ALSO SEEN OFF WEST SEATTLE: Seafair fleet arrival; and about the haze …

Thanks to Gary Jones for the photo – while we were covering the plane recovery off Beach Drive, he was photographing the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) passing Alki Point, arriving for Seafair Fleet Week. Tomorrow (Wednesday, August 2nd), the Pearl Harbor-homeported ship is scheduled to (again) sail past West Seattle’s north-facing shore, headed to downtown, during the Seafair Parade of Ships – 1 pm is the official start time, but in past years they’ve appeared off Alki closer to 12:30. The full Parade of Ships lineup – scheduled to include another Navy ship, a U.S. Coast Guard cutter, and two Royal Canadian Navy vessels – is on this Seafair webpage, along with information on touring them Thursday-Sunday.

ABOUT THE HAZE: You might notice the photo looks a little murky. The air’s grown increasingly hazy in the past few hours, and @WestSeaWx says it’s wildfire smoke, mostly blowing down this way from British Columbia, which is being hit very hard this season.

4 Replies to "ALSO SEEN OFF WEST SEATTLE: Seafair fleet arrival; and about the haze ..."

  • Tony S August 1, 2017 (4:52 pm)

    Wow, one destroyer and some Coasties (+the Canadians). Remember not too long ago when “Fleet Week” brought an aircraft carrier and her entire entourage…

  • Toni Reineke August 1, 2017 (5:11 pm)

    Once again, thank you for being so informative! I was sitting outside when I realized that I could actually taste the “haze,” and figured you would already have reported about it.

  • Cle Elum August 1, 2017 (5:42 pm)

    Can confirm wildfires in BC. Cle Elum to Leavenworth filled with haze. 

  • Boo Hoo August 1, 2017 (6:20 pm)

    Eyyyyyyyyyyyy Tony, if you wanna see and aircraft carrier or four (4) just head over to Bremerton.  They’re always there.

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