SEEN ON SHORE: This morning’s ‘king tide’ delivers a dock

If you’re missing a 12-foot-or-so length of dock, that might be it in Angela‘s photo above (thanks also to Pam for a similar report). In the wake of this morning’s 13-foot “king tide,” the wayward wooden structure was seen by Luna/Anchor Park on Duwamish Head.

13 Replies to "SEEN ON SHORE: This morning's 'king tide' delivers a dock"

  • Ruckus February 13, 2024 (10:08 am)

    Another lost dock. Does it have a chip? 

  • Svenry February 13, 2024 (11:19 am)

    It was already there by some time yesterday. Photo taken during my sunset stroll:

    • WSB February 13, 2024 (11:39 am)

      Thanks. Nobody mentioned it yesterday but two people did within a short span this morning.

      • Al King February 13, 2024 (1:42 pm)

        WSB. My bad for not calling it in too. Saw it on my walk yesterday morning @8am. Was ashore where pictured now. Hadn’t seen it before so came in sometime overnight.

    • Curious George February 13, 2024 (12:44 pm)

      Looks similar to the sections stacked at the boat launch ramps.

  • wscommuter February 13, 2024 (11:32 am)

    I love that I live in a place where in the “what’s weird today?” category, a random dock floating up can occur.  

  • StreamDreamer February 13, 2024 (11:46 am)

    That potentially beach infesting disaster needs to be tended to stat before it becomes lodged in the shoreline and starts breaking apart dispersing the flotation materials throughout the bay. I’ve been part of the demolition and removal of two other, somewhat smaller “docks” that turned into a mess when they got stuck, then began decomposing during wind whipped waves. Looks as though at this point it could be towed away before too late. Surely hope the right city, county or state agencies have been notified. Our shorelines and gorgeous Salish Sea waters are too important for this kind of trash to be left alone. 

  • BanEPS February 13, 2024 (1:28 pm)

    This dock is most likely constructed of a concrete shell filled with expanded polystyrene (EPS, aka Styrofoam). Once it smashes against the rocks for a while or is hit by a boat, I will release EPS into the water which will pollute the shores.  Unfortunately, this is not the only one which has washed up in the last year or so. Since last January there have been docks washed up at Lowman Beach, Weather Watch, just north of Cormorant Cove, Constellation, and the northeast end of the Alki Beach. 

  • alkiwendy February 13, 2024 (2:16 pm)

    I reported it to the Find It Fix It app yesterday morning.  I’m not confident they handle something like this, but hopefully they can refer it to the correct agency.  

    • BANEPS February 13, 2024 (3:10 pm)

      Parks came with a big crane and removed the one from Lowman last February.

  • Hickery Dickery's Dock February 13, 2024 (3:33 pm)

    Wonder how long it’s been bobbing around in the Sound?

  • Bachmanna February 13, 2024 (5:58 pm)

    Puget Soundkeeper Alliance reported this and other derelict docks in the area to the Department of Natural Resources Marine Debris program: Marine Debris Removal Program | WA – DNRThey also use a phone app called  MyCoast: Washington – MyCoast  for reporting marine debris, king tides, creosote, abandoned boats, etc. The program does have a team that can go out to collect debris but this is subject to their priorities list (of which they have a long list) and funding.  Kudos though to A Cleaner Alki for tackling one of these dock sections a few weeks back!

    • Angela February 15, 2024 (4:57 pm)

      Bachmanna, thanks — I feel a little foolish that I didn’t also send it to MyCoast, since I have and use that app! (Highly recommended to my fellow Alki observers, BTW; good stuff.) 

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