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Tribe and agencies join to remove abandoned sailboat

Less is more yet again.

In this case, addition by subtraction involves the long-awaited removal of a 65-foot abandoned and partially submerged sailboat from nearby Similk Bay on Swinomish Reservation.

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Northwest Straits Commission partnered July 20 to remove the Windjammer and another smaller derelict vessel from within tribal boundaries.

The Windjammer was pulled from intertidal waters north of Kukutali Preserve had for more than a decade slowly deteriorated and impacted access to Swinomish tidelands.

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