Salmon Bay Marina Boat House Fire

Fireline Blog Seattle Fire Department

SEATTLE – On Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 7:49 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the 5100 block of Shilshole Ave. NW for multiple boats on fire inside of a boat house on Salmon Bay…….

Fire Investigation Unit members ruled the fire as accidental and determined the cause was spontaneous combustion from improperly discarded staining rags (with an oil-based product). The fire started in the structure itself, and spread to the boats inside the structure.

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Cindy Faw Has Suffered A Loss

Life moves along and, amidst our members, some major life changes have recently occurred. Member, Cindy Faw, recently lost her husband Edward W. Sweetnam, Jr. who spent 53 years as a master architect partnering with Cindy in their architectural work, an avid sailor and a WWII veteran. As her husband had aged, Cindy impressively took over more of the boating skills so her husband could continue to enjoy being on the water. Cindy will hold a memorial in August at their marina.

Our thoughts are with Cindy as she makes this transition in her life. 

 

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NWWB Meeting Mon. May 15th Author Wendy Hinman Discusses Her Book – Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire

 A shipwreck might end a dream of circumnavigating the globe. Not for the Wilcox family.

With years invested in saving money, preparing the boat, and learning to navigate by the stars, parents Chuck and Dawn refuse to give up. Fourteen-year-old Garth is determined to continue, while eleven-year-old Linda never wanted to go in the first place. Can they overcome the emotional, physical and financial challenges to transform from castaways into circumnavigators?

To triumph, they must rebuild their boat on a remote Pacific island. Damage sustained on the reef and a lack of resources haunt them the rest of the way around the world as they face daunting obstacles, including wild weather, pirates, gun boats, mines and thieves, plus pesky bureaucrats and cockroaches as stubborn as the family. Without a working engine and no way to communicate with the outside world, they struggle to reach home before their broken rig comes crashing down and they run out of food in a trial that tests them to their limits.

Wendy Hinman is a freelance writer with an insatiable curiosity and a natural inclination to share her discoveries.  She loves stories: telling them, writing them, reading them and editing them.  And she has plenty of engaging stories to tell, some serious, some not-so-serious.  After years trotting the globe for business and vacation travel, she instigated a waterborne adventure, sailing 34,000 miles over seven years with her husband on a 31-foot boat.  She even managed to return sane (or so she thinks), still married and innocent of plotting murder.  Along the way, she shared many of their (mis)adventures online and in magazines.  Yet many still remained untold.  Her hit book, Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven-Year Pacific Odyssey, details her seven year adventure afloat. Her second book, Sea Trials, is now on sale. You can order it here. Wendy’s books will also be available for purchase at the meeting.

www.wendyhinman.com

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South Sound Women’s Boating Seminar, May 20th

Early registration is $45 by April 30, $50 after April 30.  Includes parking and lunch!

Tickets are still available for the South Sound Women’s Boating Seminar on Saturday, May 20th at the Olympia Yacht Club! The theme this year is ‘Chart Your Own Course.’ Presentations by experienced women captains will include:

· Understanding Weather on the Water with Capt. Karen Sullivan

· Navigation Essentials with Capt. Mary Campbell

· Docking Your Boat with Capt. Ace Spragg

· Boat 12V Systems with Capt. Allison Mazon

· Panel discussion of Favorite Cruising Locations 

Our popular Hands-On Fair will offer opportunities to explore charting, boat circuitry, galley provisioning, knot tying, canvas repair and more.

 The seminar welcomes power boaters as well as sailors. The novice can build a solid foundation, while more experienced boaters can deepen their knowledge and strengthen essential skills. Past participants report that they gained critical information and techniques to feel safer and more confident on the water.

 We’re also proud to support the next generation of women boaters through a raffle to fund scholarships for “Girls at the Helm” aboard the historic schooner Adventuress. Raffle prizes include baskets of boating gear, professional survey and maintenance services, and captain’s license instruction.

 Register now for the seminar at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2803493 – “South Sound Women’s Boating Seminar.” Early registration is $45 by April 30, $50 after April 30.  Includes parking and lunch!

 Questions? Contact boatingseminar@gmail.com

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Cold Water Immersion Training at SYC Saturday, April 29th

Hi Gals!

Ginger Marshall, Chair of the Seamanship, Education & Environment (SEE) Committee at SYC, is inviting you to a valuable program you won’t want to miss…

Cold Water Immersion Training
Location: Seattle Yacht Club  –  Heritage Room
Date and Time: Saturday, 29 April   1000 – 1200

The program is FREE, but please RSVP

“The waters we cruise in are cold, even on the warmest of days.  A variety of things can happen that land us in the water unexpectedly.  We will focus on techniques for saving lives. We hope to see you this Saturday!”

To RSVP or for  more information, contact Ginger Marshall, SEE Chair

email: ginger.marshall@q.com or phone: (206) 234-2666.

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NWWB Meeting Mon. April 17th Anne Ewalt Retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain & Civil Engineer

Within our theme of women in maritime careers, Anne Ewalt will speak on her 28 years as an officer in the United States Coast Guard. In over 10 years of sea duty, Anne was the captain of three ships and worked in the aids to navigation, search and rescue, international training, and law enforcement mission areas.

Anne is a retired Coast Guard Captain and Civil Engineer. She is a 1984 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Anne, further, earned a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College, and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois.

During her years in the United States Coast Guard, Anne worked on both the East and West Coasts, Alaska and Hawaii and internationally. As a licensed civil engineer, she worked in design and construction, taught engineering at the Coast Guard Academy, and served as the Base Engineer at the Coast Guard’s training center in Petaluma, California. Anne commanded the Coast Guard’s largest training center in Yorktown, Virginia. She served as the Chief of Staff for the 13th Coast Guard District covering Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

Originally from Poughkeepsie, NY, Anne calls Seattle her home and is currently working as a health coach while enjoying sports and the great outdoors.

Link to meeting information

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NWWB Meeting Mon. April 17th Anne Ewalt Retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain & Civil Engineer

Within our theme of women in maritime careers, Anne Ewalt will speak on her 28 years as an officer in the United States Coast Guard. In over 10 years of sea duty, Anne was the captain of three ships and worked in the aids to navigation, search and rescue, international training, and law enforcement mission areas.

Anne is a retired Coast Guard Captain and Civil Engineer. She is a 1984 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Anne, further, earned a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College, and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois.

During her years in the United States Coast Guard, Anne worked on both the East and West Coasts, Alaska and Hawaii and internationally. As a licensed civil engineer, she worked in design and construction, taught engineering at the Coast Guard Academy, and served as the Base Engineer at the Coast Guard’s training center in Petaluma, California. Anne commanded the Coast Guard’s largest training center in Yorktown, Virginia. She served as the Chief of Staff for the 13th Coast Guard District covering Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

Originally from Poughkeepsie, NY, Anne calls Seattle her home and is currently working as a health coach while enjoying sports and the great outdoors.

Date: Monday, April 17th, 2017

Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so (Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. are welcomed but not required. We enjoy socializing after the presentation.)

Location: Northwest Marine Trade Association conference room, 1900 N Northlake Way, #233 Seattle, WA 98103

Please RSVP to nwwbviv@gmail.com

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