PHOTOS: Rising Duwamish River Takes Tethered Boat Down In Tukwila

The Duwamish River crested Tuesday (Jan. 18th), and as it rose it brought a tethered boat down with it, as seen in these photos shot by Photographer David Sharpe (click images to see larger versions):

David adds:

This was near 12100 East Marginal Way, just north of Metro Transit’s south base (see map below).

When the river started rising it caught the corner of the boat and little by little it got pulled under.

This boat was moored via tether off of private land.

The Duwamish is fed by the Green River, which this week reached a Phase 3 Flood Stage, according to the USGS.

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One Response to “PHOTOS: Rising Duwamish River Takes Tethered Boat Down In Tukwila”
  1. Brooke Alford says:

    This boat sank WELL before Jan 18th (more like Dec 27) and has been illegally moored for over a year. This is the SECOND time the boat sank in the ridiculous time that it has been moored there. I think if the Tukwila Reporter wants to sink their teeth into a real story–they should follow this one and talk to the landowner who allowed the boat’s moorage and how much it is going to cost taxpayers to have it removed.

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