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Boat sinks off Goat Island

 

MET ITS FATE OFF GOAT ISLAND – This yacht never made it into port, or the Swinomish Channel, in mid-July. It went off course for the last time, ending up on the jetty side of the channel. It could not be saved. The U.S. Coast Guard was contracted to remove its fuel. (Story page 3) – Photo courtesy of Martin Duffy

These dispatches came into the Weekly News last week

July 20, 2022 8:35 AM

I came up to La Conner to work on my mother’s beach house July 19 and noticed there is a 40 to 50 foot yacht on its side for the last day in the Swinomish Channel at the west end of Goat Island.

I got out the spotting scope and could see that there is a jetty that it is stuck on and it is stuck on the shallow side of the jetty.

There were three boats and a few guys working on what appeared to be uprighting it.

From the look of it at low tide I didn’t think they had a chance.

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