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There's good news from Washington's boatyards


We can all use a dose of good news these days and there is some flowing from our state’s boatyards.

When we think of maritime industries, we often focus on the mammoth ocean-going ships loaded with containers docking in Seattle, Tacoma and Portland; or, the U.S. Navy shipyard in Bremerton.

While Vigor’s Seattle and Portland dockyards repair Navy and Coast Guard vessels, our warships primarily are built on the East Coast. Giant oceangoing freighters are constructed, and mostly repaired, in foreign facilities located mainly in Asia.

However, the tugs and barges which sail on the Puget So...

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