Reply To: Freighters parked north of Blake Island



Couple people have asked about this via email. My reply:

It’s long been an anchorage – the Coast Guard administers – usually ships waiting to call at Seattle or Tacoma.

Some context in this 2016 story

Why more cargo ships are anchored off Manchester – and why the Coast Guard says it’s a good thing


Of the two there now, Triumph recently called in Tacoma, and is due next in Vancouver. Morning Cloud is due to dock in Seattle – it’s a bulk carrier so could be headed for the grain terminal (which is busy with another ship right now) or possibly the Duwamish (less likely).