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Old 08-10-2008
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When did they take out the linear moorage at Blake Island ?

I had a great time gunkholing on the east coast of Bainbridge Island last weekend and headed over to Blake Island Marine State Park on Sunday afternoon.

I was surprised to find that the nifty linear moorage that I'd tied up to years ago was gone, replaced by ten ordinary mooring floats stretched out the length of the island's east side.

I'd mostly been avoiding the most crowded State Parks for the past few years (probably 8 years since I moored on the west side of Blake) and I'm just curious; how far out of touch am I ?

Has the linear moorage been gone for a decade, or shorter, or what ? Every guidebook I have refers to it, and even the Washington State Parks website refers to it. Heck, it's even visible on Google Earth.

(or did I somehow sail directly past the linear moorage twice in broad daylight ?)

Anyone here a Blake Island regular ?
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Maybe it was a typo in your post, but the linear moorage is on the west side, not the east side. (47˚ 32.536' N 122˚ 30.331' W). I was last there about a year ago.

I hope it is still there. My son used it for docking practice, and I've recommended it for that to many others.
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Sorry, you are absolutely correct; the linear moorage was on the north-west side of Blake Island.

In further Internet searching, I found a mention on the Pacific Yachting website that the linear moorage at Blake Island had been removed for repairs, but that there was some question about when or if it was going to be reinstalled. Another web page of the Recreational Boating Association of Washington posted last year said that the State Parks department planned to remove it summer 2007.

So I'm not too terribly out of date.

I hope that State Parks gets the linear moorage back in; it easily doubled the number of boats that could use that side of the island, and because of its massive helix anchors could hold multiple rafted boats easily.
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I just got the most recent pacific yachting or yachting, any way, it sounds like they moorage WILL NOT be replaced, as the repairs are to costly. Maybe someday......it will return.

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