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By Ken Stern 

Whale seen Sunday in Swinomish Channel


THERE SHE BLOWS! A Gray Whale came up the Swinomish Channel about 3 p.m. Sunday, surprising long time licals and tourist alike.

No joke! A whale, probably a Gray, swam north through the Swinomish Channel Sunday. Bart Borusinski, of Hope Island, and his son, Jasio, age 5, reported seeing it about 3 p.m.from the Shelter Bay Marina guest dock. He said it was a big one and the first he had seen in his 20 years in La Conner. He said his son had the best look.

Mick Jolley and his daughter Jessamy, age 9, chased it on their bikes from the Rainbow Bridge to the La Conner Marina docks across from its fuel dock.

Susan Gardner Deyo, on Downey Road, followed it in her Gator 4-wheeler, but could not stay with it. She said she...

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