West Seattle (and vicinity) scenes, at sea and on land


Thanks to Kevin McClintic of Arbor Heights for sending us that photo taken from downtown (with West Seattle in the background), which he captioned “When the Water Taxi Grows Up.” Yes, that’s the Elliott Bay Water Taxi dwarfed by the cruise ship Golden Princess as it headed off for another weeklong Alaska cruise late yesterday afternoon. Back on land, thanks to Jim Edwards for this shot:


That’s the long-shuttered 76 station on Roxbury, which has been cleaned up in recent months, and this would seem to be potential confirmation it’s gearing up to reopen. Might soon be another stop on our weekly West Seattle Gas Price Watch surveys (archived here) – next one coming up late tonight. ADDED 12:12 PM: Another photo just in – came in on our phone so we’re not sure who sent, nor do we have the kids’ names, but this appears to be another lemonade stand (with baked goods AND “saxophone entertainment” per the sign and the instrument at left!) on Alki – raising money for the Obama campaign:


Can’t recall ever seeing a campaign bake sale. (Glad to see kids getting excited about politics so young; your editor was 12 when she discovered her mom wasn’t registered to vote, and made a deal – “you register, Mom, I’ll do the research to help you figure out who to vote for.” About seven years later, Mom belatedly completed college … as valedictorian … with a degree in political science.) 12:41 PM UPDATE: Thanks to JanS for enlightening us to the fact this is a nationwide event (as were yesterday’s nonpolitical charity lemonade stands); they’re listed online here – the Alki one doesn’t appear to be registered, though the one at The Junction is.

7 Replies to "West Seattle (and vicinity) scenes, at sea and on land"

  • JanS June 22, 2008 (12:29 pm)

    WSB…the bake sales were organized by Moveon.org. I understand that there’s one set up by Key Bank in the Junction, too. It’s a nationwide thing…:)

  • WSB June 22, 2008 (12:39 pm)

    Thanks, the photo came in on the phone without text attached so I had no idea. Still good to see kids involved in politics. And we offer something resembling equal time, so if the GOP does the same thing, we’ll be happy to run a pic of that too. (As we all know, WS is something like 85% D, but we did see our first recent McCain yard sign the other day, in Fauntlee Hills.)

  • Wes June 22, 2008 (3:24 pm)

    I thought the kids supporting Obama was ironic since Barak say something about babies being punishment to his kids?

    U.S. Senator and Presidential hopeful Barack Obama, Johnstown, PA, March 29, 2008:

    Look, I got two daughters — 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby. I don’t want them punished with an STD at age 16, so it doesn’t make sense to not give them information.

    Hey, at least he knows that it’s a baby and not a fetus!

    My two cents, and let the barage of attacks begin!

  • WSB June 22, 2008 (3:56 pm)

    To save any interested readers the extensive Google search which we just engaged in as we hadn’t heard that one when it first came out two-plus months ago, the remark above is viewable in the second half of the clip on this page. He was discussing sex education and other health-care issues.

  • Wes June 22, 2008 (5:54 pm)

    Thank you WSB, it still doesn’t take away what he said being in and of itself, a moral statement.

  • kittylove June 23, 2008 (9:43 am)

    to wes:

    some adults also believe that babies are punishment…lol.

  • acemotel June 23, 2008 (1:25 pm)

    Wes, is that supposed to be a criticism of Obama? I’m having a little trouble following this. Or is it a statement about abortion?

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