Farm Boat Floating Market to Visit Seattle’s New Lake Union Park in October

September 8th, 2010
Seattle WA – What can be more Seattle than a floating farmers market?  A century ago, local island farms delivered their goods by boat to ports around Puget Sound.  Back then, there were no roads or highways–everything went by water.
Farmboat, a new organization dedicated to bringing back the ambiance of the old waterfront where people bought goods fresh of the boat, will be conducting its first floating “test” market event on the docks at Lake Union Park during October.  The floating market is scheduled to run on Wednesdays from noon to 7 pm.  There will be a half dozen antique wooden boats packed with local fall produce, crafts and foods.
More than just a farmers market, these community floating market events are planned to be educational and entertaining too. Sharing maritime heritage and supporting local sustainable food producers, the Farmboat floating markets will also have a focus on educating children (and parents) about healthy eating.
Farmboat is receiving widespread interest from port communities throughout the Puget Sound region since launching its new web site in June (www.farmboat.org). The Farmboat project was co-founded by Puget Sound Magazine (an online regional travel rag) and Cedar Wave Adventures by Sea (a classic yacht charter tour operator).

Seattle WA – What can be more Seattle than a floating farmers market?  A century ago, local island farms delivered their goods by boat to ports around Puget Sound.  Back then, there were no roads or highways–everything went by water.

Farmboat, a new organization dedicated to bringing back the ambiance of the old waterfront where people bought goods fresh of the boat, will be conducting its first floating “test” market event on the docks at Lake Union Park during October.  The floating market is scheduled to run on Wednesdays from noon to 7 pm.  There will be a half dozen antique wooden boats packed with local fall produce, crafts and foods. Read the rest of this entry »

Enjoy the Freshest Halibut on the West Coast Through the End of September at Salty’s

September 8th, 2010
SEATTLE – September  2010 – Through the end of the month, Salty’s Seafood Grill waterfront restaurants will celebrate the mightiest of them all, the king of the North Pacific – halibut! Though fresh Alaskan halibut is available at Salty’s starting in the springtime, it’s at its peak late summer, and you’ll find plenty of it on the menu at both Salty’s on Alki Beach and Redondo Beach during our “Just for the Halibut Festival.”

SEATTLE – September  2010 – Through the end of the month, Salty’s Seafood Grill waterfront restaurants will celebrate the mightiest of them all, the king of the North Pacific – halibut! Though fresh Alaskan halibut is available at Salty’s starting in the springtime, it’s at its peak late summer, and you’ll find plenty of it on the menu at both Salty’s on Alki Beach and Redondo Beach during our “Just for the Halibut Festival.” Read the rest of this entry »

Tall Ships to visit the Port of Everett Marina

May 29th, 2010

This summer, the Port of Everett Marina will host three tall ships at its South Visitor Dock located near Anthony’s Homeport restaurant. During their visit, the ships will offer free dockside tours and sailing opportunities to marina guests. Read the rest of this entry »

Port Angeles 2010 Concerts on the Pier

May 29th, 2010

The Concert On The Pier Series is ready to go with the first concert slated for Wednesday June 23. Read the rest of this entry »

Port of Everett Offers 2nd Annual Working Waterfront Harbor Tours

May 23rd, 2010

Everett, Wash. – The Port of Everett will partner with the Everett Parks Department to kick-off its 2nd Annual series of Working Waterfront Harbor Tours. The series consists of five tours exploring the Everett waterfront. Read the rest of this entry »

Victoria San Juan Cruises Launches New Three Day Cruise to the San Juan Islands

February 17th, 2010

Victoria San Juan Cruises is now offering  3 day, 2 night cruises to the San Juan Islands for summer of 2010.   Until now there has not been a good way to fully experience these magnificent islands and marine wildlife close up unless you owned your own boat.   Victoria San Juan Cruises has now made this possible with this all inclusive tour where you will spend 2 nights ashore in Friday Harbor and your days exploring the inland waters of the San Juan Islands aboard the motor yacht Viking Star. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring is Prime Bird-Watching Time Near Olympia, WA

December 8th, 2009

Spring brings an amazing variety of migratory birds into the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater area – in addition to the many resident songbirds, raptors, herons, Great Horned Owls and Bald Eagles.  There’s even a maternity colony of bats (yes, mammals, but they fly!) at Woodward Bay. Read the rest of this entry »

What the Heck is the Salish Sea?

November 13th, 2009

It’s official! As on October 30th, 2009, the Washington State Board on Geographic Names voted 5 to 1 in favor of naming the inland waters between Washington and british Columbia the “Salish Sea”.  Officially, there has been no name to associate these waters which include Puget Sound, the Straits of Juan De Fuca, San Juan Islands, Straits of Georgia and the Discovery Islands. Read the rest of this entry »