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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Opening Day @ the Montlake Cut

Yesterday was the opening day for the boating season.  Traditionally UW hosts the Windermere Cup Rowing Races.  After the races, there is a parade of boats  down the Montlake Cut with Yacht Clubs from the Portland up to Vancouver bringing their vintage boats to show off.  Everyone is dressed in naval regalia.  We were entertained by the UW Marching band on a big boat.  The Coast Guard and a Seattle Fire boat led the way.  Both sides of the cut were lined with pleasure boats that people had anchored starting Thursday night.
If you don't own a boat, luckily you can also see the parade from shore.  I was walking with my friend and just happened to arrive at a great spot to see the parade from the Washington Park Arboretum. Here are a couple of sketches from the festive event!

Montlake Cut Opening Day
US Coast Guard and Seattle Fire Boat

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