Nov 15 2022

Christmas Ships at Shilshole

The Holiday season is upon us…time to decorate your boat

with lights and share some good cheer with your neighbors! 


Christmas Ships at Shilshole

Sunday, Nov 27th, 5-9:30

The Argosy tour boats will be departing Shilshole on 2 cruises Sunday evening…one to Carkeek Park and the other to Golden Gardens-both with bonfires at their destination. You can follow in your decorated boat or just go to the bonfire for the carols.

Argosy Parade of Boats

Friday, December 9 | 8:00 – 9:30 pm

This is a parade of decorated boats from Lake Union to the Ballard Bridge and back…participate or easy to view along the route. 

details here:    Christmas Ship™ Festival Schedule – Argosy Cruises

…and check out the nearby light displays in the Olympic Manor neighborhood on 85th and our marina lights from the Sunset Hill park!

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Nov 11 2022


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Your Shilshole Liveaboard Association is encouraging everyone to decorate their boats with lights this holiday season!

The past 3 years have brought us many challenges, so why not get your lights up early to help spread a little cheer!

Happy Holidays!

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Nov 08 2022

Large Locks will be empty-take the kids to see!

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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks – Ballard Locks

Our large lock will be closed from 6:00 am, Nov. 8, 2022, for dewatering and maintenance.
The small lock will, however, still be used for navigation purposes for vessels less than 120 feet in length and 26 feet in width throughout this maintenance period. Here’s the order of priority for vessels:
1?? Emergency
2?? Government,
3?? Commercial, then
4?? Recreational
Mariners may experience delays, depending on passage demand.
The large lock will reopen 8:00 p.m. Nov. 23.
Thanks for your patience as we complete our much-needed annual maintenance work.

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Nov 06 2022

Winter Storm Season Prep…

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Don’t forget to…

  • Secure your halyards away from your mast to prevent slapping in the wind.
  • Remove flags
  • Put out extra dock lines and fenders.
  • Secure tarps, sail covers and roller furling.
  • Securely stow: gear on your boat, steps, items behind your dock box, and bail your dinghy!
  • Make sure your power cord has slack in it and that it is not hanging in the water!
  • Water lines may freeze or be shut off…take appropriate action (top off tanks, disconnect hoses, etc.)
  • Contact the Marina staff right away if you see anything of concern (ie: loose sails, frayed dock lines, continuous bilge pump running and any diesel/oil spills).

Thanks for being a good neighbor…

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Nov 01 2022

Halloween Follow-up

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A big thank you to all that participated, carved pumpkins and lit up their displays!  The weather cooperated and we had a great turnout. 

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