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2011 March

From the monthly archives:

March 2011

Tidal power: another blessing from Puget Sound?

by Tim Flanagan on March 31, 2011

The big Snohomish Public Utility District will seek federal permission to install tidal power turbines in Admiralty Inlet. Not everyone is sure tidal power would work out well. Erik Neumann has the story at Crosscut: [UW researchers deploy the Sea Spider in Admiralty Inlet. Courtesy of Brian Polayge] Its 6 a.m. at Point Hudson, a […]

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Deborah Bach has this story at Three Sheets Northwest: [Sindbad leaving Glacier Bay, Alaska. Photos courtesy of David Moe] Like countless other historic Northwest vessels before it, Sindbad seemed destined for the scrapyard. The 1926 auxiliary schooner had languished on Seattle’s Lake Union for decades, its vibrant history all but forgotten as it slowly deteriorated. […]

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Mark Yuasa has this item in his Reel Time Northwest blog at the Seattle Times: The ever popular and sold-out Anacortes Salmon Derby was held this past weekend, and while fishing was somewhat on the slow side the anglers were greeted with some fairly nice weather. And those lucky enough to catch a fish found […]

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ROBERT MITTENDORF has the story in the BELLINGHAM HERALD: After more than a year of construction, the new aquariums are open at the Breazeale Interpretive Center, part of the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Center. [Emma Mittendorf examines the new eelgrass aquarium at the Breazeale Center on a recent trip. Robert Mittendorf/ Bellingham Herald photo] […]

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gCaptain has this item: A major maritime employer group has recognized the outstanding safety record of the Foss Maritime workers who tie up and release ships at Puget Sound ports. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) – whose members include key Foss customers – honored the company’s ongoing commitment to safety and accident prevention with four […]

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Deborah Bach has this interview at Three Sheets Northwest: [Capt. Linda Lewis with her 45-foot Kha Shing trawler, Royal Sounder. Photo courtesy of Linda Lewis] With its countless anchorages, abundant wildlife and majestic glaciers, the Inside Passage has enticed generations of boaters. A three-day seminar in Anacortes starting this Friday, April 1, will provide boaters […]

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DNR’s Ear to the Ground blog has this release: The Washington Senate today passed a measure that will consolidate the administration of four Washington Conservation Corps programs into one, creating the Puget SoundCorps composed of young adults and returning veterans. The measure, which was approved on a 39-9 vote, earlier received the approval of the […]

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New tool highlights best times to catch a ferry

by Tim Flanagan on March 29, 2011

[Press release from Washington State Ferries] It just got even easier to plan a ferry trip. Now riders can avoid the busiest times and skip long lines with a new tool that highlights the best times to catch a ferry. Washington State Ferries (WSF) added color-coded sailing schedules to its website that pinpoint the least […]

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Welcome the Whales Day Festival & Parade

by Tim Flanagan on March 29, 2011

[Press release from Orca Network] Join Orca Network, the City of Langley, and Gary the Gray Whale for the 8th annual Welcome the Whales Day Festival & Parade Saturday, April 23, 10 am – 5 pm Langley, Whidbey Island, WA. Orca Network and the Langley Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the eighth annual Welcome the […]

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Noah Haglund has this story in the Everett Herald, which features my friend Dave from Sea Shift: [A derelict vessel rests in Deadwater Slough near the westbound lanes of U.S. 2 between Everett and Lake Stevens earlier this month. Mark Mulligan / The Herald photo] EVERETT — Two forlorn, disintegrating boats poke through the surface […]

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Deborah Bach has the story at Three Sheets Northwest: [Port Ludlow Marina will host its Third Annual Boat Show and Marine Swap on Saturday, April 16. Photo courtesy of The Resort at Port Ludlow.] If you’re looking to buy a boat, hoping to sell yours or wanting to unload the gear that’s been languishing in […]

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Rob Ollikainen has the story in the Peninsula Daily News: [Logs bound for China are loaded aboard a freighter at the Port of Port Angeles on Monday. — Photo by Chris Tucker/ Peninsula Daily News] PORT ANGELES — A spike in demand for wood products in China has driven up exports from the North Olympic […]

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USS Shoup returns home to welcoming arms

by Tim Flanagan on March 28, 2011

Mark Miller & the KOMO staff have this story: EVERETT — Several military families were reunited with their loved ones Monday as a parade of Navy ships’ homecomings continues. The USS Shoup docked in Everett around 10:30 after spending the past six months deployed at sea. The guided missile destroyer deployed in the western Pacific […]

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Mukilteo terminal work completed ahead of schedule

by Tim Flanagan on March 28, 2011

[WSDOT press release.] A third weekend closure of the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal April 1-3 won’t be necessary, as originally planned, because major preservation work was completed ahead of schedule on Sunday. Additional preservation work will continue for the next month during the evenings, but will not disrupt service. “I greatly appreciate the patience and flexibility […]

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Dreams for Art Deco ferryboat Kalakala sinking

by Tim Flanagan on March 28, 2011

[Tim Flanagan photo, taken spring 2008] ROB CARSON has the story in the Tacoma NEWS TRIBUNE: TACOMA, Wash. — Steve Rodrigues’ dream for the MV Kalakala is starting to look more and more like a nightmare. The old 1935 ferryboat, famous for its streamlined, art-deco design and tied up in Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway for the […]

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Charlie Bermant has the story in the Peninsula Daily News: [The Adventuress loads passengers at the beginning of Saturday’s public sail. Charlie Bermant / Peninsula Daily News photo.] PORT TOWNSEND — The schooner Adventuress kicked off its season Saturday with its only public sailing out of Port Townsend this year. The public sail followed a […]

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This unsigned story appears in the Kitsap Sun: KINGSTON — SoundRunner will sail again. Port of Kingston commissioners voted 3-0 Thursday night to resume passenger-only ferry service to downtown Seattle by May 15. The route operated for a month last fall before a blown engine, bad weather and other problems shut it down. The port […]

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This brief story appears in the Island Guardian. Also check out the commentary by Richard Rodriguez over at BitterEnd. Reports of damage to the floats, and some boats, in Friday Harbor caused by a Canadian Navy vessel—possibly the HMCS Winnipeg—that traveled through the county at a high rate of speed is under investigation. The ship […]

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Liveaboards in B.C. unite for rights

by Tim Flanagan on March 25, 2011

Deborah Bach has the story at Three Sheets Northwest: [Fisherman's Wharf in Victoria is a popular place for liveaboards. Photo courtesy of BCNRA] A group of British Columbia boaters is mobilizing to address issues facing liveaboards and improve the perception of them among the broader community. The British Columbia Nautical Residents Association (BCNRA), formed last […]

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Container traffic up 14.4% at Port of Tacoma

by Tim Flanagan on March 25, 2011

[A grain ship sits in Commencement Bay as container cranes await work Wednesday. The cranes aren’t often quiet these days. Container traffic has grown each month at the Port of Tacoma since October. JOE BARRENTINE/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER] JOHN GILLIE has the story in the Tacoma News Tribune: New figures from the Port of Tacoma show the […]

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