Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos, all taken from his viewpoint in Burien. The first is a strange-looking ship that came down south along Burien’s shores on Monday (Feb. 26), then made a U-turn and traveled north along Vashon Island. Turns out it’s a US Army Corps of Engineer ship called the MV Puget, a debris recovery vessel for the Seattle District. The ship collects and removes debris that may be determined to be obstructions to navigation or that may promote flooding. On the bow of the ship one can see some of the debris collected on Monday. And one can also see that the crane is in the act of scooping up additional debris. Click images to view larger versions/slideshow: And here’s another ship we don’t see often around here – the ferry boat Salish, which normally ferries cars and people between Port Townsend and Coupeville on Whidbey Island – heading south past Burien for maintenance with Vashon and the Olympics in background: And here’s the Moon setting Thursday morning (Mar. 1) over Vashon Island: ]]>

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