Scupper on the trail of the Polar Pioneer oil rig

Our intrepid reporter, Scupper, Captain of S/V Pointless, is currently on trail of the Polar Pioneer.

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Shell’s controversial oil rig is en route to Terminal 5 in West Seattle.

Stay tuned for more pictures from Captain Scupper as I will continue to update this post with photos as I receive them.

UPDATE 2:28 PM:  You can barely see West Seattle in the background as the Polar Pioneer makes her way closer to Terminal 5.

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Captain Scupper says, “There goes the neighborhood.”

UPDATE 2:39 PM:

Captain Scupper of S/V Pointless has just sent in this picture of the Polar Pioneer with Seattle in the distance.

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Along with this close up photo taken of the oil rig from the deck of Pointless.

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Captain Scupper does not see any kayakers from Portland…yet…

UPDATE 2:47 PM:

Captain Scupper has just sent a bunch more photos… they are all starting to look the same to me. Here’s a nice one of the Polar Pioneer posing in front of the Seattle skyline.

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UPDATE 3:05 PM:

Captain Scupper thinks he heard over the VHF that the Polar Pioneer is going to start drilling at this spot in Elliott Bay!

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John C. Stennis CVN 74 returning home

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Rally to stop Cell Phone Towers near Alki Elementary tomorrow night

photo for press releaseEDITORS NOTE: The following was submitted by Barb Morgen:

Parents of students a Alki Elementary will join 50 neighbors and community supporters in attending the “Stop Alki Cell Towers” Information Rally and Demonstration on Alki Beach, Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m.  Rally will end with kids throwing 12 cardboard cell tower replicas into a fire pit, as a way of saying they don’t want 12 new cell antenna transmitters to be built so close to their school.  

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West Seattle Community Garage Sale on Saturday, May 9, 2015

garage saleThe ginormous West Seattle Community Garage Sale is coming up this Saturday. The weather for Saturday should be beautiful – which never hurts a successful garage sale. Check out the map for registered garage sales! 

If you are planning on having a garage sale on Saturday OR ANY DAY, and you’re a Beach Drive neighbor, we are happy to post it here.  Just send us an email with the nitty gritty and we will help spread the word.

 

Two West Seattle homes destroyed by fire yesterday

Two West Seattle families completely lost their homes yesterday from a devastating fire. Another home was damaged by the same 2-alarm fire as well.

If you are interested in donating, two “crowd funding” sites have been set up for the two families. Click here for Tom and Mary and here for Amy and John‘s fundraising sites.

UPDATE: Another crowd funding site has been added for the other home that was involved with fire. Click here for Ellie and her husband.

From West Seattle Blog:

Three Morgan Junction food/beverage establishments – Peel & Press, The Bridge, Beveridge Place Pub – will be donating a percentage of proceeds on Tuesday,according to Dan from P & P.

Just another day in the life of living on Beach Drive…

…actually, in the ten years we’ve lived on Beach Drive…this has to the first time I’ve seen this!

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It appears to be a photo shoot. I can barely make out the name on the back of the boat “Endurance” with a couple letters following. Any more info on this? I love it when Delta Marine test drives their mega-yachts in our back yard… Endurance  looks like it could a model from Hampton Yachts?

Awoken by a barking sea lion…low flying helicopter over a motorboat… just a typical week! 😉

Waking up to the beautiful sounds of a…

2015-04-15_0730…barking Sea Lion! This morning around 5:30 am, our household was jolted awake by the song of very loud sea lion. As I write this post, he (or she) is currently barking it up in front of Emma Schmitz View Point – enjoy!

 

UPDATE: FRANCI HAS BEEN FOUND! Have you seen Franci? Beagle – yellow lab mix older dog is missing.

UPDATE: Franci has been FOUND! She is reunited with her human. :)
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Francis (aka Franci) is missing from 4200 Chilberg Avenue SW. Last seen at 8:45 AM this morning, April 8, 2015.

Friendly older dog, beagle lab mix. 50 lbs. tan and white.  She is micro-chipped and wearing a turquoise patterned collar.

Please call 206.930.4593.

Her human is offering a reward.

We know Franci and she is a sweetie – we hope she’s reunited with her human soon!

 

Historic Photo of Beach Drive

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This was sent in by one of our Beach Drive neighbors:

House from the 30s torn down in the 60s with lot subdivided into three lots with middle lot now at 4731 Beach Drive. Note roof of current existing house in right side of photo with tile roof. Photo obtained from Puget Sound Regional Branch archivist.

Thanks for sharing!

Lost Siamese Cat: Bacchaus UPDATE: FOUND!

Update: Bacchaus has been found and reunited with his humans.

Have you seen this missing Siamese cat. He last seen on 59th ave SW/Andover/Charlestown. Contact 949.861.0919 if found. Cat’s name is Bacchaus.

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