(UPDATED with video of entire 10-minute fireworks display)
9:49 PM: Beautiful end to what started as a foggy day! That vessel arrived off Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook in the 4500 block of Beach Drive about half an hour ago, for the “private” (but publicly visible) fireworks show we first told you about almost three weeks ago, expected to start by 10 pm. And spectators are gathering in the park to watch the fireworks. We’ll update when they’re over.
10:34 PM: If you were within earshot, you know they’ve been over for about 20 minutes – we couldn’t update until we got home from the park. Adding video when it’s ready.
11:45 PM: Though small-screen video of fireworks isn’t much like experiencing it in person – here (above) is the full 10-minute show, for posterity’s sake. We watched it from the water’s edge on the lower level of Emma Schmitz Overlook, about as close as you could get to the barge without going into the water.
ADDED SUNDAY: The cleanup on Sunday morning didn’t turn up much:
We were out as promised, and did a sweep of the beach with T & T, which also had a skiff checking the near shore. Unfortunately we were unable to find very much fireworks debris. I did find one fuse? assembly and a handful of cardboard that was IDENTICAL to the debris we clean up at the Lake Union show (it was not a consumer grade item) So I am asking folks in west seattle to keep an eye out for stuff washing up on the beach or when you are out kayaking/boarding. It will resemble a heavy duty box that got chopped up in a boat motor and by now be a bit waterlogged. There will likely be more of the blue material tube wrapped in burnt plastic items …
Laura continued, “If you happen to find stuff that looks “different” than the normal beach trash please take a picture, note time and place, and send it to me: laura (at) pugetsoundkeeper.org.”