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May 25 2020

Parking in the Marina

Parking has always been a challenge at the marina, but even more so these days with the construction/paving and Golden Gardens closure.  A big thank you to the Port for closing off some of the entrances, the additional signage and increased enforcement.

As the paving project moves south, please be aware of the closures and patiently adapt to the frustrations and inconveniences that ensue.  They are only temporary and things will be much better when they are done.

New parking enforcement will be taking place soon…please pay attention to the changes.  As recently announced by the Port, (contact your dock captain if you haven’t heard):

  • The outer 2 rows (white markings) near the street will be free for marina guest parking. All else (blue markings) will be paid permit parking.
  • The 1 free parking 2020 permit will be mailed out to tenants that haven’t received theirs yet. The 2nd one can be paid for over the phone and picked up in the office-call first. You have til June 15th to get your permits and after that, the Port will begin towing.

A reminder-vehicles need to be moved every 15 days.  If you will be gone cruising for longer than that, please contact the marina office and then park in the outer rows as courtesy to your neighbors that are still here.

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May 21 2020

Coast Guard i911 Location Service

The Coast Guard has a new technology available to find you faster through i911.  The i911 system is a free service. No application download is needed.

The Coast Guard can send a text message to the mariner’s cell phone requesting permission to access the GPS location information; all the mariner needs to do is enable location information in their smartphone settings and click the link provided in the text message.

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May 19 2020

reduced size parking spaces

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i’m hoping there are others among us who are dismayed or even outraged as i am about this matter. the old spaces were 8’5″ and the new ones are 8’0″- a reduction of 5″. this translates to a total reduction of 10″ between cars. this is going to result in more damage to our vehicles, larger vehicles to be unable to open their doors when another vehicle is parked in the middle of it’s space. the apparent idiotic reason for this is to create more parking. i have lived here for over 18 years and the only time i have had trouble parking is during the summer when unpermitted vehicles park in the marina. at those times, if i walk from t/u to r/s i will see 5-10 non-permited vehicles parked in the permit only spots.
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May 15 2020

Port/Dock Captain meeting

This past Wednesday was our Dock Captains’ meeting with the Port to get their latest updates to share with our dockmates.  Here are the notes from that meeting…

dock captain notes 5-13-20

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May 11 2020

Fireworks Cancelled

Unfortunately, we knew this was bound to happen:  Lake Union, Poulsbo, Everett, Bremerton, and Tacoma have cancelled their Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations this year.  Here are their sites:


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