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July 16, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Power boat operator arrested in fatal Lake Washington crash

Update 11:10 a.m. The Renton man booked into the King County Jail for investigation of homicide in connection with a fatal boat crash on Lake Washington on Wednesday night has a 2002 conviction for reckless driving , according to King County District Court records. Update 7:42 a.m.: A boat operator involved in a collision on Lake Washington that killed one…

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May 23, 2014 at 11:45 AM

State releases app to help boaters find launch sites, moorages

Boaters looking for a launch site or place to spend a weekend on the water can now find the information they need through the new mobile app Washington Water Cruiser. The app maps all public boat launches and moorage sites owned by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, state Parks and Recreation Commission, and state…

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May 3, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Montlake Bridge closed; I-90 express lanes head west into Seattle

Opening day of the boating season will bring extra traffic on the roads — and the closure of the Montlake Bridge through 4 p.m. today. During the closure, the ramp from westbound Highway 520 to Montlake Boulevard and the left-turn lane from eastbound 520 to Montlake Boulevard also will be closed. Also today, I-90 express lanes…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: boating, Interstate 90, Montlake Bridge

June 7, 2013 at 8:18 AM

As water beckons, boaters need to get education cards

The sun is out.  The open water beckons. And you’re thinking this may be the summer you take up boating. Start by getting a Washington State Boater Education card. They’re required for anyone 50 and under operating a boat or personal watercraft of 15 horsepower or greater. Go to www.boat-ed.com/washington and find out how to take a boating-safety course,…

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May 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Man who died when boat flipped in San Juans is identified

A 72-year-old man who died after the boat he was in capsized in the San Juan Islands Friday afternoon has been identified as James Ableman of Bellingham. The accident happened a few hundred yards west of Sucia Island, which is north of Orcas Island near the U.S.-Canada border. People aboard the boat were reaching to retrieve a…

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May 18, 2012 at 4:46 PM

1 dead, 2 rescued after boat overturns near Sucia Is.

One person died and two were rescued Friday afternoon when a boat capsized in the San Juan Islands. The accident happened a few hundred yards west of Sucia Island, which is north of Orcas Island near the U.S.-Canada border. People aboard the boat were reaching to retrieve a stuck crab pot from the water, when the vessel…

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March 18, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Boy's body found in Mason County lake; father missing

A 2 1/2-year-old boy died Saturday evening after he and his father went for a canoe ride on Lake Limerick in Mason County. The Mason County coroner’s office identified the boy as Jace Olsen, of Shelton. His father, 31-year-old Sheldon Olsen, was still reported missing Sunday morning. According to a statement from Coroner Wes Stockwell, the boy’s…

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March 18, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Boy’s body found in Mason County lake; father missing

A 2 1/2-year-old boy died Saturday evening after he and his father went for a canoe ride on Lake Limerick in Mason County. The Mason County coroner’s office identified the boy as Jace Olsen, of Shelton. His father, 31-year-old Sheldon Olsen, was still reported missing Sunday morning. According to a statement from Coroner Wes Stockwell, the boy’s…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: boating, canoe, death

March 7, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Kirkland backs away from boat-rafting ban

The Kirkland City Council is going back to the drafting table  as it considers how to control ear-deafening boat stereo systems and assure safety in the popular floating party on Juanita Bay. A proposed ordinance that would have banned “rafting” — tying groups of boats together — was sent to committee for further study after boaters protested…

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