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CSI Ship Canal

My partner’s flop had been broken into and his 8-horsepower Yamaha outboard and a propane heater boosted. In his neighborhood, the only surprise was that it hadn’t happened sooner. All the same, we’re talking about a guy with a vindictive streak as wide as the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and he wasn’t going to […]

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An Islander 32 sailboat

Rescuers reach disabled 32-foot sailboat 800 miles off Oregon coast

A 32-foot sailboat en route from Hawaii to Everett became disabled approximately 800 miles off the California/Oregon coast last night and activated an EPIRB, summoning assistance from the Coast Guard and the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) system. This morning, the 965-foot container ship Hyundai Grace reached the sailing vessel Hale’s Revenge in deteriorating conditions […]

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Olympia sailor perishes in Eagle Island Race

The body of an Olympia man who went missing yesterday afternoon after the sailboat he was on capsized during the Eagle Island Race in Budd Inlet has been recovered, ending an intensive overnight search and rescue effort. The man’s body was found Sunday afternoon near the Herron Island ferry dock. Jay Bergland, 46, went missing […]

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