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F/V Avalon Owner hit with big fines for spill, and salvage bill – Has a Payback Plan

avalon pleasant harborThe state Department of Ecology has fined the owner of Avalon, a 1929 wooden purse seiner, $16,244 after it sank and spilled diesel near Brinnon on Sept. 14. The owner, Randall Schleich, 56, of Brinnon, said he plans to partially contest the ruling, although he said he doesn’t have the resources to hire legal counsel and accepts responsibility for the spill. “They can get a judgment against me, take all my property and force me into foreclosure, but I’d like them to give me the opportunity to pay this off.”  Read the rest here 12:26

Avalon documented before being demolished – Historic boat’s construction details preserved

A well-designed, well-built boat is a pleasure to look at, as well as being a repository of engineering knowledge, a tangible source of technical and historical information. Aesthetics and nostalgia aside, however, fishing boats are built for making money, and sometimes an old boat would cost more to fix than it’s worth. Such was the case with Avalon. Built at the Skansie Shipyard in Gig Harbor in 1929-30, Avalon had a long life as a commercial fishing vessel. After it sank Sept. 14, 2014 in Hood Canal, the Department of Natural Resources declared it derelict and seized the vessel to be destroyed. Video, Read the rest here 11:52