Seafair: ‘Early’ fleet sighting; Blue Angels arrival update

August 3, 2010 at 1:10 pm | In Blue Angels, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

SEAFAIR FLEET, EARLY SIGHTING: G. Jones shares that photo, taken before the morning “marine layer” started burning off, reporting that it shows”the Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser, USS Port Royal (CG 73) entering Elliott Bay to participate as part of the Seafair fleet … West Point lighthouse in the background.” The official Seafair Fleet”parade of ships,” including the Port Royal, is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, with tours Thursday-Sunday (here’s the info on the Seafair website).

BLUE ANGELS UPDATE: Per several sources, they’re currently expected to arrive at Boeing Field between 3 and 3:30 this afternoon. Note that this may change. We’ll add updates to this item if/when we get them – barring major West Seattle breaking news, we’ll be on scene (and tweeting at @westseattleblog).


  1. Does anyone know if we are getting an aircraft carrier this year?

    Comment by BigDude — 1:24 pm August 3, 2010 #

  2. The ships are all listed in the link in the story, on the Seafair website.

    Comment by WSB — 1:41 pm August 3, 2010 #

  3. Turn and burn baby, turn and burn!

    Comment by george — 1:45 pm August 3, 2010 #

  4. Just saw the Blue Angels fly over my house in Renton, so they should be landing at Boeing field any minute. There are in a formation of five, with one plane trailing behind. SWEEET!

    Comment by Joe — 3:16 pm August 3, 2010 #

  5. No carrier. We’re getting an amphib, the USS Boxer, which is kind of like a small carrier, designed to carry a Marine Expeditionary Unit complete with helos.

    Comment by Harpie — 3:26 pm August 3, 2010 #

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