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2012 February

From the monthly archives:

February 2012

The Next Wave In Renewable Energy From the Ocean

by Tim Flanagan on February 12, 2012

Todd Woody has this article in the February 27, 2012 issue of Forbes Magazine: MOTORING ACROSS THE PUGET Sound, Reenst Lesemann spots a yellow, barnacle-encrusted contraption bobbing on the wind-whipped waters off Seattle. Called the SeaRay, it’s the prototype of a device that Lesemann’s startup, ColumbiaPower Technologies, is betting can help transform wave energy from […]

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Feds to save Swinomish Channel from silting over

by Tim Flanagan on February 12, 2012

Deborah Bach has the story at Three Sheets Northwest: [The Swinomish Channel would have become impassable as early as 2015 without dredging, a study found.] The Swinomish Channel will get the dredging it needs to avoid becoming impassable, thanks to almost $2.3 million in federal funding allocated for the work. The channel was expected to […]

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Man dies from boat explosion injuries

by Tim Flanagan on February 12, 2012

Following up on a story I covered at Navagear recently, Arwyn Rice has this story in the Peninsula Daily News: SEATTLE — A 78-year-old man injured in a boat explosion at Sequim’s John Bay Marina on Feb. 7 has died in the intensive-care unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Keith Bryant’s condition had been […]

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Gale force ferry service warnings

by Tim Flanagan on February 12, 2012

The state is talking about cuts in the neighborhood of 40 percent. But would such drastic cuts really happen? C.B. Hall has the story at Crosscut: If the world were flat, one might assume that Washington’s ferry system is about to sail off its edge. Recent pronouncements from Washington State Transportation secretary Paula Hammond and […]

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Coast Guard rescues sailor near Olympia

by Tim Flanagan on February 12, 2012

Deborah Bach has this story at Three Sheets Northwest: The Coast Guard rescued a man from a 35-foot sailboat in Nisqually Reach, northeast of Olympia, on Tuesday night. The man was onboard a sailboat named Four of Us and made a mayday call just after 7:30 p.m., reporting that the boat had either ran aground […]

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Hydrophones pick up sonar pings in WA waters

by Tim Flanagan on February 12, 2012

The Associated Press has this story in the Seattle Times: FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. — Hydrophones near Washington’s San Juan Islands have picked up dozens of sonar pings, raising worries the noise could harm marine mammals. The coordinator of the Salish Sea hydrophone network, Scott Veirs, says at least 82 mid-frequency sonar pings were recorded early […]

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Jeff Chew has the story in the Peninsula Daily News: [Jeff Monroe, left, owner of Monroe House Moving of Carlsborg, orchestrates the move of a 400,000-pound floating home Tuesday night at the Port of Port Townsend boat yard. The home, which was moved about 20 feet toward a launch in Port Townsend Bay, was built […]

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Yachting Magazine article on Friday Harbor

by Tim Flanagan on February 12, 2012

Don’t miss the March 2012 issue of Yachting magazine. Fellow blogger Captain Richard Rodriguez has an article on San Juan Island’s Friday Harbor: On newstands now! Or you can click over to Richard’s BitterEnd blog and read it there.

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Crane removes blast debris from Sequim marina

by Tim Flanagan on February 5, 2012

Jeff Chew has the story (including video) in the Peninsula Daily News: [Part of the deck of a explosion-shattered 38-foot boat is lifted from the bottom of John Wayne Marina on Thursday during a dive and salvage operation involving a crane barge, which was contracted by the Port of Port Angeles. –Photo by Jeff Chew/Peninsula […]

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Manchester dock swap goes smoothly

by Tim Flanagan on February 5, 2012

Chris Henry has the story in the Kitsap Sun: [Roeun Chin with Marine Floats of Tacoma works on the new Manchester dock on Friday. (LARRY STEAGALL/ KITSAP SUN photo)] MANCHESTER — Replacement of the south dock on the Manchester waterfront went off Friday without a hitch and in jig time. Marine Floats of Tacoma, the […]

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Navy destroyer USS Shoup in Seattle drydock

by Tim Flanagan on February 5, 2012

MIKE SIEGEL has this great photo in THE SEATTLE TIMES: Workmen are dwarfed by the Navy destroyer in dry dock as they put the finishing touches on its seven-month restoration. The Shoup will be relaunched this week and leave for its home port in Everett. See the entire photo gallery here.

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Lauren Salcedo has the story in the Port Townsend Leader: Plans for a Port Townsend-to-Seattle passenger ferry are still in the paperwork phase, but the Port of Port Townsend is looking to make the plans more appealing to locals. “The commissioners gave permission to buy a used boat, or lease a boat,” said Jim Pivarnik, […]

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