The Bainbridge Island Police Department is celebrating Welcome to the Water on National Marina Day on Saturday, June 14 from 11 am to 4 pm. The event is free and will include fun activities for water and boating enthusiasts of all ages.

In this podcast, BCB’s Barry Peters interviews Tami Allen of the Bainbridge Island Police Department about the Marina Day and Boater’s Fair celebrations on June 14. Tami is the City’s Harbormaster.

Matthew Hamner, Chief of Police, says: “I encourage families to participate in this fun outdoor activity and give boating a try.” He adds, “We hope you will visit Waterfront Park to learn about boating, and enjoy the events we have planned.”

The City of Bainbridge Island’s Welcome to the Water on National Marina Day activities include:

  • Free demonstrations of Current Design Kayaks and Wenonah Canoes 
  • Tours on a 45-foot US Coast Guard Cutter,
  • Tours of a Bainbridge Island Police Boat and a research vessel
  • Flare demonstration
  • Meet local boating clubs and aquatic program leaders
  • Learn about underwater repair for docks and moorings
  • Race a remote controlled sailboat
  • Bring your own boat and get your annual vessel safety inspection
  • Bring your own boat and “anchor with a local” (by appointment)
  • Learn about docking, cruise planning, navigation, fueling, pumping-out, knot tying taught by the USCG Auxiliary volunteers
  • “Water N’ Kids” activities
  • Meet your Harbormaster and Marine Officer
  • Come for a free boat ride and BBQ hot dog (while supplies last)

National Marina Day is presented on Bainbridge in cooperation with the Association of Marina Industries, and Discover Boating. For more information visit, or call Tami Allen, Harbormaster at 206.780.3733.

Credits: BCB Host and Audio Editor: Barry Peters.  Ferry/music intro: Dogfish Bay Studios. Music splash: Dave Bristow.