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2011 September

From the monthly archives:

September 2011

I’ve joined fellow maritime blogger Captain Richard Rodriguez for a delivery down the coast. Forgive me if this blog goes a little dormant for the next couple weeks! Here’s Richard’s post on the trip at his BitterEnd blog: Follow me on SPOT for the next 10 days or so – San Diego Delivery Begins Today […]

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Bothell angler takes top prize in the Edmonds Coho Derby

by Tim Flanagan on September 11, 2011

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Deborah Bach has this story at Three Sheets Northwest: [The schooner Pacific Grace, background, dwarfs the 30-foot schooner Talisker of Skye near Victoria, B.C. Photo by Mark Kaarremaa] The man knew exactly what type of boat he wanted. He approached with plans in hand, asking Dale Nordlund to build him a 30-foot schooner. “He said, […]

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Fishing pick of the week: Edmonds Coho Derby

by Tim Flanagan on September 9, 2011

This announcement appears in the Everett Herald: The popular Edmonds Coho Derby runs Saturday, sponsored by the Sno-King Chapter, Puget Sound Anglers, featuring a top prize of $5,000. Tickets are $30, limited in number, and available at All Season Charters in Edmonds; Bayside Marine and John’s Sporting Goods in Everett; Ed’s Surplus and Ted’s Sport […]

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Lawrence W. Cheek has this story at Crosscut: [Lawrence W. Cheek photo: Traditional mast and rigging on a small gaff-rigged sailboat.] The 35th annual Wooden Boat Festival opening Friday [Sept. 9] in Port Townsend is an ideal and troubling place to ponder the complications of the word “authenticity.” Ideal, because there will be some 250 […]

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Where Are You In Puget Sound?

by Tim Flanagan on September 9, 2011

CaptnMike has this item at his blog: Section of a Puget Sound Training Chart “Where are you” is a common question you hear on the VHF radio most any day in Puget Sound.  Sometimes the answer is a bit humorous such as “Puget Sound you idiot” or “A great fishing spot.” But sometimes the answer […]

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People for Puget Sound – blood in the water

by Tim Flanagan on September 9, 2011

This editorial appears at SeattlePI.com: People for Puget Sound, one of the Northwest’s highest profile environmental groups, has laid off six full-time and two part-time employees – out of a 25-member staff. The layoffs come soon after new executive director Tom Bancroft replaced Kathy Fletcher, who retired after heading up the group since it was […]

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Scale-model ships battle it out on Tacoma pond

by Tim Flanagan on September 9, 2011

STEPHANIE KIM has this story in the Tacoma News Tribune: [PETER HALEY / THE NEWS TRIBUNE photo: Shylo Shorthouse launches a scale model of the USS North Carolina at Tacoma’s Swan Creek Park.] TACOMA — The old board game Battleship is taken to a new level when the captains of the Washington Cascade Column take […]

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Passenger-only ferries poised for a Puget Sound return?

by Tim Flanagan on September 9, 2011

LARRY LANGE has this story at SEATTLEPI.COM: There are plans to connect Seattle and Port Townsend with passenger ferry service within two years. So with the state out of the foot-ferry business and one other new service trying to make a go of it, one might think we’re on the verge of forming a new […]

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This News Release appears at Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission: [Non-functioning creosote debris in marine waters is considered a contaminant. The Swinomish Tribe plans to remove about 100 creosote pilings near the mouth of Padilla Bay.] The Swinomish Tribe is cleaning up a former lime storage area by removing about 280 cubic yards of contaminated soil […]

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Luna’s saga: Tale of beloved orca premieres

by Tim Flanagan on September 9, 2011

John Hartl has this movie review of "The Whale" in the Seattle Times: Movie review What’s the difference between a Spielbergian E.T. and a young orca who loses his family in Puget Sound and just wants to find his way home? Not much, claim the creators of a charming Canadian documentary, "The Whale," which follows […]

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Anne-Marije Rook has this story in the Ballard News Tribune: Seaview Boatyard, a longtime Ballard business, was recently recognized for its environmental commitment and best practices. The business was recently awarded with the Environmental Excellence Award for Leading Environmental Practices by the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB). AWB’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognize member companies for […]

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B.C. man, 70, rescued after being marooned 2 days

by Tim Flanagan on September 7, 2011

CBC News has this story: A 70-year-old mariner marooned in a remote B.C. coast inlet for two days has been rescued. The B.C. Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre said the man was sailing from Bella Coola on the province’s central coast to Bella Bella, approximately 100 kilometres away on an island to the west. [A spokesman […]

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Navy to build a new boat launch in Everett

by Tim Flanagan on September 7, 2011

The $2.2 million launch will allow the Navy and Coast Guard to respond faster to emergencies. Lindsylee Wheadon has the story in the Everett Herald: EVERETT — Naval Station Everett is set to build a $2.2 million small boat launch of its own. Currently, the naval station uses the Port of Everett Marina to launch […]

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Mystery of the west coast wash up

by Tim Flanagan on September 2, 2011

Glenda Kwek has this article in the Sydney Morning Herald. That’s Sydney, Australia, not Sidney, BC! Everybody loves a good mystery… [Washed up ... some of the shoes that have been found on the west coast.] Eleven feet in sports shoes have been washed up on the west coast of North America in four years […]

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$1.3M federal grant for Port Townsend-Seattle ferry

by Tim Flanagan on September 1, 2011

Susan Gilmore has the story in the Seattle Times: The Port of Port Townsend has received a $1.3 million federal grant to begin passenger-ferry service between Port Townsend and Seattle. Port officials hope to have the ferry operating by 2013. "I think it’s a big deal for bringing visitors in from Seattle," said Christina Pivarnik, […]

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USCG member medevaced after exposure to battery gasses

by Tim Flanagan on September 1, 2011

SEATTLE – A member of Coast Guard Station Bellingham was medevaced after he was exposed to battery gasses, while on patrol in the vicinity of Cattle Pass, Thursday, at approximately 1:20 a.m. The member was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham, Wash. A Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement (SPC-LE), from Station Bellingham, […]

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