Sunken treasure? Giant squid? Great white sharks? Or just a whole lot of seaweed and clam shells? If you have ever spent a few hours on a slow watch gazing idly down at the undulating, reflective membrane of the ocean surface as you skim along the top, surely you have wondered what exactly it is [...]
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As a quick follow-up to yesterday’s report, courtesy of Captain Richard Rodriguez at the Bitter End blog, on the sinking of the Pierce County Sheriff’s patrol boat Reliance in Tacoma, the Tacoma News-Tribune is reporting today that there was no malicious activity involved. Instead, it turns out that a corroded cooling intake pipe was to [...]
The Coast Guard today transported an injured recreational boater near Bellingham to emergency medical technicians on shore. Coast Guard Station Bellingham was notified by cell phone that a boater was injured near Sucia Island and in need of help. The Coast Guard launched a 41-foot Utility Boat to rescue the boater. The condition of the [...]
An estimated 5,000 gallons of sewage spilled into Port Ludlow harbor has led county health officials to warn boaters and other users to avoid contact with the water. From the press release: Olympic Water and Sewer reported an estimated 5,000 gallon sewage spill from their facility in Port Ludlow Bay on Tuesday, July 20th. The [...]
Seeing whales out on the water is always thrilling — until one lands on your boat. That’s what happened to a South African couple. MSNBC.com has the story: A South African couple was out sailing near the country’s infamous Robben Island when a 40-ton whale breached and crash-landed on their yacht. “We were watching the whale flipping [...]
Reporter Eric Lacitis has the story in today’s Seattle Times: You have until 8:42 p.m. Wednesday to bid on eBay for the boat stolen by Colton Harris-Moore in the Bahamas on his last day of freedom. Starting bid is $80,000, the “Buy It Now” price is $110,000, for a 32-foot Intrepid-make powerboat, complete with bullet-riddled [...]
Of course, this is something Three Sheets Northwest readers already know, but it still nice to hear from other sources. Boating Magazine, which bills itself as the world’s larger power boat magazine, listed Seattle among the “10 Best Places to Live and Boat.” Geographically, Seattle is flat-out ideal for boating and the outdoor lifestyle. You [...]