Reader report: Sailboat on the beach


Was it tide-related trouble, a resident’s boat, or just a temporary stop? A WSB reader who wishes to be anonymous sent that photo and this question:

I was jogging through Lincoln Park late this afternoon with cameraphone in tote and snapped a pic of a beached sailboat at the south end of the park, toward the ferry terminal. The boat appeared to be anchored in the water on side and tethered to the drift wood from the other. The name of the boat, barely visible in these pics, is “Cheeky Bosom.” I’m 100% serious about that. Anyone know the story of what happened? I didn’t see an owner of the boat anywhere.

9 Replies to "Reader report: Sailboat on the beach"

  • ellenater June 4, 2008 (11:29 pm)

    that’s poetry right there.

  • Robert June 5, 2008 (12:54 pm)

    The solstice tide was yesterday, which bottomed out at -4.3 feet, but also maxed out at +12.5 feet. Given that the boat is fairly high up on the beach, my guess is that it was an inexperienced boater anchoring their boat with too little anchor scope. When the tide came up, the anchor dragged until the boat hit something hard (like Lincoln Park). When the tide fell again, the boat ended up high and dry. Just a guess.

  • SivaDogg June 5, 2008 (1:44 pm)

    Sounds like an educated guess to me, Robert. I’d also like to point out that the boater does not know how to fly the ensign (flag). Sad.

  • Bernicki June 5, 2008 (2:23 pm)

    Weird! As I was jogging through Lincoln Park today, I saw two elderly rich people, a movie star, and a professor trying to make a radio out of a coconut. Do you think they might have something to do with this?

  • JenV June 5, 2008 (3:40 pm)

    Bernicki wins the internet!

  • MAS June 5, 2008 (5:00 pm)

    Where did they find a coconut in West Seattle? They need to try and make a radio out of discarded 40 oz beer cans so they don’t run out of natural resources.


  • Jen V. June 5, 2008 (5:16 pm)

    MAS, I believe African Swallows must have dropped the coconut….But then of course, African swallows are non-migratory.


  • toddinwestwood June 5, 2008 (6:11 pm)

    caption contest!

    1. “the GPS said the marina was right here”
    2. “remember where we parked”
    3. from inside “I kinda feel of kilter today, you?”

  • MAS June 5, 2008 (6:21 pm)

    Jen V, I don’t think any reference from Holy Grail can be considered obscure at this point. Obscure would be quotes from “Night of the Lepus”

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