West Seattle weather: Wayward sailboat?


6:19 PM: Though it’s been windier today than we’ve seen in a while, we haven’t had any reports of trees downed or other trouble on the peninsula – but someone just texted the photo above to report that a sailboat appears to be on its way to grounding on Lincoln Park’s north shore. Just in case it’s yours – or you know whose it is – we’re sharing the photo. They say the one in the background doesn’t seem to be dragging its anchor, just the one in the foreground.

9 PM UPDATE: The original texter says no one’s come for the boat yet and it’s headed for the rocks.

8 Replies to "West Seattle weather: Wayward sailboat?"

  • Kersti Muul September 17, 2016 (9:05 pm)

    This boat is always in the same predicament . Last time I was out snorkel diving, he was pulling off shore…

  • JanS September 17, 2016 (10:53 pm)

    gee, I guess it makes me think that whoever owns it must have money to spare. Or…maybe they’re out of town for the weekend. I know if I owned a boat like that, I would be concerned. But then, I’m a tad poorer than they are, obviously. What a shame…it’s a nice boat from the looks of it.  

    • chemist September 18, 2016 (8:44 am)

      “Break Off Another Thousand”, “A hole in the water in which you put money”, and “the happiest days are when you buy a boat and when you sell a boat” are the classic dad jokes that might argue against that.  Especially if you’re using a public park’s shoreline as free moorage. 

  • David September 19, 2016 (8:30 am)

    Has anyone seen my cedar log with the Kingfisher carving on it? Has it started to float away too?  

    • WSB September 19, 2016 (8:35 am)

      Hi! Is that yours? A reader sent us a photo last week and I hadn’t published it yet. Would love to know more if you might consider e-mailing us at editor@westseattleblog.com. (Among other things, I want to be sure I publish it right-side up!)

  • Howard September 19, 2016 (1:52 pm)

    WSB- Did the boat hit the beach?

    • WSB September 19, 2016 (2:26 pm)

      I have not heard back, and we haven’t been to the park to check. The last I heard from the tipster (whose photo, pre-crop, indicated they were a park neighbor, not visitor), they and other neighbors were going to head out to try to prevent that.

  • David Call September 30, 2016 (8:16 pm)

    I dropped you an email concerning the carving and with a photo attached, I’m not sure if you received it. The carving is of a kingfisher.  www. art-a-float.com.  David Call

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