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2009 October

From the monthly archives:

October 2009

Canada, US state give name to new sea – AFP

by Tim Flanagan on October 31, 2009


KOMO News
Canada, US state give name to new sea
AFP
A Washington State agency approved the new name Friday for the body of water off North America's west coast that includes Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de
State Board OKs 'Salish Sea' as Name for the Sound and Two StraitsKitsap Sun



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The City By The Salish Sea – TheStranger.com

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on October 30, 2009

The City By The Salish Sea
TheStranger.com
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Board on Geographic Names today approved a proposal to use 'Salish Sea' as the collective name for the body of water that

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Salish Sea: It’s official, in Washington State

by Tim Flanagan on October 30, 2009

Lynda Mapes has the story in the Seattle Times: The Washington State Board on Geographic Names today voted 5-1 in favor of adding Salish Sea as one of the approved names for the body of water encompassing Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Strait of Georgia. Board members said they approved the […]

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State board OKs Bellingham man’s ‘Salish Sea’ proposal – Bellingham Herald

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on October 30, 2009

State board OKs Bellingham man's 'Salish Sea' proposal
Bellingham Herald
OLYMPIA – It's official in Washington state: The name "Salish Sea" now has the stamp of approval for use in Washington state maps, documents and other

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Hearing on Friday Harbor port moorage increases Nov. 4

by Tim Flanagan on October 30, 2009

This item comes to us from the San Juan Islander: The Port of Friday Harbor is proposing new moorage rates for 2010. There will be no cost of living increase but there will be a 1 percent increase for the capital reserve. The Port is setting aside funds to rebuild the marina. The Port is […]

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NOAA refutes challenge of Newport base

by Tim Flanagan on October 30, 2009

Beth Casper has the story in the Salem (OR) Statesman Journal: NOAA is defending its decision to move its marine operations center to Newport by refuting that the Oregon site is in a floodplain and that it didn’t do its part to evaluate the costs associated with a move 300 miles away, according to an […]

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150 ducks found dead near Lynden

by Tim Flanagan on October 30, 2009

ISABELLE DILLS has the story in the Bellingham Herald: LYNDEN – About 150 ducks were found dead in the Lynden area early this week. On Monday, Oct. 26, a veterinarian from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife investigated 100 dead ducks in Wiser Lake, and 50 more near the Bylsma levee on the Nooksack […]

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Algae bloom killing seabirds mystifies researchers

by Tim Flanagan on October 30, 2009

Lynda V. Mapes has the story in the Seattle Times: HOBUCK BEACH, Neah Bay, Clallam County — They died in droves: common murres, scoters, loons and more, in the largest-ever-recorded kill of seabirds on Washington’s coast. Bedraggled dead seabirds tangled in sea wrack on this remote, wild beach are just some of more than 8,000 […]

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Congress Approves Money for Puget Sound, National Forests

by Tim Flanagan on October 30, 2009

Christopher Dunagan has the story in the Kitsap Sun: Congress will provide $50 million next year for the cleanup and restoration of Puget Sound, an increase from $20 million in the current year’s budget. The $32 billion Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill, approved Thursday by both houses of Congress, includes increased funding for the operation […]

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Good signs as crab season reopens in parts of Puget Sound

by Tim Flanagan on October 30, 2009

Mark Yuasa has the story in the Seattle Times: The sport crab season reopens Sunday in parts of Puget Sound, and the opportunities should be good heading into the New Year. Central Puget Sound (Area 10) and most of northern Puget Sound (9) will be open daily at sunrise this Sunday through Jan. 2. A […]

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BitterEnd makes the news, but not in a good way

by Tim Flanagan on October 30, 2009

I was all ready to jump on this story yesterday, and was just waiting for a WSDOT press release, or a USCG press release, to fill in the details. Hour after hour I waited, wondering why this important story wasn’t moving. Then I decided I must have misunderstood Richard’s post, and maybe that was a […]

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PORT TOWNSEND – Ferry service on the Port Townsend/Keystone route is cancelled until Friday, October 30. The 50-car Steilacoom II is out of service for necessary repairs. Customers are advised to use the Mukilteo/Clinton and Edmonds/Kingston routes for travel between the Olympic Peninsula and Whidbey Island. Service was cancelled beginning with the 2:15 p.m. sailing […]

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Get jiggy: squid among fall bounty for anglers

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on October 29, 2009

There’s no shortage of fishing opportunities for anglers willing to brave the colder fall temperatures settling in around the Northwest.
Anglers looking to mix it up a little might want to try jigging for squid, which typically make their way through Puget Sound in fall and winter. Fishers are also reeling in an assortment of coho, chinook and [...]

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NOAA should not be allowed to ignore environmental rules

by Tim Flanagan on October 29, 2009

Port of Bellingham commissioner JIM JORGENSEN has this item on the opinion page of THE BELLINGHAM HERALD: The Bellingham Herald reported recently on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s response to the Port of Bellingham’s legal protest regarding the selection of Newport, Ore., for the homeport for NOAA’s Pacific Research fleet. The port commission filed […]

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Port Orchard Eyes Extension of Waterfront Boardwalk

by Tim Flanagan on October 29, 2009

Chris Henry has the story in the Kitsap Sun: PORT ORCHARD — The Port Orchard City Council on Tuesday set in motion a process that could lead to expansion of its waterfront boardwalk. The project is part of a countywide effort to create a Mosquito Fleet Trail system commemorating the fleet of small steamers that […]

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SEATTLE – The Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division (WSF) invites the public to a series of meetings in ferry-served communities November 4-19. In these meetings WSF will provide information, answer questions and hear public comments on a variety of issues related to the ferry system, including the legislated vehicle reservations pre-design study, winter […]

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Final Resting Place

by Captain Richard Rodriguez on October 29, 2009

The Port Townsend Leader is reporting:

Cruising into the Mexican port of Ensenada on Oct. 23, Daphne Kilburn of Kala Point photographed the venerable Steel Electric ferries that once served the Port Townsend-Keystone route. The four 1927-era boats were sold for scrap and towed to Mexico. Washington State Ferries is replacing the Steel Electric level of [...]

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Trail offers view of chum run – TheNewsTribune.com

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on October 28, 2009

Trail offers view of chum run
TheNewsTribune.com
The half-mile trail is hosted by the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group and Mason Conservation District. Taylor Shellfish owns the trail property

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Could Port Become Future Navy Contractor Campus? – Kitsap Sun

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on October 28, 2009

Could Port Become Future Navy Contractor Campus?
Kitsap Sun
General Dynamics Electric Boat has finished conversion work on two submarines at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, so the office space it had there no longer was

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Seasonal boat storage available at Shilshole Bay Marina

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on October 28, 2009

The Port of Seattle sent out the following release announcing the availability of dry boat storage at Shilshole through June of next year.
SEATTLE – Shilshole Bay Marina is now providing seasonal storage space for boats on trailers. Located in the parking lot area south of the marina building, the storage area is fenced, well lighted [...]

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