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Harbormaster has reason to love new job

If ever someone was destined to be harbormaster at La Conner Marina, it's Charlie Knapp.

And not just because he has an uncanny knack of finding smooth sailing after entering uncharted waters.

"I've always enjoyed challenges," said Knapp, who grew up in Atlanta and launched his current gig with the Port of Skagit in mid-March.

"I like trying new things," he told the Weekly News on Saturday. "That's how you grow."

Consider that the graduate of Samford University in Homewood, Ala., has taught English in Spain and Chile, lived and worked at marinas in Portland, studied marine maintenance technolo...


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