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Nov 23 2020

Seaview Ave. is now 25 mph!

Just a reminder-watch your speed!  Seaview Ave. (that runs from Golden Gardens to the Ballard Locks has now been posted as 25 mph as part of the City’s speed reduction of all streets.   Also changed to 25 mph is 32nd Ave on Sunset Hill from Red Mill Burgers to 85th.

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Sep 22 2020

Miris at Golden Gardens

from Shilshole Sheri…

Last Friday we ordered a dinner for four with our friends, at 6’ apart of course. Brisket Kebobs with a wonderful fresh Greek salad, rice and a very smooth and creamy hummus. Next time we’ll have to try the chicken. Everything was so tasty and served hot. Not to mention very ample portions too, so much that both couples were able to have some left overs. Which, I might add, were just as tasty on day two. Sweet Miri hand delivered the meal to the boat and with a smile, turned and ran off, no doubt to deliver more wonderful meals to other eagerly waiting appetites on other boats. You should take part in her food delivery, you’ll be glad you did.

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Aug 27 2020

Looking to buy live aboard sailboat this January

Hello aquatic folk!

My name is Mandy. I’m a sailor, musician, and Marine Affairs and Geology university student. I will be moving out to Seattle for graduate school this January and am looking for a sailboat to live on with my golden retriever, she is very used to living on boats and loves being on the water! Looking for a 27-32ft sailboat, sturdy enough for open ocean passages, with a transferable live aboard slip.

I thought this blog would be a great place to start (please correct me if I’m posting in the wrong place) as Shilshole Bay would be my ideal marina due to the strong community and sustainability values, as well as easy access to the Puget Sound and UW.

If anyone is looking to sell this winter or has any leads, please let me know. Advice is appreciated. Thanks in Advance. 🙂

Admin note:  Shilshole has a wait list for new liveaboards…it does not transfer with the boat. Contact the marina office for details.  Email:      Phone: 206-787-3006

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Aug 11 2020

Orcas in Puget Sound

We have the incredible benefit of having these beautiful creatures right here in our own back yard!  With summer boating in high gear, your chance of an encounter with them is pretty good but please, be a good boater and respect the laws regarding distance and speed.  They are in place to protect the orca’s feeding, echolocation and travel.  Many are also pregnant now and their survival rates are low.

Washington State Law

  • Boats to stay 300 yards from Southern Resident orcas or killer whales on either side.
  • Boats to stay 400 yards out of Southern Resident orca’s path/in front and behind the whales
  • Boats to go slow (<7 knots) within ½ mile of Southern Resident orcas
  • Disengage engines if whales appear within 300 yards.

Boats to stay 100 yards from all other marine mammals (e.g. humpback whales, gray whales, sea lions and seals).

You’ve seen the flyers on the gates and at boat ramps:  Be Whale Wise outlines the rules and no-boat zones.

You can also report sightings and get information at the Orca Network.

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Jul 29 2020

Parking Issues at Shilshole

As we know, the parking has been a mess here at Shilshole.  With the Mayor’s continued closure of the Golden Gardens parking lot and Golden Gardens Drive, the overflow has adversely affected us here in the marina.  The marina manager, Jo, and operations supv., Dale, have added extra security at the north end, have closed off several entrances and are working hard to finalize the ticketing and towing of illegally parked vehicles in our lot.  Unfortunately, it is delayed at the Port of Seattle main office and needs our input to facilitate the approval.  Here is the contact info of the Port of Seattle Commissioners.

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