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Coast Guard rescuers keeping busy

The US Coast Guard, in the Pacific Northwest, at least, has had a busy couple of weeks pulling boaters out of the water — and the always chaotic 4th of July weekend isn’t even here yet. Last Saturday, a crew from Coast Guard Station Bellingham pulled two men out of the water near Lummi Island [...]

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One dead in capsize at Columbia River bar

The Seattle P-I is reporting that one person is dead and five others were rescued from the water after their 25-foot sportfishing vessel capsized at the Columbia River Bar in 8 to 10 foot waves around 9 a.m. Friday morning. A nearby 27-foot sportfishing boat, the Teresa D, witnessed the accident and responded quickly to [...]

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Lithograph of HMS Discovery aground in Queen Charlotte Sound

Vancouver relic recovered?

Local historians and history buffs have been abuzz for the past few years about an anchor discovered by diver’s off Whidbey Island. In most particulars, it appears to match one described as having been lost in the vicinity by the Vancouver expedition. Now, the anchor has been raised, and historians are looking for answers. The [...]

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Coast Guard rescues three in Rosario Strait

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three kayakers in trouble in Rosario Strait, near Cypress Island, on Thursday evening after a passing tug reported spotting one of them capsize. The Coast Guard received the report of the kayakers in distress around 5 p.m. from the tug Seaspan King. A 25-foot response boat from Station Bellingham which [...]

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