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VIDEO: Vintage ‘Miss Burien’ hydroplane returns to the water at Lake Chelan

VIDEO: Vintage ‘Miss Burien’ hydroplane returns to the water at Lake Chelan

At one time – in the 1950s-60s – the city of Burien had its very own mascot hydroplane – the aptly-named ‘Miss Burien.’ She never won a race, but for a scrappy boat with a relatively... [Read more]

Adrift sailboat retrieved by King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Rescue Dive Unit

Adrift sailboat retrieved by King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Rescue Dive Unit

The King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Rescue Dive Unit helped retrieve an errant, drifting sailboat from bashing into some homes off Standring Lane in Burien’s Shorewood on the Sound neighborhood... [Read more]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: An unmanned boat was running in circles off Normandy Park

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: An unmanned boat was running in circles off Normandy Park

An unmanned Boston Whaler boat was circling off Normandy Park late Friday afternoon, Aug. 24. The Coast Guard told KOMO News that a teen was in the boat doing very sharp turns when he fell overboard. He... [Read more]

Notable hydro designer/builder & Highline alum Ron Jones Sr. passes away

Notable hydro designer/builder & Highline alum Ron Jones Sr. passes away

Notable hydroplane designer and builder Ron Jones Sr. passed away on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Jones was a 1950 graduate of Highline High School in Burien, and went on to continue his Dad Ted’s work... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Washington State Ferry MV Wenatchee stops off Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Washington State Ferry MV Wenatchee stops off Three Tree Point

Resident Elston Hill took these photos of Washington State Ferry MV Wenatchee Thursday morning (Dec. 31), as it traveled north past Three Tree Point before coming to a stop. Then it resumed its path north... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Tugboat Pacific Knight smashes through wind off shores of Burien

PHOTOS: Tugboat Pacific Knight smashes through wind off shores of Burien

And you think your commute is tough? Resident Elston Hill shares the following photos he took Friday, Oct. 30, showing the tugboat Pacific Knight smashing south towards Tacoma past the shores of Burien’s... [Read more]

STOLEN: 10-foot dinghy stolen from Three Tree Point waterfront

STOLEN: 10-foot dinghy stolen from Three Tree Point waterfront

BTB Reader Ian Kelley wants everyone to be on the lookout for his 10-foot dinghy – complete with oars and life jackets –  that was stolen from his waterfront in Three Tree Point on Friday afternoon... [Read more]

PHOTO: 102-year old schooner ‘Adventuress’ sails past Three Tree Point

PHOTO: 102-year old schooner ‘Adventuress’ sails past Three Tree Point

Dory Hamlyn sent us this photo, showing the 102-year old schooner ‘Adventuress’ as she rounded Three Tree Point and headed south on Friday, April 24: Here’s more info about this schooner,... [Read more]

Boat capsizes off north beach of Burien’s Three Tree Point; all on board safe

Boat capsizes off north beach of Burien’s Three Tree Point; all on board safe

BTB Reader Greg Dill reports that Sunday night (May 5) at around 9:40 p.m. a boat with 3 on board (pictured above) capsized on the north side of Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood. All on board... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Boat Breaks From Buoy, Gets Slammed At Three Tree Point Wednesday

PHOTOS: Boat Breaks From Buoy, Gets Slammed At Three Tree Point Wednesday

Story by Scott Schaefer Photos by Bob Seaton On a windy Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 28), an 18-foot motorboat broke away from its mooring buoy off the north side of Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: More On Oregon State Oceanographers Studying 3 Tree Point

FOLLOWUP: More On Oregon State Oceanographers Studying 3 Tree Point

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Inspired by a posting in one of our Forums, Photographer Michael Brunk posted a story about the R/V Wecoma, a research ship that has been stationed off Burien’s Three Tree Point,... [Read more]

Four Rescued After Boat Overturns Near Des Moines

Four Rescued After Boat Overturns Near Des Moines

The Coast Guard responded to a report of an overturned 18-foot recreational vessel near Des Moines Wednesday evening, March 31st. According to the Coast Guard, authorities were notified after a person... [Read more]

Report Of Overturned Kayak Prompts Coast Guard Search Off Seahurst Park

Report Of Overturned Kayak Prompts Coast Guard Search Off Seahurst Park

The Seattle Times reports that the Coast Guard searched the waters off Burien’s Seahurst Park Friday after receiving a report of an overturned kayak around 5pm. Two Coast Guard boats on the scene... [Read more]

New Videos Of Restored Miss Burien Hydroplane In Action

New Videos Of Restored Miss Burien Hydroplane In Action

Hard to believe, but at one time the city of Burien had its very own mascot hydroplane, the aptly-named Miss Burien. She never won a race, but for a scrappy boat on a relatively low budget, she was pretty... [Read more]

Coast Guard Rescues Man Near Maury Island

Coast Guard Rescues Man Near Maury Island

According to The Seattle Times, a man was rescued by the Coast Guard from the waters north of Maury Island Thursday afternoon. Apparently the Coast Guard received a distress call around 1:30pm from the... [Read more]

Arrgh…Why Was The “Moby Duck” Parked On SW 152nd?

Arrgh…Why Was The “Moby Duck” Parked On SW 152nd?

Driving west on SW 152nd this afternoon and just had to pull over to see the Seafair Pirates’ official (and quite historic) amphibious vehicle, the Moby Duck, parked quietly (and legally?!!) on the... [Read more]

Miss Burien Takes to the Water

Miss Burien Takes to the Water

Nice to see the classic B-Town hydro back on the water:  Read More →