Sep 17 2019

Golden Gardens-Ballard Shuttle

Metro is seeking feedback through an online survey regarding bus/shuttle service next summer between Seaview Ave and Ballard.  Read more here

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Sep 11 2019

Port/Dock Captains Meeting

Last night was the quarterly meeting where the Shilshole Marina staff and Port of Seattle Police share with the Dock Captains and moorage tenants the latest security and construction updates. Here are some notes…

Notes from Port-Dock Captain Mtg 9-10-19

Restroom construction schedule

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Sep 10 2019

Ballard Locks Closure

Published by under Shilshole Neighbors

The small locks are closed for repairs til Sept 13th and the large locks are on reduced capacity.  Read more here…

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Sep 06 2019

Welcome To Our New Neighbors!

Published by under Liveaboard Topics

We have many new neighbors and families on our docks, so please introduce yourselves around before the dark days of winter settle in. We have a great community here at Shilshole and as liveaboards, we also provide a great level of security by knowing who should be on the docks, and watching out for each other.

Get to know your dock captain and make sure he/she has your contact information for marina updates, security issues and upcoming events.  Ask questions if you are unsure about hazardous waste disposal, pumpout service, parking or pet issues.  And…please review the pages and links on this website for items of interest to us here at Shilshole.

Here’s some other helpful info…


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Sep 01 2019

It’s Your Liveaboard Community-get involved!

Shilshole Marina has 350 authorized liveaboard boats that contain 700+ individuals, making it one of the largest liveaboard communities on the West Coast!  It is a unique and treasured way of life, but there are government agencies looking to regulate how we use our recreational boats and, over the years, there have been many challenges to our liveaboard lifestyle.

Your Shilshole Liveaboard Assoc (SLA) represents these liveaboards here at Shilshole.  We are liaisons between the Port of Seattle/Shilshole Marina and the liveaboards in the marina.  Our goal is to have clear and consistent communication with the Port; to represent the liveaboards at Port meetings; to organize activities and events that enhance the liveaboard family lifestyle; and to negotiate any agreements that the Port/Marina propose.

There are several ways to get involved….

  1. consider joining the board and being part of the discussion/process
  2. attend the Ballard District Council Meetings and add your voice (the SLA holds a permanent seat on our Ballard Council)
  3. participate in the “Deck Your Hulls” and “Marina Days” events
  4. attend the Dock Captain/Port quarterly meetings (all tenants are always welcome). Next one is Sept 10, 6pm, at CYC clubhouse V-dock
  5. attend the Marina Restroom/Laundry/Parking/Bus update meetings-watch for notices on the gates and on this site
  6. and…simply read/post/comment on this blog on a regular basis

thanks for giving it some thought…


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