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Blake Island Park – Improvement Project – Comment Period

Blake Island Park – Improvement Project – Comment Period

The Washington State Parks Department is developing plans for improvements to the facilities at Blake Island Marine State Park in Puget Sound. A public meeting was held on April 28th to discuss improvement alternatives and collect public comment. The comment period...

Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show Featuring Trawlerfest – May 19-21

Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show Featuring Trawlerfest – May 19-21

The popular annual Anacortes Boat and Yacht spring sale is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 through Saturday, May 21 at beautiful Cap Sante Marina. Come browse hundreds of new and brokerage boats of all sizes and brands. This is a great opportunity to walk the docks,...

Want to Ride Along To Alaska? or Ride Back?

Want to Ride Along To Alaska? or Ride Back?

Would you like to join our Southeast Alaska Flotilla on our mothership? We have an open cabin on our Marquis 65 lead boat to Alaska. This is your chance to learn and observe the trip from our lead boat. We will leave Anacortes on May 16 and should arrive in Ketchikan...

Spring Classes for Boaters – Marine Technology Center, Anacortes

Spring Classes for Boaters – Marine Technology Center, Anacortes

Spring is the time when boaters are busy preparing their vessels for the summer boating season, checking their boat systems and making needed repairs and improvements. Equally important is a refresher on interpreting the weather and maintenance know-how. For many...

Montlake Bridge Double Span Closure – Single Span Operation

Montlake Bridge Double Span Closure – Single Span Operation

Washington State Department of Transportation and the U.S. Coast Guard Notice to Mariners has announced that the Montlake Bridge will only be operating a single bridge span in order to facilitate roadway deck repairs. Montlake Bridge will operate in single leaf mode...

“Waggoner Webcasts Live” Held on Thursdays

“Waggoner Webcasts Live” Held on Thursdays

In response to your overwhelming requests to continue the weekly Waggoner webcasts, we are pleased to once again bring you the latest updates, along with a great lineup of guest speakers. Waggoner Webcast programs will alternate between a full program with a guest...

Spring Boats Afloat Show – New for 2022!

Spring Boats Afloat Show – New for 2022!

The Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA) is bringing boaters and those dreaming of boating a new Spring Show scheduled for April 28 through May 1st. It’s another opportunity for folks to buy, sell, and discover all the possibilities that boating has to offer....

2022 Spring Swap Meets for Boaters

2022 Spring Swap Meets for Boaters

Are you looking for quality used boating parts and supplies at reasonable prices? Or are you looking to sell that perfectly good equipment you no longer need? Then be sure to attend one of the upcoming marine-swap meets this spring, you wouldn’t want to “miss the...

Small Lock Closure at Ballard Locks

Small Lock Closure at Ballard Locks

The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Ballard Locks) small chamber is closed to all marine traffic and will remain closed for routine maintenance until 5 p.m., March 14, 2022. The large lock will continue operations around-the-clock for vessels. Lock staff attendants will...

NOAA’s ENC Chart Rescheming

NOAA’s ENC Chart Rescheming

In 2019 NOAA announced plans to end all production of Raster charts, both paper and digitized copies by January 2025. NOAA is ending support for Raster charts to focus their efforts on support and enhancement of their Electronic Navigation Charts or ENCs. In the...

Canada to End Covid Test for Vaccinated Visitors – Breaking News

Canada to End Covid Test for Vaccinated Visitors – Breaking News

The Federal Government of Canada will end the previously required Covid-19 pre-arrival test, effective April 1 for fully vaccinated visitors. A negative Covid-19 test is still required for unvaccinated visitors, who are allowed to enter Canada. Random testing of air...

The 2022 Seattle Boat Show Wrap Up

The 2022 Seattle Boat Show Wrap Up

The 2022 Seattle Boat Show wrapped-up on Saturday, February 12, the last day of the 9-day event. The Show witnessed many enthusiastic boaters ready to get out on the water for the coming season. Waggoner personnel greeted many new boaters at the Waggoner Booth, along...

Government of Canada Lightens Border Measures

Government of Canada Lightens Border Measures

The Government of Canada has announced that effective February 28, 2022, fully vaccinated travelers coming into Canada by air, land, or sea, now have the option of submitting a lab-administered rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of arrival into Canada. Taking a...

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