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October 27, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Container ship rescues sailboat crew in Pacific

The Coast Guard says a container ship has rescued three people from a disabled 32-foot sailboat adrift nearly 800 miles west of the California-Oregon border. Petty Officer 1st Class George Degener in Seattle says the crew of the Hale’s Revenge was safely taken aboard the 965-foot Hyundai Grace on Monday morning in 20-foot seas. The ship…


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September 12, 2014 at 10:34 AM

FBI: Boy taken by father from Seattle may be in danger

Billy Hanson The FBI and local police are searching for a 9-year-old boy who is believed to be with his father and may be in danger. Billy Hanson is believed to be with Jeffrey Ford Hanson, 46, in a white 1976 Cooper sailboat named “Draco.” Billy was last seen with his father on Aug. 30, according to the…


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July 16, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Power boat operator arrested in fatal Lake Washington crash

Seattle Police prepare to tow away a powerboat and sailboat, seen behind Police boat, after they collided about a half-mile from shore near Lake Washington Boulevard and East Jefferson Street on Wednesday evening. The incident left one person dead and two injured. (Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times) Update 11:10 a.m. The Renton man…


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October 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Abandoned sailboat washes up in Ocean Shores

The Associated Press OCEAN SHORES — A 40-foot sailboat that had to be abandoned in a helicopter rescue off Tillamook, Ore. during Saturday’s storm, has washed up at Ocean Shores, about 100 miles north. KBKW reports police spotted the boat’s mast Wednesday and they recovered what they could during low tide, including the dinghy. The boat is breaking…


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May 7, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Jimi Hendrix guitar becomes part of one-of-a-kind British boat, really

We’re sure Jimi Hendrix never imagined this. As part of a national art project linked to the Olympic Games in the U.K., a sailboat was built using pieces of wood from many diverse places and things. Among the 1,200 pieces that make up the boat are fragments from a Jimi Hendrix guitar, according to an More

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May 7, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Drawspan on 520 bridge opening at noon today

If you’re driving the 520 floating bridge today, the state Transportation Department says to allow yourself extra time to cross Lake Washington because a planned opening of the bridge’s drawspan starts at noon today. Traffic could be delayed up to 30 minutes while the drawspan is open to allow a 48-foot sailboat to pass through, according to…


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