Rowdy eagles sink Bainbridge boathouse


Two rambunctious eagles were blamed for the collapse and sinking of a boathouse at the Point Munroe lagoon on Saturday.

Point Monroe resident Diane Walker watched as the “squabbling eagles crashed into the roof” of the boathouse just before 10 a.m.

“Both eagles recovered and flew away, but shortly thereafter the boathouse collapsed, effectively blocking the channel for all boaters,” said Walker, a freelance photographer for the Kitsap Sun. Ever with her camera at the ready, Walker snapped the above pre- and post-eagle attack photos.

Walker said more than half of the point’s 50 homes on the point moor their boats in the lagoon.

A Bainbridge police report notes that the boathouse was on a Lafayette Drive property that is for sale and unoccupied. Police notified the property owner that he is responsible for removing the sunken boathouse and for ensuring that it does not pose a hazard for other property owners or impede water vessel navigation.

The shed was very old, the property owner told police, and had been roped-off as a safety precaution.