The Installation of Power is completed!
Charges are $6.00 per Boat/night -- big or small -- with or without Frig, TV, AC etc......
From: "davidjkutz" Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 12:58 PM Subject: [rbaw-elert] Blake Island
Message Relay from Recreational Boating Association of Washington.
State Parks is planning to add power and water to the docks at
Blake Island as an optional benefit for boaters. Below is a hearing notice from Kitsap County for the development permit and shoreline use permit to complete the
project. The hearing is on August 10th and comments must be received prior that date. If you support this idea, it would be helpful to comment either in person or via
e-mail to Patty Charnas of the Kitsap County Dept. of Community Development: PCharnas@co.kitsap.wa.us.
We understand that hooking up to power on the docks will be optional and
incur an extra
charge, although the cost is yet to be determined by Parks. Clearly if
you don't want
power, you won't have to plug in, but this could make the docks at Blake
and safer, especially in the winter months. During the winter, many
people run both
portable and built in generators (for heating & charging) on their boats
docked at Blake.
Some of these generators are noisy, smelly, and dangerous. A few years
ago, we know of
a couple that had to be med-evacuated off the Island because of Carbon
poisoning resulting from their gas generator. It was a near death
experience and long
recuperation for one of the victims. Note: The above is my personal
observation and own
opinion and not particularly that of RBAW's. Hearing info is below - feel
free to submit
your own opinions.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the following case(s) are scheduled for
Stephen K. Causseaux, JR., Kitsap County Hearing Examiner, on AUGUST 10,
2006 at the
Administration Building, 619 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA 98366, and
the following time or as soon thereafter as possible. Staff reports will
be available for
public inspection seven days prior to the meeting, at the Department of
9:30 A.M. BLAKE ISLAND UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS - SHORELINE SUBSTANTIAL
DEVELOPMENT PERMIT & SHORELINE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT Washington State
Recreation Commission, 2840 Riverwalk Drive SE, Auburn, 98002 has
application for a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit and a Shoreline
Use Permit to allow installation of 680 linear feet of electrical and
water utility lines in a
shoreline trench, which will be excavated and then back-filled. The
purpose of the
proposed project is to supply water and electrical shore power to marina
moorage floats at
Blake Island State Park. The project is located on Blake Island, South
Commissioner District #2. The property is zoned Rural Residential (RR)
with a shoreline
designation of natural. Owner of Record: Washington State Parks &
Commissioner, 7150 Clearwater Drive SW, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia,
Staff Planner: Patty Charnas at (360) 337-4967.
E-Mail comments: PCharnas@co.kitsap.wa.us
BLAKE ISLAND ON THE INTERNET
Blake Island (Wikipedia)
Washington.HistoryLink.org [Detailed historical account of Blake
Island and the Trimble family, with numerous historical sources]
Blake Island History [Tillicum Village Site]
TripAdvisor: Blake Island State Park (Comments by visitors)
APEC LEADERS ECONOMIC VISION STATEMENT,
APEC Economic Leaders Declaration - Blake Island, United States
20 November, 1993 [Canada]
Tillicum Village, a concession on the island, sponsors salmon dinners
and Northwest Indian dancing. For reservations/information, call
206-933-8600 or visit www.tillicumvillage.com.
Blake Island Charters [Charters from Port Orchard to Blake Island (& elsewhere) by Sailboat with Captain Sherry Barnhart [CALL: 360-731-7776, ask for quote]
".. Come sail with me! Enjoy the Sinclair Harbor tour of the naval ships, submarines, pontoon fence with a barking seal on each pontoon, sea birds and sea life.
.. Enjoy the architecture in Port Orchard, Bremerton, Manchester and Bainbridge Island. Visit the Salmon Pens and Buoys where Bubbles, Nipper and there baby Honker live.
.. A three-hour tour one way to dinner at Blake Island is being served by native royalty. You will enjoy fresh clam in buttery nectar outside Tillicum Village, then a delicious
salmon baked on cedar planks in open fire pits."
Licensed U.S. Merchant Marine Officer
License Number: 276986
Many boating groups and clubs have scheduled cruises to Blake Island
throughout the year. One of them is the Footloose Sailng
"Launched in 1991, Footloose Sailing Association is the Northwest's
premiere sailing program for people of all disabilities. We are
dedicated to bringing independence on the water and competence in the
sport of sailing to our disabled members."
"The ever-popular weekend cruise to Blake Island on Puget Sound is held
the weekend after the 4th of July. We sail from Elliot Bay Marina to
Blake Island on Saturday and return the next day. Dinner and show at
Tillicum Village (optional) is usually well attended. A beach-side
marshmallow roast ends the day. 28 to 52 members attend the event."
(quotes from the Web site)
Footloose on Blake Island*
Paul Ruppert, Blake Island's Park Ranger (Photo) |
Cruise to Blake Island, Sunday, June 24, 2007 [sailingnorthwest]
Marinas: Blake Island (with photo, weather etc.)
Blake Island Pump-Out Station
Blake Island State Park
Manchester, WA 98353
P.O. Box 277
Manchester, WA 98353
phone: (360) 731-8330
fax: (786) 551-2961
website: Blake Island State Park
Contact name: Paul Ruppert
Contact phone: (360) 731-8330
The Pallada and the Cuauhtemoc passing Blake Island on their Return
from Tacoma (Early July 2005)
Did you know that the docks at Blake Island State Park are now the
play- and feeding grounds for racoons? These "lovely"
nocturnal creatures are not
just roaming the docks, but are actually boarding boats in search of an
including opening unlocked ice chests, carrying whole bags with
dog food off the boat.... i.e. even from boats with dogs.
By August 2014, they visited us on the boat several times during the day and were hard to chase back to their hide-away under the dock!
Take a peaceful autumn hike on Blake Island — if you can find it
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 7:00 PM
- "Blake Island" & "Volunteers of Blake Island", in Nor'westing, vol.42 (8), Aug 8 - Sept 12, 2007, pages 56-58 and 59-61. [Jim Wood]
- Kitsap Sun, 28 July 2006: Bainbridge Island Policy Blotter for 22 July
"Medical emergency: At about 9 p.m., Bainbridge police boat officers took
medical crew to a CPR in progress on Blake Island. The victim was then
taken to Manchester dock to rendezvous with medics."