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FOUND: Lose a boat (or 2)? Two boats wash ashore in Burien Monday

FOUND: Lose a boat (or 2)? Two boats wash ashore in Burien Monday

King County Marine Rescue is looking for the owner(s) of two boats that washed ashore Monday (April 2, 2018), about 3/4 mile south of Three Tree Point in the city limits of Burien: Perhaps some folks... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sailboats frolic off Burien’s shoreline Saturday

PHOTOS: Sailboats frolic off Burien’s shoreline Saturday

Residents Elston Hill and Gregory Rehmke braved the overcast, soggy weather on Saturday, May 14 to photograph the Seattle Yacht Club’s second race in the Tri Island Series – from Vashon to Shilshole... [Read more]

PHOTOS: South Sound Series Duwamish Head Race sails past Burien

PHOTOS: South Sound Series Duwamish Head Race sails past Burien

The Three Tree Point Yacht Club held its South Sound Series Duwamish Head Race on Saturday, Jan. 9, and residents Elston Hill and Gregory Rehmke took some great photos. This was Race 2 of the Southern... [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]

PHOTOS: Opening day of Ling Cod season as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Opening day of Ling Cod season as seen from Burien

BTB Contributor Elston Hill took some great photos of fisherfolks fishing off Vashon Island on Saturday, May 2. “Dozens of boats across the Sound this morning off of Point Beales, Vashon Island,”... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Christmas Ships Cruise Past Burien’s Three Tree Point Saturday Night

PHOTOS: Christmas Ships Cruise Past Burien’s Three Tree Point Saturday Night

Courtesy local Photographer/Designer Jana Kleitsch comes these great photos, showing the Christmas Ships cruising past Burien’s Three Tree Point Saturday night, Dec. 1 (click images to see larger... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sailboat Runs Aground During Race at Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Sailboat Runs Aground During Race at Burien’s Three Tree Point

On Saturday (March 24), the Corinthian Yacht Club held a sailboat race off Burien’s Three Tree Point, and during the midst of some very tight maneuvering, one of the boats went aground. We haven’t... [Read more]

Christmas Ships Will Cruise ‘Round The Area On Two Thursdays In December

Christmas Ships Will Cruise ‘Round The Area On Two Thursdays In December

The annual Christmas Ship cruises will be launching from the Des Moines Marina and cruising on two consecutive Thursdays in December: Dec. 8th and Dec. 15th. Both cruises depart from the Des Moines Marina... [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]

PHOTOS: Scenes From Another, Rather Unusual 4th Of July Parade In Burien

PHOTOS: Scenes From Another, Rather Unusual 4th Of July Parade In Burien

Monday (the 4th of July) marked the premiere of a rather unusual 4th of July parade, one that, unless you were on the beach (or in the water), you missed – the First Annual Three Tree Point 4th of July... [Read more]

Fire Breaks Out On Boat Off Three Tree Point On First Day Of Summer

Fire Breaks Out On Boat Off Three Tree Point On First Day Of Summer

On a lovely, sunny and clear first day of summer 2011 (Tuesday, June 21), a local Three Tree Point resident decided to take his boat out on the sound. Sounds good, huh? Well, all was well and good until... [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]

PHOTOS: Scenes From Saturday's Sailboat Race Off Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Scenes From Saturday's Sailboat Race Off Three Tree Point

Saturday (March 27) had temps in the low 60s, occasionally “scattered sunny skies,” and a smattering of colorful sailboats cruising past Burien en route to the turnaround at the Three Tree... [Read more]

Hospitality House’s Spring Fling & Boats For Beds Fundraiser Is Mar. 6th

Hospitality House’s Spring Fling & Boats For Beds Fundraiser Is Mar. 6th

Burien’s Hospitality House will be holding its Spring Fling Dinner and Boats for Beds Fundraiser on Saturday, March 6th at the Cove in Normandy Park beginning at 6pm. Located in Burien, Hospitality... [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]

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]