LETTER: Call DNR for free vessel turn-in program

If you have a boat that needs more repairs than you have money, call the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at 360-902-1574. They have a free vessel turn-in program designed to get it out of the water before it sinks.

Unfortunately, the owner of the boat that is sunk in front of our house on Quartermaster Harbor apparently didn’t know that. DNR and the police told me they have talked to the owner and the owner plans to do nothing about it because they don’t have the money. I can only hope that they will be held liable for harm done to anyone or property by the mast that sits just under the water at high tide and a few feet above the water at low tide. Even when the mast is above the water, people are not seeing it because they are coming dangerously close, almost on a daily basis now that school is out. I am told I can’t touch the boat because it is private property. I can get into trouble for even taking the mast down. How insane is that! How can anyone not care that they are putting so many people at risk?

— Cat Loesch

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