD: The Lummi Indian Business Council and Port of Bellingham commissioners are expected to vote next week on an agreement that helps to clear the way for major redevelopment and cleanup projects on the Bellingham waterfront. "It’s a big step for both the tribe and the port," […]
Sandi Doughton has the story in the Seattle Times: When a study two years ago warned that commercial fisheries could be wiped out in 40 years, University of Washington biologist Ray Hilborn got out his flamethrower and blasted what he called a "mind-boggling stupid" conclusion. The other side fired back, and for a while it […]
There’s no doubt that summer is in full swing in the Pacific Northwest! With temperatures topping 100 degrees this week, it seems like everyone is heading to the water for a cool down. I can’t think of a more perfect time to reintroduce the Seattle Boat Show at Shilshole Bay Marina next week, August 6-9! […]
SEATTLE —The Coast Guard rescued a man after his 14-foot sailboat overturned approximately a half mile north from Tala Point, Wash., Thursday, July 30, 2009. Coast Guard Sector Seattle received a call at 2:26 p.m. from a man reporting that his 14-foot sailboat named the "Scally Wag," had overturned and that he was in need […]
“Blue Peter” in Roche Harbor this weekThe Blue Peter.In harbour: All persons should report on board as the vessel is about to proceed to sea.”Blue Peter” is a classic NW yacht. Here’s a little more on her.Blue Peter 96′ x 18.3′ 1928 Lake Union Dryd…
It’s a dinghy befitting James Bond, an amphibious marine craft with wheels that goes from land to water with a simple push of a button.
And it’s sure to be the most unusual boat on display at the Seattle Boat Show at Shilshole Bay Marina, to be held Aug. 6 to 9.
Designed and built by New Zealand-based Sealegs [...]