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Jun 19 2017

Beware Deceptive Solicitation for USCG Doc Renewal

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Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Consumer Protection Department is advising boaters with vessels having a US Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation to be wary of any letter arriving by US mail offering renewal. An increasing number of BoatUS members have complained that these letters direct them to websites that may be mistaken for the actual US Coast Guard Vessel Documentation Center located in Falling Waters, West Virginia, and appear to show a significant increase in the annual fee to renew US Coast Guard (USCG) documentation.

read more here…BoatUS

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Jun 18 2017

Weekly “Swap Meet”

Many of us have unused boat parts laying around or are  looking for a good buy on a needed item.  One way to get your information out is with the weekly V-Man checkin.

Every Monday evening at 8pm, VHF channel 71, boats at Shilshole Marina turn on their VHF radios to practice radio protocol, hear the latest security announcements, offers to buy, sell or trade items, and to do a dock by dock roll call.  It is a directed net which means there is someone moderating the conversations so all can participate without confusion or conflict.  Check out more info at Shilshole V-Man

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Jun 16 2017

Weekend events at the Ballard Locks…

The Ballard Locks are celebrating their 100th anniversary this summer and there are many great free things to do with your family.

  • Saturday the 17th is Fisheries Day to learn everything about the management of Salmon species and the watersheds connected to the Ballard Locks.   Over 20 organizations (Including the Suquamish & Muckleshoot Tribes) will have displays and answer your questions.
  • Sunday is the Father’s Day Classic Car Show with the
    Elliott Bay Pipe Band and Sound & Fury Morris and Sword Dance

Here are some other events and concerts to put on your calendar…Ballard Locks events

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Jun 14 2017

Restroom Construction update

Last night the Port had a meeting at CYC to show their 60% design stage for their $8 million Restroom/parking lot construction project.  About 30 tenants and Port representatives were in attendance. Because the 2nd story addition did not make financial sense, there are going to be (2) 2600 sq foot and (1) 800 sq ft buildings.  The two larger ones will have restrooms, showers and laundry; the smaller one will have family restrooms and showers.  Geothermal and solar will provide the heat and lighting for the 2 larger buildings.  M2 and M5 will stay after construction to use as utility rooms.  M4 and M6 will be demolished. The laundry units will double from current levels. Restrooms and showers will have radiant floor heat for comfort and drying. Showers will be operated with a fob for security and to eliminate quarters.  There will be a covered bike storage areas for about 48 bikes.  Construction is expected to begin next spring (2018) and be completed by late fall.

Shilshole Restroom Presentation



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Jun 11 2017

BDC panel on Missing Link- Locks to 24th

The Ballard District Council’s June meeting takes a look at the Burke Gilman Trail missing link section between 24th Ave NW and the Ballard Locks.


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