Order 2014 Customs Decal Online

US Customs Decals Boats 30 feet or more in length are required to have a U.S. Customs and Border Protection decal when entering the United States from a foreign country. CBP strongly prefers that boaters purchase and affix this decal before crossing the border into the United States. Decals can be purchased online for $27.50…

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Redden Marine Opens Seattle Store

Redden Marine Supply recently opened a new, 7,000 square foot retail location at Nickerson Street Marina in Seattle.  The new store has an additional 30,000 square feet of warehouse space, allowing it to stock more than 20,000 items. Redden’s new Seattle store Redden operates six additional stores throughout Washington State and Alaska. The new store…

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New Owners at Boston Harbor Marina

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 facilities in the future. This summer they’ll be hosting…

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Pleasant Harbor Construction

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.…

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Narrows Marina Upgrades

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 Brewing Company are located at the marina. Inside the Boathouse 19…

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New Owners, Amenities at Lakebay Marina

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 Lakebay Marina sign,…

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Percival Landing Pumpout and F Dock Closed

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.

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New Guest Dock at Oakland Bay Marina

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.

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The new guest dock.

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Does Your Red VHF Radio DISTRESS Button Work?

Did you know it will send an alert to all DSC equipped boats around you in case of trouble? Quick Tips: 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 below.…

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NEWS FLASH: Swinomish Channel Shoaling

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 Island. The USACE survey…

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Restaurant of the Month: Nell Thorn

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.…

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Proposed Puget Sound No Discharge Zone

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. Existing laws prohibit discharging untreated…

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