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July livery special at the CWB

In July, sail the Pelican for an hour, get an extra half hour free!* The pelican is a small, light pram with a lug-rigged main and a jib that flies from a bow sprit. This centerboard boat was designed for San Francisco Bay, and sails well with  one to three people. Get to know the […]

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Chittenden Locks closing for five hours today

From a U.S. Army Corps news release: The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard will close to all marine traffic today from 8 a.m to 11 a.m. for the small locks and an additional two hours, until 1 p.m. for the large locks, for a monthly saltwater drain screen structure inspection. The structure, immediately upstream of […]

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39th Annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival is here!

It’s 4th of July week, which means planning for fireworks and getting off work, but around Lake Union, it also means it’s time for the Wooden Boat Festival. Running Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5, this year’s festival will again be full of free, fun events for the whole family. And activities at the July […]

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Update: Potentially longer waits for boaters as Chittenden Locks summer management affected by drought

Boaters traversing the Ballard Locks lately might have noticed longer wait times than normal, and it may not get better as the summer goes on. This year’s record low snowpack and drought conditions have caused the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to change how the Locks are being operated throughout the summer, as lake levels are dropping faster than […]

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Why did the chicken cross the border?

He didn’t. He’s not allowed into Canada. Bad jokes aside, if you’re planning a cruise to Canada this summer, the restriction on poultry being brought across the border from the U.S. is still in effect. In order to protect Canada’s poultry resources from an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) […]

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