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October 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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 up in the surf.
May 7, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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 article in The Telegraph in London.
Gary Winters and Gregg Whelan, the artists who came up with the idea for such a unique craft, visited 20 places to gather items to be used in the building of the boat. You’ll have to see the vessel. It’s quite remarkable.
Unfortunately, the article doesn’t say just where and how they got pieces of a guitar once owned by one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time. (Oh, yeah, he’s from Seattle, if you didn’t know…)
The yacht will sail around the southern portion of England before reaching the Olympic sailing venue in Weymouth, Dorset, just in time for the August games, according to The Telegraph’s story.
May 7, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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 the state.
The electronic message signs leading to the bridge will tell you of the drawspan opening. Drivers can choose other routes across or around the lake, including the I-90 floating bridge or the highways above and below, State Route 522 and I-405 respectively.
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