Posts for category ‘Boating’

Snohomish County seeks marine resource volunteers
Steve | August 1, 2010 | 12:20 am

A day at the beach in Snohomish County is a day full of possibilities. Sunny summer days bring warmth to sandy stretches of wave-swept shoreline. Fishers pull up Dungeness crabs and fight salmon from the blue depths. Groups of beach combers young and old peer under rocks and seaweed at low tide, looking for living treasures. Gray whales search the soft bottom for shrimp while gulls and terns circle overhead, looking for an easy meal. Yet, this tranquil setting also faces many challenges. Each year, 12,000 crab pots are lost in the Puget Sound and continue to trap and kill more than 129,000 harvestable crabs. Water pollution has closed shoreline to shellfish harvesting, and shoreline armoring limits the available habitat for forage fish – food for salmon. Read more »

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Boeing 787 Weathers Lightning Strike
Steve | June 19, 2010 | 7:46 pm

Dreamliner ZA005 in clearer skies

Susanna Ray of Bloomerg reported that Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner survived its first lightning strike without damage. The incident occurred last month, as the composite-plastic jet was flying near Boeing Field, when it was unexpectedly hit by a lightning strike during a rare convergence zone thunderstorm. Scott Fancher, vice president of the 787 Dreamliner program, reported to Bloomberg that the aircraft’s Read more »

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Sunset Cruise on the Adventuress
Steve | June 16, 2010 | 7:38 pm

Climb aboard the historic schooner “Adventuress” for a sunset cruise on Saturday, June 19th leaving everett at 5 and returning at 8 p.m. food and beverage provided with entertainment by acoustic musicians “Pint and Dale.” The three hour sail is a benefit for both KSER and Sound Experience, the non-profit group that operates “Adventuress” for environmental awareness, sail training, maritime heritage and educational purposes. Read more »

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Jetty Jam
Steve | June 15, 2010 | 8:35 pm

Photo by Katina Arnott

Experience the human-powered water sports of kiteboarding and stand-up paddleboarding along the sandy beaches of Jetty Island. Competitive races, demonstrations, food vendors and free live music Saturday night. Access to Jetty Island is from the 10th Street Public Boat Launch, at West Marine View Drive – Free Ferry Service to and from the island. Bring your friends – it will be a fun filled weekend of board sports play!  Read more »

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Hui Wa’a O Puget Sound Regatta
Steve | June 8, 2010 | 8:39 pm

The Hui Wa’a O Puget Sound Regatta is an annual event is a gathering of outrigger canoes clubs from Washington and Oregon to race canoes in series of about 50 races, to be held at Silver Lake on Saturday, June 12. Both six paddler canoes {oc6} and single paddler canoes {oc1} compete in races of 500, 1000,and 1500 meter events. This is a family activity the races are broken down by age from kids 10 years old and under to 60 years old and above. OC-1 races start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, followed by 6-man 500, 1000, and 1500 meters sprints.

For more information, visit: http://huiwaaopugetsound.org

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Tall Ships to visit the Port of Everett Marina
Steve | May 25, 2010 | 8:16 pm

Lady Washington

The Port of Everett Marina will host two tall ships this week at its South Visitor Dock located near Anthony’s Homeport restaurant. During the visit of the Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain, the ships will offer free dockside tours and sailing opportunities to marina guests. Local movie star, the sailing ship Lady Washington from Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, arrived at the Port Read more »

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Boats that Float Expo at Silver Lake
Steve | May 5, 2010 | 11:58 pm

photo by historiceverett.org

Sail through a Saturday at Silver Lake and discover the joy of boating in its many forms. The Boats that Float Expo is a free, fun, and informative event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday May 8 at Thornton A. Sullivan Park, 11405 W. Silver Lake Rd. in Everett. Try boarding a row boat, sail boat, kayak, canoe or outrigger canoe. Learn about the myriad boating clubs and classes offered in Everett, or simply find a nice spot on the shore to watch the flotilla. Boat rides will be available for a small fee. Read more »

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Opening Day of Boating Season
Steve | April 27, 2010 | 3:09 pm

The Mukilteo Yacht Club hosts the official opening of the Northwest boating season at the Everett Marina on May 1st. Opening Day is celebrating its ninth year at the Port of Everett Marina. Saturday morning May 1 at 10 a.m. will be the kickoff at the Everett Marina Guest Dock welcoming all area yacht clubs to join in the celebration. At noon there will be the “Blessing” of the 2010 Read more »

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Sound Rowers Jetty Island Race
Steve | April 20, 2010 | 9:50 pm

Jetty Island

Sound Rowers, a local open water rowing and paddling club, is hosting a race around Jetty Island this Saturday, April 24. The course is 5 miles around Jetty. The exact course may change depending on the weather conditions. Jetty Island is a nature preserve and has an abundant population of sealife. Of special interest are the sea lions – which can be quite inquisitive of small boats, the shallows to the west of the island, and the competition between current and tide in the channel. Sound Rowers sponsor races for kayaks, surf skis, rowing shells, rowboats and canoes throughout Puget Sound. Non-members are welcome to participate – all you need is a boat, a paddle, a PFD and whistle (required) and a nominal entry fee. Read more »

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Killer Whale Tales
Steve | April 1, 2010 | 11:44 am

See Killer Whales “swimming” on the walls at the Northwest Stream Center on Saturday, April 3. Thanks to amazing video photography by Jeff Hogan from Killer Wale Tales (killerwhaletales.org), you will be able to learn how to identify each of the 86 members of he “Souther Pod.” They reside in waters around the San Juan Islands and make occasional trips south into Puget Sound. Also, you will learn about the new additions to the pod…new calves! Read more »

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