South & Central Puget Sound

South & Central Puget Sound


No Discharge in Puget Sound

As of May 10th, it is illegal to discharge black water anywhere in Puget Sound by State law. The No Discharge Zone extends for all of Washington area Puget Sound waters up to the Canadian border. Technically, the law has covered all areas inside of 3 miles offshore which included most of Puget Sound. There are a few gaps in Puget Sound that are 3 miles from shore but not many. This new law is a good reminder for no discharge. Compliance means using an approved sanitation device and having through-hull valves secured with wire ties or zip ties. Coast Guard inspections already look for secure thru hull valves to comply with the Federal No Discharge policy as part of their random safety inspections. 


  • Salmon Bay Marina

The Port of Seattle now owns and operates Salmon Bay Marina. Fishermen’s Terminal staff manage the marina and respond to calls and email (206-787-3395).

  • Olympia

Brand new fueling station at Swantown Marina.

New fueling station at Swantown Marina.

  • Lake Union

Update: A water runway is noted with lighted buoys in front of MOHAI on the south end of Lake Union. Lights will flash whenever a float plane is taking off or landing on the runway running towards the center of the lake.

As of the Memorial Day Weekend, there will be a new water runway marked with lighted buoys on Lake Union. The buoys will be strung in a line north of MOHAI and the Center for Wooden Boats. They are equipped with flashing lights that can be triggered by the Kenmore Air pilots signifying a float plane is about to take off or land in the water runway area. The water runway buoys will be seasonal and in place between Memorial Day and Labor Day when it is removed for the season.

 

  • Puget Sound – Port of Seattle

  1. Salmon Bay Marina – The Port of Seattle now owns and operates Salmon Bay Marina. Fishermen’s Terminal staff manage the marina and respond to calls and email (206-787-3395).
  2. Shilshole Bay Marina – Duke’s Chowder House will be constructing a new restaurant on site at Shilshole Marina in 2019

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