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February 26, 2014 at 9:45 AM

All burned boats removed from La Conner marina

The Associated Press LA CONNER — All six boats that sank during the fire at the Shelter Bay Marina in La Conner have been pulled from the water. Ecology Department spokeswoman Lisa Copeland also says 600 gallons of diesel were removed from a seventh vessel that was destroyed in Friday’s fire but did not sink. The Skagit Valley…

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February 24, 2014 at 6:42 PM

2 more sunken boats raised from Shelter Bay Marina fire

Two more of the six boats that sank during a fire at Shelter Bay Marina near La Conner on Friday were raised today, bringing the number of boats pulled from water to four, according to the state Department of Ecology. The massive fire destroyed seven boats and damaged at least eight others at the marina in…

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February 23, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Destroyed boats being raised following La Conner marina fire

Two of the six boats that sunk during a massive marina fire near La Conner were raised and put on barges Saturday and crews were working to raise two more Sunday, according to Larry Kibbee, president of the board for the Shelter Bay Community, owners of the Shelter Bay Marina. “Now they’ll be taken to a…

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February 22, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Oil cleanup, fire investigation continue at La Conner marina

With the smell of diesel strong in the air, dive teams and salvage crews are working quickly at the scene of Shelter Bay Marina in La Conner this morning. After Friday’s fire that sunk seven boats and damaged at least seven more, officials estimate 100 gallons of diesel spilled into the harbor with a possible…

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February 21, 2014 at 5:29 PM

UPDATE: Major fire at La Conner marina controlled

Boats burn at the marina in La Conner (Swinomish Yacht Club photo).   UPDATED 6:28 p.m. | So far, there are no reports of injuries. The fire has been knocked down. Speculation on the number of boats involved ranges from 12 to 20. UPDATED 5:55 p.m. | At least a dozen boats are involved, witnesses said.  The Fire…

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September 9, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Fireboat Alki sale finalized to Skagit County business owners

Seattle sold the 86-year-old fireboat Alki to two Skagit County business owners, who want to keep the boat in the Northwest as a historical artifact. The boat will be moved to its new home in La Conner on Friday. (City of Seattle) The sale of Seattle’s 86-year-old fireboat, Alki, which the city auctioned off last…

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