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NYBA Boats Afloat Show – September 15-18, 2022

NYBA Boats Afloat Show – September 15-18, 2022

South Lake Union in Seattle at 901 Fairview Ave. North (Lake Union Piers) is home to the largest floating boat show in the Pacific Northwest. Produced by the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA), you will find over a 100 boats to choose from at this annual...

Yachting & Science Unite to Map the Ocean Floor by 2030

Yachting & Science Unite to Map the Ocean Floor by 2030

SeaKeepers has partnered with The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO in the “Seabed 2030 Project,” a collaborative effort to map the world’s oceans by the year 2030. Launched at the United Nations Ocean Conference in 2017, the project coordinates and oversees the sourcing and...

Harney Channel Renamed Cayou Channel

Harney Channel Renamed Cayou Channel

The State Board of Natural Resources of Washington has approved the renaming of the waterway that runs between Shaw Island and Orcas Island, changing the name from Harney Channel to Cayou Channel. The name change is the result of a substantial community effort from...

WA Clean Vessel Act – More Options for Boaters

WA Clean Vessel Act – More Options for Boaters

For the past two years, the pandemic has stimulated boat sales by 17.8% and increased boater activity on the waters in Washington State. With an increase in boating activity, the Washington State Parks Clean Vessel Act Program (CVA) is making it a priority to add...

News Flash – Ucluelet Customs Station Closed

News Flash – Ucluelet Customs Station Closed

Waggoner has received word that the seasonal CBSA customs clearance station at 52 Steps in Ucluelet on the west side of Vancouver Island is CLOSED. Boaters planning to cruise the west side of Vancouver Island in British Columbia will need to clear customs in Victoria...

USCG Vessel Documentation Center to Launch eStore in 2022

USCG Vessel Documentation Center to Launch eStore in 2022

“Documentation” is a form of vessel registration through the U.S. Coast Guard. This certificate/title for the vessel is on a national/federal level, as opposed to State titling. USCG title is proof of ownership and authentication of the vessel’s origin. The United...

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...

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