Swantown Boatworks wins “Clean” Award

The Clean Boating Foundation of Washington State recently awarded one of its first Certified ‘Clean’ Boatyard Awards to Swantown Boatworks, a facility owned and operated by the Port of Olympia. To be certified, boatyards are required to implement practices above and beyond the minimum requirements set by the Washington Dept. of Ecology and listed on…

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Bellevue Sail & Power Squadron—Check it out!

Check out their Courses in Boating Education Operate Your Vessel Safely—Courses are Dynamic and Go Beyond Textbook Learning. You’ll Make New Friends and Have a Great Time Also Join Us for Great Activities and Events—including Cruises, Rendezvous Gatherings, Dinner Meetings with Marine Programs and Presentations Club Members and Guest Info—USPS is a volunteer organization, it…

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Missing Mooring Buoys in Puget Sound

Thank you to A. Schimmelbusch for the following update via www.FineEdge.com: I am a loyal follower of the Waggoner guide and found you (Fine Edge Publications) since you aquired them. I do hope you will continue this great publication. One thing I want to thank you for is the fuel survey you have been publishing.…

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Earth Day fair at Saltwater State Park

OLYMPIA–The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to attend the Fourth Annual Earth Day fair at Saltwater State Park in Des Moines. The fair runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20, at Saltwater State Park, 25205 8th Place South, Des Moines. The event focuses on the importance of cultivating an…

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Cruising Club of America Awards

New York, N.Y. (March 5, 2012) — The Cruising Club of America (CCA) celebrated its outstanding sailors of 2011 during the annual Awards Dinner on March 2, 2012 at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan where CCA Commodore Daniel P. Dyer, III (Wickford, R.I.) made presentations to the following winners: Blue Water Medal (left…

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Urgent Mayday Request!

WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT! Please Urge Your State Senators and Representatives —especially those on the State Senate and House Ways & Means Committee—to “Just Say No” to a Raid on Recreation Resource Account Funds! PLEASE HELP US HELP YOU. CONTACT YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS & OFFICIALS TODAY! Read below. Current Status: With less than one…

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Geocaching at Cama Beach, Camano Island

Discover the history of Cama Beach State Park through geocaching The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to participate in a geocache about the history of Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island. LeRoy’s Park multi-cache provides interpretation of historical events that took place in the area that is now Cama Beach…

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100,000th Card Wins Seahawks Package

OLYMPIA – Feb. 17, 2012 – The Washington State Boating Programs has reached a milestone in its mandatory boater education program, issuing card number 100,000. To urge boaters to get educated and learn to be safer on the water, the State Parks Boating Programs partnered with the Seattle Seahawks to promote the Washington Boater Education…

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Japan Tsunami Flotsam–Prediction for Northwest

Based on predictions, it looks like debris from the tsunami in Japan will not enter the Straits of Juan de Fuca or Queen Charlotte Strait and the waters of the Inside Passage, but boaters in the Pacific Northwest need to be aware of the possibility of serious debris hazards. An estimated 25 million tons of…

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Port Madison/Port Orchard NUWC Testing Notice

The U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Keyport will be conducting research and testing on the Keyport Range Naval Operating Area from 0730 to 1800 local time daily during the months of Feb and Mar 12. Testing will involve moving vessels from Keyport Naval Base to Brownsville, WA and back to Keyport. Support craft and…

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Goose Bay Rivers Inlet Update

Goose Bay sent an update to let everyone know they have expanded their services: Rate for moorage: $1.00 per foot. Ice and non-potable water now available. Take garbage for a small fee. 400 feet of new concrete floats with a float plane dock. New two-bedroom suite for rent. A boaters lounge is being built at…

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Fees at Washington State parks

We were reviewing the 2012 edition of Waggoner and noticed an update is required on page 34. For 2012, moorage fees at Washington State parks has increased to $.60 per/ft on the floats, with a minimum of $12. Moorage buoys are now $12 a night. The annual moorage permit fee is $4 per foot, with…

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