This 20 – 25 foot sail boat (similar to a Thunderbird style boat) appears to be drifting.
We first noticed this boat closer to Weather Watch Park. We are not sure if it broke anchor or is dragging anchor. The boat is currently off the shores of Emma Schmitz View Point (approx 4600 Beach Drive).
A couple of notices have been posted on the vessel, which appears to be unoccupied. If you, or someone you know, is the captain of this boat, please let them know it’s gone adrift!
Our intrepid reporter, Scupper, captured this photo of workers doing a temporary fix on the sea wall by Emma Schmitz View Point.
This is to repair the damage from the stolen vehicle that went over the sea wall last month.
My Sister-in-Law, Paula, is a talented artist who creates beautiful, functional copper roofed bird houses with antiques, whimsical, and themed designs. She will be at West Seattle’s Summerfest starting this Friday, in space 3 at “Seattle’s Bird Lady“.
My hubby and intrepid Beach Drive Blog Reporter, Scupper, along with his son, KC, will also be there helping out.
Please be sure to stop by and say hello!
Earlier this week, while we were on vacation, we received these photos from Kimberly. This research buoy washed up on the shores along 5500 Beach Drive SW.
West Seattle Blog has reported this from King County:
King County Environmental Laboratory employees are looking into how a water-quality- data-collection buoy came loose from its mooring before washing ashore along West Seattle on June 29.
The buoy and its host of environmental sensors had been in place off Point Williams since July 2013 and automatically transmitted a wealth of important data about environmental conditions. King County employees were notified early in the morning of June 29 that the buoy was ashore along the 5400 block of Beach Drive SW, south of Me-Kwa-Mooks Park…
Exactly how the buoy came loose from its mooring remains a mystery. The buoy was secured off Point Williams by nearly 1,200 pounds of weight, including two railroad wheels and a heavy gage steel chain that was attached to the buoy by a shackle mechanism….
This morning my husband, also known as Scupper on BDB, and I decided to grab a big garbage bag to pick up debris from fireworks that took place at Emma Schmitz last night. I was surprised to see just how much was left behind.
One of last night’s partiers forgot an unopened can of beer in the tall grass.
EDITORS NOTE: Thanks to Aly for submitting this story to BDB!
Big baseball games on the West Seattle Pee Wee fields this past weekend as The WS 8U All Stars won the Pony Regional Championship. The championship on Sunday was a totally nail biter. The boys did great in a final game against the Montlake Terrace Blue Thunder. Behind for three innings they worked their way back and then took off with strong bats and defense that pulled them out two innings of bases loaded and two runs scored and shut it down in the final inning with a strike out and a throw out by the catcher. Today is the first day John took off his jersey, hopefully I will be allowed to wash it before he plays again.
There is a brief story on the WS Blog which includes a link to fundraising site that I would like to share with the Beach Drive Blog. What a start to summer.
West Seattle Blog reports that the seawall that was damaged by the punks who sent a stolen vehicle into the Sound at Emma Schmitz Park will get a temporary fix. Read West Seattle Blog’s coverage here.