The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) needs to perform rail work on the Salmon Bay Railroad Bridge that crosses the Lake Washington Ship Canal. The rail drawbridge will remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow safe rail maintenance from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on October 18 and 19. The bridge will have two openings on the scheduled repair dates, one at 11:00 a.m. and again at 2:00 p.m. – mariners need to provide at least 2 hours of advanced notice to the bridge operator at (206) 784-2976 or VHF Ch 13 in order to use the two allowed bridge opening times. Vessels which do not require a bridge opening may continue to transit beneath the bridge during the closure period. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies with at least a 30-minute notice. The bridge provides 43 feet of vertical clearance in the closed-to-navigation position.
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Lorena and Leonard Landon have been plying Pacific Northwest waters for over 35 years. After extensive boating that ranged from Olympia through Southeast Alaska and west to Haida Gwaii, the Landons have extended their experience while cruising the West Coast to Baja and mainland Mexico, returning to Washington State after accomplishing “the bash” northward. They have had the opportunity to operate boats of varying sizes, speed, and configurations, providing them with a wide range of boat-handling experience. After living for seven years aboard their 46-foot DeFever, they have chosen Anacortes as their new home.
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