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Coast Guard halts illegal charters on Lake Washington, Lake Union

The U.S.Coast Guard is charged with safety on Federal Navigable Waters among their many areas of responsibilities. Boats carrying passengers for hire are required to have licensed Masters/Captains in charge and onboard. This is to help keep passengers safe. The … Continue reading

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An Evening Sail on the America’s Cup Yacht America

Last week I took an evening sail in Seattle on the Yacht America, a replica of the boat that won the trophy that would become know as the America’s Cup. The wind in Elliot Bay was nice with 8 to 10 … Continue reading

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DIY – Historical NOAA Charts & Maps Place-mats

NOAA has made it easy for you to make Place-mats for gifts to friends. You can download Historical Charts, maps and current Nautical Charts and for no charge from NOAA.  The charts and maps can easily be cropped to place-mat … Continue reading

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2014 – Special Notice To Mariners

The Special Notice To Mariners is an annual safety publication for all Mariners, published as a 116 page PDF document by the Coast Guard District 13.  D-13 has included information from many sources in one handy place. The Special Notice … Continue reading

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A Luncheon Cruise & Tour on the Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy

Last Saturday I had the honor of an Elliot Bay lunch cruise on the USCG Icebreaker Healy which is home-ported in Seattle. This was a special trip set up to let the family and friends of the crew on the … Continue reading

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Special Notice To Mariners

Need to know how to contact the Coast Guard, either by phone or VHF radio?  Or what to do in an emergency on the water? Never fear, there is a FREE guide from the District 13 Coast Guard, covering these … Continue reading

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Sailing in Seattle on the Schooner Adventuress

Last fall I had a chance to sail on the Schooner Adventuress when the Mountaineers Sailing Group chartered it for an evening sail and potluck in Elliot Bay. Here are some of my observations and a few pictures from that … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Seattle Harbor Patrol’s Attention

Being stopped by the Harbor Patrol is one of those things very few people look forward to. To help avoid unwanted attention from the Seattle Harbor Patrol, they have produced a booklet covering Seattle area Regulations & Information for local … Continue reading

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