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Inslee helps Navy harness tidal power

U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee is celebrating a Navy project aimed at harnessing tidal power off Marrowstone Island in Puget Sound.

“I have worked hard in Congress to secure funding for this project and I’m excited to see the results,” the Bainbridge Democrat said. “As we face the crisis of climate change head-on as a nation, it’s critically important that everyone — including the federal government — work to diversify our electricity sources to include clean, renewable power supplies like hydrokinetic energy.”

The demonstration project is part of a congressional mandate that requires military agencies to generate at least 25 percent of their power from renewable sources.

To learn more, read Ed Friedrich’s story here.

A boat tour of Ralph Munro’s Bainbridge

Ralph Munro remembers the day when torpedoes struck the Crystal Springs shore.

He also remembers a gray whale slipping past Rich Passage’s submarine nets, and how Civil War vets were once the land barons of Bainbridge

Munro, an island native and former secretary of state, was one of the guides aboard the historic steamer Virginia V on Sunday. The sold out four-hour tour was aimed at highlighting the history of 30 ferry landings around the island.

At the end of the trip I hopped off the boat sure that the story I’d write would be full of Munro’s comments. It wasn’t. Munro, I realized after looking over my notes, had said very little about ferries, the topic of the tour and the subject of my story. But he had plenty of colorful and interesting things to say, especially about the island’s west side.

For my story about the tour of ferry landings, click here.

For highlights from Ralph Munro’s steamboat tour of Bainbridge, read on…

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