Your ride's here, Chickamauga

The 100-year-old wood tugboat
The 100-year-old wood tugboat 'Chickamauga' is towed from Eagle Harbor the morning of Jan. 31.
— image credit: Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review

It only took about 20 minutes to remove the evidence of nearly four months' worth of legal trouble and environmental damage, as a towing crew from Global Diving & Salvage removed the derelict tugboat "Chickamauga" early Friday morning.

The 100-year-old wood tugboat — sank while moored at the Eagle Harbor Marina on Oct. 2 and was raised after it spilled hundreds of gallons of fuel into Puget Sound — was seized by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and towed to Boat Haven Marina in Port Townsend.


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