Boston Harbor Marina was recently purchased by Kevin and Cam Foster-Keddie. The Foster-Keddie’s are longtime neighbors of the marina and they are excited to maintain the neighborhood charm of Boston Harbor Marina.
The Foster-Keddie’s are renovating the store and plan to update the docks and other facilitie... Details
Last fall, the old restaurant and office at Pleasant Harbor was torn down to make way for a new building. Construction on the new building has progressed throughout the winter, but it will not be complete before the 2014 summer season.
In the interim, the office and small store is located at the fuel dock.
The pool a... Details
Narrows Marina in Tacoma has been substantially upgraded.
Approaching Narrows Marina
The docks have been rearranged as part of the upgrade. An updated marina chartlet is below.
Shoreside, a store carries fishing equipment, marine supplies, and convenience groceries. The Boathouse 19 Restaurant and Narrows B... Details
Last summer Mark and Cindy Scott purchased Lakebay Marina on the Key Peninsula. Since then, they've been busy improving the facilities and services.
We visited on our recent Puget Sound research cruise and were impressed. From a distance, the bright white building, set on a long pier and emblazoned with a large Lakeba... Details
Percival Landing's pumpout and F dock are closed due to damage.
In late March, marina managers did not know when the dock and pumpout station would reopen.
For the latest information, call (360) 753-8380.... Details
Oakland Bay Marina in Shelton has completed a new guest dock with 30 amp power, water, and a pump out station. The new guest dock is easily accessible.
Shelton hosts an Oyster and Ham dinner on the first Saturday in April and Oysterfest on the first weekend in October.
The new guest dock.
Did you know it will send an alert to all DSC equipped boats around you in case of trouble?
Connect your VHF Radio equipped to a GPS signal on your boat.
Register for an MMSI number. For use in Canadian (International) waters register through the FCC, US waters register through BoatUS. URLs belo... Details
The U.S. Coast Guard reports shoaling at the south end of Swinomish Channel:
Shoaling has been reported in the Swinomish Channel, on the north side of the channel between Swinomish Channel South Entrance Daybeacon 13 (LLNR 18826) and Swinomish Channel South Entrance Light 11 (LLNR 18815) in the vicinity of Goat Is... Details
Spring is a good time to visit LaConner. The waters to reach the town are fairly protected whether arriving from the north or south. Plenty of moorage is available in the Port of Skagit’s LaConner Marina. The town is walkable and has a good selection of shops to browse and restaurants for lunch or dinner. And let... Details
Washington State is seeking feedback on a proposed no discharge zone in Puget Sound.
The proposed no discharge zone would cover the area east of New Dungeness Lighthouse, including the San Juan Islands, Hood Canal, Lake Washington and Lake Union.
The area in red is the proposed no discharge zone.
Readers often ask us about how they can stay connected to jobs, family, and friends while cruising. This article is the second in a three part series about staying connected aboard. The first article focused on Wi-Fi. The next article will focus on satellite connections.
Voice, Data, and Texts
Cell phones are general... Details
Our March 20th Troubleshooting Your Boat 1-day seminar is now sold out. Our March 21st-23rd Cruising the Inside Passage seminar is also sold out.
We are offering another Cruising the Inside Passage class April 25th-27th. Space is currently available, so call the office or email Mark, Sam or Lynette for more info or to... Details