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Lake Union Tragedy As many of you have already heard, Seattle Boat Company on Lake Union in Seattle, WA fell victim to an arsonist this past week. A dry stack storing 30 boats in racks, and stacked 3 high and roughly 30 feet in the air, went up in flames as high as the neighboring Ship Canal Bridge (about 70 feet) in mere minutes. As many as 42 boats were significantly damaged, and of those, more than 30 completely destroyed. Dry stack fires spread rapidly and destroys everything in its wake. These fires are absolutely devastating to the community, the environment, and more importantly, our fellow boaters. Many of our boats are wooden and with many layers of varnish, make for a very combustible combination. Now is the time to review your insurance polices and personal safety strategies. Please be sure to send your updated insurance to the office.
Water levels rising
The water level is rising due to the Corps of Engineers seasonal manipulations. It is critical that bow, stern and power lines be adjusted to accommodate the change. Tight lines can cause a host of problems, none of them good for either the boat or the dock. Clean marinas are safe marinas
We ask that you use our hazardous waste materials facility at E dock. There are tanks for used oil, antifreeze and bilge water and containers for both small and large batteries - and just left of the men's room is an access door for emptying portable toilets. We have a pump-out service that comes weekly and will service your vessel or port-a-potty for $25 which we will add to your monthly invoice. To activate this call 206-784-1000. Stimson Marina is a certified 5-star Envirostars/Clean Marina business, the first covered, fresh-water facility to be so honored in the state. We are committed to keeping the waters of Salmon Bay and Puget Sound clean and ask your help to make that a reality.
Please separate recyclables from garbage and put them in the appropriate dumpster. There are compost totes at the A, B, C, D, E, F and H dock entrances for food waste, paper coffee cups and pizza boxes. Food waste must be in biodegradable bags which are readily available in grocery stores. Please do not put recyclables or compost in the garbage dumpster. We ask for and appreciate your cooperation in this. Recently the Department of Ecology officially designated a new "no discharge zone" in Puget Sound and the Salish Sea to protect shellfish beds, public beaches and sensitive marine environments from harmful bacteria. Starting May 10th boats will not be allowed to dump sewage, whether treated or not, across nearly 2,300 miles. The zone extends from near Sequim on the Olympic Peninsula to south Puget Sound to the Canadian border, and includes Lake Washington, Lake Union and the Salmon Bay Waterway. All boats will require holding tanks to comply. updated 3/28/2023